All posts by Lesley Crawley

I am a priest in the Guildford Diocese, I am particularly interested in inclusivity for all in the church and clergy wellbeing. I became a Christian when I was 14 which was a shock because I previously scoffed at all faith, spirituality and religion. I have a bachelors degree and doctorate in Engineering. I have worked in Engineering Management, Research Science and have been a University Lecturer in Engineering. I am married and have three sons, four step-daughters and a grandson. My favourite place is Southwold and spend as much time as I can there, I enjoy walking and sitting in coffee shops, I also play Bridge. I love psychology, I am fascinated by people and what makes us thrive.

Sunday Worship – 5th July

Below are the services, and three sermons.  First here are the notices:

Notices

Happy Birthday 
…to the NHS today and Angela on 10th July
Giving
Please Give to our Ministry This church relies on donations to provide care and support to everyone in this community. Now more than ever, please consider giving generously to support our mission and ministry by clicking the button above. Thank you for your support.
Working with Farnham Heath End School
This will cheer you up if you need it – thanks to Margaret, Bob, Olivia, Ali, Rob and Alan

Services

All-Age:
More Traditional:

Sermons

Alan’s Sermon:
John Innes’s Friday Service Sermon
Bishop Andrew’s Sermon

Join the Online Art Club

Thank-you so much to our artists for contributing to the June theme which was flowers. Here is the video gallery and an introduction to the July theme, a self-portrait with a special thing – could be an object or a pet. You can send in drawings, paintings, collage, craft or photographs.

Here is a bit of information about some of the artists – please send me more about what inspires you and why you paint:

Janice Edmunds runs a small, friendly art group in the Sands.

Joan Thompson has been attending the group since 2007 when she retired from work.

Jean Hazleden has been painting for the last eighteen years, something she took up after she retired.

Susan Everitt writes, “I have sketched and painted since I was very small and I have attended many art classes and courses over the years, but it is only since I retired 8 years ago as a teacher at Hale School, that I have been able to really indulge this interest. I have been going to a Farnham U3A painting group regularly during this time and this has helped to develop my confidence and technique. Like many others, the recent Lockdown has encouraged me to paint more often and try different methods and ideas. Inspiration comes from many sources. Often my own or others’ photographs, ideas I find in art magazines or through the art group, my garden – especially in the summer, animals, beautiful scenery.”

Sunday Worship – 28th June

Below are the services, and three sermons.  I have updated the Children’s page with Michelle’s talk and activity. First here are the notices:

Notices

Private Prayer

Our churches are open for private prayer – to see times click here, to help supervise the churches email Lesley.

Giving

Please Give to our Ministry

This church relies on donations to provide care and support to everyone in this community. Now more than ever, please consider giving generously to support our mission and ministry by clicking the button above. Thank you for your support.

Flower Festival

Here it is in case you missed it!

Services

All-Age:

Click the top one if you can view it:

Otherwise use this one but it doesn’t have Stormzy’s video:

More Traditional:

Sermons

Lesley’s Sermon:

John Innes’s Friday Service Sermon

Bishop Jo’s Sermon

Farnham Flower Festival

Welcome to the 2020 Online Farnham Flower Festival:

A gallery of images is also here.

This church relies on donations to provide care and support to everyone in this community. Now more than ever, please consider giving generously to support our mission and ministry. Thank you for your support:

Thanks to all those who entered: Ahmadiyya Muslim Women’s Association, Aldershot, Farnham Baha’is, St Andrew’s Farnham, St Thomas-on-The Bourne, Badshot Lea Bloomers, Squire’s Garden Centres, Farnham Mill, Hale Opportunities, Farnham Town Council, Hale Community Centre, Family Voice, Post19, PTH Therapies through Nature, Sands Art Club, Hale WI, Hale Gardening Club, Mind Your Bonce, Lavender Hill Company, Nibbs Gin, K&S Memorials, Steph Lovell Flowers, Susie Lidstone, Penny Fleet, Barfield School, FHES, William Cobbett, Bishop Andrew, Paul Davies, Rich Shenton, Samantha McKay, Susan Everitt, Val Black, Alison Ridgeon, Aly Buckle, Angela Hall, Anne Boyman, Carolyn Weston, Chriss Green, Dario Alexander, Janet Maines, Jenny Bull, Kay Family, Kris Lawrence, Lesley Shatwell, Maurice Emberson, Michelle Chapman, Pamela Marsham, Sorrel Price, St George’s Church – Maxine Everitt, Merinda D’Aprano, Margaret Eggleton and Melissa Salisbury.

Thanks too to our musicians – Olivia Jasper, Roger Sanders, Margaret Emberson, Bob & Lesley Shatwell, Wendy Edwards and Stormzy.