Sunday 20 October 2019

Welcome to Arthur & Rory and Isabelle who come for baptism at Busbridge today, and to their family, godparents and guests.

‘Once Only’ Confirmation session 
We are delighted that there is enough interest in the ‘Once Only’ Confirmation session on the afternoon of Sat 9 Nov, 1.30pm-5.30pm at The Old Rectory. If this interests you please contact Simon Taylor. There are about 4 spaces left as we don’t want it to be too large a group for good discussion to happen. Please support those Confirming their Christian faith by praying for them.

Remembrance Sunday, 10 November
The morning services at each church combine for Remembrance: 10am at Busbridge, and 10.30am at Hambledon.  At Busbridge, there will be children’s activities in the Old  Rectory, but no Sunday School groups.  (Busbridge 8am Quiet and 6.30pm will take place as usual).

Sound people needed for all congregations.
Before it all goes quiet….the number of your fellow congregation members operating the microphones and speakers has dwindled to an unsustainable level, and we need to recruit for all services.  Operating the sound system in both churches is easier than you might think, and training and lots of encouragement will be provided!   Please speak to Lisa Olsworth-Peter or Luke Taylor in Contemporary, Richard Morris and Michael Stubbs in Busbridge church, and Derek Pearsall in Hambledon. Or                     e: lisa.olsworth-peter@bhcgodalming.org.

Hambledon Ladies Breakfast, 9 November
The Hambledon Ladies’ Breakfasts take place at West Surrey Golf Club and feature a guest speaker to accompany the generous golf club breakfast.  Penny Naylor will be speaking about her calling to Older People’s Ministry, and the importance of providing for people in the later stages of life.   Tickets (£8) are available from the Hambledon Village Shop from 21 October to 5 November.

Jam Together 2 - next date Sunday 17 November . 2.30-5pm—Register Now!
For 11-18s who want to play music and sing together, and would like some encouragement!  The young people who came to the first event in June gave very positive  feedback and we have received several new enquiries since.  Please email lisa.olsworth-peter@bhcgodalming.org for more details and to register. 

Nexus Events coming up:
Cracker Craft Night—7 Nov:
Jill Johnston will be running a craft workshop at our meeting on Thurs 7 November, a chance for us to create some special Christmas crackers! Please bring your own little gifts to make the crackers more personal for your family or friends.  Jill will need to know numbers so she can order the kits in good time, so please let her know straight away if you’d like to join us for this fun evening: jill.johnston60@btinternet.com or 422194. There will be a small charge to cover the cost of materials. We look forward to seeing you at 8pm in Busbridge Old Rectory and we’ll have a drink and nibbles before we begin our creativity.  All are very welcome!

Nexus Charity Quiz Night.  Tickets are now available for our Quiz Night on Saturday 7 December in Busbridge Village Hall, with our brilliant Quizmasters: Alan Betts and Dudley Hilton.  Tickets are £12 and include a lovely quiche supper and delicious desserts.  There’ll be a raffle in support of our 2019 charity: Hydon Hill Cheshire Home.  Tickets will be sold on a first come first served basis, so make sure you contact Janet asap on janetmharvey@btinternet.com to get yours before they sell out.  There’s no need to make up a table, as Janet will ensure people are put with others they know, so come in ones, twos, threes or eights!  All are welcome to what is always a great evening!

The Busbridge Church Centre is clear—with huge thanks to all who helped move all the equipment and resources this week.  Everything we have is now catalogued and available for use by all our ministries.  This has been no small feat, and Liz Gorst and Michael Stubbs in particular deserve a huge pat on the back for their perseverance.

Marvellous Movie Matinee, 26 Oct, 2.30pm, Busbridge Church —the next cinema experience in church is for families with young children.  It’s free, with popcorn.  You might like to bring a cushion.

Thanksgiving service for Malcolm Gorick - Monday 28 October, 12 noon in Busbridge Church.  Malcolm had many friends here and all are welcome to join his family for the church service, followed by refreshments. 

 

 

 

Sunday 13 October 2019

Classic congregation social:  please stay after the Classic service today (13 Oct), to enjoy chat, coffee and cake.

Fairtrade Stall today: There will also be a Fairtrade stall  at Busbridge church after the Classic service. Cash or cheques (and customers from Contemporary) accepted.

‘Once Only’ Confirmation session 
Want to explore your faith in a deep way but can’t make the evenings for the Confirmation course that is running? We’re planning to offer the course as a once only session on the afternoon of Sat 9th Nov, 1.30pm-5.30pm at the Old Rectory. If this is for you please contact Simon Taylor by Wed 16 Oct. There is no age limit (the youngest on the current course is 13 and the oldest is… much older). We’ll run the ‘Once Only’ afternoon if there is enough interest.

