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Welcome to Okeford Fitzpaine !

This "Notice board" for our village is updated quite frequently,

so do come back often to see what's new.  

Last updated at 15:45 on Sunday, 14th December, 2014.

We do hope you like our new Banner at the top of the page!  We've changed the picture on the right to show our Church, which is now floodlit in the evenings, for this Christmas season.


Carols, Door-to-door


meet in Back Lane

opposite the Church

at 6:30 p.m.

see below.


Nothing special of which we are aware.  If you know better, let us know, so that we can post it here.    For FREE !    Leave a message via the "CONTACT US" Tab on the left of your screen.

For forthcoming events, click on the "WHAT'S ON" Tab on the left.

The Parish Church of St. Andrew

invites you to our Christmas Services

Sun 21st  10:30 a.m.  Morning Worship

Wed 24th   4:30 p.m.  Crib Service

Wed 24th  11:30 p.m.  Midnight Communion

Thu  25th 10:30 a.m.  Morning Worship


Tue  16th  from 6:30 p.m.  

        House-to-house Carol singing.

                 All welcme - bring the children for a life-time "memory".  

                Meet in Back Lane at Jeremy & Dylis's house opposite the Church

                for mince pies and throat "medicine".  Bring a lantern or torch, & hi-vis.

                This is solely to spread joy.  There will be no collection for charity.

                If we come to your house, come & join in !

Fri   19th  7:30 p.m.  Choral Concert in the Church

                  Drinks and nibbles in the Village Hall from 6:30pm

                  Concert starts at 7:30pm in the church, 

                  & in the Interval, refreshments in the Village Hall.  

                  Tickets from the shop, £7

A request from our Parish Council:-




The Planning System is changing. Under the new Localism Bill people are being encouraged to become more involved in deciding how their own communities should change and grow for the future.

Okeford Fitzpaine Parish Council needs YOUR help in drawing up a Neighbourhood Plan to establish a long term vision for the Parish to help influence planning policy, improve and retain local facilities, such as the shop/post office, the school, the Church, recreational facilities and local businesses.

You can help by completing this short questionnaire.

It's available as of-questionnaire.docx in the LIBRARY, or (but not yet!) you can fill it in on-line at, or get an editable .PDF file from, the Parish WebSite, www.okeford-fitzpaine.org

Note that the Questionnaire is anonymous.  If you care to send us a copy as well, we would be happy to include your answers (anonymously, of course!) on here.

Also in the LIBRARY  (see tab on the left of your screen) is a file "peoples-comments-from-the-christmas-fayre.docx" which may interest you.

This is how we shall present any comments copied to us

Another request :-

From: Charlotte Dooley [mailto:charlotte.dooley AT acnorthdorset.org.uk]
Sent: 15 October 2014 09:23

Age Concern North Dorset requires volunteer Trustees to help develop our services which are stretched with demand.  Individuals with business development and previous governance experience would be welcomed. Please call our office on 01258 475 582.

Kind regards

Charlotte Dooley

Age Concern North Dorset

Sturminster House

Bath Road

Sturminster Newton


DT10 1AS

Tel:  01258 475 582

Office open 9.00 to 1.00 Monday to Friday

Website:  www.acnorthdorset.org.uk

Fred Gray's funeral was at 1pm on Thursday, 18th September

in St Andrew's Church.

His obituary can be found on the "PEOPLE" page,

where the Order of Service

including the address given by Fr Darren A'Court

will be posted later. 



A vacancy exists for the role of Secretary to St Andrew's Parochial Church Council. The PCC deals with everything to do with the Church.

This role has been carried out by Zoe Goddard for the past 10 years; but Zoe has also been a Churchwarden for the past year, and wishes to relinquish the Secretaryship.

The position is an Honorary one, and for anyone interested in applying, a full job description is available. Generally, the job entails dealing with correspondence (not a great deal), preparing Agendas for and taking Minutes at meetings of the PCC every two months, etc.. Applicants need not be churchgoers and Zoe would be readily available to assist the successful applicant if required.

Anyone interested in applying for this post should contact either :-

Zoe Goddard       Tel:--01258861046 
                    e-mail:-- info AT goddardlandscapes.co.uk

Keith Bradley     Tel:- 01258 861 735
                    e-mail:-  k.bradley5 AT btinternet.com

The Fippenny News comes out at the beginning of each month.

If you don't already receive a copy, we can arrange delivery - just drop us a line through the CONTACT US tab on the left of your screen.  

Or ask Barbara:-  01258 861 524

Or  Jane:-   JKTapp AT talktalk DOT net

30p a copy (collect from the Church),

or £3 a year, delivered to your door.

Neighbourhood Plan

The Parish Council seeks 3 or 4 people to sit on a sub-Committee to help produce a Neighbourhood Plan for the village.

See the latest Fippenny News for more, or e-mail OkefordFitzpaine@dorsetparishes.gov.uk

Are you new to the Village?

Mike Wood and his Committee have prepared a very useful (and free) "Welcome" booklet to help you.  Click on the "CONTACT US" Link on the left of your screen, and ask for it.

Okeford Fitzpaine Village Hall

For progamme for 2013, see the latest issue of the Fippeny News, or

Diane Burt  01258 807 697  VillageHall AT okeford-fitzpaine DOT org

Fippenny Gardening Club

See the Fippenny News for more.

St. Andrew's Church

Service at 10:30 most Sundays,

everyone is welcome.

The Church is also open every day for private prayer - or simply somewhere to go to meditate alone, away from the cares of the world.

See The Fippenny News for full details of services.

Jane has produced a splendid little booklet on the history of the Church

Price £1, profit goes to Church funds.

JKTapp AT talktalk DOT net

Parish Council

The Parish Council now has a Tree Officer - Adam Saberton 01258 861 577 

Recycling for Charity

Drop recycleable stuff off at the Olde Bell Stores

for Wessex Cancer Trust.

HP, Lexmark, Dell and many Canon printer ink cartridges;

also branded toner cartridges, and old batteries.


aluminium foil, etc. (but not drinks cans), and old clothes (bagged, please)

can be dropped off at the school.

Dorset Wildlife Trust

A talk once a month.

Don't forget to check out the "What's On" Tab on the left of your screen, for future events.

If you have anything you would like added, click on the "CONTACT US" Tab on the left of your screen.   It's FREE !

Be aware !  

If you click on one of the buttons at the bottom of the screen, it takes you to an advertising site.  Sorry about that - but you have been warned!

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