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Revd.Neil Fairlamb - new Priest for Tilford
Good Friday Walk of Witness in Farnham
Farnham’s Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
  Christmas Day Lunch - report and pictures
Churches Together A.G.M. - 18th Oct 2018
The Spire Church in Farnham
Churches Together Directory
In Memoriam
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Churches Together E-Newsletter 
June / July 2019 Edition

Dear friends:
 
As I look through the list of activities on the go in the Churches in Farnham, I am struck by how busy our churches are.  Sometimes our doing for God overtakes and overshadows our being with God.  Psalm 46.10 encourages us to “Be still and know that I am God.”
 
I pray we do not lose sight of the opportunities to be still in God’s presence.
 
With this in mind, I would encourage you to attend the inter-church prayer event on the afternoon of Sunday the 23rd June and engage with the opportunity to be with God.
Every Blessing,
                Hannah
                (Revd Hannah Moore - Chair of Churches Together in Farnham)

An E-Newsletter is published each month, including upcoming activities and an event listing.  To “READ ALL ABOUT IT”, please CLICK HERE to download your copy.

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Coming Events at Alton Abbey
“A Cappella” Concert on 26th July
TBS Baroque Festival at St.Andrew’s and All Saints Tilford
Saturday/Sunday 15th/16th June
Alpha Courses in Farnham
Thursday mornings from 25th Apr or Sunday evenings from 28th April
St.Joan’s Centre
Christian Aid Week 2019
(Sunday 12th to Saturday 18th May)
Check CTF Member Church web sites for times of their Sunday and weekday services Farnham Filling Station
(Monthly meeting: next Friday 19th July)
Farnham ASSIST Silver Service
(Thursday afternoon 20th June at 3:00 p.m)
CTF Ecumenical Prayer Meeting
(Monthly - 3rd Tuesday)
Love in Action Prayer Event at Farnham Maltings
(Sunday afternoon 23rd June)
More notices on the NOTICE BOARD page . . .

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Revd.Neil Fairlamb
New Priest for All Saints, Tilford

 
On Tuesday 15th May, the congregation at All Saints Church, Tilford welcomed the Revd.Neil Fairlamb, who was licenced for his new ministry during an evening Licensing Service.

Revd Neil Fairlamb

Neil has replaced All Saints’ much-loved parish priest Canon Heather Humphrey, who sadly died in February 2018.

Neil came to Tilford from North Wales where, since 2003, he had served as Rector of Beaumaris and Ministry Area Leader of Bro Seiriol in the Archdeaconry of Anglesey.

Neil was ordained in the Diocese of Southwark as a non-stipendiary minister, before moving into stipendiary ministry in Wales, becoming Rector of Beaumaris in 2003.

Looking forward to his new appointment, Neil said:

“Yvonne and I have been very happy to have spent 20 years in Bangor Diocese.  We married just as we started in Meirionnydd and have made many friends in the parishes and through wider ecumenical links including Ynys Enlli and the Roman Catholic Church’s outreach activities from St.Beuno’s and Loreto.
 
The new post in Surrey will be an opportunity to care for a traditional but outward looking village community and to part of a busy town ministry in Farnham.  I am so fortunate to be in good health and to be given an opportunity to continue ministry into my 70s, sharing life’s journeys with people - in solidarity with their joys and sorrows as we make our Christian pilgrimage together.
 
Yvonne and I are so grateful for everyone’s support and prayers.”

 
CLICK HERE for more about Revd.Neil Fairlamb ...

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Churches Together in Farnham’s
Walk of Witness

Walk of Witness 2019

Good Friday 19th April 2019

Farnham Christians bear Witness on Good Friday

On a beautiful Spring day, many of the town’s Christians gathered in The Hart at lunch-time on Good Friday, setting out in silence on the annual Walk of Witness around the town centre.  The walk ended in St.Andrew’s churchyard, where a short open-air service was held.

The full report with pictures is now available - please CLICK HERE

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Churches Together in Farnham

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
18–25th January 2019

As in previous years, Churches Together in Farnham marked the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity by daily prayers during the week, with a Service of Christian Unity on Sunday 20th January 2019.

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UNITED SERVICE ON SUNDAY 20TH JANUARY 2019
Around 60 Christians from churches across Farnham gathered for the annual Service of Christian Unity; held this year at St.Thomas-on-the-Bourne.

