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.
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.
Farlington Village Hall is a lovely little space with a cosy log fire for those chilly winter evenings. It’s a perfect venue for around 20 people seated, or around 30 standing.
It has various facilities, which include a coffee machine with free coffee, a hot water urn and free tea, various chairs, benches, and tables, free fuel for the fire, and a portaloo.
As well as hosting the annual Parish AGM, the Village Hall has been used for a wide range of less formal events, including pop up summer cafes, christmas carols, pie n’peas night, and the curry night shown below.
So, as you can see the Village Hall is more than capable of adapting to most requirements. The question, is what could you use it for?
Hire charges for the Hall are a paltry £5/hour, with a minimum £10 charge.
We are well aware that the length and steepness of the church path can make it very difficult for some people to get to services at St Leonard’s. Someone in Stillington has very kindly donated to the church a nearly-new, robust mobility scooter. This is now available for every Sunday service from about 20 minutes before the service is due to start.
Get to the church gate, or thereabouts, and the buggy will do the rest. A member of the church will be with you so you do not have to be an expert in using mobility scooters.
people crowded in to St Leonard’s, last Friday (21st) to celebrate
Christmas through the traditional service of Lessons and much-loved Carols. Throughout the service the church was lit solely
by candles which added to the warm and welcoming atmosphere.