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We are pleased to announce the appointment of our new Rector
On Thursday, 29th September, Revd. David Uffindell was "installed" as the new Rector of Farnham at a service attended by 300 or more people, including a good contingent who came to support him from his last parish where he has served as Vicar for 18 years.
David led services at St Andrew's on his first Sunday as our Rector, 2nd October, at 8.00am Eucharist, 10am Family Eucharist (including a baptism) and at Evening Prayer at 6.30pm.
Originally from Hull in East Yorkshire where some of his family still live, David, 54, has studied both Law (Cambridge) and Theology (Oxford). He worked in church leadership in Kingston upon Thames and in Tolworth, Surbiton, for 10 years, before going to Sunningdale in 1998. He is married to Kathryn who is now a Maths teacher at a girls' comprehensive school near London after having spent 20 years as a solicitor. David and Kathryn have three children: Zoë, Tim and Josh. Zoë is married and lives with Ed in Bristol. Tim is at University in Winchester and Josh is at University in Cardiff.
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.”
At his installation service, he said it had been a long summer waiting to start his new post and that he was raring to go.
A Church is nothing without its 'living stones', the people.
We warmly encourage you to drop in for one of our services or activities.
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.