Welcome to the Website for
Holy Family Catholic Church
Alma Lane, Heath End, Farnham GU9 0LH
The Parish of Holy Family Church is twinned with Holy Angels Church, Ash and we are served by Father David A. Buckley MA and Deacon John Edwards.
Our prayer is that the Life of each person who shares in the life of our church community may be enriched by an awareness of the love of God.
Our Sunday Service (which is a Family Mass with Hymns) is at 9.15 am.
Sunday Mass at our Sister Church of Holy Angels, Ash GU12 6LU is at 11am
Thank you for visiting the Holy Family Church website. Father David Buckley and Deacon John Edwards wish you every happiness and blessings for the coming year.
All are welcome at the Church of The Holy Family, Farnham.
To make it easier for visitors to share in the Prayers and Readings the Churches use the Jerusalem Mass Leaflet where the whole Mass (Service) is printed each Sunday for everyone. If you are a visitor or have recently come to live in the area, please say ‘Hello’ to the Priest or Deacon after Mass
On most Sundays at Mass there is an optional Special Children’s Liturgy Group
We welcome children and know that parents sometimes may need some ‘personal space and time out’ during Mass so we have set aside seats in the Chapel of Our Lady and in the Entrance Porch , both of which have relayed sound and the porch is soon to be extended and fitted with a TV screen showing the Altar.
Times of Mass and Devotions
|Saturday Vigil Mass||5.30pm||Holy Angels||Ash, GU12 6LU|
|Sunday Services||9:15am||Holy Family||Farnham, GU9 0LH|
|11:00am||Holy Angels||Ash, GU12 6LU|
|Weekday Services||See weekly newsletter|
Devotions during Lent:
Wednesdays: Holy Family:
Stations of the Cross 7pm
Adoration of the Holy Eucharist at 7.30pm
Fridays: Holy Angels:
Stations of the Cross at 11.30am
Lenten Mass: 12 noon
Stations of the Cross at 7.30pm
Confessions for Easter
Holy Family: 7pm on Thursday – 10th April Lenten Mass 7.30pm
Holy Angels: 7.30pm on Friday – 11th April Stations of the Cross followed by Confessions.
Holy Angels: 5pm-5.20pm on 12th April (Sat.evening) and after 5.30pm Mass.
During Lent Holy Angels Church will be open every weekday from 9.30am to 1pm and on Saturdays from 9.30am to 5pm for those who wish to make the Stations of the Cross personally or come in for private prayer during Lent
EASTER SERVICES AT HOLY ANGELS CHURCH, ASH AND HOLY FAMILY CHURCH, FARNHAM
Maundy Thursday – 17th April 2014
Holy Angels: 9.30am – Morning Prayer & Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.
Holy Family: 7.30pm – Mass of the Last Supper
Good Friday – 18th April 2014
Holy Angels: 9.30am – Children’s Good Friday Service
Holy Family: 3pm – Liturgy of the Passion
Holy Angels: 7.30pm – Stations of the Cross
Easter Vigil – Saturday 19th April 2014
Holy Family: 8pm – Vigil and Mass of Easter
Easter Sunday: 20th April 2014
Holy Family: 9.15am – Mass of Easter children’s Mass
Holy Angels: 11am – Sunday Mass of Easter
Holy Angels: 5.30pm – Easter Sunday Evening Mass
We have a shared Parish Office. Our Parish Secretary is Rita Curran who is available
Mon-Friday 9am – 1pm on 01252 321422
Our Office email address is: office [ at ] holyangelsash.org.uk
If you are a visitor to the parish please say hello to Father David or Deacon John at Mass, they are always pleased to welcome visitors and hear where you have come from. A short guide to the Church is usually available on the table at the back of church.
Initial enquiries for Baptisms and Weddings are usually made through the Parish Office
For ‘out of hours sick calls and emergency’ call: 01252 321422 or 01252 405453.
The community at Holy Family Church is also involved in local activities and events and from time to time the church is made available for music recitals raising funds for local charities.
If you are new to the area and would like to register with one of our parishes please complete the welcome form and hand it to the Priest, Deacon or to one of the welcome team at the church door.
Your partner or friend who may not be a Catholic, but who may from time to time accompany you to church or parish social events is welcome to register as ‘a Friend of the Church’. They are welcome to take part in the social life, music, reading and general life of the church as and when they wish in the same way you do and although they cannot receive Holy Communion they are always welcome to come to the altar at communion time for a blessing.
The Shared Office for the two parishes of Holy Family, Farnham and Holy Angels, Ash is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 1pm and you will always receive a warm welcome from our Parish secretary, Rita, who will be pleased to meet you and welcome you to our two parishes. The parish publishes a weekly newsletter with details of what is going on in the parish and some contact names for the activities. When you have some free time and would like to be involved in any of the activities please have a word with the priest or deacon or parish secretary. If you have any ideas that have worked well in other parishes and you do not see them listed we would be pleased to hear about them.
Father David and Deacon John would like to welcome you personally so please introduce yourself to the Priest or Deacon; we get a number of visitors in both parishes so we are never sure who is a visitor and who has recently moved into the area.
If you would like your home blessed by the Priest or Deacon please let us know. This is a simple but moving short ceremony which asks God’s blessing on you and your family.
We hope you will be happy here as part of or parish community and find new and valued friends and support and enrichment in your spiritual life.
May God Bless you.
Father David & Deacon John.
If you have a ‘housebound friend or relative’ in the parish who would like our weekly newsletter and a visit from our Pastoral Team please let our parish secretary, Rita, know or contact Father David or Deacon John.
Holy Family is mobile-friendly
Our new Holy Family website has been built using modern technologies that automatically detect the size of the browser you are using and re-size the pages to fit. This means that if you want to catch up on your iPad, tablet, laptop or Smartphone you can – try it for yourself and see.