Sunday 12 November 2017

Old Rectory Update
Last Sunday Busbridge held its ‘Big Sunday Dig’. We have heard many stories of people taking their turf home and praying for the project.
We were short of our target last week but, due to incredible generosity, we are able to update everyone across Busbridge&Hambledon (with many in Hambledon committed financially – thank you)…
...So, with amazing congratulations, we can say building work starts Monday because, over the past week gifts have been pledged which means we have...fully reached the target!!
Plus have additional mission giving on top of this! We are grateful to those with standing orders into 2018 which have been factored into the plans for covering the cost of the works.
Please note that the Old Rectory is now a building site so there is no access. Any questions, please speak with Anthony Charter or Mark Williams (not Mark Pateman).

A warm welcome to all the people attending our Remembrance Services today (children will remain with the congregation). If you’ve not been to Busbridge or Hambledon before and you’d like to know a bit more, please ask one of our lovely welcomers for a welcome pack.

More exciting news…
The four part adaptation of Howard’s End starts this Sunday at 9.00pm on BBC 1. The scenes featuring Howard’s End, the house and its village are filmed in and around Hambledon and include a funeral procession across the fields and the burial itself in the churchyard at St Peter’s. Enjoy the scenery including Vann as Howard’s End and a member of the 9.00 congregation amongst the extras! We think the churchyard scene is likely to be at the beginning of episode 2 on Sunday 19th November.

Could you be our Mary or Joseph?
We are looking for 2 children to be part of the town procession on Saturday 9th December at 3.00pm. Have you ever wanted to be Mary or Joseph? Then now’s your chance! You’ll get to dress up as these important Bible characters and walk from Crown Court all the way to the Pepperpot. Ideally our Mary and Joseph need to be aged 8-12 years. To put your name forward, please contact Becky on or call 01483 421267 for more details.

Alternative Advent idea…(It’s not all about the chocolate!)
With Christmas fast approaching and the ever growing choice of advent calendars probably getting all too overwhelming, we have an idea for your family for a non-conventional advent calendar. The ‘25 days of Christmas Bible verses’ is an alternative family advent calendar for you and your family to find and read different bible verses together. It gives you a taking point at a family meal or an activity to do after the busy school day to relax at home. If you would like this alternative advent calendar, email

Hambledon prayer breakfast
The next prayer breakfast is on Saturday 18th November, 8.30am in the Hambledon Church room. All welcome!

Save the Date
Busbridge Ball will be happening on 24th February 2018. Put it in your diaries now. More details to follow.

Upcoming musical events…
The Creation: A concert by Blackheath and Bramley Choral Society Saturday 25th November, Holy Trinity, Guildford. For tickets ph 01483 285654.

Godalming Community Gospel Choir invite you to join them for a very special Christmas celebration on Saturday 16th December 2017 at 7.00pm at St Peter & St Paul’s with guest soloist Anu Omideyi. A selection of contemporary and traditional Christmas gospel songs, wine and mince pies!

Nexus Christmas Quiz
Tickets for this popular annual event happening on Saturday 2nd December are now on sale.  Tickets are £12 and include a quiche supper with homemade desserts. There will also be a raffle for the Nexus charity of the year, ‘Topic of Cancer’. All welcome! To buy your tickets call Janet Harvey on 423264 or Kate Kaye on 415296.

La, La, Laaaaaaaaa!
We are rapidly approaching Christmas and the time has come to get our fantastic choir together for the carol service on Sunday 17th December! If you'd like to sing in the choir, please drop Jenna an email at, everyone is welcome! Rehearsals will be on Mondays 20/11, 04/12 and 11/12, 8.00pm - 9.00pm, in the church. (NB. you don't need to be able to attend all three rehearsals). 

This year we would like to turn Busbridge Church Centre window into a giant Advent calendar. To do this we will need 24 x A3 pictures, which could be artwork, a phrase, photo or other creative celebration of the season. Schools, children, groups or individuals are all welcome to get involved. For more details please contact

Jingle & Mingle
Only a few tickets left for this lovely Christmas craft event happening Wednesday 29th November at Clock Barn Hall. Book your tickets (a mere snip at just £5) by contacting

please pray for…
· Those working in medicine
· All those who came along to  the wonderful Choral Evensong service on Wednesday
· Those organising various Christmas events
· Rectory Close and their road steward, Shelagh Godwin
· Woodlands Road and Roundals Lane