Okeford Fitzpaine

Parish church of St. Andrew

Situated at the top of a hill, St Andrew’s church casts its benevolent shadow over the village, and is the undisputed focal point of the whole community.

Like many village churches St Andrew’s has seen many alterations over the years. The earliest records point to a church being consecrated in July 1302 and a list of Rectors going back to 1317. By the mid-19th century the Church was in such a state of dilapidation that a faculty was obtained and in 1866 the building was rebuilt to the Tudor ground plan. The Churchyard was enlarged in 1910 and the handsome lychgate was installed in 1912.

Currently the parish is on the process of planning a re-ordering of the church to give toilet and kitchen facilities and to improve the baptistery area.

The Church has strong links with the village school and welcomes the children and their parents twice a term for services. The church holds its Mothering Sunday service in the school and the Rector visits the school weekly.

For further information on Okeford Fitzpaine village, please visit either the Okeford Fitzpaine Parish website or Okeford Fitzpaine Spanglefish. There is also a village magazine, The Fippenny News, which has village news, events, Parish Council news and church rotas. Contact Derek Day on 01258 861979 on how to subscribe.

SERVICES, EVENTS AND NEWS

PARISH SERVICES AND EVENTS

Sunday 24th September

10:00 AM – Harvest Festival

Thursday 5th October

7:00 PM – House group

Friday 6th October

12:30 PM – First Friday Lunch

Sunday 8th October

Thursday 12th October

7:00 PM – House group

Saturday 14th October

Sunday 15th October

10:00 AM – Family Praise

Thursday 19th October

7:00 PM – House group

Regular services

Thursdays

8:30 AM – Morning Prayer

5:00 PM – Evening Prayer

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LOCATION AND FACILITIES

  • Open during daylight hours

  • Book of Common Prayer services

  • Bell ringing

  • Wheel chair access

  • Organ

CONTACTS

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