- The applicants for the Youth Minister position and those involved in the interview process
- Church Lane, Clock Barn Lane & the Cheshire Home
- Leaders of Prime Time and its outreach
Following the recent retirement of the Bishop of Guildford, the Rt Revd Christopher Hill, the search is underway for a new Bishop to lead the diocese. Members of the public are invited to take part in a public meeting on Wednesday 12th March at Holy Trinity Guildford, High Street, Guildford GU1 3HN at 7pm where everyone is welcome to express their thoughts on the needs of the diocese. For more information, contact details of diocesan representatives or to view the diocese’s Statement of Needs drawn up by the diocese’s Vacancy in See Committee to provide a description of the diocese and set out a desired profile for the new Bishop, visit www.cofeguildford.org.uk/diocesan-life/vacancy-in-see/ .
Saturday 5th April, Holy Trinity Church, Guildford, 7.30pm with Hampstead Chamber Orchestra. Tickets are £12 each, available by calling 01483 222324.
If so, you’ll know how rewarding they are and how significant they can be in igniting or deepening someone’s faith. So how would you like to be part of this important element of our church’s mission? Catherine McBride is looking to form a core team who will help to organise and deliver our courses. If you’d like to be a part of this, or want to find out more, she would be delighted to hear from you on 01483 421267 or email Catherine.
Are you aware of all that’s going on with Older Peoples’ Ministry at Busbridge&Hambledon? The website will have more information up soon about the exciting Community Befriending Programme that Mark Pateman is putting together, but if you are interested in finding out more about the sociology and theology behind this vital and swiftly growing Ministry, please look at www.bhcgodalming.org/older-people-and-wider-community-care-address-to-diocese.
Just a reminder that there is no prayer breakfast at Hambledon this coming Saturday. Instead we are hosting the Churches Together in Godalming Prayer Breakfast the following week on Saturday 22nd March at 8:30am. Everyone is welcome.
Maggie Stirling Troy, the new part-time curate from St John’s in Farncombe will be doing a placement from 16th March for a week at Busbridge&Hambledon as part of her training. She will be attending some services, going along to various groups and getting to know people. Please do pray for Maggie and her family and make her welcome if you spot her.
As a child, I spent many hours, at weekends, rock-climbing with my father in the Peak District. Apart from the large number of sheep that we used to see (some of them dead!), the most striking things I remember are the millstones, which were just lying around, as if they had been abandoned there long ago. Shaped like enormous Polos, they were sizeable, extremely heavy and impossible to move, so the image of having a millstone round one’s neck is a very vivid one for me.
Jesus says that what we do matters. Our choices and decisions rarely affect us alone; the way we behave impacts on other people. We only have to look at what is happening in the world to see that.
In Syria, Kiev, parts of Africa and elsewhere, the actions of one person, or group of people, has had a profound – often disastrous – effect on the lives of thousands of others. On the bright side, the morale of Team GB was raised immeasurably each time one of the team did well.
We are made in God’s image, to live in community, as he does. We are not meant to be independent, but inter-dependent. We are called to live in harmony and to care for one another.
Even more amazingly, we are invited to be part of the divine community of the Trinity and to share in their life of prayer:
In the power of the Spirit and in union with Christ, we pray to the Father …
Why not post a lovely Lent booklet to your grandchildren/God-children? More copies available at the back of services or from the Church office.