Sunday 14 July

PCC News
A huge thank you to Chad Grayer, Carol Jones, Ellis Jones, Tom Jones, and Ruth Roseblade for their hard work on the plans and designs for the Church Centre.  After a full and very detailed discussion the PCC made the decision to go ahead with works to create facilities for a coffee drop in as soon as possible (after one final query has been checked with the church authorities).  Watch this space for more details... 

I could use that!
As a result of the reordering, we’ve had a good sort out and  have quite a lot of things that the church no longer needs.  Before  we put  them on eBay/Gumtree etc we thought you might like to see what there is, as it might just be what you have been looking for!  Do come along and have a look outside the Church Centre this morning (14 July).  For more information contact Michael on michaeleashing@aol.com.

Confirmation opportunity, 24 November 2019
If you would like to find out about being confirmed with other candidates from the deanery, please speak to Simon (simon.taylor@bhcgodalming.org).  Confirmations will take place in a special 6pm service at Busbridge Church.  Confirmation preparation sessions will take place on Weds 2, 9, 16 and 23 October, 8-9.30pm in the Old Rectory.

Singers and musicians for Busbridge Church’s reopening celebration on 8 September…!
We are planning a really special service to mark this important point of the church’s journey, and would like as many singers and musicians to be part of the choir and chamber orchestra for the event.  Rehearsals will be on     1 and 7 Sep, from 2.30 – 5pm.  We will sing two or three traditional hymns and a more modern song (but not very contemporary).  If you are interested please contact Julie Nelson (julienelson@phonecoop.coop) as soon as possible. 

There will be an equally important celebration the following Sunday, 15 September, at Hambledon for the licensing of Simon Willetts as Associate Minister.  Space in the church will be limited so we’re inviting everyone to come to Clock Barn Farm afterwards for light refreshments. 

WHOLE CHURCH PRAYER EVENT at Busbridge  on Wednesday 25 September from 7.30-9pm.  BHC is responding to a national call for churches to pray for their area and the nation at the end of September, and Bishop Andrew and Archdeacon Paul will be joining us for quite  a creative prayer event!  Please be part of it.

Childrens 4-11s Ministry Leader post now advertised
The closing date for applications for our next 4-11s ministry leader is 22 July 2019.  Please spread the word and pray that the right person is prompted to come forward.  If it could be you, Simon Taylor would be delighted to talk to you about it.  Contact simon.taylor@bhcgodalming.org.

Services in the summer holidays—28 Jul to 1 Sep
The 10am Busbridge Combined service at will take place in the Busbridge Junior School hall in the summer holidays, starting Sunday 28 July.  Classic and Contemporary congregations worship together, in a format that includes elements of both styles of worship.  Children’s groups stop in the holidays but there will be activities and good  space for our young ones.  During August, Hambledon will have one morning service at 9am.  

Looking further ahead...we’d love to run another Light Party in October half term.  (More than 80 children came last year!)  If you’d like to help with this or better still,  to lead it, then please let the church office know in the next week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 7 July 2019

Welcome to the family and friends of Adam Wells and Ada Balakrishnan who are being baptised at Hambledon All Age this morning.

Services in the summer holidays—28 Jul to 1 Sep
The 10am Busbridge Combined service at will take place in the Busbridge Junior School hall in the summer holidays, starting Sunday 28 July.  These services provide a good opportunity for the Classic and Contemporary congregations to worship together, in a format that includes elements of both styles of worship.  Children’s groups stop in the holidays but there will be activities and good  space for our young ones, in and out of the service.   During August, Hambledon will have one morning service at 9am (BCP plus). 

A more urgent call for singers and musicians for Busbridge Church’s reopening celebration on 8 September…!
We are planning a really special service to mark this important point of the church’s journey, and would like as many singers and musicians to be part of the choir and chamber orchestra for the event.  Rehearsals will be on     1 and 7 Sep, from 2.30 – 5pm. We will sing two or three numbers, which are likely be a mix of traditional hymns and a more modern song (but not very contemporary).  If you are interested please contact Julie Nelson (julienelson@phonecoop.coop) as soon as possible. 

There will be an equally important celebration the following Sunday, 15 September, at Hambledon for the licensing of Simon Willetts as Associate Minister.  We are expecting a full church so may need to limit numbers for this.  Details to follow.

A momentous September will be capped off with a WHOLE CHURCH PRAYER EVENT at Busbridge as part of a national call for churches to pray for their area and the nation.  We will be joined at Busbridge Church by Bishop Andrew and Archdeacon Paul on the evening of Wednesday 25 September from 7.30-9pm.

Childrens 4-11s Ministry Leader post now advertised
The ad for our next 4-11s ministry leader is published on bhcgodalming.org and the New Wine web site.  Closing date 22 July 2019.  Please spread the word and pray that the right person is prompted to come forward.  If it could be you, Simon Taylor would be delighted to talk to you about it.  Contact simon.taylor@bhcgodalming.org.

The next Hambledon Ladies Breakfast at West Surrey Golf Club will be on Saturday 10 August.  Rev Lesley Mason will be talking about her work as Chaplain at HM Prison Send.  Tickets (£9) are available from Hambledon Village Shop from 22  July to 6 August. 

