Fernham is a picturesque Oxfordshire village in the Vale of the White Horse with views of Uffington White Horse, the oldest hill-carved horse in the country.
The village has more than 80 houses, three farms, a combined church and village hall, a pub, two village greens, a village pump and a children's play park.
Though the village is small, the community spirit in Fernham is very strong and is often one of the reasons people choose to live here.
St. John's Church has been converted not only to make it a more comfortable place for worship, but also to double as a village hall which can be hired by villagers and neighbouring communities for private functions, clubs, societies, and a wide range of activities and events. The hall can seat up to 100 people comfortably, and has both kitchen and toilet facilities.
St. John's Church and Fernham Village Hall, run by the Fernham Village Trust, has its own car park, and has been a ersatile venue for everything from dance classes to lectures, and from birthday parties to craft fairs and concerts.
Interested? Contact Jayne Rice, the webmaster who is also the village hall bookings secretary.
The Fernham Parish Meeting will be held at 8pm on Thursday, 24 October 2013, in St. John's Church and Fernham Village Hall. This is a change of date. The meeting was previously set for Thursday, 17 October 2013.
The winners of the Inaugural Fernham Open Table Tennis Tournament on Sunday, 6 October, were Luke Thomas (juniors - 16 and under) and his father Mark Thomas (seniors). The event was well attended and included a Sunday tea with cucumber sandwiches and cake. The winning Thomases were each presented with trophies. Many thanks to Stanley and Rene Burke for organising the competition - the first, it is hoped, of many to come.
The Auction of Promises, held on Saturday, 28 September, in St. John's Church and Fernham Village Hall raised £1,707 towards the completion of the car park next to church/hall. All lots were sold on the night, and the light-hearted evening was enjoyed by all.