There’s plenty to do around the village, from clubs and groups, regular and one-off events to Keep Fit and Pilates classes and scheduled walks. Whatever your interest, you are almost certain to find activities or groups to suit. We have a fine Village Hall, a well-stocked village shop (The Old Chapel Stores), Primary School, Pre-school and Toddler group and an historic parish church.On the right, you will see details of a number of the ‘regular’ events that take place in the village, followed by details of events over the next few weeks, including any contact details.Use the buttons below to find out about other activities and facilities in and around the village:
What’s happening - Dates for your diary...
Below is a list of regular events and events taking place over the next few weeks. If you want your local event publicised here, please e-mail Webmaster
Thursday evenings from 22 September, 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm, BucklandNewton Village Hall. Fitsteps the UK’s newest dance fitness programme created by Strictly Come Dancing stars Natalie Lowe, Ian Waite and former contestant and world champion swimmer Mark Foster. £5 per class; pay for 10 classes up front (£50) and get 1 free. Wear cool, comfy fitness style clothing, trainer style shoes and bring drinking water. Call Georgina on 07582 634911 to register your interest and for any further details.
Art Class. Expert watercolour tuition on Wednesday afternoons from 1.30-4.00pm in
the Village Hall during term time, this is a very friendly, relaxed and popular class for all
levels. Please ring 01305 871178 for more details.
Friday 9th December, 6.30 pm to 11.00 pm, Village Hall. Pub Night. Another evening with the atmosphere of a local Pub for Local People. Everyone in Buckland Newton and surrounding hamlets welcome. Mine Hosts - Nick Baker & Andy Waring. Please put the date in your diary and support us. We hope to make it a regular village fixture if it proves as popular as our last one. At the bar... Beer, Lager and Cider; selection of red and white wine; Soft Drinks: Coke, Lemonade. Crisps, nuts etc.Food available from 6:30pm... Freshly made wood fired pizza - £5 - £8NEW!! A range of delicious Desserts will be availableCome for the whole evening or just pop in early for a pizza and a drink. Saturday 10th December, from 9.30am Holy Rood Church. Church Clean for Christmas. Please can you spare an hour to help with sprucing up the church for Christmas. Coffee and mince pies will be served to sustain you!Sunday 11th December. Services at Holy Rood Church, Buckland Newton. 11.00 am Holy Communion (Common Worship - modern language).Tuesday 13th December, 7.30 pm, Parish Room. Parish Council Meeting preceded by Democratic Half Hour at which all are welcome.Sunday 18th December. Services at Holy Rood Church, Buckland Newton.9.30am Christmas themed Family Service, songs stories and activities for all ages. Refreshments served after this service.Sunday 18th December, 6.30 pm, Holnest Parish Church. Candlelit Carol Service, followed by mince pies and mulled wine.Friday 23rd December, from 10.00 am, Holy Rood Church. All helpers please for decorating the church for Christmas. Seasonal refreshments will be served to aid your labours.Saturday 24th December (Christmas Eve), 4.30 pm, Carol Service with Christingle at Holy Rood Church, Buckland Newton. This is a real family and community service, involving children dramatising the story of the Nativity, and will include well known carols for all to sing. Mulled wine and mince pies will be served after this service.Saturday 24th December (Christmas Eve), 11.30 pm, Holnest Parish Church.Candlelit Midnight Mass with carols.Sunday 25th December (Christmas Day). Services at Holy Rood Church, Buckland Newton. 11.00 am Holy Communion, taken by Rev Jonathan Still.Friday 30th December. No Village Cafe this month - back in 2017.Sunday 1st January. No Service at Holy Rood, Buckland Newton but Benefice Communion at 11.00 am at Godmanstone Church.Sunday 8th January. Services at Holy Rood Church. 11.00 am Holy Communion (Common Worship - modern language).Sunday 15th January. Services at Holy Rood Church. 9.30am All-Age Family Service, songs stories and activities for all ages. Refreshments served after this service.Friday 20th January, Village Hall. Quiz Night. January sees the return of Quiz Nights in Buckland Newton Village Hall. More details next month but this one is in aid of Dorchester based Riding for the Disabled Group. Contact Stuart and Carol 345119.Sunday 22nd January. Services at Holy Rood Church. 11.00 am Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer - traditional language).Friday 27th January, 10.30 am to 12.00 noon, Village Hall. Village Cafe. A cafe run by us for us; a mere £1.00 for coffee and a piece (or two) of homemade cake. (‘Us’ being the locals and anyone else who is staying locally on that day!). We drop in and we drop out - it’s a nice way to catch up with people you don’t know very well or don’t see often.Saturday 28th January, 10.30 am, Village Hall. Defibrillator Training for All. There is a Training Session at the Village Hall with Kate Fisher from SWAST. She will talk for around an hour on how to use the Defibrillator etc and then there will be an opportunity for anyone who would like to practise on her mannequin. She will welcome questions and answers. This is a very good introduction for people who are recently arrived in the village and for those like me who need a refresher! It is the sort of general knowledge that everyone should have these days. Cost is £5.00 on the door (all income to go towards cost of replacement needed in 2020). Please ring or email to book a place. Fizz Lewis 345521 email@example.comSunday 29th January. No Service at Holy Rood, Buckland Newton but Benefice Communion at 11.00 am at Minterne Church.Sunday 5th February. Services at Holy Rood Church. 11.00 am Matins. 14th to 18th February. Piddle Valley Players present “Guys & Dolls” at Buckland Newton Village Hall. Tickets £10.00 including refreshments from Old Chapel Stores, Buckland Newton and Piddletrenthide Post Office from January.