Update on Busbridge Church reordering
The project is proceeding to plan.  Nearly 1½ miles of new cabling has been installed! If you can spare some time in the coming weeks to join our logistics team, please contact liz.gorst@bhcgodalming.org.  The initial focus will be sorting and cataloguing ‘resources’ to be relocated from their temporary home in the church centre.

Congratulations to the Cellar on its big 4-0!
The Cellar ‘family’ will be celebrating this huge milestone in Philips Memorial Park from 2.30pm this Sunday, 7 July.  The Godalming Food Festival and the bandstand will be in full swing with performances from the Rock Choir and Azure, and The Cellar will be selling Loseley ice cream too! Everyone is welcome to celebrate 40 wonderful years.  Bring a picnic.  We hope to see you there!  (See this July’s Channel for Mission Update to find out more).

Did you see last Sunday’s episode of Top Gear?
Busbridge Church and around featured in the first 5 mins!  You can catch it again on BBC iplayer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 30 June 2019

Welcome to the family and friends of Sebastian Rothwell who is being baptised during Busbridge Contemporary this morning.

Services in the summer holidays—28 Jul to 1 Sep
Our 10am Busbridge Combined service will take place in the Busbridge Junior School hall in the summer holidays, starting Sunday 28 July.  These services provide a good opportunity for the Classic and Contemporary congregations to worship together, in a format that includes elements of both styles of worship.  Children’s groups stop in the holidays but there will be activities and good  space for our young ones, in and out of the service.   On Sunday 1 September Ed Olsworth-Peter  will be leading a ‘Combined Special’ with different options  to follow during the service, similar to this year’s Palm Sunday service.  We are extremely grateful to the school for hosting us while the church is closed.

As in previous years, during August Hambledon will have one morning service at 9am—BCP plus.

Call for singers and musicians for Busbridge Church’s reopening celebration on 8 September...
We are planning a really special service to mark this important point of the church’s journey, and would like as many singers and musicians to be part of the choir and chamber orchestra for the event.  Rehearsals will be on 1 and 7 Sep, from 2.30 – 5pm. We will sing two or three numbers, which are likely be a mix of traditional hymns and a more modern song (but not very contemporary).  If you are interested please contact Lisa Olsworth-Peter (lisa.olsworth-peter@bhcgodalming.org) as soon as possible.  The reopening will be followed by a whole church creative prayer evening event later in September—date tbc.

There will be an equally important celebration the following Sunday, 15 September, at Hambledon for the licensing of Simon Willetts as Associate Minister.  (Unplugged will move to the 5th Sunday, 29 September for those that wish to attend both). Please save these dates!

Childrens 4-11s Ministry Leader post now advertised
The ad for our next 4-11s ministry leader is published on bhcgodalming.org and the New Wine web site.  Closing date 22 July 2019.  Please spread the word and pray that the right person is prompted to come forward.  If it could be you, Simon Taylor would be delighted to talk to you about it.  Contact simon.taylor@bhcgodalming.org.

Nexus visit to Coverwood Lakes and Gardens, Thursday 4 July
A visit to the lovely NGS gardens and farm in Ewhurst.  We’ll meet there at 6pm and, after a relaxed stroll around the gardens, we’ll have refreshments by the lake; all for £10.  Followed by a meal at the White Horse in Hascombe, at 8.15pm.  All welcome.  Please let us know as soon as possible if you’d like to join us for the garden visit and/or the meal: nexus@bhcgodalming.org.  

As announced two weeks ago, we are sorry to hear that Malcolm Gorick died, on 10 June, in Taunton.  His funeral will be held this coming Wednesday, 3 July 2019, at 10am at Taunton Deane Crematorium (TA1 5NE).  Any friends who are able to attend will be made very welcome.  Malcolm’s family hope that there will be a thanksgiving service at Busbridge, at a later date, but nothing has been fixed yet.

Baby Ellin now has a name! Elodie Grace Hannah was born 14 June weighing 7.7 lbs.  

Logs available at the Old Rectory—if you can help clear the area to the left of the drive please help yourself.  The logs are unseasoned soft wood.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 23 June 2019

Summer arrivals

We are delighted (nay thrilled!) to announce the name of our new Associate Minister at Busbridge&Hambledon, Rev Simon Willetts and his wife, Naomi, will be joining us in the Summer. The Benefice Licensing date is 15th Sept, 6pm at Hambledon Church. (This is all subject to clear DBS, medicals and other paperwork.) Simon is currently Associate Minister at ChristChurch, Virginia Water.

Thanks to those who have offered furniture for our new Youth Minister.  Anto Ficatier and his wife Jess will be arriving from Hong Kong in mid-August, and are grateful for our help in furnishing their home here.  White goods, a car, sofa bed and dining room chairs would still be welcome.  Contact vic.hicks@bhcgodalming.org if you can offer anything or help source items, or even help with furniture collection and delivery to Phillips Close.

