Recent Activities

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


Christmas Bazaar

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 fund.


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Walkers at Wintershall During Lent 2018

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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