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The Spire Church announced
Good Friday Walk of Witness in Farnham
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Farnham’s Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
Churches Together A.G.M. Report - November 2017
In Memoriam
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Churches Together E-Newsletter 
June 2018 Edition

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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“One in the Spirit” Praise & Prayer
(St.Joan’s Centre Wed evening 23rd May)
CTF Ecumenical Prayer Meeting
(Monthly - 3rd Tuesday)
Coming Events at Alton Abbey
(June and July 2018)
Good Friday Walk of Witness in Farnham

Check CTF Member Church web sites for times of services

Farnham Filling Station
(Monthly meeting: next Friday 8th June)
Farnham ASSIST Silver Service
(Thurs afternoon 21st June at 3:00 p.m)
St.Andrew’s seek an Office Manger / PA
(part-time)
Farnham ASSIST seek volunteers to help with Praise & Worship at Care Homes
More notices on the NOTICE BOARD page . . .

 
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“The Spire Church” in Farnham

 

Farnham United Reformed and Methodist Churches have decided to unify into a single church in Farnham town centre.

In May 2018 it was decided that the name of the new church will be “The Spire Church”.  The new church will be born on 1st September 2018 as a Methodist and United Reformed church.

For some time, The Spire Church will use both 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 has been in progress for more than a year.  At the present time (June 2018) the project has completed feasibility study and project design.  The work will take place in a sequence of phases.

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

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Churches Together in Farnham’s
Walk of Witness

Friday 30th March 2018

An opportunity for Farnham Christians to bear Witness on Good Friday

This year as usual, people gathered in The Hart at lunch-time on Good Friday to join the silent Walk of Witness around Farnham.  The walk started at noon.

Walk of Witness 2014

The walk proceeded along The Borough down South Street and up Downing Street, ending in St.Andrew’s churchyard, where there will be a concluding prayer.

Poster available for download, please CLICK HERE - PDF format (file size 41,919 bytes)

For pictures of last year’s Walk of Witness, please CLICK HERE.

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Canon Heather Humphrey

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It is with deepest sadness that we record the passing of Canon Heather Humphrey, beloved Priest of All Saints’ Church Tilford, part of the United Benefice of The Bourne and Tilford.  Heather died suddenly at The Vicarage on 23rd February.

The funeral was at the church on the afternoon of Wednesday 28th March.  This was followed by tea in the Institute. The family attended the private cremation.

Our prayers are with Heather’s family, congregation, clergy colleagues and all her other friends.

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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.  The Collation, Induction and Installation Service will be conducted by Bishop Andrew.  Everyone is welcome.

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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:

“I am delighted to be writing to you as your ‘nearly-there’ new Vicar.  From when I first stepped into St.Peter’s beautiful and warm space I knew there was something very special about the Spirit of this place, this parish.  I continued to come along and pray and, each time I visited, I felt greater sense of wanting to know more.  I look forward to sharing the joys and fun and the tougher not-so-fun times that inevitably come along on this winding road of faith.  I feel very grateful, and trust that we have some exciting times to come, when we can build on the great things already happening at St.Peter’s, build up our common life together – and do the best we can to flourish and grow and be a blessing for the community we serve and who bless us in return.”

More here ...  

 
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Churches Together in Farnham

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
18–25th January 2018

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).

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Farnham United Service
This year’s United Service was at St.Andrew’s Parish Church on the afternoon of Sunday 21st January 2018.

Daily Prayers.
The daily prayers were hosted at various churches across the town.  All sessions were from 10:30 - 11:00 a.m.  They were followed by refreshments.

Full programme for Unity Week here ... 

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CTF Annual General Meeting
22nd November 2017
 

CTF holds its A.G.M. each autumn.  The 2017 meeting took place on the evening of Wednesday 22nd November 2017 at the United Reformed Church in South Street Farnham.

You can download your copy of the A.G.M Minutes from the following link.

Download A.G.M. Minutes (2017) here.
 
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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.

Please CLICK HERE for more about CTF ...

 
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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.

 

CTF Directory

The Churches Together in Farnham directory provides contact information for CTF Officers, Member Churches and Associated Organisations.  It can be downloaded for local printing from the “CTF Directory” page.

 
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For Your Diary
Jul 2nd - CHRISTIAN MEDITATION AT ST.JOAN'S
Jul 4th - LIFE IN THE SPIRIT
Jul 9th - CHRISTIAN MEDITATION AT ST.JOAN'S
Jul 11th - LIFE IN THE SPIRIT
Jul 15th - 'WORSHIP THE LORD WITH JOY!'
Jul 16th - CHRISTIAN MEDITATION AT ST.JOAN'S
Jul 17th - CTF ECUMENICAL PRAYER MEETING
Jul 18th - LIFE IN THE SPIRIT
Jul 19th - SILVER SERVICE
Jul 23rd - CHRISTIAN MEDITATION AT ST.JOAN'S