The Pilgrim Project

Updated Plans – 28 May 2019

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Following advice from Waverley Borough Council’s Planning Department, we have improved the plan for the proposed alterations to the rear of the building and in Victoria Road.  The revised design complements the architecture of the rest of the church building, and fits in with other buildings in Victoria Road by: facing the extension with bricks […]

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The Spire Church is inaugurated

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Rt. Revd. Dr. Chris Herbert preaching

A packed service saw the inauguration of The Spire Church on Sunday 2 September.  The service, led by The Spire Church ministers, Revd. Michael Hopkins and Revd. Conrad Hicks. The church also welcomed Revd. Dr. Chris Blake, Superintendent Minister of the Hants-Surrey Border Methodist Circuit, Revd. John Hellyer, Chair of the South East Methodist District, […]

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Rachel raises over £1000 walking for The Pilgrim Project

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Many thanks and congratulations are due to Rachel Melling for walking the Yorkshire 3 Peaks on August 26th to raise funds for the Pilgrims Project. Rachel raised over £1,000 for the project – £1,200 when allowing for Gift Aid. This 25 mile hike covers Ingleborough, Pen-y-ghent and Whernside.  It took over 14 hours in the end, […]

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Churches to unite

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Farnham United Reformed Church and Farnham Methodist Church are coming together to form a Local Ecumenical Partnership (LEP) to be known as The Spire Church, Farnham. As a united congregation combining a Methodist and United Reformed Church, The Spire Church will serve Farnham and aims to be “a symbol of togetherness and co-operation”. The LEP […]

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Please sponsor Rachel for the Three Peaks Challenge

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Rachel Melling is walking the Yorkshire 3 Peaks on August 26th to raise funds for the Pilgrims Project. This is a 25 Mile hike up Ingleborough, Pen-y-ghent and Whernside! Rachel says “Farnham United Reformed Church means so much to me personally. It would be amazing to see the church rooms brought up to date so […]

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I Am Who I Am

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What’s your name?  Why were you given that name?  What does it mean? Maybe you have several names.  Why were you given those?  What do they mean? Maybe you have children.  What did you call them?  Why?  What do their names mean? There’s a long tradition of giving people names which mean something.  We see […]

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Is it really Doubting Thomas?

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Those of you on Facebook will know that Michael Hopkins, our minister, was visiting the Vatican on Friday for a fact finding visit on behalf of the Assembly Arrangements Committee for ideas to improve the URC’s General Assembly, and finalising details for Pope Francis’s visit to the Assembly this year. He was, of course, on […]