We’re Crowdfunding for our new Youth Hub

We are crowdfunding to raise money for our new Youth Hub at the St John’s which will be every day after school for 11-16 year olds. Check out www.avivacommunityfund.co.uk/st-johns-project to find out what you can get for your money and what we will be doing with it.

The Youth Hub

The hub will be open to all young people and we will be working in partnership with Relational Hub, a national charity which is helping young people thrive. Relational Hub is a proven model of youth and community work, with over a decade of supporting young people.

The Youth Hub will be based on these four principles:

Radical Hospitality – the way you welcome young people;

Everyday Youth Work – daily, consistent drop-in;

Support and Opportunities – developing skills and co-producing projects;

Sustainable Approach – having a long term approach, fundraising and enterprise strategy.

The link to find out more is here: www.avivacommunityfund.co.uk/st-johns-project

The May magazine is here

Our May magazine is out now, a bumper edition this month with information about the elections for Surrey County Council members and the Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner. Please read their statements and please vote; if we don’t bother to have a say we can hardly complain about the people who are elected.

There is information too about events going on this month including our Farnham Flower Festival (online again, of course) which is being sponsored by our favourite florist Florescence, and plans for the fete in July. Please get involved in both. There is news about new rooms to hire, an article on grief, information about taking part in Christian Aid Week and much more, plus, of course, lots of great adverts with services, offers and classes.

Download it here:

Take part in our fete

Badshot Lea and Hale Community Fete
July 3rd, 2021


Restrictions permitting, St. George’s Church will be hosting this year’s Badshot Lea and Hale Community Fete.

We’d love to make this a real community event, so if your group is based in the Parish or the surrounding area and you would like to come along just to publicise or to run a stall for your organisation, or have any brilliant ideas, please contact Maxine Everitt – Maxine.everitt@badshotleaandhale.org


We’d also like to offer small businesses a chance to hire a space at just £15 – we appreciate this has been a hard time for you and we expect a good footfall, so why not give it a go? Again, drop Maxine an email.

Join the 2021 Farnham Online Flower Festival

This year’s Farnham Flower Festival will once more be held online over the weekend of May 15 and 16 here on the website with contributions from individuals, businesses, faith groups, charities, schools and other organisations, all celebrating the theme of hope and joy. Anyone who would like to is invited to send in photos or videos of flower arrangements or garden or wild flowers, or floral art to take part in the festival.

Pictures and videos should be sent to admin@badshotleaandhale.org to arrive by May 9th.

This is the third Farnham Flower Festival and the second one online, organised by the Parish of Badshot Lea and Hale in north Farnham. Rev’d Lesley Crawley, rector of the parish, said: “Our flower festivals celebrate colour and new life and the joy of God’s creation, and this year it feels more important than ever to draw attention to the hope and joy that we can find in nature and in the knowledge that God is here in the world, sustaining us.

“Please do send in your photos and videos and celebrate with us.”

This year’s festival is being sponsored by the award-winning florist Florescence who operates from downstairs at St Mark’s. Find out more about the company here.

You can see last year’s festival here.

Pictured above is William Cobbett Lion Care Bubble’s 2020 Flower Festival entry.

Join in Online Worship Here

Sunday Services:

Book of Common Prayer:

Taizé

Toddler Service

Future services

We would love more people to take part in the services and here are some ways you can do so:

If you have only a telephone with no special features …

Alan can record any comments you would like to make over the phone.  Please call the Rectory (01252 820537) and arrange a time to do this. It will involve calling Alan on his mobile – and a number will be provided to do this.

If you have a smartphone/computer with camera and microphone

If you would like to record a video or sound; make something and take a picture of it; write some prose; share something you found on the web – whatever you have found that has fed you spiritually; please send it to Alan to pull it together.

