Farnham Parish Church St Andrew & St Francis

Loving God - Living Faith - Serving Community

Advent and Christmas 2022

Bookings are now open for our Carol Service at St Andrew’s and our Open-Air Christingle Service

Click here to book via Eventbrite

Little Wiggles

Our friendly Baby and Toddler Group meets on Mondays in term-time

1pm-2.30pm. £2 per family.  All welcome!

 

Kids Alive!

Every Monday in Term-Time at St Francis Hall

3.30pm – 5pm

 

Breathe

Wednesdays at 10am-12pm

Coffee, Cake and Conversation

Youth Group

Thursdays in Term-Time, for Years 7 and above

7.30pm – 9pm at the Rectory

 

English Language Lessons for Ukrainian Families

Mondays 10.30am – 11.30am

 

Men @ Pub

Meets monthly from 7.30pm at The Nelson Arms, Castle Street.

Next meeting Wednesday 14 December.

 

Farnham Brass Band - Festive Harmony

Saturday 3 December at 7.30pm

Lego Church

Sunday 4 December 3pm

Lots of Lego and Duplo, plus stories, songs, prayers and snacks.

All ages welcome!

Challengers Carol Concert

Tuesday 6 December at 6.30pm

With Rock Choir, Carols, mince pies and more!

Lunchtime Organ Recital

Tuesday 13 December at 1pm, with guest organist Carl Jackson, Director of Music at the Chapel Royal, Hampton Court

Entry £5 on the door.  Tea and coffee available from 12.30pm.

Shuffletunes Christmas Gig

Saturday 17 December at 5pm

A celebration of music and Christmas!  Entry free, with a retiring collection.

The Week Ahead

Sunday 4 December
2nd Sunday of Advent

8am Holy Communion
10am Café Church
11.30am Morning Service at St Francis
3pm Lego Church
5pm Evening Service

Monday 5 December
8am Morning Prayer
10.30am English Lesson for Ukrainian visitors
1pm Little Wiggles
3.30pm Kids Alive!

Tuesday 6 December
6.30pm Challengers Carol Concert

Wednesday 7 December
10am Breathe
12pm Informal Communion
Civic Carol Service

Thursday 8 December
7.30pm Youth Group in the Rectory

Friday 9 December
12.30pm Little Wiggles Christmas Disco

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Welcome to the Parish of Farnham

We have two churches, St Andrew’s and St Francis, providing different types of services at different times of the day and we hope that most people can find something to suit them.

St Andrew’s Church is open daily for private prayer.  There is a quiet area at the front for prayer, where you can light a candle or leave a prayer request.  If you would like someone to pray with you, there will be someone available in the church from 10am-12pm each weekday morning.

The administration for the Parish happens in the Parish Office.    To contact the  Office ring 01252 715412 or email office@standrewsfarnham.org

Coming Soon....

Bookings are now open for our Carol Service at St Andrew’s on Sunday 11 December at 5pm and our Open-Air Christingle Service on 24 December at 4pm.

Click here to book!

Sunday 4 December
3pm Lego Church

Tuesday 6 December
6.30pm Challengers Carol Concert

If you would welcome pastoral or practical support from the Church, please contact the Parish Office on 01252 715412 or email office@standrewsfarnham.org.

If you would like us to pray for you, please do email us in confidence at prayer@standrewsfarnham.org

 For further details, please contact the Parish Office on 01252 715412 

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About the Farnham Parish and its people

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 the week, 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 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.

The PCC

The Governing Body and Practical Running of the Church
The Parochial Church Council and Electoral Roll.

The church is by the Rector and the PCC – Parochial Church Council. The PCC is made up of 12 elected members from members of the congregation.  You are welcome to join our Church Family Membership List, called the Electoral Roll.   If you would like to be on the Electoral Roll you have to live in the parish or be a regular worshipper.  You can apply for membership at any time.

The PCC meet 10 times a year. The Annual Parochial Church Meeting elects members to the PCC. This is usually held in the spring.

Safeguarding

Our Parish is committed to following the Safeguarding Policies of the Church of England to keep children and vulnerable adults safe from harm.

Concerns of any sort should be reported to The Rector, The Revd. H. David Uffindell (01252 710129), or our Parish Safeguarding Officer, Sanchia Vinall (01252 715412).

The Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor is Jackie Broadfoot (07918 559387)

To view the Church of England Policy Statement ‘Promoting a Safer Church’

click here