Groups at St John's

Finding Out More

Within St John’s there are a variety of special groups which focus areas of action, study or fellowship. If you’re interested in getting involved with any of them, or want to find out more, contact the Rector.

Mother’s Union

A long-established campaigning organisation in the Church of England with a special concern for family welfare issues, and providing support for women members of the church. We now have a joint Branch with Godalming Parish. The MU meets in the Church Room at 2.30pm on the second Wednesday; Contact Marjorie Cawley.

Monday Group

A fellowship group which meets in the Church Room at 8pm on the first and third Monday evenings every month for refreshments, conversation and listening to interesting speakers. Organiser Jenny Downes.

Mens’ Breakfast

Gentlemen gather for cereal, coffee and bacon rolls in the Church Room at 8.30am on the first Saturday of every other month, and to listen to a speaker about life, work and faith (sometimes all three). Organiser Edouard le Maistre.

After-School Club

Children at Farncombe School can sign up for Church Club as one of their after-school activities. We meet every Wednesday afternoon from 3pm to 4pm for craft activities, stories, games, songs and prayers. Organiser Shirley Martin.

St John’s Toddler Group

Operates on Friday mornings from 10am to 11.30am. On the last Friday in each month (usually) we go into the Lady Chapel for 5-10 minutes of ‘Toddler Praise’. Organiser Hazel Freeston. The Group’s Facebook page is here. 


Our small choir (augmented from other churches for special occasions!) sings for the Parish Eucharist and for other festal services, especially the Advent Service of Light and Christmas Carol service for which we learn anthems and special pieces. Organiser Yvonne Budd.

Home Groups

‘Together@Amity’ is a fellowship group that meets on the first Tuesday evening of each month: contact Penny Rivers. The ‘Bethany’ Group is a group specifically for older ladies who find themselves living alone, which meet fortnightly on Friday afternoons, and Bethany 2, meeting on the second Monday afternoon in the month. Contact: Revd Maggie Stirling-Troy (Bethany) and Heather Bryn Thomas (Bethany 2).