Churches Together E-Newsletter
150th Anniversary Art & Photography Festival
Revd.John Morris appointed Vicar Designate of The Bourne & Tilford
The Revd.John Morris has been appointed Vicar Designate of The Bourne and Tilford. His Induction and Institution will be held at St.Thomas-on-The Bourne at 7:30 p.m on Wednesday 18th October 2017. All are welcome to come and celebrate.
He 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.
He is a keen singer, performing at the Three Choirs Festival, and with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra Chorus and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
His is married to Gillian and has two grown up children.
Revd.John Morris succeeds Revd.Canon Karen Hutchinson, who in October 2016 was instituted as the new Archdeacon of Norwich.
Tribute to the life of the late Rosemary Stephens
We record with sadness the death, on 24th June 2017, of Rosemary Stephens.
Rosemary had a long and varied life, contributing to the ecumenical scene in Farnham in the 1980s and 1990s. In 1986, she founded an ecumenical drama group, the Farnham Interchurch Players.
A Service of Thanksgiving for her life was held at Sway church on 30th June 2017.
The ashes of John and Rosemary Stephens will be interred at the Church of St.Michael & All Angels in Thursley on Monday 18th September at 2:30 p.m. There will be a short service, followed by tea and coffeee in the church. All are most welcome to attend.
Please CLICK HERE to see a fuller account of Rosemary’s life and contribution.
Queen’s Award for Farnham ASSIST
On 2nd June 2017, Farnham ASSIST announced that they had been awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services.
This is the highest award given to volunteer groups across the UK. It is awarded for outstanding achievement by groups who volunteer their own time to enhance and improve the lives of others.
In recognition of the Award, Farnham ASSIST’s Manager, June Trantom and the former Manager, Brian Kurton had the honour of attending a Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace at the end of May (picture left).
Addressing the many volunteers, June said: “This Award represents all your hard work and support over a prolonged period of time, so very well done and thank you for being a vital part of this recognition. Many congratulations to everyone.“
Farnham ASSIST is an organisation associated with Churches Together in Farnham (please see our “Associates” page). It is an independent Charity.
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 2017. The directory provides contact information for local churches, ministers and Christian organisations.
Copies available to those working with Churches Together in Farnham on application to the secretary. Also available for download by authorised persons — please refer to the “Contacts” page.