posted 16 Mar 2020, 07:44 by Robert Burch   [ updated 16 Apr 2020, 03:50 ]

If you live in or close to Paxford and need any help during the virus outbreak, please email and a volunteer from the village will be in touch with you.
Meanwhile we are running virtual events via Zoom.  These are listed on the Forthcoming events page and details are circulated to those signed up for Paxford News.
Here is a screen shot from our first Virtual Coffee Morning held on 16th April.
Paxford virtual coffee morning

Christmas Day at the pub

posted 10 Jan 2020, 06:17 by Robert Burch   [ updated 10 Jan 2020, 06:17 ]

It has become tradition for villagers to meet at noon on Christmas Day for a drink.  2019 saw such a warm day we were even able to sit outside!
Paxford residents at the Churchill Arms on Christmas Day

French gourmet meal 21st September 2019

posted 23 Sep 2019, 08:36 by Robert Burch   [ updated 23 Sep 2019, 08:37 ]

Twenty villagers enjoying posh French nosh

Twenty villagers enjoying posh French nosh in the Village Hall.

Flying Scotsman flies past Paxford

posted 16 Jun 2019, 04:18 by Robert Burch   [ updated 16 Jun 2019, 04:19 ]

On 15th June 2019, the Flying Scotsman went past Paxford on its way from Worcester to Didcot.
The Flying Scotsman steaming past Aston Magna

WIne tasting evening

posted 25 Nov 2018, 04:25 by Robert Burch   [ updated 25 Nov 2018, 04:26 ]

On 24th November, Richard Brooks led us through the wines of Italy.  We tasted four whites from different regions followed by four reds.
There were also delicious Italian meats and cheeses to accompany the wine.
People seemed to get happier as the evening went on especially when the last red ("A junior Amarone") was brought out.

Wine tasting at Paxford Village Hall

Kitchen and toilet project complete

posted 24 Nov 2018, 07:02 by Robert Burch   [ updated 24 Nov 2018, 07:13 ]

Cutting the ribbon
Friday 23rd November saw the "Grand Reopening" of the village hall after being out of action for nearly two months for the refurbishment of the kitchen and toilet and provision of a new store.
Many many thanks to all who donated, provided labour and expertise, and encouraged on this community endeavour.  From the launch of the appeal in late April to completion in November is a great achievement for such a small village.
We are hoping that the greatly improved facilities will encourage more use of the hall.


New village hall kitchen New village hall servery
corridor Loo     

Village Hall refurbishment - you are invited to our Grand Re-Opening

posted 8 Nov 2018, 12:07 by Robert Burch   [ updated 8 Nov 2018, 12:08 ]

First, work on the refurbishment is proceeding well. Despite a few snags the building work is complete and the new accessible toilet installed. We have a new floor and the kitchen units and white goods are now being installed. There's still plenty to do but we are now confident that sufficient work will be done to enable us to have a Grand Re-opening celebration on Friday 23rd November at 7pm to which all are invited to come and see how the appeal funds have been spent. Complimentary drinks and nibbles will be served so do please come along and help us celebrate what has been a magnificent effort by Paxford.

Secondly an update on the appeal. I am pleased to report that we have been successful in our grant application to Cotswold District Council and have been awarded £4,000 towards the project. Many thanks to CDC and also to Councillors Jepson and Stowe for their invaluable assistance in securing this award. This means that the appeal total now stands at £22,400. Our latest estimate of total costs is of the order of £23,000 so we are now within a whisker of raising all the funds needed to finish the job as we would wish. Whereas the Village Hall Committee has the wherewithal to bridge the gap by dipping into its reserves, it would be magnificent if someone came forward with a last minute donation. Details on how to do this are on

We look forward to seeing everyone on the 23rd!

Andy Dean
Chair - Village Hall Committee

Progress on kitchen  Progress on kitchen and toilet

Refurbishment of village hall kitchen and toilet

posted 25 Aug 2018, 09:14 by Robert Burch   [ updated 8 Oct 2018, 03:29 ]

Work is now well under way to give us a brand new kitchen and accessible toilet plus a much enlarged storage area.  

We hope the work will be complete towards the end of November and we are planning a celebratory official opening evening.

A date will be posted nearer the time.

The pictures show the demise of the old kitchen.

An intrepid volunteer trying to work out how it comes apartThe old kitchen is no more

Dexter Beef at the village hall

posted 16 Aug 2018, 03:56 by Robert Burch   [ updated 16 Aug 2018, 04:09 ]

Dexter beef demo

Nick Deverell-Smith, chef proprietor at The Churchill Arms, demonstrated how to cook the perfect steak at a packed Paxford Village Hall on 14th August.

The free event was organised by the Midland Dexter Group to showcase the benefits of Dexter beef, both in terms of quality,  flavour and versatility.

A good turnout of Dexter breeders, farmers and Paxford villagers, not only learnt the best way to cook steak, but also had the chance to taste a wide range of dishes featuring Dexter beef, including casseroles, cold cuts and salt beef dishes.

The winning dish, chosen by Nick, won a free meal for two at the award-winning Churchill Arms, Paxford.

Those attending heard from Midland Dexter Group Secretary Malcolm Eykyn how Dexter cattle was first developed in South West  Ireland as a small breed that could be kept by families. It was brought to England in 1882 and almost died out as a breed before numbers gradually increased during the 20th Century due to the efforts of small breeders and Dexter enthusiasts.

Recipes of dishes shared at the meeting

Price list of Dexter beef

For further information visit

Article by Mark Jessop

Paxfest 30th June 2018

posted 1 Jul 2018, 13:26 by Robert Burch   [ updated 1 Jul 2018, 13:28 ]

Paxfest 2018 . 
Paxfest 2018

Seven hours of live music on the village green was a great success.
See the event Facebook page for more.

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