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Welcome to Farthingstone

Farthingstone is a delightful small village in the heart of the Northamptonshire countryside. Situated half way between Towcester and Daventry, the village has 79 houses, St Mary’s Church, the Baptist Chapel, The Kings Arms pub and a Village Hall which used to be the school. We also have the Joy Mead Memorial Garden and Cloister as a wonderful amenity for use by the Villagers.

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Events coming up:

Saturday 14 July - Joy Mead Annual Village Tea: Our next event is the annual village Tea. It is held in honour of Joy whose family bequeathed us the Joy Mead and is a unique village tradition plus a great way to catch up with neighbours and make new friends. The Tea is free to all villagers (there is a small charge of £2.50 for guests) and everyone is very welcome. Please bring your own plates, cutlery and mugs/teacups. Feel free to bring something stronger if you prefer! Starts at 5.30pm for 6pm in the Joy Mead Cloisters.

Thursday 2 August - Ladies Night in the Kings Arms: Our monthly chat and a drink in the inviting atmosphere of the Kings Arms. Any time from 8pm. Do come and join us.

Friday 3 and Saturday 4 August - Farthingstone Panto is back! 'Farthingstone Amatuer Repertory Theatre' will be performing 'The Wizard of Oz - Austerity Version'. This will be your last chance to benefit from the thespian delights of Pat and Howard who will be leaving the area. Come along and be a part of history! More details to follow.


Regular Events

Farthingstone has a busy diary of events throughout the year. New members from the village and surrounding areas are always welcome.
  • Every Monday:Hatha yoga classes for all at Farthingstone Village Hall 11.45 - 1.00pm. We have spaces for newcomers, all welcome from Farthingstone and neighbouring villages. Contact Lizzy via www.yogawalks.co.uk or on 07950 573719 to book a space or for more information.
  • Every Wednesday: Tai Chi in the Village Hall - 10.00-11.00 am. Tai Chi is a gentle form of exercise which can improve balance, posture, mobility and flexibility. Contact Sian Gaskins on 01327 340885 or come along any Wednesday for a taster session.
  • First Thursday every month: Ladies Night in the Kings Arms - from 8.00 pm (NB next gathering is Thursday May 3.) An informal chance for a chat in the inviting atmosphere of the Kings Arms.
  • Bimonthly from January, 3rd Monday: Parish Council meetings in the Village Hall - 8.00 pm
  • July every year: The Village Tea in the Joy Mead
  • October every year: Harvest Supper in the Village Hall

Recent events

Joy Mead Garden Party: What a lovely afternoon in the Joy Mead (Sunday June 17). So nice to see it buzzing with friends and families enjoying themselves. And the tug-of-war rounded it off magnificently!

Thank you everyone for coming and making the afternoon a great success. A massive thanks too to the many people who worked very hard to make it happen – and to the many individuals and local businesses who provided generous support and donations. We have raised around £1400 to maintain our beautiful Joy Mead – well done and thanks everyone!

Debbie, Laura and the Garden Party Team

Farthingstone Foot Fest: On Saturday 9 June, Farthingstone played host to 150 walkers and runners who had travelled from all over the country to take part in this year's Farthingstone Foot Fest (FFF). Started in 2009, this is an annual event organised by the FFF Committee and run with help from the local community and friends to raise money for the village and also, this year, for Alzheimer's.
Participants could choose the full marathon course or shorter vatiants, based on a challenging figure of eight course from the Village Hall through the rolling Northamptonshire countryside with lots of stiles and other obstacles..
The weather on the day was almost perfect and fast times were expected and achieved. A FFF record was made with the fastest marathon cross country being 4 hours 34 mins. Truly outstanding!
However the event was most definitely not a race and for each entrant simply an opportunity for them to enjoy the day in the way and distance for which they wanted to be involved. If there was one overriding comment from the participants, it is that they are amazed at just how beautiful Northamptonshire is.

Though the figures have yet to be finalised, over £2500 has so far been confirmed as raised and the Committee wishes to thank everyone who took part, both the entrants and the many volunteers who manned the checkpoints, served the food and generally gave their time to make the day such a success.
We are looking forward to holding the event again next year on Saturday 8 June 2019 and hope to see you there.

Joy Mead Tidy-up| (Sunday 8 April): An amazing 15 people turned up to help get the Joy Mead garden ready for the summer. Thank you very much and well done everyone!

Music, Dance and Fish Supper Night in the Village Hall (Saturday April 7): An enjoyable social evening in the Village Hall with musical accompaniment provided by 'Back in Time'. The Hall was packed but space was found for plenty of dancing.

Litter Pick 2018: A big thanks to everyone who turned out on Sunday March 25 for the annual litter pick. Teams covered all the roads in the Parish and collected an astonishing array of rubbish. Then it was time for a well-deserved coffee and cakes in the Village Hall.

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