Churches Together in Farnham
Churches Together in Farnham comprises 28 churches in and around the town, including almost all the Christian denominations.
Among current CTF undertakings are the Christmas Day Lunch for people on their own, the Crib display at the Library, the United Service and daily Prayer Meetings for the Week of Christian Unity, the Good Friday Walk of Witness, and monthly Prayer Meetings throughout the year — plus this website and our monthly E-News bulletins CTF E-Newsletter.
In addition, CTF members and associate organisations engage in a huge range of activities involving the whole Farnham community — old, young, and middling — of any faith or none.
CTF stems from the Farnham Christian Council formed in 1962. George Baxter, renowned headmaster of Farnham Grammar School, who died in 2005, was its first chairman. The Rev’d Desmond Parson was its first secretary. The title was later changed to Churches Together in Farnham (CTF).
The shared activities of member churches since our foundation have been so many and varied that there can be no attempt to list them here. One event however stands out — a never-to-be-forgotten experience for the many involved — Celebrate 2000: Farnham’s Millennium festival at Waverley Abbey.
Our 50th birthday was memorably celebrated with a Golden Jubilee Service of Thanksgiving at St.Joan of Arc Church in October 2012. Those taking part included our founder Secretary, the Rev’d Desmond Parsons, and Nicola Mountain, co-ordinator of Celebrate 2000, who flew back from her present home in New Zealand especially to be with us. Church leaders in the Sanctuary are pictured above