Longparish Fete –Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who helped and supported this year’s fete. As usual many people were extremely generous with their time, their money and their garden gazebos! We needed the gazebos especially badly this year as it was a rather damp and windy day. Naturally the weather did put people off and our takings were slightly down this year but we still made a good profit of well around £4600 which is shared equally between the church and the village hall. The money is very important to these two village resources and greatly appreciated. I hope everyone enjoyed the day and that the fete has as much support next year. It’s not too early to volunteer!

Peter Jones

Winners of the Grand Draw

1 Mrs Theodora Close

8 Smith

2 Mrs Vi Meares

9 N.Spreadbury

3 J.Kent

10 Bevan

4 Sheila Borlotti

11 Bremridge

5. B.Nicholson

12 P.Lynch

6 J.Hoare

13 Maurice

7. Wright


Once again I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who sold tickets before and on the day and congratulations to all our winners.

Jan West

Come to The 10th Great Longparish Pumpkin Contest 4pm Saturday 7th October Longparish Village Hall All Welcome

Something’s stirring at the bottom of the garden. Yes it’s pumpkin time again. We are starting at 4 to make it easier for parents to bring children. Hot dogs and light refreshments will be available(no charge but donations welcome) to keep hungry people going while the judges do their stuff. This year we are pleased to welcome Wendy Beveridge from Kenyons in Andover as our judge.

All entries are free but please support the raffle (in aid of playgroup) and bring a raffle prize if you can.

There will be prizes for decorated pumpkins, prettiest pumpkin and the most unusual pumpkin as well as the usual prizes for size for all ages. Last year's winners included one over 200lbs and one of under two ounces so don't worry if yours is small.

For more info see the pumpkin area of the village website


By popular request the choir will re-form for this year’s St Nicholas Carol Service (and in all probability the pub carol nights)!
If you’d like to join us please give me a ring. We’ll be rehearsing in church at 7.30pm on Thursday evenings for 5 weeks from November 16th.
The Carol Service is on Sunday 17th December at 6.30pm.
Wendy Ellicock –720386


Children’s Church on 1st October


at the School and Community Hall

All welcome for fun, activities and singing

St Nicholas Christmas Fair

Saturday 9th December

2 –4pm in the Community Hall

This year we are hoping to expand the home produce stall, so if you have any surplus chutneys, jams, pickles or preserves please donate to the Fair, they will be greatly appreciated.
Local Christmas gift or craft sellers will be able to book a table at the Fair to sell their wares for £10 plus a donation to the raffle.
Please contact Christian Dryden 720398 or Andrea Hulme 720347 for further information.

Coffee & Sewing Morning

Monday November 6th 10 to 12 noon

at Home Farm Cottage

for a stall at St. Nicholas Fair

Do come and join me if you would like to help to make simple things to sell at the Fair. You don’t need to be expert with your needle. I will have everything you need to start you off, but any new iseas would be very welcome –or just come for coffee and a chat.
Eila Chamberlen


Just to keep you in the picture, this year's offering from Longparish Players will be staged in May next year. Ideas are now coming together and rehearsals will soon be underway. More details will follow in H&V. We have plenty to do, so anyone interested in helping out, particularly backstage or front of house, would be very welcome. Please contact Andy Smith on 720034.


A service for the under-fives in St. Nicholas Church

will be starting again on the second Monday of every month from 2.25 –3.15pm and the theme will be Celebration. All welcome.
Oct 9th –Celebrating our Church Building
Nona Harrison 720215