Sunday 9 April 2017 - Palm Sunday

We have two simply gorgeous events coming up to fundraise money for the Old Rectory…

Music in Munstead Soirée
Saturday 27th May, 7.30pm

Alison Martin is hosting this lovely black tie event at her gorgeous home, Tillies, in Munstead Heath Lane. Tickets are £40 and include a buffet dinner, wine and the evening will be accompanied by the talented young Steinway artist and winner of several prestigious piano competitions, Harry Nowakowski-Fox. To book your tickets or for any enquiries contact Clare Haddad.

And on 24th June, 6.00pm - 9.30pm you can enjoy a relaxing evening of opera, the joyful strains of jazz and classics from the West End and Gilbert & Sullivan at Midsummer Music at Malthouse. Bring your picnic, drinks and something to sit on (sorry- no gazebos as the site is sloping). Tickets are a mere snip at just £22 per person and can be purchased easily online at or for more information email

Easter Garden Service
Nicky Hemery is co-ordinating a team of helpers to serve the tea at the Easter Garden service on Saturday 15th April, 3.00pm. If anyone would like to help, please get in touch with Nicky. We also need cakes, lots of cakes! So please get baking and bring your donations of cakes for the Saturday.

Road to Easter... back for another year at Hambledon (big thanks to Rog Matthews who has spearheaded this for the last few years). If you haven’t been before, this BHC Easter event is a series of thought-provoking installations in and around Hambledon Church. It is open for all of Holy Week and is a lovely activity to do for the whole family.

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. A brilliant event for the whole family (and dogs welcome too). It’s a great way of getting to know new people or catch up with old friends. Plus the cakes are nice when you finish the walk! All welcome.

Hambledon Prayer Breakfast
A reminder that the Hambledon Prayer Breakfast on April 15th (Easter Saturday) will be at the usual time but will be just coffee/tea and a hot cross bun. All welcome.

Farewell to Michael & Amy Johnston - Sunday 23rd April
We would like as many of you as possible to come say farewell to both Amy and Michael at morning and evening services on 23rd April (yes, APCM day). After the 10.30am service there will be self-service tea and coffee available from the marquee by the centre. There are also rumours of doughnuts. Don’t miss the chance to say your goodbyes to these lovely people.

Meals on Wheels
Ever thought about helping an older person by delivering lunch? Meals on Wheels is run by Waverley Council, who have asked if anyone would like to deliver lunch to a lonely elderly person in and around Godalming. No long term commitment required if you could only manage one delivery that would be a very generous and kind act for the community. To find out more please contact Mark Pateman

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, Jean Adams (Hambledon) or Shelagh Godwin.

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!)