Category Archives: St George’s Church

Sunday Worship – 21st June

Happy Fathers’ Day

Hello and welcome. Below are the services, and three sermons.  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.

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.

I have updated the Children’s Page with some homeschooling resources for RE.

Happy Birthday

We have two birthdays to celebrate this week: Pamela – 21st June Carolyn – 23 June

Song for Farnham

The local churches have produced a Song for Farnham to lift our spirits during this pandemic:

Services

We now  have two Sunday morning services – an all-age one and a more traditional one:

All-Age:

More Traditional:

Sermons

Alan’s Sermon:

John Innes’s Friday Service Sermon

Bishop Andrew’s Sermon:

Churches reopen for private prayer

We are delighted to say that all three churches are open for private prayer on certain days.

The exact days and times that each is open are:

St John’s: Sunday 2-4pm and from July 12 all day.
Thursday all day

St George’s: Monday and Thursday, all day

St Mark’s: Tuesday and Saturday 10am-12pm

We have also installed hand sanitisers at the entrance and exit doors and everyone is asked to use these. The churches will then be shut for three days to help prevent the spread of the virus.

We are also able to hold funerals, weddings and baptisms in the churches, though numbers are limited.

Lesley commented: “We are so pleased to be able to welcome everyone back into the churches, although there are obvious time limits and other restrictions so that we can help protect people from COVID-19. Our churches are symbols of hope and stability in a troubled world and though we can pray anywhere, many of us find a sense of God and peace in church.

“Everyone is welcome to come in when we are open; people of any faith or none are free to come and enjoy the buildings.”

For further information contact the administrator, Stella, by email or by calling 07842761919.

Sunday Worship – 14th June

Hello and welcome. Below are the services, and four sermons. In addition, one of the sermons is about the shape of the church of the future. You can listen to Pamela, Simon, Bob, Maxine and Stella on that subject here. First here are the notices:

Notices

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. I have updated the Children’s Page with Jacqui Searle’s assembly.

Favourite hymns We will be including in the services a “Favourite Hymn” slot for anyone who would like to take part – if you have a favourite hymn then please video yourself explaining why it is meaningful to you and send it to Lesley or Alan.

Happy Birthday

We have two big birthdays to celebrate this week:

Sylvie is 80 today – 14th June and we are having her favourite hymn – Great is thy Faithfulness

Diana is 90 on 17th June

Happy Birthday!

Join the Lockdown Art Club

Resources

Here are the resources for adults at home this week.

Here are the resources for families at home this week.

Services

We now  have two Sunday morning services – an all-age one and a more traditional one:

All-Age:

More Traditional:

Sermons

All- Age drama from Stella: 

Lesley and Alan’s reflection with vox pops from others:

John Evan’s Friday Service Sermon

Bishop Jo’s Sermon:

 

The Hygiene Bank

The church is now working with The Hygiene Bank Farnham which is now using St George’s to store and sort products to go out to those in need of support.

The Hygiene Bank Farnham is part of a nationwide network of hygiene banks and its goal is to tackle hygiene poverty in our own community.
 

Miranda Morey, Farnham Area Project Coordinator for The Hygiene Bank, writes:

“We believe that feeling clean and being able to present our best selves to the world is integral to not only our physical health, but to our self-worth and well-being as individuals, and something everyone in our community deserves whatever their circumstances. 

“Sadly, research by In Kind Direct tells us that over a third of people in the UK have had to cut down on buying hygiene products, or go without these altogether, for financial reasons – the number rises to over half in 18-24 year olds. 

“Since 2018 The Hygiene Bank has grown to over 100 branches and more than 200 volunteers working across the country – branches collect, sort and redistribute donated hygiene and cleaning products via different local community organisations, to those who need them. 

“Our branch has been operating across the Farnham and Aldershot area since early 2019, and in that time we have distributed over 1 tonne of hygiene products via our 12 local partner organisations that include food banks, schools, youth groups, Citizen’s Advice Waverley, Homestart Waverley, and Waverley Family Centre.

“We collect products – everything from toothbrushes and toothpaste, to nappies and soap (these must be new and unopened).  We usually do this via public donation points across the community, e.g. in Tesco, but during the pandemic these are closed, meaning we are struggling to collect our usual donations.

“We have been overwhelmed by local community support, with people organising street collections on our behalf, or donating products via our online wishlist at www.easho.co.uk.  If you would like to find out more about us or to donate, do email us at thbfarnham@gmail.com or visit our Facebook page www.facebook.com/thehygienebankfarnham.”

Sunday Worship – 24th May

Below are the resources for this week, the Sunday morning services and five sermons for your enjoyment, but first the notices:

Notices

If you missed it, please take a look at Ascension – a brilliant service by Kris and Maxine.

We have a birthday to celebrate – Jenny Bull on 22nd May:

Also – we really need your help… Next week is Pentecost and it is a special service where we dedicate ourselves to serving the world. Please can you record yourself saying these responses and send them to Alan by Wednesday, If you haven’t done this before, instructions can be found by clicking here.

Responses

  • and also with you
  • He is risen indeed. Alleluia.
  • fill us with your Spirit
  • His Spirit is with us
  • nothing can separate us from your love.
  • fill us with your saving power
  • bring strength, healing, and peace
  • Let us praise and bless God for ever
  • and fill us with your spirit
  • Blessed be God for ever
  • By the Spirit’s power, we will
  • We will
  • Amen
  • Thanks be to God. Alleluia, alleluia

Plus send us a video of you lighting a candle

Resources

Here are the resources for adults at home this week.

Here are the resources for families at home this week.

Services

Sermons

Lesley’s BCP Sermon

Lesley and Alan’s Easter 7 Sermon

John Evans’ Friday Sermon

Maxine’s Ascension Sermon

 

Sunday Worship – 17th May

Below are the services, but first… here is something new for you:

Resources for Adults on this week’s bible readings, and

Resources for Families on the readings.

Also – Anne will love this – on the Children’s page is a lovely story and craft for Adventurers, but we can all enjoy it.

Services

Sermons

Alan

Bishop Andrew

 

Share Farnham community store now open

The new Share Farnham community store opened on Tuesday, May 12 and will be open Monday to Friday, from 10am to noon, at Hale Community Centre, GU9 0JH, and Farnham Maltings, GU9 7QR.

Share Farnham is full of free-to-borrow activities and equipment to help keep you busy and active and has been stocked thanks to the generosity of local people who have donated scores of books, games, puzzles, DVDs, toys and craft activities. Those who dropped off their donations at St George’s Church Hall have accounted for five tables’ worth of items, so thank you so much!

How to borrow

Simply visit the store at either venue between 10am and 12pm Monday to Friday, or if you cannot because you are shielding or self-isolating at home, please call the Farnham Coronavirus Helpline helpline on 01252 745446.

How to donate items

More donations are welcome and can be dropped at the Farnham Maltings or Hale Community Centre during store opening hours.

Share Farnham donations 1Share Farnham donations 2

Some of the donations at the Hale Community Centre.

 

Pictured top: Enjoy puzzles and games. Picture by Debby Hudson on Unsplash.

VE Day Service – 10th May

This service is led by Wendy Edwards, Licensed Lay Minister, the gathering includes a Gospel reading by Lance Corporal Bibbings of  The Princess of Wales’ Royal Regiment, Farnham; music and a reading by members of TS Swiftsure, Badshot Lea; and a thought-provoking World War II evacuation memory from Hazel Edwards, Wendy’s mother-in-law. Wendy makes comparisons between World War II and the coronavirus emergency. She draws hope, comfort and and wisdom from both these times of enormous personal and national challenge and ends  the short service with prayers for peace.