Upcoming Church Events
St Andrew's Church is the venue for many concerts as part of Farnham Flash Festival.
The Bridgefield Consort concerts Pieces for recorder, lute, viol, harpsichord and voice with a feast of pieces from the Renaissance through Baroque to Modern times. The final concert date is Friday Friday 30th June all beginning at 11am” Sarah Carr-Archer
9th July Change of Regular Service
9am There will be a communion service at St Francis taken by
Patrick O’Ferrall to which all are welcome.
10am There will be no 10am service at St Andrew’s, as we are joining in the...
11 am Joint Service at Gostrey Meadows There will be a town wide service and celebration in the open air. Please bring picnic and garden chairs or rug!
July 14th Bastille Day Organ Concert with Geoffrey Coffin- 7.30pm. Retiring collection (suggested donation £10). A mixture of choral and organ music followed by cheese and wine.
St Andrew's Parish Fayre will take place on Saturday 9th September from 11am - 3pm
Small Groups in the Summer Term There will be small group meetings this term looking at The Beatitudes, the "Blessed are" sayings of Jesus in Matthew's Gospel. They will meet every other week on Monday evening, Wednesday evening, Thursday lunchtime and Thursday evening. Please sign up at the back of the church if you are interested.
Just Asking! David is offering a short four week course for those who may have questions about the Christian Faith and want to know more. A safe place to ask the apparently obvious!! Please sign up at the back of the church, if you are interested in coming along.
Date for your diaries: FoStA will be holding a Gala Concert on
St Andrew’s Day 30 November. Details to follow.
ST ANDREW'S CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL
This year St Andrew's is holding another Christmas Tree Festival from Wednesday 6th December - Sunday 10th December. Entry is free. There will be over 100 decorated trees, music and refreshments.
New LED lights enable more floodlighting of St Andrew's Church Tower
We are happy to announce that the new LED lights have been installed. Certain tests need carrying out, and then - because the LED lighting is a 20% cost of the previous lights - we intend to have the church floodlit on most nights throughout the year until 11pm.
Sidespeople - The Churchwardens are looking for 2/3 new sidespeople to assist them just once a month on a Sunday morning. The sidespeople fulfil an important role in helping the Sunday services flow without a hitch and by maintaining a welcoming link to church members and visitors. Please contact the Parish Office for further details.
Parish Groups and Regular Events
Bach to Baby 10.00am for coffee, concert starts at 10.30am. Tickets £10 per adult, children and babies free.
Music While you Munch These popular organ recitals being held on the second Tuesday of each month at 1.10 to 1.45pm. Enjoy listening to organ music while eating your lunch. There is no charge for these concerts. Delicious home-made soup with rolls are normally on offer, in addition to tea or coffee. Donations to a fund for development of music activities at St Andrews welcome. Recitals for 2017 are:
July 11th Martin Barnes
August 8th John Purver
September 12th Mike Smith
November 14th Jane Palmer
December 12th Mark Brafield
Friends of St Andrew's - Fosta is a society who support the church by raising money for practical purposes. They welcome new members.
St Andrew's Bellringers: We are a small but enthusiastic group of bell ringers endeavouring to keep the traditional art of bell ringing alive. Neither age, sex or strength is a bar to becoming a good bell ringer. If you would like to join us or just to see what it is all about, please come along to one of our Tuesday evening practice nights held from 7.30pm - 9.15pm in the tower.
Book Club meets in the Parish Rooms 19.45 to 21.30. Please do join us, even if only for the books you like the look of reading!
Baby & Toddler Time - especially for Mums & Dads & their little ones, every Monday during term time (except bank holidays) in the Pavilions - 9.45am- 11.30am. Further details from Marjorie Carrington care of the Parish Office.
Prayer Chain - In case of emergency please phone the Parish Office.
Singing for peace: Heather Golding will be “Singing for Peace” in church on Wednesday morning at 11.30 am and Friday afternoon at 2pm for approximately 45 minutes. All are welcome to drop in and listen. Heather has a beautiful style of singing. Sometimes she is joined by friends, including Caroline Walker, a poet, and St Andrew's congregation member.
Women’s Breakfast - Do join us for continental breakfast followed by an informal talk; normally the first Saturday of the month. For details contact the Parish Office.
St Francis Circle - meets every 1st Monday of the month at St Francis Hall, 2.30 - 4.00pm. Details: care of the Parish Office.
Study Group: The Tuesday Study Group is moving to Thursdays for Lent. No meeting on March 2nd, but then weekly (March 9,16,23 & 30 and April 6) at 12 midday in the Parish Rooms (coffee from 11.40, sandwich lunch afterwards). We plan to consider spiritual essentials, using Paula Gooder’s book ‘Lentwise’ (based on St John’s Gospel).
Meditation - A quiet hour of Meditation in St Andrew’s 6.45pm for 7pm 3rd Tuesday each month Further details Mandy Marshall in care of the Parish Office. Sessions last for approximately one hour.
Knit and Natter every Monday except 4th Monday in the month please bring your own knitting or knit for a charity or just come for a natter in the Parish Rooms at 1pm - 2.30pm. Everyone welcome. On the 4th Monday we go for a pub lunch - please contact Maureen Grew via the Parish Office.