Sunday 30 April 2017

Old Rectory Update
Great News! The Taylor family have completed their family move across the street to the new rectory, so we can press ahead with work to the Old Rectory.  

We have issued an official request for tender to four different contractors, and expect to have their bids by the end of this month. On the financial side, thanks to your generosity we have raised enough money to complete the purchase of the Old Rectory site from the Diocese, however, we don't yet have enough funds to compete all of our planned building projects to Old Rectory, Church Cottage and the Church Centre. So please keep your standing orders and other giving in place!

Fancy Camel Racing?
Camel Racing Night, raising money for The Cellar café in Godalming, Saturday 20th May, 7.30pm at Wilfrid Noyce centre - a fun evening, £10 per ticket includes curry supper, fully licenced pay bar. Tickets available from Chris or Maggie Jagger, The Cellar or Record Corner.

Space for God - Prayer Event
Tuesday 2nd May, 8.00pm - 9.00pm in Busbridge Church. In the midst of busyness a time for quiet, stillness and personal prayer.

There are currently 4 x A3 sized noticeboards across the parish, where we display service times and other special events. We were thinking it would be great to have even more of these… so - Busbridge residents - Would you like your community to know more about what goes on at Busbridge&Hambledon? Do you want to raise the profile of the church in Busbridge? And most importantly, do you have room in your front garden for a sign of your very own? If you’d like to find out more, please talk to Karen Kinder in the first instance.

Marvellous Movie Matinee!
Put Saturday 6th May, 2.30pm at Busbridge Church in your diary for this Doctor Seuss classic. As always, bring a cushion - popcorn provided and it’s free to come along. Who can you invite?

Blokes’ Biking date change
Please note that there has been a date change to the May outing for Blokes’ Biking. It will now be happening on Wednesday 17th May - all welcome. This group of blokes are all ages, shapes, sizes, biking abilitie and senses of balance meet in the Homebase Carpark at 7.30pm. The bike ride is followed by a restorative pint at the Inn on the Lake. Feel free to join in for the pint end of things if you can’t make the cycle.

On Thursday 11th May, Maggie and Chris Jagger will tell us about SALCET’s first trip to Uganda last November. In the poor area of Makasa in SW Uganda, they ran medical clinics with Compassion; were involved in setting up and funding equipment for an agricultural project; and provided equipment for a Christian dentist running the Mata Dental Clinic. Come and hear all about the great work they accomplished during their two-week visit! We meet in the Busbridge Church Centre at 8.00pm and will have drinks and nibbles before the talk starts. We very much look forward to seeing you. All welcome!

Hambledon Ladies Breakfast
A reminder that the next Hambledon Ladies’ Breakfast is coming up on Saturday 6th May. Our speaker is Hilary Austin and she will be sharing her experiences of working with the Guildford Street Angels. Tickets are available from Hambledon Village Shop or email

BIG Spring Clean
The annual BIG Spring Clean is happening on Saturday 10th June at Busbridge Church. Thanks to those who've contacted the office to join up - but we still need lots and lots more of you. We have all sorts of indoor, outdoor, gardening, painting, building jobs to do - it’s not all about dusting the pews! We also need people to help organise the scrumptious lunch that is always a highlight of the day. Children (under your watchful eye) are very welcome to join in - a couple of years ago a group of under 11s moved tonnes of earth for us! It’s a fun day and a great way of getting to know others. We need about 70 people to make the day work . Can all the rest of the potential eager volunteers please email ASAP and join in the Spring Clean fun. Thanks!