Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of church is Busbridge & Hambledon?

Busbridge and Hambledon Church are members of the Church of England. We are linked to a number of groups through involvement of past or current church members or through other association. These include Holy Trinity Brompton, the New Wine Network and Lee Abbey.

Who’s in charge here?

The Rector is Simon Taylor

What time are the services?

Busbridge: We have services at 8.30am, 2 different services at 10.00am – The Classic, which is held in the church and The Contemporary which is held across the road in the hall of Busbridge Junior School. We also have an evening service at 6.30pm in the Church.

Hambledon: We have a more traditional service at 9.30am called the Heritage Service and then a Contemporary Service at 11.00am.

Can I have a funeral at Busbridge or Hambledon?

Take a look at our Funerals section – it has all the information you need.

How do I join a Small Group?

We currently have fifteen small groups (often called house groups – most of which meet on Wednesday or Thursday evenings; some meet during the daytime. To join one, the best thing to do is to firstly contact Catherine McBride and she can give you more information about what to do next.

How is Busbridge&Hambledon Church related to Local Schools?

The local church and Busbridge Junior School enjoy a close relationship. The Junior School was created by members of Busbridge Church in the 1860s to educate children in ‘the National Religion’.

Busbridge Infant School holds a ‘Voluntary Church Affiliation’ which means that we have a close relationship with the school. Church staff are closely involved and there are a number of church parents on the PTA.

Hambledon Nursery is on the site of the former church school and is held in a Village Trust and the Rector of Busbridge&Hambledon and one warden are Trustees. Church staff regularly visit the nursery and enjoy maintaining the historic link between the Church and the youngest members of the community.

What if I’m sick and in the hospital – will someone visit me?

Yes, of course – but we can only do it if you let us know! Please call the church office on 01483 421267.

Does Busbridge Church offer counselling services?

There are people who are happy to provide a listening ear, if that would be useful, or we are able to point you in the right direction if you need specific help.

What if I know someone in the parish who needs help?”

Please let us know at the church office on 01483 421267 – your call will be dealt with confidentially.

Are the church’s facilities available to use for private events?

We have a small Church Centre with a kitchen attached which can be used for private events at both Busbridge and Hambledon. If you would like to find out more, please contact Nick Pinches at the Church Office or phone 01483 421267.

When is the next Holiday Club?

27th – 29th July 2014. If you’d like to help out or take part then email Alex Hodson