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 2019 exceeds expectations - again!

A brilliant result was achieved again on Saturday May 11th by all involved in the running of the annual Plant Fair - a total of £2071.50 was raised from the plants and teas; up over 27% from 2018’s excellent result!  This is quite an achievement for a small village like ours.  So, a huge thank you to Christianne Long, Marian O’Brien and all the team who put in so much time and effort to create such a stunning display and to provide refreshments, as well as the people who made cakes, ran the car parking, fetched the tables, etc. - you know who you are!  These proceeds are a very important contribution to the cost of maintaining All Saints Church and our Sunday School Room.

    

                 

                 



Lopen Mistletoe Fayre 2018

The annual Mistletoe Fayre was a great success plenty of stalls loaded with many items including homemade cakes, savouries & preserves, plants, local hand made craft items, chocolate tombola, books - and of course the ever popular bottle tombola - a fantastic total of over was £2120 raised! This is divided between All Saints Church (for upkeep of the church and Sunday School Room) and the 1st Hinton St George Scout Group and Merriott Guides. And a special thanks to all the volunteers who gave their time to set it all up, make produce, run stalls, and the ladies who ran 
the refreshment area throughout the morning. And 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. 

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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.