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.
... and we still do, but for now:
From Sunday July 12th, public worship is beginning again in a limited way, superceding our regular service schedule below. Our services will be Said Eucharist at 8am and a Said Eucharist with Music at 10.30am. Roman Catholic mass will be at 9am, and there won't be any midweek services yet. Numbers will limited to 60. Messy Church and Toddler Praise won't be possible.
It's very likely that our services will continue to operate on a limited scale for some time to come. This will affect the major occasions in the latter part of the year, including Harvest, Remembrancetide, Advent and Christmas - look for more news on the Events page.
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.