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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
As in previous years, Churches Together in Farnham is marking 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.
150th Anniversary Art & Photography Festival
Queen’s Award for Farnham ASSIST
On Sunday 1st October 2017, Farnham ASSIST was presented with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. This is the highest award given to volunteer groups across the UK for outstanding work done in their local communities by groups who volunteer their own time to enhance and improve the lives of others.
The Award was created by Her Majesty in 2002 to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of her coronation. The presentation was made on behalf of Her Majesty by Michael More-Molyneux, Lord Lieutenant of Surrey in front of a large group of supporters and volunteers at St.Andrew’s Parish Church. It was received by June Tranter, Farnham ASSIST's Manager, who said:
“This has been a wonderful occasion and it is lovely to see so many supporters and volunteers who are able to join us. It coincides with celebrating 15 years since Farnham Assist first started and is an ideal moment to pay tribute to all those who established and then developed the charity. I hope all our volunteers feel that this honour is for everyone and a true acknowledgement of the difference they are making to the lives of older people in our community. Many congratulations to everyone.”
The award had been announced at Buckingham Palace on 2nd June 2017. 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.
Farnham ASSIST is 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.