as seen in the “10 of the best live music venues” feature in April 2014’s Surrey Life magazine
All Farncombe Music Club concerts take place exclusively at St John’s Church, St. John’s Street, Farncombe, Godalming, Surrey GU7 3EJ
Wednesday 22nd March – Keith James – Solid Air Concert..The music of John Martyn and Nick Drake – £14 adv / £17 door TICKETS ON SALE SOON
Wednesday 29th March – To be announced soon…
Friday 7th April – The Enid – £16 adv / £19 door TICKETS ON SALE SOON
Wednesday 26th April – Davis Lindley Mullan – £14 adv / £17 door TICKETS ON SALE SOON
Friday 19th May – PENCILLED DATE
June / July – FARNCOMBE MUSIC CLUB’s 10th ANNIVERSARY CONCERTS – DETAILS FOR ALL 4 SHOWS TO BE ANNOUNCED BY 1st NOVEMBER
Friday 9th June
Friday 23rd June
Friday 7th July
Friday 21st July
August 2017 – no concerts planned as yet but never say never!!!
Friday 17th November – CONFIRMED BOOKING – To be announced in February 2017
Friday 24th November – pencilled booking
Saturday 2nd December – AWAITING CONFIRMATION
All concerts start at 7.45pm with doors / bar open from 7.00pm. For full listings and more details see Events page on Farncombe Music Club’s Facebook page.
Advance tickets are available as follows:
– in person from Record Corner in Pound Lane, Godalming – no booking fee for cash or cheques, 50p per ticket for credit or debit cards.
– by BACS payment – please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
– by cheque made payable to Julian Lewry for the appropriate number of tickets (no booking fee) and send to: Julian Lewry, 6 Wood Road, Farncombe, Surrey GU7 3NN (please enclose an SAE or otherwise tickets will be held on the door for collection on the night).
– in person from myself at any of my concert promotions.
N.B. Door prices are usually £3 or £4 higher than the advance prices and payment is CASH ONLY. If the concert has SOLD OUT it is highly unlikely any tickets will be on sale on the door unless there are any returns.
Regular attendees might be interested in purchasing carnet tickets which have many advantages including saving pounds on each concert here, are transferable to others and have no expiry date. For more details contact me or pick up a flyer at any of my concert promotions.
For further information on any of the concerts please call 01483 421520 or e-mail email@example.com
Built over 160 years ago, the main venue St. John’s Church was refurbished in 2012 and has wonderful acoustics and a unique atmosphere (described by some as Surrey’s own Union Chapel). St. John’s Church has a capacity of up to 350 in a mixed seating / standing format (c.250 if all-seated). The more intimate St. John’s Church Room is occasionally used for concerts and can seat up to 100. Seating in both venues is unreserved and on a first come first served basis. Some pillars in St. John’s Church can restrict views especially on busy evenings. Access to both venues is the same via the path leading up to the hallway which connects the two venues. Disabled access to both venues is excellent.
This is a music led venue and it is not suitable for large, or indeed small groups who wish to talk and have a party whilst the musicians are performing. Please respect the musicians and our fellow guests.
Finding Us / Parking / Rail Travel
Situated in St. John’s Street right in the centre of the village just opposite the Co-op store, there are PUBLIC CAR PARKS in Station Road (GU7 3NF) , North Street (GU7 3HE) and on Meadrow (GU7 3HY) – all of which are within 5 minutes walk of the venue (charges may apply). There is also some on street parking nearby. Please do not park in PRIVATE CAR PARKS.
Farncombe railway station is just 2 minutes walk from the venue. For rail travellers, Farncombe is on the London Waterloo – Portsmouth mainline. Trains are regular and journey times are London – 40 minutes and Portsmouth – 1 hour. All concerts finish before the final trains.
Served by a superb team; beer, wine, soft drinks, tea, coffee, chocolate bars, crisps etc. are available in St. John’s Church Room from doors opening until the end of the show irrespective of which venue the concert is in. CASH ONLY but there are cash machines nearby – either at the Co-op opposite or at Simrans newsagents just over the railway line. Drinks may be taken into St. John’s Church but no alcohol is allowed to be taken outside the building. Fairtrade goods are used wherever possible. To enable us to comply with the Premises Licence and the four licensing objectives alcohol cannot be brought into the venue. The only alcoholic drinks which are permitted to be consumed are those which we sell at the bar i.e. beer and wine.
For those arriving in the area early, there are a range of eating and drinking options nearby including the Natter Cafe (opposite St. John’s Church), the Farncombe restaurant and several pubs and take-aways.
Who Has Played Here
Since the Farncombe Music Club concerts started in June 2007, St. John’s Church has played host to acts such as Caravan, Beverley Craven, Curved Air, Kiki Dee & Carmelo Luggeri, Andy Fairweather Low & The Low Riders, Julie Felix, Antonio Forcione, Julia Fordham, Gordon Giltrap, Jaki Graham, Steve Howe, Iona, Steve Knightley, Kokomo, Dennis Locorriere, Hazel O’Connor, Nerina Pallot, Tom Russell, Eve Selis, Vonda Shepard, Martin Simpson, Stackridge and Judie Tzuke.
Through these concerts, thousands of pounds have been raised for our chosen charity; the Godalming-based Trinity Trust Team youth project whose full-time employees and volunteers work with young people in the local schools, community and churches . Funds are raised for other charities and causes from time to time.
Andy Fairweather Low & The Low Riders performing in St. John’s Church, Farncombe. They made their 3rd sell out appearance here on 20th May 2016.