Large files can be sent to Alan via https://www.filemail.com/

If you don’t know how to use the computer to do this
  1. Click on the magnifying glass at the bottom left of the screen.
  2. Search for Camera
  3. Click on the Camera App option
  4. Click on the Video button on the right hand side of the screen so that it is white.
  5. Click on it again to start videoing
  6. Click the red square to stop videoing.
  7. Open File Explorer and then Camera Roll – you should find the video you have recorded there.
  8. Use FileMailTransferXL or PCloud (works better on mobiles) to select a video and send it to Alan.
Using a mobile/tablet
  1. Record the video – turn your device to landscape mode – it gives a bigger picture.
  2. Use PCloud to select the video and send it to Alan.

Alan looks forward to receiving lots of contributions: revd.alan@badshotleaandhale.org

Christian Aid Week

As it is Christian Aid week 9-15th May. The Franham Clergy have joined together to create an online Christian Aid Week Service:

We cannot collect door to door for Christian Aid so here is the clickable link for online giving for Christian Aid Week 2021:

https://giving.tapsimple.org/online/christian-aid/christian-aid-week-2021-bf4b3

Sunday Services – 9th May

Below are the Sunday services, first, here are the notices:

Notices

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.

Online Flower Festival

We are running our annual flower festival – online again this year, but there will be some displays in the churches on Sunday 15th May. The theme is Messages of Hope and Joy and we invite you to send us pictures and/or videos of flowers, flower arrangements, floral art, anything which expresses hope and joy. Please be as creative as you like and have fun! Send them to Alan revd.alan@badshotleaandhale.org

Ascension Day

The Ascension Day Service at St John’s is on 13 May 7:30pm – 8:00pm. All welcome. The online service will be screened on Facebook at 10:00am and is available on the Parish Web Site from 9:00am. A link can be found here: https://badshotleaandhale.org/online-services/ or here: https://badshotleaandhale.org/2021/05/13/ascension-service-13th-may/

Services

Morning Services
Evening Service

Sunday Services – 2nd May

Below are the Sunday services, first, here are the notices:

Notices

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.

Sponsored Cycle Ride

Paul Eggleton is raising money for the church by undertaking a virtual cycle ride from John O’Groats to Land’s End, but without leaving his house. He will be cycling 20km a day on his exercise bike and tracking his virtual progress south over the next 10 weeks. You can sponsor him on his Just Giving page. All the money raised will be divided between the church to help repair St John’s tower, and Alzheimer’s Society. Please sponsor him here: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/paul-eggleton-1?utm_id=60&utm_term=w2EdG8JgJ

Online Flower Festival

We are running our annual flower festival – online again this year, but there will be some displays in the churches on Sunday 15th May. The theme is Messages of Hope and Joy and we invite you to send us pictures and/or videos of flowers, flower arrangements, floral art, anything which expresses hope and joy. Please be as creative as you like and have fun! Send them to Alan revd.alan@badshotleaandhale.org

Services

Morning Services
Evening Service

Sunday Services – 25th April

Below are the Sunday services, we have a St George’s Day Service and a St Mark’s Day service for you.

First, here are the notices:

Notices

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.

Quiz night

Join our Great Board Game Quiz at 7pm on Saturday, May 1 via Zoom and raise money for the parish. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87640695934?pwd=THdnVUhFTDRkb3lEbGxSMHlNazFLQT09 Meeting ID: 876 4069 5934 Passcode: Quiz21

Sponsored Cycle Ride

Paul Eggleton is raising money for the church by undertaking a virtual cycle ride from John O’Groats to Land’s End, but without leaving his house. He will be cycling 20km a day on his exercise bike and tracking his virtual progress south over the next 10 weeks. You can sponsor him on his Just Giving page. All the money raised will be divided between the church to help repair St John’s tower, and Alzheimer’s Society. Please sponsor him here: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/paul-eggleton-1?utm_id=60&utm_term=w2EdG8JgJ

Services

Morning Services
Evening Service

Serving the Villages North of Farnham: Badshot Lea, Hale, Heath End & Weybourne