Please note that St Chad's Church Farndon is not responsible for the burial plots in the parish burial ground. It is Farndon Parish Council and not St Chad's who run the site. Please direct any comments or enquiries to Farndon Parish Council
Thank you and God bless
The Church is open each day Mondays to Saturdays from 9.00am to 4pm and on Sundays is open only at the times of services - please do visit us
Our vision for the future of our Church community
- Value and welcome all people, seek to encourage new members and therefore increase in worship and fellowship
- Continue to provide and develop our services to the wider village community
- Encourage a wider sense of belonging to our Church in the village community
- Help growing families by providing an environment where children and young people can grow in their journey of faith and play their part in the life of our Church
- Develop the potential of our Church building
- Deepen the prayer and spiritual life of our Church community
Next Messy Church Sunday 2nd July, 4pm
Messy Church is held on the first Sunday of the month at 4.00pm at St Chad's Church. Come along and join our growing congregation - this is a new and exciting form of worship. Messy Church is a fun based family service for people of all ages. Each service includes a number of craft activities, songs, a story and some prayers, all based on the theme for the day. We start with coffee, tea or juice with biscuits and finish with a shared buffet-style tea at 5.00 - 5.30pm
Concert, 28th June, 7.30pm
St John's Community Choir Penymynydd
St Chad's Church will be holding an evening of Sacred & Popular music on Wednesday the 28th of June at 7:30pm when St John's Community Choir will be entertaining us with a variety of music to stir the soul.
The concert is free and open to anyone who would like to come along.
A retiring collection will be taken at the end of the evening in aid of St Chad's Church and St John's Steeples and Spires appeal.
Refreshments will be available
St Chad's next Messy Church will take place on Sunday 4th of June and all children who attend Messy Church are invited to take part in the parade, as the Rose Queen's attendants or Rushbearers
All costumes and flowers or rushes are provided and Claire will be fitting dresses and jackets to those who would like to be part of this year's Rushbearing Parade at both June and July's Messy Church. So please come a little earlier if you can
For those new to our village, Rushbearing is an old English festival in which rushes are collected and used to decorate the village churches
The tradition dates back to as early as the 14th century when most buildings had earthen floors and the rushes along with herbs and grasses were strewn on the floor to provide a sweet-smelling, renewable cover for cleanliness and also insulation in the winter
One of the earliest recording of this happening is found in the Household Roll of King Edward II (1307 -1327) which shows a payment for "a supply of rushes for strewing in the King's chamber"
Churches would allocate a special day each year to carry out the bearing of the rushes and the festival was widespread in Britain from the Middle Ages until the beginning of the 19th century when church floors began to be flagged with stone
The custom was revived later in the 19th century and is kept alive today as an annual event in a number of towns and villages mainly in the north of England . Farndon's Rushbearing always takes place on the second weekend in July,
starting with the Rose Queen Procession led up the High Street by the Vicar at 2.15pm, followed by a traditional village fete in the Vicarage garden
A Rushbearing Festival Family Communion Service will also take place in church on Sunday 9th of July morning at 9.30am; Holy Communion, 6.30pm
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