Marriage Course starting 12 September 2019

Everything of value needs some care and a little polishing up now again, and marriages are no different.  The HTB marriage course is now run nationally, and comes highly recommended by those who have done it at BHC in recent years.  It’s fun and humorous as well as insightful, so they say!  There are seven evening sessions (every other Thursday), where couples will be wined and dined in the romantic setting of the Old Rectory.  NO GROUP DISCUSSION involved.  More info to follow, but please register your interest or find out more from David and Sandra Wilkin: davidkswilkin@outlook.com or Mark and Linda Alcock: mlja@sky.com.

Congratulations to Liz Gorst in her wonderful metamorphoses into co-ordinating all our great facilities across BusbridgeandHambledon and helping us use them well for the Gospel.  If you have queries about anything other than facilities please now direct them to Cat (weddings, funerals, baptisms, worship organisation), Jenny (safeguarding, DBS, GDPR, admin for work with young people) or Vic (activities, notices, communicating things).

Vacuum cleaner needed at the Old Rectory: Does anyone have a good vacuum cleaner going spare?  It needs to cope with fairly heavy use!  If so, please contact liz.gorst@bhcgodalming.org.  (We received two good mowers after the request last week, thank you.)

Wonderful news!  Congratulations to James and Emma Ellin on the birth of their daughter on 15 June.  We look forward to hearing a name soon...

Calling all New Winers!  A group of 28 from BHC are booked to go to week 2 of New Wine on 4 August. If you’re coming too and would like to meet the rest of the group and do a bit of planning, you are warmly invited to tea on 30 June, 3.30pm at Karen Hart’s or to stay in the Old Rectory after the 6.30pm service on 7 July to chat. Email Karen for her address, or to let her know if you’re coming to New Wine even if you can’t make either date!  Karen Hart karenhart58@btinternet.com

Busbridge Church Reordering so far..
There are still four pews that urgently need a home.  If you would be interested in a pew, pew runners, wood flooring or kneelers, or know someone who might, do get in contact with Michael on michaeleashing@aol.com

Ichthus for ages 14-18 would like to increase communications with parents so if you are interested in receiving updates on events please send your email details to jenny.lansdowne@bhcgodalming.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 16 June 2016

Choral Evensong with King Edward’s Chapel Choir,

Wednesday 19 June, 4.45pm, Hambledon

Come and enjoy King Edward’s School Chapel Choir at  Hambledon church this Wednesday.  The choir is looking forward to singing a special anthem and a good selection of rousing hymns with the congregation.  Tea and cake from 4.15pm.

Busbridge Church Reordering so far..
The contractor has been on site for two weeks and has nearly completed the preparation stage for the electrics, decorating and laying the timber floor.  The oak flooring is about to be ordered and will need to acclimatise for two weeks before it is laid in mid July.  For more technical details and any questions please ask Tim Davies: timdavies.click@btinternet.com 

So far over £2500 has been raised for the reordering project from donations relating to the pews, runners and floor boarding!  There are still four pews that need a home.  If you would be interested in a pew or know someone who might, do get in contact with Michael on michaeleashing@aol.com

Please contact Shelagh Godwin via church.office@bhcgodalming.org if you can contribute cakes for the builders, or join the prayer effort for the reordering.  She would appreciate someone or several people to support this undertaking.

Calling all New Winers!  A group of 28 from BHC are booked to go to week 2 of New Wine on 4 August. If you’re coming too and would like to meet the rest of the group and do a bit of planning, you are warmly invited to tea on 30 June, 3.30pm at Karen Hart’s or to stay in the Old Rectory after the 6.30pm service on 7 July to chat. Do email Karen for her address, or to let her know if you’re coming to New Wine even if you can’t make either date!  Karen Hart karenhart58@btinternet.com

Do you have a young person aged 14 to 18 (school years 9 to 13)? Ichthus would like to increase communications with parents so if you are interested in receiving updates on events please send your email details to jenny.lansdowne@bhcgodalming.org.

Confirmation opportunity, 24 November 2019

If you would like to find out about being confirmed with other candidates from the deanery, please speak to Simon (simon.taylor@bhcgodalming.org).  Confirmations will take place in a special 6pm service at Busbridge Church.

Last call for Jam Together next Sunday, 2-5pm

For 11-18 year olds who play an instrument or enjoy singing.  We have a band-worth of young musicians, but a few more would be welcome.  Contact lisa.olsworth-peter@bhcgodalming.org for last minute registrations.

Spare Petrol Mower: Does anyone have a petrol mower they don’t use any more? Would you consider donating it to the church? If so, please contact liz.gorst@bhcgodalming.org. Many thanks.

It is with sadness that we inform you that Malcolm Gorick has died. He was a much loved member of Busbridge Church and moved to Taunton at the end of 2016.

More news in the extra handouts to take home this week:

  •  Channel for Mission Update: Church Family Support Fund

  •  Churches Together Link Up—June edition

  •  The Great Girls’ Get-together, Mon 24 June, 8-10pm

  •  Blokes’ BBQ & Beer Bash, Thurs, 27 June, 7.45pm. 

  •  Next Marvelous Movie Matinee (For the family)