Thank you for visiting our website.
A Church is nothing without its 'living stones', the people.
We warmly encourage you to drop in for one of our services or activities.
Our Rector Revd David Uffindell writes:
"Happy New Year! I hope that you have had a good Christmas and some relaxing time with family and friends.
Our services this year were all very well attended. The second Christingle Service was standing room only!
We were able to bless several organisations from the offerings we took:
The Grand Total was £3156.98.
This is in addition to the £6000 which the PCC has authorised from regular giving in 2016 to 8 organisations: Leonard Cheshire Bells Piece, Change of Scene, Transform Housing, UCA Christian Union (local); Church Mission Society, Christian Aid, The Refugee Council (national); Us! - formerly USPG (international).
We are very grateful to all those who have given generously and so to enable us to help to make a difference at home here in the town, in the country at large and also, through international development and mission agencies, to God’s work overseas." Links are provided to websites of less familiar charities, to see their work.
Revd Uffindell became our new rector on 29th September, 2016. On his appointment, David said:
“I am really delighted to be joining you in Farnham as your new Rector. It seems that it is a very exciting time both for the church and also for the community. It will be a privilege to serve God with you and to begin to get to know you very soon.”
This fine church, parts of which date from the 12th Century, stands at the centre of a handsome town whose Georgian heritage, as well as its distinctive and individual character, makes it an attractive place to live, work and visit. The church is a significant landmark on the Pilgrim’s Way – the ancient route from Winchester to Canterbury. We serve a growing and changing town, whose many businesses employ significant numbers of people. Farnham is home to many long-standing residents, students and staff from the University of the Creative Arts, as well as people who have come to live here more recently and who commute to work in London (just an hour away by train).
We serve everyone who lives and works in our parish in central Farnham. We are conscious of the Church of England’s unique calling to be a place of welcome to all – irrespective of their faith convictions. Many people worship here on Sundays and during week, where the Eucharist is at the centre of our life. Many others value the church as a place of silence and reflection during the day, where they can bring their needs, longings and hopes to God; where candles can be lit, or the simple spaciousness of the building can be enjoyed. We are glad to host many musical and artistic events, too, and are keen to encourage use of the church by the wider community.
Elsewhere on this website you can pick up a flavour of our life and worship, as well as the many ways in which we strive to serve the people of Farnham. I hope your ‘virtual’ visit will inspire you to come and discover the church, as well as the Christian community which cares for it.