Sunday 26 March 2017 - Mothering Sunday

Old Rectory update
We are delighted to announce that two developments occurred in the past week. On Monday the PCC voted to approve the project up to the amount which has been raised so far and planning permission was granted on Wednesday. The Old Rectory team are now looking at costs and priorities and will share this information with the church as soon as we have it.
What can you do?

· Give thanks and pray for those involved in the planning (from Old Rectory team members through to the Waverley Planners)

· Approach Mark Williams to offer to help with an Action Team

· Contact Dudley Hilton to offer to support and care for Probation Service people with us every Wednesday and which started last week

· We appreciate many have given financially, but the Team are keen for anyone who is able to set up a monthly direct debit of any amount for the project to do so, as this will help with longer term planning

· Pray that this project will honour the Living God who intervenes in our lives and will give us confidence in our faith

Hot Cross Bun Family Adventure!
This year's Hot Cross Bun Family Adventure will be from Hambledon Church to Busbridge Church on Good Friday (14th April) starting at 2.15pm. We are looking for some help with serving tea and/or making cakes. Offers please to Frances Shaw, or ph 421574.

Reverence service
Have you got it noted down in your diaries that there is a special Reverence choral evensong service at Hambledon on Sunday 2nd April at 3.30pm? There is no Hambledon Heritage service at 9.00am on this day so even more reason to go along to this reflective event.

‘The Journey’
Meditation presents The Journey - a one hour reflection on the life of Jesus with readings and songs, followed by refreshments. Saturday 10th June, 6.30pm, Busbridge Church. No charge, but there’ll be a retiring collection in support of the Old Rectory project.

On 6th April, Ann Wilson MBE, Vice Chair of the Surrey Gypsy Traveller Communities Forum, will give an insight into Surrey’s largest ethnic minority, their lives, traditions and aspirations.  An evening not to be missed!  We look forward to seeing you in the Busbridge Church Centre at 8.00pm.  There’ll be drinks, nibbles and a chance to catch up before the talk starts.  All are very welcome!

Sermons on the website
Are you getting annoyed that the latest sermons aren’t on the website? Does it irritate you that you can’t catch up on the service you missed? Do you have an hour a week spare, to load the sermons onto the website? Fabulous! We need you! Tony Nunn has done a sterling job maintaining this for years but is no longer able to do it. If you’d like to put your name forward for this important role, then get in contact with Karen in the Church Office in the first instance (01483 421267).

BIG Spring Clean!
We’ve finally put a date in the diary for the super duper BIG Spring Clean! For those of you who are new to Busbridge&Hambledon, this is held at Busbridge Church and we usually have up to 80 volunteers of all ages in teams doing painting, cleaning, clear up, gardening, building stuff and handing out tea and biscuits! It runs from 10.00am - 2.00pm and includes a fabulous slap up lunch. It’s also a great way of getting to know new people, so what more could you ask for? So put Saturday 10th June in your diaries and if you’re really keen and you’d already like to volunteer your services for this fun event, email

Explorers volunteers urgently needed
Would you be interested in joining our lively and creative Explorers team? We are looking for helpers to join us in teaching the 7-11s about Jesus once a month. Please contact to find out more or to sign up!

Easter Garden Service
Is happening on Saturday 15th April and we need people to make cakes and co-ordinate the tea at this busy event. Contact Catherine Taylor if you can help ASAP. Thanks!

Is this you?
Calling all architects, structural engineers or those with expertise in technical drawing!  We are seeking someone willing to act as a mentor to a gentleman in Chiddingfold who is trying to rebuild his life following some very dark times. He has an interest in these skills and professions and has asked if we could try and find someone who shares this experience and from whom he could learn.  Full support and training will be given to anyone taking on this role. Contact Penny Naylor for more information.

Thanks to everyone who gave to our Easter Appeal for Open Doors. If you weren’t able to be in services last week, donation envelopes will be available in both churches for the next couple of weekends.

please pray for…
· Brian Oxborough as he recovers in hospital
· The baptisms happening next weekend
· The BJS & BIS Easter Services next week
· Mothering Sunday
· The planning for upcoming Easter events
· The Alpha course - finishing soon
· Greenhill Close and their road steward, Carole Keating
· Maplehatch Close & Wormley Lane