Advance Notice

The 2016 Carol Service will be at 4pm on Sunday 18th December in the Church.

Ravenstone's answer to Gareth Malone is again putting her reputation on the line as she prepares to train anyone willing to sing in the choir at the service.
Rehearsals for ladies begin on Monday 14th November at 7pm at The Old Forge and rehearsals for gentlemen will begin on Tuesday 15th November, also at The Old Forge.

Several regulars are not able to take part this year so any newcomers will be welcomed with open arms (and a glass of wine).

If you would like more information please contact Annie Macgowan on 01908 551682


The rain didn't dampen our spirits when we came together to celebrate the Queens 90th Birthday with a Royal Picnic

Here are some of the pictures taken on the day


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The Annual Carol Service took place in the church on Sunday 13th December.

Our resident, very brave, choir mistress (Ravenstone's answer to Gareth Malone)did a sterling job whipping everyone into shape. The church looked pretty in candlelight and was appreciated by a large congregation.

Carol Singing



The Church now has a lovely new kitchen,
and so we can all have a look (and maybe meet with friends for a chat at the same time), there is a coffee morning at 10.30 on the first Monday of each month, (except Bank Holidays).

The next few dates are:- 2nd January 2017,6th February 2017 and 6th March 2017
Put them in your diary, take a break from the Monday morning chores and catch up with friends or maybe meet some new ones.
Spread the word and help to make it a big success.
See you all there.


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The Gate Group of parishes which includes Ravenstone, Stoke Goldington, Weston Underwood and Gayhurst, adjoins Olney on the west, is bounded on the north by Northamptonshire and on the south by the river Ouse. It has a population of about 220 and almost 100 houses.

The Village is 3 miles from Olney, 5 miles from Newport Pagnell and 12 - 15 miles from Northampton, Milton Keynes and Bedford.

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There is evidence that a community was present as early as the 11th Century. The Church Tower was built in 1250 and was probably built to serve that community. An Augustinian Priory was founded about the same time.

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In 1940 there were 9 farms, a Unionist Chapel, a village store/post office, a blacksmith, 2 pubs and the Church. Only the farms and the Church remain today


© Audrey Edwards 2005 Last updated 7/12/2016