Services & Sacraments
At St John's we believe in worship ...
Farncombe has been a sacramental church for a century and more. We think worship - when Christians pray together - is one of the main ways God speaks to human beings. And more than that - we believe he acts, too.
We're still under some pandemic restrictions ...
We are almost ready to revert to our pre-pandemic service schedule, but for another couple of weeks the main Sunday service will continue with a 10.30am start time. The plan is as follows:
26th September: Parish Eucharist, 10.30am
3rd October: Sunday Space Harvest Service, 10am & Sung Eucharist 6.30pm
10th October: Parish Eucharist, 10am with refreshments afterwards
17th October: Parish Eucharist, 10am
24th October: Parish Eucharist, 10am with refreshments afterwards
The 8am and midweek services continue as before. There will be special services at other times which will go on the Events page.
Regular Services in normal times
8am: Holy Communion, a quiet said service lasting about 35 minutes
8.45am: Roman Catholic Mass held by our brothers and sisters of St Edmund’s RC parish, Godalming
10am: Parish Eucharist, our main weekly celebration; or on the 1st Sunday each month, a less formal service called Sunday Space. Both services include hymns, sermon, and refreshments afterwards. The Parish Eucharist lasts just over an hour and Sunday Space, usually about 45 minutes. Junior Church is open to all children in KS1 and meets during the 10am Eucharist on the 3rd Sunday each month
Sunday afternoons and evenings: 1st Sunday in the month, 6.30pm: Sung Eucharist
2nd Sunday in the month, 5pm: Sunday Sing, a chance to get together and practice music old and new
3rd Sunday in the month, 5.30pm: TakeTime, a led meditation based on a Bible story, with a refreshment break, lasting an hour
Every Tuesday, 10.30am: Midweek Eucharist, a quiet said service lasting about 35 minutes
3rd Wednesday in the month, 11am: Eucharist at Broadwater Lodge
Every weekday, 9am and 5.30pm: Morning & Evening Prayer
Feast Days and other special services as advertised on the church noticeboards, or as published here.
MESSY CHURCH …
is our regular special worship time especially for anyone who enjoys informality and fun! It means what it says on the tin! Roughly once a quarter on a Saturday afternoon we meet together for fun, and often messy, activities to help us think about the life and words of Jesus Christ. Refreshments are served after the mess. Messy Church was originally devised by the Bible Reading Fellowship.