Despite this being a comparatively small town, Farnham’s Christians are blessed by a rich variety of local groups, charities and other organisations which serve the community, are run by Christians or in so many ways demonstrate Christian principles to all living here.
This page recognises many of these organisations. Any of them will appreciate your call, perhaps with an offer of help or a donation - or simply to find out more.
Where a link is provided to the organisation’s web-site, follow this to learn more:
|Acorn Christian Healing Foundation||more ...|
|Alton Abbey||more ...|
|Bells Piece||more ...|
|Christian Aid Farnham||more ...|
|Farnham ASSIST||more ...|
|Farnham Christian Community Trust (FCCT)||more ...|
|Farnham Foodbank||more ...|
|Farnham & District Bible Society Action Group||more ...|
|Farnham Trading Estate Chaplaincy||more ...|
|Friends of Alton Abbey||more ...|
|Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice & Chaplaincy||more ...|
|Surrey Faith Links||more ...|
|The Filling Station (Farnham)||more ...|
Acorn Christian Healing Foundation
The Acorn vision is to equip the church through teaching, training and resourcing to bring Christ’s health of body, mind and spirit to all people, individuals, relationships and communities. Acorn Christian Foundation was founded as the Acorn Christian Healing Trust in 1983 by Bishop Morris and Anne Maddocks. Acorn Christian Healing Foundation is a Registered Charity (No.108011).
More from the ACORN web site at www.acornchristian.org
An Anglican Benedictine monastery in the village of Beech, near Alton, including the Abbey church dedicated to Our Lady and Saint John. The community runs retreats and courses for the public. Monastery and grounds are opened to visitors on some weekend afternoons. The Abbey is supported by the “Friends of Alton Abbey”, who organise a programme of concerts and other events.
Bells Piece is part of the Leonard Cheshire Service for adults with learning disabilities. It is a welcoming and attractive home offering 24-hour support to adults with learning difficulties. Bells Piece was founded in the late 1970s, with a characterful detached building situated on the Surrey/Hampshire borders within extensive grounds and gardens leading into Farnham Park. It is at Hale Road, Farnham, Surrey GU9 9RL.Leonard Cheshire Disability is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England (No: 552847, and a registered charity (No: 218186 in England & Wales; No: SC005117 in Scotland).
Christian Aid Farnham
The national charity “Christian Aid” had its origins in the 1940s as “Christian Reconstruction in Europe”. In the subsequent 60 years, donations have been sought to fight poverty, strengthen the poor and turn hope into action across the world. The Chairperson of the Farnham group is Karen Fewster 01252 795169. Christian Aid is a Registered Charity (No.1105851).
Farnham ASSIST is a Christian organisation which has supported older people since 2002. ASSIST publish a monthly Prayer Letter, which you can download - follow “More about Farnham ASSIST” below.
With ASSIST you can enjoy a lunch, learn new computer skills or simply get together with one of our volunteers for a cup of tea and a chat. In 2017, ASSIST was granted the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. ASSIST is located at 7 St.George’s Yard, Farnham GU9 7LW.
Farnham ASSIST is a Registered Charity (No.1135187).
Farnham Christian Community Trust (FCCT)
FCCT is a charitable trust whose primary commitment is to serve the local body of Christ by supporting and facilitating individuals and teams in Christian action worship and mission. The supported projects and activities come from Christians in the town, who have ownership of their own projects. FCCT offers local projects a legal framework and range of support services. Farnham Christian Community Trust is a Registered Charity (No.1079778).
An initiative set up by Christians from several Farnham churches, Farnham Foodbank helps alleviate the unavoidable delay between people suffering emotional or financial crisis, and state support becoming available.
Farnham & District Bible Society Action Group
The Bible Society exists because millions lack the Bible in a language they can understand, in form they can use or at a price they can afford. At the same time, millions still have no understanding of the Bible’s value for them and their communities. The local group organises walks and other events to bring people together. The Bible Society is a Registered Charity (No.232759).
Farnham Trading Estate Chaplaincy
Canon John Evans holds the role of Chaplain to the Farnham Trading Estate. Workplace Ministry seeks to witness to the many small firms on the trading estate, being seen in the working environment and taking every opportunity to show when God and his people care for those who work there. He reports it is particularly encouraging when practising Christians among the workforce make themselves known; and rewarding when someone without a commitment to a faith — or even to a social support system — confides some need, trouble or joy.
Friends of Alton Abbey
The “Friends of Alton Abbey” was established in 1980 as a Registered Charity (No.284876). Its purpose is to raise funds to support the charitable work of Alton Abbey and, in particular, contribute to the costs of projects which the Community is unable to finance but which are essential to their life of witness and service.
The Abbey has existed since 1895 as the home of a community of men following the Benedictine way of life within the Church of England. The Community was founded some ten years earlier on work among merchant seamen in foreign seaports, undertaken by Father Charles Plomer Hopkins. Since his death in 1922, the Community’s work has developed a greater emphasis on the monastic rather than the active apostolate, with the Liturgy of the Hours at the core of communal life.
Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Chaplaincy
Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice offers in-patient services for patients and families in West Surrey and North-East Hampshire in Farnham (Waverley Lane) and out-patient and Care at Home visiting services at The Beacon Centre in Guildford. The Hospice Chaplaincy comprises volunteer chaplains associated with various church denominations, under the Leadership of Revd.Dr.Jill Thornton.
Surrey Faith Links
The aim of Surrey Faith Links is to build good relationships between Faith organisations and other sectors, particularly local authorities, public services and voluntary and community groups, so that together they may better serve the people and places of Surrey.
Surrey Faith Links publish a regular Newsletter - available from the “More about ...” link below.
The Filling Station (Farnham)
“The Filling Station” is a contemporary vehicle for bringing Christian renewal and evangelism to the UK. Using local mid-week monthly gatherings in unusual venues, many people find this can become a vital part of their Christian life. This is not a new church denomination - rather a group of Christians who celebrate their faith in God in an informal and authentic fashion.