Upcoming Church Events
Wednesday 1 March 8.45 - 10.45am Fairtrade coffee morning to be held in the Pavilions in support of Fairtrade Fortnight. Please come along to support the work of this excellent organisation.
Ash Wednesday 1st March - 11am Holy Communion and 7.30pm Holy Communion
Friday 3 March 10.30 am Farnham United Reformed Church Women’s World Day of Prayer All are welcome (men and women) to a thoughtful service written by women of the Philippines. Refreshments after the service.
Please feel welcome to join a parish Lent group - more details here.
Sunday 2 April Annual Meetings in the context of worship at 10am. There will be no other services that day.
Saturday 11 March FoStA Quiz Evening Tickets are now available from the Parish Office
Lent Courses begin w/c 6th March
FARNHAM FESTIVAL -St Andrew's will be hosting the final concert of the festival:
Wednesday 22nd March - Brass and Choral Evening at St Andrew's Parish Church
with More House School and Farnham Youth Choir performing Malcolm Arnold's Farnham Festival Fanfare and a newly commissioned work by Janet Wheeler. Tickets can be obtained through Farnham Maltings Box Office on 01252 745444.
Farnham Youth Choir - Concert at St Andrew's Church 6pm - 7.30pm
Mothering Sunday Services - St Andrew's Service 10am - St Francis are having a Family Service at 11.30am and posies will be given by the children. Children's Voices Choir will be sining at this service.
Palm Sunday 9th April 9.40am Gather in the Rectory Yard for procession with donkey to church for Palm Sunday service at 10am.
Maundy Thursday 13th April 6.30pm to 8pm
Bring and Share Supper to recall, to re-live and to remember The Passover Meal.
Please sign up on the list in church to indicate whether you plan to bring a main course, salad or pudding.
Good Friday 14th April
10am to 11.30am Children's and Families Workshop - Getting creative to celebrate the Easter Story.
12 noon Walk of Witness in town.
1pm Silent Meditation
2pm Guided Meditation
Sunday 16th April - EASTER DAY
8am Holy Communion
10am Celebration and Communion
Trustee Vacancy - Buildings Andrew Windsor Almshouses is a registered charity which owns and manages ten small houses in Castle Street and Park Row, Farnham. Four of these date from 1619 and are Grade 2* listed. Major works are planned in time for the 400th anniversary.
The charity seeks someone to join the trustees with considerable experience of the repair, maintenance and refurbishment of buildings, whether as an architect, surveyor, builder or in any other capacity. This is an unpaid position.
Please contact the Chairman, Michael McAleenan on 01252 711187 for an initial conversation.
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:
| Rob Goldfinch
Organist, St Thomas-on-the-Bourne
Organist & choirmaster, here at St Andrew's
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 and Friday mornings at 11.30 am 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 1.30pm - 3pm. Everyone welcome. On the 4th Monday we go for a pub lunch - please contact Maureen Grew via the Parish Office.