We will be screening The Queen’s funeral at St Mark’s Church, Alma Lane, Upper Hale, on Monday, September 19th.
The funeral will start at 11am but the church will be open from 10am when the bell will toll for an hour as a sign of respect for The Queen.
Please join us to watch the funeral together. Coffee will be served.
We are holding our Craft Market at St Mark’s, Upper Hale, tomorrow (Saturday 17th) 10am-2pm, and offering a free Harvest lunch from noon.
There will be a slideshow in memory of The Queen and a place to light candles for her.
Please come and join us, listen to live music, enjoy a free lunch, and support businesses while buying gifts and treats. It’s also a chance to see the Kitty Milroy murals.
Friday Night Games Night is back!
The ‘Youth Club for all ages’ is back at St Mark’s on the second and fourth Fridays of the month from 7-9pm, so the next two are November 11th and November 25th.
We 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, squash, cake biscuits served and a lot of chat.
All welcome. For details, contact Stella Wiseman, email@example.com, 07842 761919.
Adventurers, the club for ages 7-11, is back again.
The popular club, led by Anne Boyman, is on Tuesdays at St Mark’s from 5.30-7pm, in term time.
There are games, craft, art, stories, prayers, refreshments and a lot of fun and friendship. So, if you, or someone you know, are age 7 to 11, why not give it a try? Just turn up, or give Anne Boyman a call on 01252 724429.
We will be celebrating Harvest this Sunday (October 9th) at all three churches (9.30am St John’s, 10am St George’s and 10am St Mark’s, please note the earlier start to include Apple Day) with collections of non-perishable food for Farnham Foodbank and a special Apple Day at St Mark’s too!
At St Mark’s, where there is a community orchard, there will be apple-pressing, apple pie, apple juice and apple-y music.
Harvest is a reminder of all the good things that the earth provides but it also highlights the inequality in the world and this year in particular we know many, many people are facing a financial crisis greater than we have seen for decades.
Rev’d Lesley Crawley says: “Harvest is a time when we not only celebrate the gifts of God’s earth, but think of others who are struggling to feed themselves and their families. This is a growing reality in Britain today, even though we are one of the most economically developed countries in the world. Obviously we want to give to help alleviate this need, but the church is also there to challenge and ask questions about why this should be the case and what we can do about it.”
The Foodbank is currently in need of tinned ham or minced beef; tinned carrots or peas; tinned or packet custard; UHT milk and UHT fruit juice.
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.
Have your say on the future of Farnham
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.
To find out more follows North Farnham Voice on Facebook and visit https://farnhaminfrastructure.commonplace.is
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
See you there!
An exhibition about three communities
Everywhere we go, the people we live and move among have their own stories. These will be influenced by, and overlap with, the stories of different communities.
This area is no exception and St Mark’s Church is hosting an exhibition about three communities until July 15. The exhibition will then move to the Museum of Farnham, which has co-curated this, on July 26 where it will remain until December.
Reflecting on 60 years: Our Untold Stories is an interactive exhibition which introduces us to the Ahmadiyya Muslim, the history of Hale and the Polish community in the area. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Organisation, the Hale History Project and the Polish School of Surrey worked with the museum to create a pop-up exhibition about each community’s stories, their origins and specific purposes and provide insight in to the development of local areas.
The exhibition is open at St Mark’s at the following times: Thursday to Sunday, 10am to 1pm, until July 15.
Come and enjoy Messy Church at St Mark’s on Thursday, 16th, 3.30-5.15pm, and find out all about Pentecost. There’s hot food for all, games, craft, and a lot of fun. It’s for the whole family but children must be supervised.
Want to know more? Message Michelle.