Sound people needed for all congregations.
We all appreciate that those at the front need to be heard on a Sunday!  The number of your fellow congregation members making sure this happens has dwindled to an unsustainable level, and we need to recruit.  Operating the sound system in both churches is easier than you might think, and training and lots of encouragement will be provided!   Please speak to Lisa Olsworth-Peter or Luke Taylor in Contemporary, Richard Morris and Michael Stubbs in Busbridge church, and Derek Pearsall in Hambledon.              e: lisa.olsworth-peter@bhcgodalming.org.

Annual Memorial Service, next Saturday 19 October, 3pm
This is an open invitation to all who may wish to come.  Invitation letters are available at the back of both churches, and at Contemporary.  Anyone who has been bereaved, however long ago, is warmly invited to join us.  We shall  be delighted to welcome any family members or friends who might like to come with you. 

Ladies Pudding Night, next Friday 18 October, 8pm ...And for dessert? is a delicious opportunity for ladies across Busbridge and Hambledon to relax on a Friday evening in a lovely Busbridge home.  Bring a homemade bake, something to drink, invite your friends and enjoy time out.  Email ladies@bhcgodalming.org to book.

Sun Loungers for Unplugged, 20 October
If it’s not buried too far back in the shed, the Unplugged team would like to borrow some sun loungers for next Sunday. The theme for the service is ‘Enjoyment’ - part of the Delight sermon series.               ...Sun loungers? ...In church? Whatever next?! (Those young, and young at heart, might have to come and find out more next Sunday at 6.30pm.)

Hambledon Ladies Breakfast, Saturday 9 November
The Hambledon Ladies’ Breakfasts take place at West Surrey Golf Club and feature a guest speaker to accompany the generous golf club breakfast.  Penny Naylor will be speaking about her calling to Older People’s Ministry, and the importance of providing for people in the later stages of life.   Tickets (£8) are available from the Hambledon Village Shop from 21 October to 5 November.

Jam Together 2 - next date Sunday 17 November . 2.30-5pm—Register Now!
For 11-18s who want to play music and sing together.  The young people who came to the first event in June gave very positive  feedback and we have received several new enquiries since.  Please email lisa.olsworth-peter@bhcgodalming.org for more details and to register. 

Prison Week (of Prayer):  13-19 Oct
What does freedom mean to you?  For over forty years Prisons Week has prepared prayer literature for the Christian community to use as they pray for the needs of all those affected by prisons.  Please take a copy of the prayers for each day this week, or  find it on prisonsweek.org. 

Microwave for Anto and Jess?
In the interests of recycling, if anyone has a microwave in good condition that they might like to pass on, please contact anto.ficatier@bhcgodalming.org.

Funeral for Nick Massey, Wed 16 Oct
We send our love to Karen Massey, following Nick’s death last Sunday.  Nick’s funeral and thanksgiving service will take place in Hambledon Church this Wednesday, 16 October 2019, at 3.30 pm. 

All who knew and loved Nick are welcome to attend and join the family at the Merry Harriers afterwards.  Please pray for Karen and the whole family, for God’s love and comfort to surround them all.

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Sunday 6 October 2019

Harvest Festival & Mission Sunday, 6 October
Our harvest charity is Elam Ministries which works with Iranians and Afghans, both in the country and outside it.  See elam.com.  Welcome to the Elam representatives who are speaking at our services today.  Giving envelopes are available to take home this Sunday for your financial contributions.

Your collection of harvest items will go to The Cellar in Crown Court, which has a tremendous ministry to those in the town and around who have fallen on hard times. They would particularly like donations of the following:  toilet rolls, cleaning products, soap powder, toiletries, sauces, pickles, tinned tuna, tinned beans, tea bags, coffee, child-friendly cereal (not muesli) rather than rice, pasta or soup.

Hambledon Harvest breakfast from 9.15am.  Come before the Combined service at 10am and enjoy tea, coffee and a continental breakfast.

BHC10KM - Spire2Spire
Please excuse anyone in running gear in the 10am services this morning - and give them a pat on the back!  They are likely to have run from Busbridge Church to Hambledon Church and back again in the first  BHC Spire2Spire 10km!

Still seeking a 4-11s Children and Families worker...Could God be calling you to work with children and families? We’d love to hear from you if this could be for you full time, part time, term time… we’re exploring possibilities and Simon or Anto would like to hear from you.

Classic congregation social:  please stay longer after the Classic service next Sunday, 13 October, to enjoy chat, coffee and cake.

Annual Memorial Service,  Saturday 19 October, 3pm
This is an open invitation to all who may wish to come.  If you have been bereaved within the last two years, you will already have received a personal letter of invitation.  To extend the welcome, extra letters are available at the back of both churches, and at Contemporary.  Anyone who has been bereaved, however long ago, is warmly invited to join us.  We shall  be delighted to welcome any family members or friends who might like to come with you. 

