We now have a Ravenstone Village Facebook page.
If you have a Facebook account, follow the link below
to add your comments and read the posts of other villagers. These which might include notices, information and topics which others find interesting.
If you don't have an account and would like one, enter 'Facebook' on Google and fill in your details to set one up.


The annual carol service was held in Ravenstone Church on 21st December at 5pm.

The choir and congregation were in good voice and all enjoyed meeting up with friends afterwards, for a seasonal chat over a mince pie and glass of mulled wine

Carol service


There has been a few burglaries recently and the Police have sent some suggestions to
prevent it happening to you.
Click here to read their advise.



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:-

5th January 2015,2nd February 2015 and 2nd March 2015.
The following two months involve bank holiday, the arrangements will be posted when announced.

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.



For those who don't know The Cowpers Oak is now under the management of local boys Tim Edwards and Ollie Caplin.
Check out the very nice website at http://www.cowpersoak.co.uk where you will find details of menus etc interspersed with approriate quotes from William Cowper......
Or just call in and say hello, a warm welcome awaits.



We are trying to get a faster Broadband connection for our area, so if you would like to join the campaign follow the link and register.

"You can help spread the word to your staff, clients and contacts based
in Buckinghamshire. The more people who register, the more likely it is
broadband providers will supply your street with a superfast connection.
You'll find downloadable posters and other materials on our website


Follow us on Twitter@ConnectCounties."





Ravenstone Fete was on Sunday 9th June 2013

The sun shone, the band played and the beautiful garden of Ravenstone House was in all it's glory.

Thank you to all who helped and all who attended;

we couldn't have had such a brilliant afternoon without you.

Scroll down to view the photographs.

White Elephant Stall

Ravenstone Fete 2013

This years fete was held in the very pretty garden of Ravenstone House.

Stalls included White Elephant, Plants, Home Produce, Sweets, Books and the ever popular Cake Stall.

All the side shows and stalls were attractively arranged between the trees and water gardens.

Visitors chanced their luck with the Tombola, Bottle stall and the Raffle.

The Tea Garden provided refreshments and the Brass Band together with the sunshine helped to create the perfect fete experience.

Thanks to all who gave their support.

Tea Shop
Brass Band DVD Stall
Garden Tennis Game
Ice Cream Stall Plants Stall
Fruit Cup Stall Sweet Stall BBQ


Was a great success with an excellent attendance by villagers and friends and luckily no rain to contend with.

Thanks are due to the organisers

Debbie Saunders, Debbie Edgar or Annie MacGowan and their helpers.

Here are some photographs to show the spirit of the day.




These photographs were taken by villagers on 5th February 2009 during the snow.

On the right is the beautiful snowman on Weston Underwood village green

and on the left, sunset over Ravenstone





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.

click on map to enlarge


 Street View
Map Location Street View

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.

Street View

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.





If you are interested in the neighbourhood watch scheme go to the website at:-

and if you are interested in articles about energy saving, similar to the ones recently featured in the 'Gate Group News' go to:-

© Audrey Edwards 2005 ----- Last updated 11/03/2015