Sunday 29 January 2017

Jesus Heals. This is a defining mark of the sort of active, living belief we have in this local church. Jesus isn’t just an idea, example or morality but is the One who died and rose again – he went through Death because only this allows us the connection with God.

So, where are we in our faith in Jesus who heals? Know you are ticking along but seeking God’s deeper Spiritual Awakening and renewal? Conflicted by seemingly pressure cooker of juggling worship, family, busy lives and deepening faith? Wondering what’s going on about Old Rectory? Heard a whisper about four key areas of church life for 2017 but not sure what they are? Confused about what the Eight Giving Weeks are about as we lead up to March 5th? What’s that date about anyway? Oh, isn’t Old Rectory fully paid for?

Then you’ll be desperate to read the attachment on the church email about our focus for 2017, join the 29 people who have listened to the ‘Resolution Sunday’ talk at and be part of our four aims for 2017…

The Christian Life Thinking Small

Expecting More of God Walking the Talk in our lives 

Hambledon Ladies’ Breakfast, 4th February
We look forward to welcoming Richard Everett to our February breakfast. Richard is a playwright/actor and you can find out more about him at his website or by coming along to the breakfast! Tickets £8: WSGC breakfasts are always excellent and portions very generous. Tickets will be available from the Village Shop until Tuesday 31 January. If you cannot make it to the village shop please phone Sue Blackman. The next three breakfast datesare Saturdays 6 May, 12 August and 4 November - put them in your diary!

 A note from Guildford Besom
Guildford Besom would like to say a huge thank you for the lovely hampers that were given out at Christmas time. “It was wonderful to see so many people helped including families really struggling to make ends meet, those who have been through family break ups and those coping with disabilities.  Everyone was so very thrilled to receive the hampers - so thank you so much again!”

Volunteers required for church opening at Hambledon
We are planning to open the church on a daily basis from 1st March and will need volunteers to open it by 9.30am and lock it by 5.00pm. If you can help in anyway, even if only occasionally, please phone Jenny Henderson and let her know what help you might be able to give. The more volunteers we have, the easier it will be for all of us. Thank you!

There are still places available for the Prime Time trip to ‘Butterflies in the Glasshouse’ at RHS Wisley on Wednesday 8th February.  If you’d like to go, please get your booking form to Penny Naylor as soon as possible - at the latest by Wednesday 1st February. The cost of this trip is £11.70 – payable on the day. Non-Prime Timers very welcome. For further details or to book a place contact Penny on

Road Stewards
A very big ‘thank you’ to Dick & June Higgins who are standing down as road stewards for Ramsden Rd after many years faithful service, and welcome to Ruth Roseblade who has kindly agreed to fill the gap.

 Busbridge Junior School has an opening for the post of Clerk to the Governors. If this would interest you please contact the school on 417302 for more information.

 Interested in sponsoring the Lent Challenge - approx £300?
BHC will be doing another lent challenge around 2 Timothy including Bible readings and a text challenge each day for 40 days. The service will cost approximately £300 and we were hoping to have a sponsor from BHC. If you are interested in supporting this, then please contact Bryan on or Catherine McBride –

 Save the Date – 10th May 2017 - 7:30 – 9:30pm - Alun Hulme - “Be Prepared to Give an Answer” - in Busbridge Church
On 10
th May, Revd Alan Hulme, Director of Parish Development & Evangelism Team from the diocese, will be coming to give a seminar on “Be prepared to Give an Answer.” The whole church is invited and we will have nibbles, biscuits, and beverages available at the back of the church. All home groups are being cancelled for this week, so we can all attend and participate in this two hour interactive session. Please put the date in your diary. If there are any questions, then please contact Bryan or 01483 421267.

Marvellous Movie Matinee
Not to be missed - it’s a children’s favourite about pets and their secret lives…(hint, hint at the title!). Saturday 11th February, 2.30pm, Busbridge Church. Don’t forget your cushion!

please pray for…

· The Hambledon Ladies’ Breakfast
· Families bereaved over the last month
· The work of The Cellar
· The Alpha course
· Ashtead Lane and their road stewards, Caroline Wright & Jane Tomes
· Heathfield Close and Potters Hill