Ladies Pudding Night, Friday 18 October, 8pm ...And for dessert? is a delicious opportunity for ladies across Busbridge and Hambledon to relax on a Friday evening in a lovely Busbridge home.  Bring a homemade bake, something to drink, invite your friends and enjoy time out.  Email ladies@bhcgodalming.org to book.

Sing it Out! takes place again on Wed 9 October, this week in Busbridge Church on a trial basis.  This is not just for Mums with pre-school children, but Juliet our 0-3s worker supervises activities for the little ones while you sing.

Hambledon Ladies Breakfast, 9 November
The Hambledon Ladies’ Breakfasts take place at West Surrey Golf Club and feature a guest speaker to accompany the generous golf club breakfast.  Penny Naylor will be speaking at the next breakfast on Saturday 9 November, and tickets (£8) are available from the Hambledon Village Shop from 21 October to 5 November.

Jam Together 2 - next date Sunday 17 November . 2.30-5pm—Register Now!
For 11-18s who want to play music and sing together.  The young people who came to the first event in June gave very positive  feedback and we have received several new enquiries since.  Please email lisa.olsworth-peter@bhcgodalming.org for more details and to register. 

 Space for God—EarlyBird session next week, 6.45-8.15am
For those that can’t make mid-week daytime and evenings, or for early risers this is a special opportunity to start the day well with God.

 New (but familiar) for Christmas 2019!
Busbridge Community Carol Singing, Sunday 15 December.  
To complement the annual Carols in the Pub at the Merry Harriers, and Christmas Eve Carols at the Village Shop in Hambledon, we are planning to take our voices out to Busbridge, on a route from the church to Holloway Hill recreation ground, finishing in the sports pavilion bar.  All singers welcome!  It’s a simple formula, but will require some organisation.  Would anyone like to volunteer?  Please contact vic.hicks@bhcgodalming.org.

The full Christmas programme will be published shortly! 

Busbridge Church heating is back on and a warm welcome awaits you!

 

 

Sunday 29 September 2019

Harvest Festival & Mission Sunday, 6 October
Our harvest charity will be Elam Ministries which works with Iranians and Afghans, both in the country and outside it.  See elam.com.  An Elam representative will speak at our services that morning, and giving envelopes are available in church to take home this Sunday and next for your financial contributions.

We are also collecting harvest items for the Cellar in Crown Court, which has a tremendous ministry to those in the town and around who have fallen on hard times. They would particularly like donations of the following:  toilet rolls, cleaning products, soap powder, toiletries, sauces, pickles, tinned tuna, tinned beans, tea bags, coffee, child-friendly cereal (not muesli)

(NO THANK YOU: soup, pasta or rice). Please bring your donations to the services on 6 October.

Hambledon Harvest breakfast from 9.15am.  Come before the Combined service at 10am and enjoy tea, coffee and a continental breakfast.

HC10KM - Spire2Spire, 6 October
Keen runners are invited to join the run between Busbridge and Hambledon churches next Sunday.  The run will start and finish at the Old Rectory, leaving at 8.30am to be back for the 10am Harvest Festival celebrations in the Classic and Contemporary services. Please contact  ruthroseblade@gmail.com if you’d like to join.

 Still seeking a 4-11s Children and Families worker...Could God be calling you to work with children and families? We’d love to hear from you if this could be for you full time, part time, term time… we’re exploring possibilities and Simon or Anto would like to hear from you.

Classic congregation social:  please stay longer after the Classic service on             13 October, to enjoy chat, coffee and cake.

Annual Memorial Service,                  Saturday 19 October, 3pm

This is an open invitation to all who may wish to come.  If you have been bereaved within the last two years, you will already have received a personal letter of invitation.  However, in order to spread the net of welcome as widely as possible, extra letters are available at the back of both churches, and at Contemporary.  Anyone who has been bereaved, however long ago, is warmly invited to join us.  We shall  be delighted to welcome any family members or friends who might like to come with you. 

Ladies Film night on Monday, 30 September 7.30pm : The Intouchables.  We’ll be watching a beautiful film based on a true story which we will follow up with a discussion around who and what defines disability?  Email ladies@bhcgodalming.org to book your sofa seat. 

Nexus Event, Thursday 3 October

Local historian Carol Brown who worked at Guildford Museum for many years, is coming to talk to us about the Suffragette movement in the Surrey Hills.  The local Suffrage Society was prominent in the fight for women’s right to vote, over a hundred years ago.  Do come along to hear how the ‘Surrey Gals’ (and their men!) fought for Women’s Suffrage – which we now take for granted.  It promises to be a fascinating evening.  We look forward to seeing you at 8.00pm in Busbridge Old Rectory and we’ll have a drink and nibbles before Carol begins her talk.  All are very welcome!

