Category Archives: Social Events

Friday Night is Games Night!

Friday Night Games Night is back!

From Friday, September 23, the ‘Youth Club for all ages’ will return to St Mark’s on the second and fourth Friday of the month from 7-9pm.

We will have the table tennis tables out, along with our small pool table, board games, jigsaws, and maybe even a game of sock golf. There will be teas, coffees and biscuits served and a lot of chat.

The first session is on Friday, September 23, and thereafter on the second and fourth Fridays of the month. For details, contact Stella Wiseman, revd.stella@badshotleaandhale.org, 07842 761919.

Book your tickets for the Harvest Supper

Saturday, October 1, 6-9.30pm

On Saturday, October 1, there will be a Harvest Supper at St George’s for the whole parish, with supper, entertainment and a raffle, starting at 6pm. Bring your own alcohol but soft drinks will be provided. Tickets are £10 adult; £5 child (under 16).

It’s always a great evening and if you fancy taking part in the entertainment, let Kris Lawrence know by emailing her at warden.stgeorges@badshotleaandhale.org. Tickets will be available in church or from Kris at the above email address, or call Stella Wiseman on 07842 761919.

At the Harvest Supper we will be auctioning these two lovely Nativity sets, made by Michelle Chapman’s father. There is a three-piece set (four pieces if the manger and baby are separated) and a 12-piece set (13 if manger and baby are separated) All money raised will go to church funds.

Top picture by Lena Volkova on Unsplash

Craft Market and Free Harvest Lunch!

We are holding a craft market and free harvest lunch on Saturday, September 17, at St Mark’s Church, from 10am to 2pm, with a free lunch served from noon.

Come and browse the stalls, full of beautiful craft items, listen to live music, and enjoy a free lunch which we are offering in conjunction with the Hale Community Centre and Community Fridge which is dedicated to sharing good food with everyone and reducing waste.

Everyone is welcome and admission is free.

Free Family Fun Day

Join us for a FREE family fun day on Friday, August 19th, 10am-1pm, at St Mark’s Church, Upper Hale (next to Tesco Express).

Free lunch provided, plus music, craft, table tennis and a chance for parents to relax and chat. Everyone welcome.

You can find out more by messaging us here or emailing Michelle – youth@badshotleaandhale.org

See you there!

Save the date for the parish fete!

The parish fete will take place on Saturday, July 9th, 12-4pm at St George’s Church, Badshot Lea.

This is a whole parish fete, hosted by St. George’s, and we are now collecting bottles (for the bottle tombola), items suitable for tombola prizes and toys in good condition. Please leave these safely in any of our churches for collection. On the day we would appreciate donations of cakes.

There will be a craft fair there, a raffle, tombola, barbecue, a bar, tea cup ride, games, refreshments, entertainment, and a chance to catch up with friends.

We also now have raffle tickets for sale – please buy some and take some to sell to your friends. Any questions, contact Maxine Everitt.

Midsummer Magic

Enjoy some Midsummer Magic at St George’s on the evening of Friday, June 24th, at 7.30pm, when Carillon Singers and the Parish Choir come together for an evening of light music, African songs, some well loved classics and new songs.

There will be refreshments in the church hall following the concert. Just come along and enjoy the evening – no need to book.

This will be the last time Carillon will present under the leadership of Samuel Rolles. Looking forward, Carillon will have a new Musical Director, and are looking for new choir members. If you are interested, please look at the website, carillonsingers.co.uk or ring 01252 655849 for more details.

Music evening for Christian Aid

Come to a musical evening on Saturday, May 7, at 6.30pm at St George’s Church, Badshot Lea, all in aid of Christian Aid.

There will be singing by In Accord and the Church Choir as well as soloists and a chance to have a singalong. There will also be saxophone music, piano, the organ, and much more.

Drinks and nibbles will be provided and all this for just £5, payable on the door. Children have free entry.

So join us at St George’s on May 7 at 6.30pm and help raise money for Christian Aid.

Gather around the Campfire

What’s your story?


We all have a story to tell, but it’s not always easy to talk about yourself. Sharing our stories can help us reconnect with each other in an increasingly fractured world.

That’s why Campfire is coming to north Farnham. Campfire is a unique, magical event which celebrates the untold stories of people who make up a community.

We’re looking for people to tell true stories at the event, and to come to workshop beforehand so that they’re well-equipped to contribute. No story is too small! From mundane moments to miraculous misadventures, we want to hear it all.

All you need to do is show up to our free, fun workshop. You might come with an idea of the story you could tell, but it’s totally okay if you turn up with nothing. We’ll help you find and shape your story in a warm, supportive environment. Why not come to the workshop and see what it’s all about? You’ve got nothing to lose!

The workshop will take place at St Mark’s Church on 1st April, from 7.30 to 9.30pm. The campfire event will take place in the church on 8th April at 7.30pm.

This is what others have said:

I didn’t think I had any good stories to tell, but Molly gives you interesting prompts and helps you create a structure around something from your life you didn’t think was story-worthy.

It makes you realise how interesting other people are!

Exceeded my expectations!

It will be hosted by musician Dominic Conway and poet and author Molly Naylor, with live music and cocoa. Here they are explaining more:

Molly is a poet, playwright and creative writing tutor. She has run True Stories Live, a sell-out event in Norwich where local people get up on stage tell stories, for the past five years.

Dominic is the award-winning musical director of Little Bulb Theatre who recently toured village halls with the wildly successful Mountain Music.

Interested? Email news@badshotleaandhale.org or call 07842761919.

Barn Dance cancelled

Sadly, we have had to cancel our Barn Dance which was to be held on April 10. Any tickets bought will be refunded.

Get out those dancing shoes and shake off the Covid blues, dancing to the irresistible sounds of the Cajun Boogaloo trio.

There will be a light supper and you can bring your own snacks and drinks.

Tickets: £15 adults / £7 children / £40 family available from warden.stgeorges@badshotleaandhale.org and in church on Sundays.