The service was led by the vicar of St.Thomas, Revd.John Morris, assisted by Bob and Margaret Skinner from Weybourne Community Church, Beth Davenport from the Spire Church, Revd.Hannah Moore of Badshot Lea and Hale, and Michael McDonnell from the Catholic Church of St Joan. The service material originated from the churches of Indonesia and the theme of the service was Justice.

A collection was taken to support Wycliffe Bible Translators;  the service was followed by networking between members of different churches over a fine array of refreshments.

DAILY MORNING PRAYER MEETINGS 18th-25th JANUARY
The Week of Prayer included morning prayer meetings each day in churches across the town, including St.Joan’s, Tilford Rd; the Quaker Meeting House in Tilford Rd.; St.Andrew’s in Church Lane; St.George’s in Badshot Lea; Farnham Vineyard in Union Rd; St.Thomas-on-The Bourne; and The Spire Church in South Street.

More information here ...  

 
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Christmas Day 2018
Food, laughter, gentleness, peace & goodwill

A wonderful lunch took place on Christmas Day for approximately 60 Farnham residents who otherwise would have spent this festive day on their own.

2018 Xmas Day Lunch (2)

This year the celebration took place at a sparkling new venue, the recently refurbished Memorial Hall off West Street, where guests were treated to an excellent two-course meal including roast turkey with trimmings, Christmas pudding and wine.

The event was attended by both the Mayor of Farnham and Mayor of Waverley, who joined the carol singing and socialised with guests and volunteers. This annual celebration is made possible through the generosity and good will of our local community.  This year, support was received from Bourne Show, Hale Carnival, Morgan’s Butchers, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose.

Our chef was Lou Snape and the lunch was coordinated by Churches Together in Farnham.

Anne Connolly’s report and pictures ... 

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CTF Annual General Meeting
18th October 2018
 

CTF holds its A.G.M. each autumn.  This year’s meeting took place on the evening of Thursday 18th October 2018 starting at 7:30 p.m and ending by 9:00 p.m, giving those attending a chance to meet each other afterwards over a glass of wine.

The main business of the meeting was to receive brief updates on the wide range of Christian activities that support our local community through the year, and to meet some of those involved.

The A.G.M. was held at St.Mark’s Church in Alma Lane, Upper Hale. The meeting agenda included:

  • The election of officers for the coming year;
  • A brief review of the main activities of CTF during the past year;
  • An opportunity for each of the many organisations associated with CTF to report on their activities; and
  • An opportunity for church leaders, particularly those new to the town, to share their thoughts.

You can download your copy of this year’s A.G.M Minutes from the following link.

Download A.G.M. Minutes (2018) here.
 
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File size 112,480

 
Please CLICK HERE for more about CTF ...

 
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“The Spire Church” in Farnham

 

On 2nd September, Farnham's new Spire Church held its inaugural service at Farnham Methodist Church in Farnham town centre.  The new church is a merger of Farnham United Reformed Church and the Methodist Church.

The name for the newly merged “Spire Church” was decided in May 2018, following nearly two years of detailed discussions.

For some time, The Spire Church will use both URC and Methodist church buildings, particularly during the planned major remodelling and refurbishment of the URC building.

Pilgrim Project.  The major work in the URC building is being undertaken as the “Pilgrim Project”.  Consulatation, planning and fund-raising for the project has been in progress since mid-2017 and the work will take place in a sequence of phases.

More about The Spire Church and the Pilgrim Project here ...  

 
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CTF Directory - June 2019 edition

The Churches Together in Farnham directory provides contact information for CTF Officers, Member Churches and Associated Organisations.  Download HERE for local printing (PDF format; file size 37,564) or find out more on the “CTF Directory” page.

 

In Memoriam ...

Churches Together in Farnham record with sadness the death of dedicated and committed Christians who have played important roles in our support.

Please CLICK HERE to see recent reports.

 
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For Your Diary
Jul 8th - CHRISTIAN MEDITATION AT ST.JOAN'S
Jul 10th - LIFE IN THE SPIRIT
Jul 15th - CHRISTIAN MEDITATION AT ST.JOAN'S
Jul 16th - CTF ECUMENICAL PRAYER MEETING
Jul 17th - LIFE IN THE SPIRIT
Jul 18th - SILVER SERVICE
Jul 21st - 'WORSHIP THE LORD WITH JOY!'
Jul 22nd - CHRISTIAN MEDITATION AT ST.JOAN'S
Jul 24th - LIFE IN THE SPIRIT
Jul 29th - CHRISTIAN MEDITATION AT ST.JOAN'S