Ladies Pudding Night, Friday 18 October, 8pm ...And for desert? is a delicious opportunity for ladies across Busbridge and Hambledon to relax on a Friday evening in a lovely Busbridge home.  Bring a homemade bake, something to drink, invite your friends and enjoy time out.  Email ladies@bhcgodalming.org to book in.

Back this week—for Mums AND Dads! :

DADS takes place on the 1st Tuesdays of the month, at 8pm.  The second session is next Tuesday 1 October in the Old Rectory.  Refreshments with bible study and discussion.

Sing it Out! starts again on Wed 2 October in the Old Rectory.  This is not just for Mums with pre-school children, but Juliet our 0-3s worker supervises activities for the little ones while you sing.

An Hour for Our Church?
If you could you help for an hour a week we have a wide range of things that need doing on a regular basis such as tidying, gardening, checking and moving resources.  Contact liz.gorst@bhcgodalming if you’d like to help.

Busbridge Church heating

With regret, the heating can’t be turned on for the moment.  Please come prepared!  

 

 

Sunday 22 September 2019

Thank you to everyone who made Simon Willetts’ licensing such a roaring success. It was an uplifting occasion and involved many people. Particular thanks to Rev David Jenkins, Liz and Richard Cooke and others who do a huge amount behind the scenes.

BHC PrayerSpace this Wednesday, 7.30-9pm Come along and pray for the community and the nation with others from the deanery.  The church will be set up with visual prompts for prayer based on the parable of the sower, and the format will informal.

Confirmation Course starting soon
The Confirmation course evenings are 2, 9, 23 Oct. The Confirmation service is at Busbridge Church on 24 Nov. We’ve got a great group wanting to look at confirmation so if you’d like to join us please contact Simon by 25 Sep.

Still seeking a Children and Families worker...Could God be calling you to work with children and families (4-11s)? We’d love to hear from you if this could be for you full time, part time, term time… we’re exploring possibilities and Simon or Anto would like to hear from you.

Harvest Festival & Mission Sunday, 6 October
Our harvest charity will be Elam Ministries which works with Iranians and Afghans, both in the country and outside it.  An Elam representative will speak at our services that morning, and gift aid envelopes will be available in church for your financial contributions.

We are also collecting harvest items for the Cellar in Crown Court, which has a tremendous ministry to those in the town and around who have fallen on hard times (and anybody can go in for a cuppa !). They would particularly like donations of the following:  toilet rolls, cleaning products, soap powder, toiletries, sauces, pickles, tinned tuna, tinned beans, tea bags, coffee, child-friendly cereal (not muesli)

(NO THANK YOU: soup, pasta or rice)

Please bring your donations to the church on 6 October.

There will be a Harvest breakfast at Hambledon from 9.15am.

BHC10KM - Spire2Spire
Keen runners are invited to join the run between Busbridge and Hambledon churches on 6 October.  The run will start and finish at the Old Rectory, leaving at 8.30am to be back for the 10am Harvest Festival celebrations in the Classic and Contemporary services. Please log your interest with ruthroseblade@gmail.com.

Annual Memorial Service, Saturday 19 October, 3pm
This is an open invitation to all who may wish to come.  If you have been bereaved within the last two years, you will already have received a personal letter of invitation.  However, in order to spread the net of welcome as widely as possible, extra letters are available at the back of both churches, and at Contemporary.  Anyone who has been bereaved, however long ago, is warmly invited to join us.  We shall  be delighted to welcome any family members or friends who might like to come with you. 

Ladies Events coming up

Film night on Monday, 30 September 7.30pm : The Intouchables.  We’ll be watching a beautiful film based on a true story which we will follow up with a discussion around who and what defines disability?  Email ladies@bhcgodalming.org to book your sofa seat. 

Ladies Pudding Night, Friday 18 October, 8pm ...And for desert? is a delicious opportunity for ladies across Busbridge and Hambledon to relax on a Friday evening in a lovely Busbridge home.  Bring a homemade bake, something to drink, invite your friends and enjoy time out.  Email ladies@bhcgodalming.org to book.

An Hour for Our Church?
Do you work from home? or part-time? Do you have a spare hour?  If so could you help for an hour a week.  We have a wide range of things that need doing on a regular basis such as tidying, gardening, checking and moving resources.  Contact liz.gorst@bhcgodalming if you’d like to help.

Busbridge Church heating
With regret, the heating can’t be turned on until work to a couple of the radiators and pipework is completed, and the system is refilled.  You may need to keep coats on for services and events as the weather turns cooler.  

This week’s EXTRAS —please take the separate handouts:

Update on our LLM trainees—for news on Keith Harper and Philippa Baker as they start their 3rd year of training. 

September’s Channel for Mission Update— News from the Trinity Trust Team.