Lenten CAFOD Lunch
On Friday 16th March a Lenten lunch was
provided by volunteers and served by St. Polycarps school children.
There were three types of delicious soup, bread, butter and cheese,
with fruit and coffee or tea to follow. A pleasant lunch enjoyed by
a good number of parishioners.
Inter-Church Praise Evening
On 24th January, St Joan's "Life
in the Spirit" prayer group hosted an evening of praise, reconciliation
and prayer in the Parish Centre.
Thirty five people from different churches enjoyed an uplifting evening
focussed on praying together for Farnham. As well as many Catholics
from Farnham and surrounding areas, there were representatives from
the Anglican churches in Farnham, The Bourne, Rowledge and Tilford and
from the Pentecostal and Vineyard churches.
After the service, there was a time of fellowship over coffee and a
magnificent selection of home-baked cakes! Everyone agreed that it was
a great way to break down barriers between denominations, and there
was enthusiasm for repeating the experience, with other churches around
the town taking turns to host. Alastair Emblem
The Christmas Bazaar was held on the 25th
November and as usual there was a huge range of gifts and attractions.
There was also the cafe with bacon buttees etc and coffee fortified
with liquer and cream. The bazaar raised over £3200 for the transformation
Over the weekend of 23/24 September 2017
we had an "Arcaid Weekend" during which we raised awareness
of the work of Arcaid, displayed photographs of various projects Arcaid
has supported this year, sold cakes after all Masses and offered coffee
and cake after the Sunday morning Masses. We were blessed with lovely
weather and many parishioners enjoyed chatting about Arcaid, and a number
expressed an interest in becoming subscribers. The ‘icing on our
cake’ was the wonderful £1,600 raised thanks to the generosity
of parishioners and which will be put to good use as soon as possible.
Thank you to everyone who contributed in any
On the 19th May at a 7.30pm Mass Bishop
Richard Moth confirmed the 27 young people shown in the photograph.
Congratulations to them all.
Walkers at Wintershall During Lent 2018
There are social walks almost every month. These
are gentle walks though our lovely Surrey and Hampshire countryside
with time to chat and look at the scenery. They vary between about
3 ½ and 6 ½ miles. Typically after a shared ride
from St. Joan's car park the cars are left at a pub from where
the walk is started. The walk finishes at the pub. Here you can
enjoy an optional meal before returning. You will need stout shoes
or walking boots and there is a chance of having to walk in muddy
Details are posted, at the appropriate time,
in the church porch, and the weekly bulletin and on the "Parish
Diary" page of this site. The walks are organised by Sheila
The Sunday Luncheon Club was formed in
January 1995 to bring together members of our community who live
alone whether they are students or senior citizens. The lunches
are held on 7 Sundays of the year at 12.15 pm in St Joan's Hall.
Dates for the lunches are announced on the Parish Diary page of
this site and in the weekly newsletter.
If you live alone and would enjoy good company
and good home cooking, then come along and bring a friend.
The committee are always looking
for more volunteers to help with the organising, washing up, cooking
and offering transport. Please e-mail
Tony Calway if you would be willing to help.
Meets on Tuesday
evening in the school hall, please e-mail
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