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Revd.Jacqueline Drake-Smith - new Vicar of Wrecclesham
At 7:30 p.m on the evening of Tuesday 13th March 2018 at St.Peter's Church, Beales Lane, Wrecclesham, the Revd.Jacqueline Drake-Smith will be instituted as the new Vicar of Wrecclesham Parish. Everyone is welcome.
Revd. Drake-Smith comes from St.John The Evangelist Church in Merrow. She was previously a churchwarden at St.Francis’ Church (Westborough Guildford), from where in 2012 she started two years of full-time training at Ripon College, coming to Merrow in 2014.
She was ordained 2015 and then served as the Assistant Curate in Merrow.
Jacqueline was born and educated in Guildford and has spent most of her life in the area.
Commenting on her move to Wrecclesham, Jacqueline said:
Churches Together in Farnham
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
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 the Sunday falling within the week (This year on Sunday 21st January 2018).
Farnham United Service
Christmas Day 2017
CTF Annual General Meeting
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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
- An opportunity for church leaders, particularly those new to the town, to share their thoughts.
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Revd.John Morris appointed Vicar of The Bourne & Tilford
The Revd.John Morris has been appointed the new Vicar of The United Benefice of The Bourne and Tilford. His Induction and Institution took place on the evening of Wednesday 18th October 2017 at the church of St.Thomas-on-The Bourne.
Revd.Morris began his career as a scientist at the Royal Radar Establishment, Malvern, before finding his vocation to the priesthood. Following ordination at Brecon Cathedral, he served curacies in Swansea and rural Herefordshire. His first incumbency was near Hereford.
He joined the Royal Navy as a Naval Chaplain and saw service throughout the world from Antarctica to the Arctic. In 1966, he passed Commando Training and served with the Royal Marine Commandos. Leaving the Navy, John was Chaplain to Lord Wandsworth College, moving on to join the Exeter Diocese, where he assisted in a variety of roles.
On 18th October, the Institution was conducted by Bishop Jo Bailey Wells and the Induction by Archdeacon Paul Bryer. At the following reception, John was welcomed on behalf of Churches Together in Farnham by Andrew Partridge.
Revd.John Morris succeeds Revd.Canon Karen Hutchinson, who in October 2016 was instituted as the new Archdeacon of Norwich.
In Memoriam ...
Churches Together in in Farnham record with sadness the death of dedicated and committed Christians who have played important roles in our support.
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The CTF Directory was updated and re-issued in January 2018. The directory provides contact information for local churches, ministers and Christian organisations.
Copies available on application to the Hon.Secretary, for church ministers and their office staff, and for others working with Churches Together in Farnham . Also available for download by authorised persons — please refer to the “Contacts” page.