Whether you’re thinking of attending church for the first time or are returning after a time away we know it may not be easy. We love making new friends and meeting new people so we try and make our services as welcoming and accessible to newcomers as we possibly can.
Busbridge and Hambledon have six services every Sunday over three sites. For information on our services visit our Sunday Services page.
What can I expect on a Sunday?
Each service is a mixture of sung worship, time for reflection and prayer, and a speaker will give a talk usually linked to a series the congregations are following. Also, depending on the service, there may be the opportunity to share in communion.
Each of our services are slightly different to serve different tastes and styles so that no one feels left out.
At Busbridge the thriving Classic congregation meets in the church. Here you will experience a mixture of classic and modern hymns and follow the Common Worship order of service.
At Hambledon the growing Heritage congregation enjoys singing hymns and psalms on organ and follows the Book of Common Prayer service format from 1662.
The two Contemporary congregations are at Busbridge Junior School and at Hambledon church. Here you can expect modern worship songs from the likes of Tim Hughes, Stuart Townend, Brenton Brown and Hillsong UNITED. The music is band led and video projectors are used.
In the evening the 6:30 congregation is band led with times of extended singing. The 6:30 is also home to Ichthus, our 14 to 18 youth group. Each week we have a different band usually made up of members of the congregation who aren’t yet twenty or who are retired, and all that is in between. We love to listen and let the Holy Spirit lead us each evening so no two Sundays are alike. Video projectors are used.
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How long will a service be?
Well it depends on which service you choose to attend… Our morning services last no longer than an hour while the 6:30 can last another twenty minutes or so on occasion.
What about my children?
We run groups for children from pre-school age to 18 year olds every Sunday during term time. You can learn more about each group on our Youth & Childrens page. If you have any queries about youth and children’s work for any of the congregations or sites you can email any questions to Ian Stonehouse.
Can someone show me around?
Would you like to come to church but don’t want to come by yourself? Or would you like someone to show you around?
Each service has a welcoming team to make sure everyone is looked after. We would like to offer you the opportunity to arrange in advance to be met by someone when you arrive and to look after you during your time with us. Please fill out the form if you would like this to happen.