Parish Lunch Helpers Dinner
On the 26th January, nine of the Parish
Lunch helpers had a lunch themselves at the Star Inn at Bentley. The
service and food were excellent and it was nice to be served by somebody
else! The company as usual was great with a lot of chat and teasing.
Several of the helpers have now retired (age comes to all of us) but
a new team is taking over.
Hidden Gem Band Night
On the 17th March the Parish hosted a St Patrick’s
Music evening with the wonderful Hidden Gem Band. A wonderful evening
of Irish music and light refreshment was enjoyed by over 80 people raising
a fantastic £954.08 to be shared equally between the Parish Transformation
fund and Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice.
Receiving the cheque from Alastair Emblem, Phyllis Tuckwell's
Community Fundraiser Sam West said: “We would like to thank Hidden
Gem and all those who went along to the St Patrick’s Day evening,
and helped to raise this fantastic sum of money. £477 is enough
to pay for a Physiotherapist for over three days, helping patients retain
their independence and keep as mobile as possible throughout all stages
of their illness.”
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, which raised £441.40 for CAFOD..
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
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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