Sunday 19 November 2017

School applications
If you are thinking of submitting a church application to Busbridge Junior School then you’ll need to:
1) visit the Busbridge Junior School website and familiarise yourself with their admission criteria (‘About Us’, ‘Policies’, ‘Admission Criteria for 2018-2019’). We have hard copies in the office if you don’t have access to a computer.
2) pick up an information sheet from the church office
3) bring the church reference form to the church office by 10th December at the latest (please ensure that you are eligible - the criteria are on the information form)
4) a member of the clergy will meet with you to discuss your application and if approved, you need to take your signed Benefice verification to the school by the application closing date (15 January 2018).

Movie matinee
If you were already planning on going to the fabulous Busbridge Junior School Christmas Fayre on 2nd December why not throw in a Christmassy movie at the end of it? This popular Christmas film is perfect for getting you in the Christmas spirit and will be shown in Busbridge Church at 2.30pm. Popcorn served and no cost to attend - bring as many of your friends as you like (and a good idea to bring a cushion too).

Volunteer needed!
Our office volunteers do an absolutely invaluable job in the life of Busbridge&Hambledon Church, and we don’t know what we’d do without them! On your behalf, a HUGE thank you for all that they do. We have a vacancy for a volunteer on a Friday morning, starting in the New Year...could this be you? Just 2½ hours once a week or find a friend and ‘job share’ and help out every fortnight, term time only if you prefer it that way. To find out more, call Karen at the church office on 01483 421267.

The gift of gift wrapping…
If anyone would like to help the children of Busbridge Junior school wrap their presents in the secret Santa room from 12.00pm-2.00pm on 2nd December then please get in touch with Nicky Hemery.

Thank you
From Ss Peter and Paul and St Marks: “This Sunday will be the last regular monthly service led by the Busbridge Worship Group at St Marks.  A huge thank you goes to all members of this group who have been invaluable in committing to worship alongside the congregation of St Marks.”

Advent evensong
On Sunday 3rd December, 4.00pm at Hambledon church, David Mace will be leading & Hilary Pettman preaching at a special ‘reverence’ service in the style of choral evensong to mark Advent Sunday. To that end, a choir from across the Benefice has been put together and will be led by Jim Godwin. One not to miss!

Palestine: More than black and white
A talk and photos from  Busbridge’s own James Jagger and Millie Badman-Smith about their recent experiences in Palestine with the Amos Trust; Wednesday 29th November, 7.30pm, St Nicolas Church Hall, Bury Street, Guildford. For more information go to

Feba prayer meeting
The day of the Feba prayer meeting has changed: the next one will be at 42 Minster Road, Godalming, at 3.00pm on Friday 8th December. Do come and pray for this media organisation which does vital work in Yemen, Pakistan, the Horn of Africa, and many other places in the news. Further information from Shelagh Godwin.

Nexus Charity Quiz Night on Saturday 2nd December
Our Quizmaster is Alan Betts with Dudley Hilton keeping track of the scores. Come and join us in Busbridge Village Hall at 7.45pm for 8.00pm start. It’s always a great evening! There’ll be a charity raffle in support of ‘Topic of Cancer’ Guildford, which raises funds for ground-breaking research into cancer immunotherapy. Tickets are £12.00, including a quiche supper and some delicious homemade desserts. Call now to get your tickets, don’t miss out by leaving it too late! Contact Janet Harvey or Kate Kaye.  All are very welcome.

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

Are you contributing a picture to the Busbridge giant advent calendar?! If you’ve arranged this with Jenny Lansdowne then make sure you  hand in your artwork to the church office as Advent is fast approaching. There may be some spaces left - see Jenny for more details or email

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

A bit random, but just in case... are looking to update your home insurance, take a look at Ecclesiastical Insurance. They currently have a promotion where they have pledged to donate £130 to your church for every new home insurance policy taken out (until December 2018). More information on

please pray for…
· St Mark’s Church, Ockford Ridge and the team from BHC who have been supporting them in recent months
· The recently bereaved
· Those working in hospices (Phyllis Tuckwell, Shooting Star Chase)
· Those organising various Christmas events
· The upcoming Busbridge Junior Christmas Fayre
· Shackstead Lane and their road steward, Mary Keech
· Alldens Lane and Salt Lane