Coffee Mornings - everyone welcome!

Come along to the Sunday School Room on the second and fourth Wednesday  each month for tea, coffee and a chat. We meet between 10.30 and Noon. Everyone is welcome. Only £1 for a hot drink (and refill) plus a slice of home-made cake.


Lopen Plant Fair

On a somewhat chilly Saturday May 6th the annual Lopen Plant fair was held with great success.  Marian and all her team did a thoroughly good job in assembling a huge variety of locally sourced flower and vegetable plants at special prices for the garden, vegetable plot, tub and basket.  A wide range of delicious cakes were served with teas & coffees throughout the day.  

The total profit from plants, teas and the raffle was £1,280.92 an increase on last years £1,009.45, so, a very big thank you to the team and to all those who supported the event.

The proceeds, as is customary from this event, go towards the upkeep of All Saints Church and the Sunday School Room.    



Lopen Mistletoe Fayre

The annual Mistletoe Fayre was a resounding success, with a record breaking total of £2,089.10 raised! This is divided between All Saints Church (for upkeep of the church and School Room) and this year’s chosen charity: the St. Margaret’s Hospice. There were plenty of stalls loaded with many items including homemade cakes, savouries & preserves, plants, local hand made craft items, and of course the ever popular bottle tombola! With the star prize of a metal sculpted Heron donated by George Hider the raffle did really well - the Heron was won by Carole & Ray Mansfield of South Petherton. A special thanks also to all the volunteers who gave their time to make produce, run stalls and the refreshment area throughout the morning. A big thank you to all who came and supported the fayre. 



And it rained....

With an eye on the weather forecast, the bunting, tables and chairs were laid out along Church Street, for the street party on Sunday 12th June 2016, to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday. The straw bales and the skittles were in place, and as everyone arrived with their wide selection of food & drink, the atmosphere built. Unfortunately the rain came and went - the brollies went up and down.  

The gazebos came out and Christianne and the children managed to complete their treasure hunts. A toast to the Queen was proposed and we all sang the National Anthem - but in the end the weather beat us - by about 2pm the heavens opened and it poured! Cue for most people to scuttle off back home. A real shame, but we did try!  Many thanks to Carolyn and the helpers in Church Street who made the event happen.



Lopen's Village Picnic 

See gallery of images here. 

If you have some to add to this, please email them to Les 

Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

Over 80 - came out to enjoy a communal lunch in Church Street to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth the Second (and the rain held off until later in the day!). A very special large Jubilee Cake was made and beautifully decorated by Doreen Cable and Jean Pitcher. The games were organized by Pauline Rook who also provided the photographs on this page. The ‘pigs’ in the skittles competition, kindlydonated by Liz Hider, were won by Guy Anderson (1st), Nick Middleton (2nd) and Sally Ann Howell (3rd). Thanks are due to Carolyn White and her team for organizing Lopen’s Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

Harry Horlock Stringer was the worthy winner of the most appropriate hat competition, (adult section).
Village children shared the prizes for the Fancy Dress competition.