Recent Activities

ARCAID Weekend

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 way.


Confirmation 2017

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 programme.


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 click here.


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 by all.


Christmas Bazaar

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.


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Walkers in Farnham Park, led by Tony Burke on 22nd November 2016.

Parish Social Walks

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 Thorp.


Parish Lunches

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.


Badminton Club

Meets on Tuesday evening in the school hall, please e-mail Carol Tutte.


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