Rector of Farnham, The Revd Simon Reynolds St Andrew's Church, Farnham

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We are pleased to announce the appointment of our new Rector
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The new Rector of Farnham is (subject to medical and DBS checks) to be Revd. David Uffindell, who is currently Vicar of Holy Trinity, Sunningdale. Originally from Hull in East Yorkshire where some of his family still live, David, 54, has studied both Law (Cambridge) and Theology (Oxford). He worked in church leadership in Kingston upon Thames and in Tolworth, Surbiton, for 10 years, before going to Sunningdale in 1998.  He is married to Kathryn who is now a Maths teacher at a girls school near London after having spent 20 years as a solicitor. David and Kathryn have three children: Zoë, Tim and Josh. Zoë is married and lives with Ed in Bristol. Tim is at University in Winchester and Josh is going to start at Cardiff University in the Autumn.

On his appointment, David says:
“I am really delighted to be joining you in Farnham as your new Rector. It seems that it is a very exciting time both for the church and also for the community. It will be a privilege to serve God with you and to begin to get to know you very soon.”

Parish remains resilient through 30 months without an active Rector

A Church is nothing without its 'living stones', the people.
We warmly encourage you to drop in for one of our services or activities.

       This fine church, parts of which date from the 12th Century, stands at the centre of a handsome town whose Georgian heritage, as well as its distinctive and individual character, makes it an attractive place to live, work and visit. The church is a significant landmark on the Pilgrim’s Way – the ancient route from Winchester to Canterbury. We serve a growing and changing town, whose many businesses employ significant numbers of people. Farnham is home to many long-standing residents, students and staff from the University of the Creative Arts, as well as people who have come to live here more recently and who commute to work in London (just an hour away by train).

       We serve everyone who lives and works in our parish in central Farnham. We are conscious of the Church of England’s unique calling to be a place of welcome to all – irrespective of their faith convictions. Many people worship here on Sundays and during week, where the Eucharist is at the centre of our life. Many others value the church as a place of silence and reflection during the day, where they can bring their needs, longings and hopes to God; where candles can be lit, or the simple spaciousness of the building can be enjoyed. We are glad to host many musical and artistic events, too, and are keen to encourage use of the church by the wider community.

      Elsewhere on this website you can pick up a flavour of our life and worship, as well as the many ways in which we strive to serve the people of Farnham. I hope your ‘virtual’ visit will inspire you to come and discover the church, as well as the Christian community which cares for it.


      Easter cross decorated by Children's ChurchThe beautiful Easter Cross decorated by our Children's Church members this year, photographed in the Lady Chapel. Hover and click on photo to find out about Children's Church worship programme this Spring and phone us to find out about our next Friday tea party with craft activities and games - for parents and children.

      A few of the trees in St Andrew's Xmas Tree festival

      From 2nd to 6th December, St Andrew's Church was transformed into a magical space, for the hugely successful Xmas Tree festival. In a forest of creativity, 81 trees were bedecked by a range of groups, clubs, businesses, families and individuals from the Farnham community.

         



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