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On the first Saturday of the month you are invited to meet up with friends old and new and enjoy
a cup of coffee and a home made cookie in the Church from 10 - 11.30am - Invitation includes children and the dog!

November Village Coffee Morning - Thank you to all who braved the rain and wind to attend the monthly coffee morning on Saturday 7th November! It was another relaxed, sociable and very successful morning, raising a staggering £419.00 which will support the Village ‘Over 60s Christmas Party’

  A special ‘Thank you’ to everyone who donated produce, gave their time or supported this event, all of which contributed to its overall success.

December Village Coffee Morning

The Village Coffee Morning and the traditional  Christmas Fair are combining  on
Saturday December 5th in Farringdon Village Church,10 – 12noon ( ½ hour longer than usual)


Enjoy coffee, mulled wine and mince pies
at this Festive Coffee morning.
Collect your Christmas Tree order - Gift Stalls
Children’s  Lucky Dip - Christmas Hamper Raffle
Produce Stall - Christmas Wreaths
Roasted Chestnuts

Special notice: The first Village Coffee Morning in 2016 is on the
second Saturday in January.
We felt that the first Saturday in January was too soon after New Year,
falling on the 2nd and many people might be away,
too busy-or too exhausted- to attend!
From February we will return to the first Saturday of the month. Please put Saturday 9th January, 10-11.30am 2016 in your diaries.Hope to see you there! All family, friends, visitors welcome.




The Village Church has served the needs of our local community for 800 years. It is a place of prayer and peace, a constant reminder of God's presence in an ever-changing world.



Under RepairThe weather vane was replaced on the 20th April 2002. In common with all Parish Churches, All Saints in constant need of restoration.

In 1999 , a special All Saints Restoration Fund was set up to refurbish and enhance the interior of the ancient building. The wooden shingles on the spire roof also needed replacing a problem exascerbated by the attentions of a Green Woodpecker which bored holes in the woodwork to extract the insects thriving in the decaying wood.

The Church was closed throught the Summer of 2001 for a major restoration and the newly refurbished Church reopened in time for Harvest Festival in the Autumn.

The refurbished interior.


In 2005 after a Pastoral reorganisation of Local Parishes, Farringdon became part of the newly created Northanger Benefice which brought together the Parishes of Chawton, Selborne, East Worldham, West Worldham Hartley Mauditt, Newton Valence, East Tisted, Oakhanger and Kingsley.

The Reorganisation brought The Reverend Tony Pears and his family to the Farringdon Vicarage and on April 30th 2005 Tony was installed as Priest in Charge of the Northanger benefice at a service in Selborne.


Tony P meets Tony C . . .Two Perrys + one PearsThe Farringdon congregation were in attendance for the Rev Pears morning service in All Saints on the 1st May 2005, his first opportunity to meet them in his official capacity.   Tony had a busy first Sunday around the parishes, after officiating at his first morning service in Farringdon he was back in the Church for the children's service and then off to Hartley for a Rogation service later in the day with an evening service to follow. As he grew up in Blackmoor, Farringdon is virtually home ground and his local knowledge will be a valuable asset with such a large area to cover.








The Altar

Gilbert White, the Selborne naturalist, was curate at All Saints for many years before he took up his post as curate at Selborne, in the neighbouring parish.


The graves of the Rev. Thomas Massey and his WifeAlthough the present church building dates back to the 1300's, structural changes took place in the 19th century under the influence of Rev Thomas Massey, rector for 62 years.

Massey was something of an eccentric with a penchant for building.

He was responsible for the construction of
'Masseys Folly', just across the road from the Church, the building we now use as the Village Hall.

The Rev. Massey died in 1919, before the building was completed, he is buried alongside his wife, near the Church door, their graves marked with Celtic crosses


The war memorials and a book of remembrance record the sacrifice of local people killed in action in the two world wars. Other memorials record lives of local people who have served both the church and community in their lifetime.

Visitors to the church can see a stained glass window in the vestry designed by village resident Hugh Powell, who moved to Farringdon in 1958. His work repairing bomb damaged stained glass was much in demand. His also made a window in Southwark Cathedral in London.

Many a village lad mourned the passing of the old hand-pumped church organ in 1969 as it provided a ready source of pocket money.

Ancient wall paintings of an Apostle dating back to 1340 were discovered when layers of old lime wash began to flake off medieval plaster work. In 1988 experts were consulted to carry out an investigation, so that decisions could be made about conservation.

Two paintings were discovered - both 'Dooms' or 'Last Judgements', with Christ as the central figure displaying the wounds of his crucifixion. The paintings were faded in places and difficult to make out, but some details are still clear.

Unfortunately these paintings are in the loft space above the ceiling and are not accessible to visitors, although when the recent repairs were carried out it was discovered that the ends of the ceiling timber supports had crumbled away, with only the plaster work preventing an unscheduled descent, which would have given those of the congregation who were still conscious, a clear view of the old paintings.

The old yew in the churchyard, beside the path from the Lych gate, is certainly an ancient tree, the exact age is uncertain but possibly less than the 3,000 years claimed in some estimates. Whatever the true age, the author of the following verse was obviously convinced the Farringdon Yew was more than 2,000 years old.

The  Churchyard Yew


Gilbert White was curate here,
For nearly four and twenty years
He daily rode the rural track
From Selborne to All Saints and back.
But long before he came this way,
Old Farringdon had much to say
For is it true the hollow yew,
When Christ was born, was far from new

Remembrance Sunday 2015 - Farringdon War Memorial

Remembrance Sunday





Family Services start at 10:00 a.m and last approximately half an hour
(No Family Service in August & September during the Summer Holidays)

22nd - Christ the King 10:00 a.m. - BENEFICE SERVICE - Oakhanger
                    Rev. Tony Pears & Rev. John Ellison
Monday 30th - All Souls 7:00 p.m.- EAST WORLDHAM - Rev. Lesley Leon
6th - Family Service 10:00 a.m. Advent Service

Farringdon Christingle Service 2014

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