Come to our Christmas Craft Market this Saturday, November 19th, 10am-2pm, at St Mark’s.
Lots of amazing handmade gifts and cards for Christmas and a chance for children to meet Father Christmas. Plus there is a lucky dip. Win a prize! Live music, free entry, refreshments, and a lovely atmosphere.
Huge thanks to the lovely Magikats in Farnham for sponsoring us. They provide tutoring for children and teenagers in Farnham and are at St George’s every Tuesday afternoon. Check them out.
Farnham will be holding A Moment of Reflection: a vigil for The Queen, on Sunday, 18th September, the evening before her funeral. The commemoration will take place in Gostrey Meadow, Farnham, GU9 7PT, with the lighting of candles from 7.30pm.
Please gather for the vigil at 7.45pm near to the bandstand. Both Cllr Alan Earwaker, the Mayor of Farnham, and Cllr John Ward, Mayor of Waverley, will speak and then there will be a minute’s silence which will be shared with communities across the UK. In Farnham, the minute’s silence with be signalled by a whistle, this will be piped by Farnham, Fleet and Aldershot Sea Cadets.
People can hold this minute’s silence anywhere, or come join together in Gostrey Meadow on Sunday evening; everybody is welcome.
There is a book of condolence in the Byworth Suite, Farnham Town Hall, South Street, Farnham which is available for people to sign until the end of the period of national mourning during office hours, which are Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm and Friday 9am to 4.30pm.
Here is your September magazine, chock full of news and events for the next month, including a welcome to David and Nabila Camp, who have come to the parish while David is training for ordained ministry. There is news about harvest events – our free Harvest Lunch at the next Craft Market on September 17th, Harvest festival services and Apple Day on 18th, and Harvest Supper on October 1st with entertainment and an auction of some beautiful Nativity sets.
We look wider than the parish too with details of a Rainbow Service in Guildford on September 14th and questions about the new Farnham Infrastructure Programme. Please read and complete the consultation.
And don’t forget the Autumn Fayre on September 3rd!
Join us at our Autumn Fayre at St John’s Church, Hale, on Saturday, September 3rd, from 12-4pm.
There will be stalls, games, food and drink – a barbecue, bar, tea and cakes – a grand raffle with loads of prizes, and music. The fayre will be opened by Cllr Alan Earwaker, Mayor of Farnham, at 12pm.
Come and browse the stalls – everything from crafts to a bottle tombola – play games, eat, drink and be merry while listening to music by local musicians.
Buy a lucky programme and be in with a chance of winning a £50 voucher for Heaven’s Kitchen restaurant; buy a raffle ticket and you could win £100, or a host of other prizes; browse gifts on the stalls; eat delicious cake or a burger; have a drink, and know that you are helping to raise money to support the church’s work in the community, including the setting up of a new youth hub at St John’s.
The changes are proposed as part of the Farnham Infrastructure Programme, a partnership between Surrey County Council, Waverley Borough Council, Farnham Town Council and Jeremy Hunt MP and the plan is to “reduce carbon emissions, improve the connections between the town’s communities, support economic vitality and encourage growth, and improve life in Farnham with cleaner air, healthier lifestyles and less dominance of traffic on communities”. However, there are questions over how this is done and what impact it will have on other parts of Farnham so a consultation is underway.
As North Farnham is likely to be affected if the proposals go ahead, residents are being encouraged to complete the consultation. This is online here and there will be hard copies available at the exhibitions. There are also hard copies available at the Farnham Town Council offices on South Street.
The consultation it runs until September 11th, but with an extension into early October to allow time to go into the schools at the start of next term.
Your July/August magazine is here, filled with Ordination news, the Fete, information about what is going on in the parish, reflections, an article about the pop-up museum exhibition at St Mark’s, changes to the craft market, pride services, news from our local MP, prayer, new advertisers.
Your June magazine is here, filled with Jubilee events, the Flower Festival, information about what is going on in the parish, reflections, an article about coping with deafness, news from our local MP, prayer, new advertisers.
North Farnham is all set to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with a long weekend of events between June 2nd and 5th, arranged by the parish, North Farnham Voice – a group of residents dedicated to caring for the area – and the Hale Community Centre.
The events are:
Thursday, June 2
St George’s Church – Afternoon Tea 2.45-5.30pm with exhibition of Coronation and Queen Elizabeth memorabilia and entertainment. Please book your free ticket in advance by contacting Maxine.firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01252 318135
Friday, June 3
St Mark’s Church – Barn Dance 6pm -10pm Enjoy a FREE evening of dancing to music by Cajun Boogaloo Trio. Bring your own refreshments. Tea and coffee available for donations to the Kitty Milroy mural fund. Further info email@example.com or 07842 761919
Saturday, June 4
Upper Hale – Family Fun Day
Sandy Hill Field 10am -12 noonFREE activities with Bouncy Castle, Games, Fire Engine, Music, Treasure Hunt, Tug-o-war and Ramble
St Mark’s Church 12.30pm – 2pm FREE JUBILEE LUNCH with live music and a display of photos of people and past events from Hale History Project. Plus, a chance to see and hear more from the experts about the recently restored Kitty Milroy murals.
Hale Recreation Ground 2pm – 4pm Bring your own PICNIC IN THE PARK and enjoy more live singing and music and dancing displays by local groups. (Toilet facilities open in the Institute and Scout Hut) The Church on the Green will be selling teas and coffee and will be holding an exhibition of Jubilee memorabilia.
Sunday, June 5
10am St George’s Church Outdoor Songs of Praise. 11am Badshot Lea Primary School fete. 12 noon St John’s Church, Hale, Service of Thanksgiving with the Bishop of Dorking and the Scouts. 1pm St John’s Church churchyard BIG LUNCH with BBQ* and music. Bring your own picnic.
SAVE THE DATES – Everyone is welcome!
If you’d like to get involved with the preparations, help at these events or have a group activity you’d like to promote please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
*cover charge applies
Serving the Villages North of Farnham: Badshot Lea, Hale, Heath End & Weybourne