Incredible Edible in Farnham?

Incredible Edible is a food growing movement that started in Todmorden in west Yorkshire in 2007. People started growing food that was free for all to take and it transformed their community. There are now more than 120 Incredible Edible groups in the UK, more than 500 in France and others across the world. Could Farnham be one of them? An open meeting is planned to meet to discuss this idea at St Mark’s Church, Alma Lane GU9 0LT on 9th March at 4pm. All are welcome.

The Reverend Lesley Crawley, priest in the Parish said, “Food is something we are all interested in – where does it come from? What chemicals are being used? How does that affect the environment? Sometimes we can feel so powerless but together we can affect things and change them for the better. Please come to the meeting, it is not a meeting just for church people or people of faith, this is about all of us and our community, both local and global.”

You can find out more on the Incredible Edible website:

Hymn Books free to a good home

St George’s Church in Badshot Lea, GU9 9LD has two different hymn books to give away. If you would like a book or two just pop in and collect them – the church is open every day from 10:00am to 4:00pm except for school holidays and Sundays.

The Reverend Lesley Crawley said, “At St George’s we realised that it was time to buy some new hymn books. We were using two different hymns books and some hymns were in one, some in another and other more modern hymns that we sing were in neither! We used to have extra hymns on bits of paper but it was becoming very frustrating. We can’t sell the hymn books because they are out of date, but if anyone would like one they are free to a good home!”

She continued, “You may remember we did this at St John’s, Hale, last year and we gave away 300 hymn books in the end – it was lovely because people left messages thanking us and it was great to think that the books will continue to be used and loved by members of the community.”