November Lockdown Update

As you are probably all aware by now, a lockdown has been imposed for England for most of November. This will run from Thursday 5th November until 02nd December.

The print edition of Fippenny News for November had already been printed and was being distributed when the November lockdown was announced. As we learn more about the effect on any of the events in and around the parish which were mentioned in the magazine we’ll update this news article and make any changes we need to in the calendar pages of the web site.

If you would like us to include information about support for residents of the parish, or other items of interest, please get in touch.

A Correction

In ‘Volunteering Opportunities in Okeford Fitzpaine‘ on page 4 of the November edition we printed an old email address for Jeremy Gartside.

The correct address is

Art Trail – Child Okeford

This event, planned for the last weekend in November, has been cancelled.

Julie Little

Church Services in November

All services for November will be online via Zoom. Please check the Benefice web site – – for more information.

Rev’d Lydia

Day of Prayer

12pm Midday prayer on Zoom 

Meeting ID: 833 5460 8306

Passcode: 640071

5pm Evening Prayer on Zoom (same ID and password as for Midday prayer)

Rev’d Lydia

Remembrance Sunday

After guidance from the government an Act of Remembrance will go ahead at 10.45am on Sunday 8th November at the war memorial.
Representatives of the village community, serving military and veterans (and their carers) are invited to attend.
The general public may not participate in the service but may come as spectators.
Please observe social distancing.

Rev’d Lydia

Short Mat Bowls Club

The Bowls club will not start now till the New Year. Hopefully we can have a meeting with all the members sometime in December and decide on a start date. ( Corvid permitting. ) Will keep you informed.


SOS Group

Okeford Fitzpaine SOS Group remains active. If you need help (picking up a prescription, a few groceries etc), and live in the Parish of Okeford Fitzpaine, give Sue Finklaire a call on 01258 861357.


Events at the Village Hall

All village hall  bookings from Thursday onwards are cancelled. Hopefully  we can reinstate these from 2nd December. The yoga class scheduled for 4th November has also been cancelled.
The Craft Fair has been rescheduled  for Saturday 5th December. Fingers  crossed  that  Boris does  not pull the plug again.

Silent Auction

The Silent Auction will end at the Craft Fair on 5th December. Final bids: 13:00.

The Vale Pantry

The Pantry is definitely opening this Thursday 5 – 8pm and again Saturday 9am till noon and will continue weekly on these days.   Needed now more than ever I think!

We can help anyone in crisis as well as serving our members who are signing up thick and fast!


Derek Day