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.
First Holy Communion 2017
Congratulations to all 67 First Holy Communion
boys and girls who made their Frist Holy Communion on Saturday 6th May
during two Masses.
This photograph is of all the children who returned on Sunday 7th May
for their Going Forth Mass & Certificate Presentation followed by
their Celebration Breakfast at St Joan of Arc’s, Farnham. Many
thanks to all the Catechists and Helpers who taught this year’s
Father Matthew Gerin –
a remarkable French Priest
Fr Gerin Headstone Blessing 13th February, 2017 Littlehampton Cemetery
Recently, Patricia Knight, author of The Bear Lane Years
of St Polycarp’s School, found the unmarked plot in Littlehampton
cemetery. The parish has purchased the plot and erected a memorial
stone recognising our debt to this extraordinary man, his work and
precious legacy. A graveside service of blessing and thanksgiving
took place on 13th February 2017. For a full story about Father Gerin
Walkers Christmas Lunch
On the 14th December 14 of the parish
walking group went to a Christmas Lunch at Bills in Castle St. Farnham.
It was, as one would expect, a very social occasion and was enjoyed
The Christmas Bazaar held at the end of
November was a great success raising around £3500. A BIG, BIG
THANK YOU to parishioners for their great generosity, supporting the
Bazaar in so many ways. At times a bit of a squeeze but great fun. Many
parishioners sighted, exiting with cakes, bottles, toys and various
prizes including amazing Grand Raffle prizes...and a big smile. St Joan's
Cafe and Irish coffee ....more big smiles. The day, all smiles and now
a happy memory.
Walkers in Farnham Park, led by Tony Burke
on 22nd November 2016.
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 conditions.
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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