Remembrance Sunday

12 Farlington men served in WW1 ~ 9 returned home, 3 died on active service.

One served and died in WW11

They will all be remembered at this service

Service of Remembrance

St Leonard’s, Farlington

Sunday, 12th November 10.45 am

Poppies of Remembrance

In 2022 and 2023 Farlington residents rose to the occasion and knitted beautiful poppies to decorate the church gates in the week leading up to Remembrance Sunday. We still have those poppies and will putting them on the gates this November. But we still have lots of gate and railing space which could use more poppies. If you would like to knit one or more poppies they will be very gratefully received. I will collect them or you can leave them on the font, just inside the church door. If you need a knitting pattern, please let me know and I will get a copy to you.

With thanks,

Sally Wright, Churchwarden

(01347) 878745

Harvest Festival and Harvest Supper

This Friday evening (22nd) the St Leonard’s Harvest Festival and Harvest Supper will be held at 6.30pm. We hope you will come along to join in this annual occasion in the farming calendar and enjoy the Supper which will follow the service.

On Sunday (24th) there will be a Harvest Communion service 10.30am.

Pop-up Tearoom – a Fantastic Result

You, the Farlington Community rallied round to support Your Church and what a wonderful result it was and how lovely it was to see so many people from the village. The Tearoom over the Bank Holiday weekend made a very rewarding profit of £934 and we sold 29 packs of the 2023 Christmas cards (in August!). We would like to thank everyone who made this achievement possible whether you baked fabulous cakes, ate fabulous cakes (or did both) as well as getting the hall dressed for the occasion and set-up and cleared away each day.

On behalf of St Leonard’s church, it is a big THANK YOU from us both

Sally Wright and Richard Haste, Churchwardens

Festive drink and mince pies

Christmas Tree

Farlington Village Hall, 5pm, 18th December 2022

This Christmas we are going retro so come and wish your friends and neighbours a Merry Christmas whilst enjoying some festive vibes, nibbles and drinks in our lovely cosy hall.  We will also be lighting the village Christmas tree to see us into the New Year.

In the spirit of Christmas this will be a free event but any donations to go towards next year’s events most welcome.

Blacksmith’s Arms re-opening

Blacksmith's Arms

It is with much pleasure that Simon & Tracy announce that the Blacksmiths Arms will be opening again from Monday lunchtime, 6th July.

Of course things will have to be different.  A one way system will be in place, all customers are to be seated, no dogs or small children are permitted in the pub but dogs are allowed in the beer garden. Numbers of customers will also be limited.  Food will be served, via bookings only, on Mon, Wed, Fri and Sat evenings and for Sunday lunch.  Sunday lunch deliveries still available for the village.

I’m sure we will all give Simon and Tracy the support they need whilst they implement all the new requirements and restrictions.  Please be patient.

St. Leonard’s starts to re-open

St Leonard's Church

Good news!

At long last we are able to unlock the Church doors and invite you to spend some time inside for private prayer and contemplation.   Due to the extra cleaning regimes we are required to put in place, St. Leonard’s will initially be open every Tuesday and Saturday between 10.00am and 4.30 pm.   We look forward very much to welcoming you all back. 

 The Churchyard continues to be cared for and remains open everyday for you to visit and spend some quiet time in reflection there.