Sunday 5 November 2017

BIG SUNDAY DIG at Busbridge
Today at Busbridge may seem slightly strange if there are people on your pews holding shovels...DO NOT BE ALARMED! Today is all about the ‘Big Sunday Dig’ as we come to the end of a month of fundraising for Old Rectory. There’s more information about this in a handout available in all services as well as more gift forms available if you haven’t yet had the chance to fill one out.

A warm welcome to the family and friends of William Taylor, Grace Gaskell and Eloise Rouzel who join us this morning for their baptisms at Busbridge Church.

Remembrance service
A reminder that next Sunday, 12th November, is Remembrance Sunday. Both churches will be having combined services; a family friendly service which will include our local uniformed organisations at Busbridge at 10.00am (please note the different service time) and Hambledon Remembrance at 10.30am.

A message from June Higgins...
“A big thank you to all the lovely people who helped after Dick's death. He would have liked to join me in thanking you for coming to the service, for sending so many cards and flowers and for all the kindness during his last illness. With love, June.” 

Most of you will know by now, that Terry Swanton died suddenly on Sunday 22nd October, at home.  Please continue to hold Margaret, Steve and Angie in your prayers.  There will be a Service of Thanksgiving for Terry’s life in Busbridge Church on Friday 10th November at 2.30pm, to which all are warmly invited. Please note, parking is available at the village hall (reserved for this service).

Space for God - Prayer Event
Do you want one hour away from pressure? One hour away from noise? One hour in which to know God’s peace? Then ‘SPACE FOR GOD’ 8.00pm - 9.00pm on Tuesday 7th November  in Busbridge Church is the place for you.  For you earlybirds, there’s also an alternative session at 6.45am in the centre. All welcome.

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 Brown an email, everyone is welcome! Rehearsals will be on Mondays 20/11, 04/12 and 11/12, 20:00 - 21:00, in the church. (NB. you don't need to be able to attend all three rehearsals). 

Fairtrade Days
You are warmly invited to a sale of fairly- traded crafts, charity Christmas cards, gifts and food on Friday 10th November (11.00am - 4.00pm) & Saturday 11th November (11.00am-4.00pm). There is also a simple soup lunch each day - proceeds to Christian Aid. This is being held this year at 3 Braemar Close, Godalming  (Liz & David Burndred).

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’. To buy your tickets call Janet Harvey or Kate Kaye.

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!
Tickets for this lovely Christmas craft event are selling quickly - don’t miss out! Wednesday 29th November at Clock Barn Hall. Book your tickets (a mere snip at just £5) by contacting

A service of Choral Evensong – Wednesday 8th November
Busbridge Church is the venue for a special Choral Evensong service to celebrate the joint 150th anniversaries of both Busbridge Church and King Edward’s School’s move to Witley.  The Chapel Choir from King Edward’s School will be joining us for this event and it promises to be a very special occasion having a robed choir back in Busbridge Church for the first time in many years.  Our very own Margot Spencer is leading the service so do come along and support Margot and the students who have all put in so much effort in preparing this for us.  This event is hosted by Prime Time, but it is a service for all to enjoy as part of our 150th Anniversary celebrations – not just Prime Time members.  Refreshments will be served from 4pm, with a short talk about the history of Busbridge Church commencing at 4.15pm. The service itself will start at 4.45pm. All welcome!

please pray for…
· The Big Sunday Dig at Busbridge this Sunday
· The final giving before building work starts on the Old Rectory
· Please give thanks and pray for Fr David Parmiter, who was this week inducted as the Catholic priest for Godalming.
· The family and friends of Terry Swanton, Dick Higgins and Rae Taylor
· Anne Sheldrake’s Thanksgiving service on 11th November
· Those being baptised today
· Those working in Social Services
· Ramsden Road and their road steward, Ruth Roseblade
· Underhill Close and Rock Hill