Sunday 2 April 2017

Christian Aid Week Co-ordinator needed
Channel for Mission are looking for a willing volunteer to co-ordinate the Busbridge end of Christian Aid week. Michael Stubbs has been doing this worthwhile job for the past four years but can no longer do it. What it involves... putting notices into the Notice Sheet, organising buckets in the church for donations, liaising with June Higgins over a house-to-house collection, and, perhaps, organising a sponsored walk (the Surrey Advertiser used to do one at the end of April), take part in CA’s Big Breakfast, or organising a coffee morning. Any offers to Robbie Hume, Sandra Campbell, Joanna Cookes, or Jean Adams (Hambledon) or Shelagh Godwin.

Stars in Their Eyes
If you missed this event you’ll be kicking yourselves! How often do you get the opportunity to see Tom Jones, Snow Patrol, Elvis(‘s), Elton John and more, all in one show?! It was an absolutely fantastic evening - thanks to everyone who performed, the judges, the punters, the voters, the bar staff, the setter-uppers and the taker-downers and most of all a HUGE thanks to the talented Tim Davies who put on such an entertaining event. Not only was it fun, fun, fun but it also raised an impressive £1700 for Old Rectory. Thank you!

Huge thanks to Carole Keating and her team of helpers for the lovely posies which they made for Mothering Sunday. Much appreciated by all the recipients - not only mothers!

Hearing Aid Clinic
If you need to make use of our regular Hearing Aid Clinic please note that this month’s session will be held on Friday 7th April, 2.00pm - 4.00pm, as the second Friday of the month falls on Good Friday.

Notice from Busbridge Infant School...
Busbridge Infant School currently leaves the Hambledon Road and Rectory Gardens access gates open outside of school hours for the convenience of parents and local residents. There is no formal public right of way across the School. Due to recent vandalism, we will regrettably have to keep the Hambledon Road and Rectory Gardens access gates closed and locked outside of school hours. This means that it will not be possible to walk across the school grounds from Hambledon Road to Rectory Gardens and vice versa. The gates will be open from 7.00am to 9.10am and from 3.00pm to 5.00pm on school days. This will take effect from 5.00pm on Friday, 31st March 2017.

A reminder that the APCM is coming up - have you put it in your diaries yet? It’s on Sunday 23rd April, Hambledon 10.30am, Busbridge 7.00pm and will follow directly after the services; 10.00am Hambledon, 6.30pm Busbridge. (You can go to either one - you don’t have to go to a particular congregation to attend. How exciting!)

Old Rectory update
We are delighted to announce that two developments occurred in the past week or so. Last 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

Space for God
Is this prayer event in your diary too? Tuesday 4th April, 8.00pm - 9.00pm, Busbridge Church.

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,

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!

please pray for…
· The APCM
· Brian Oxborough as he recovers in hospital
· Those being baptised today
· The planning for upcoming Easter events
· The Alpha course - finishing soon
· Grosvenor Road and their road stewards, Dawn O’Toole and Sarah Blagden
· Mary Vale and Church Lane