Sunday 14 May 2017

The sprucing up of 2 South Hill
Carol Jones and her crew of volunteers have been working really hard this week to get 2 South Hill up to scratch for our new curate, David Preece and family. Carol needs more help next week - can you join in? The more the merrier. She’ll be there Monday to Friday, 10am to 3pm, all equipment supplied. If you’d like to be part of the South Hill fun, contact Carol directly on her mobile.

Hambledon Prayer Breakfast
Saturday 20th May, 8.30am in the Church room. All welcome to come along.

Squires Lunch
Our next Squires lunch will be on Sunday 21st May 2017 at 12 noon. If you would like to join us perhaps you would let Terry Swanton know by Wednesday 17th May? Newcomers welcome. We do hope you will be able to join us and we look forward to seeing you there.

Hambledon Songs of Praise!
Got a favourite hymn? Let us know what it is and join us to ‘raise the roof’ at Hambledon Church at 7.30pm Thursday 18th May and find out if others share your choice. Send your nominations, if possible with the reason you’ve chosen it, to

Hambledon - A Celebration in Flowers!
Two years ago our first ‘celebration’ was a huge success, with floral contributions from the pub, shop, nursery school, cricket and football clubs…and even the Rector! Come along to Hambledon Church on the 10th or 11th June to enjoy this year’s displays – delicious cream teas will be served between 10.00am-6.00pm on the Saturday (so you could come along after Spring Cleaning at Busbridge!) and midday-6.00pm on the Sunday.

Great Godalming Duck Race!
Our very own Penny Naylor is taking the opportunity to attend the Great Godalming Duck Race on Saturday 20th May to promote the marvellous Befriending Network. Perhaps you were intending going along with your own duck? Or maybe this is the incentive to encourage you? Now keep an open mind about this request...Penny needs a collection of hardy souls who would be prepared to don the ’Buddy the dog’ costume at the befriending stall. The event is taking place at the Phillips Memorial Park and runs between 11.00am and 4.00pm - just supporting Penny for an hour of that time would be a great help. And if anyone doesn’t feel like becoming Buddy, people coming along to help distribute packs of tea and biscuits are also most welcome. Just an hour of someone’s time would make a big difference. Please email

Easter Collection: Open Doors
Thanks to everyone for their generosity with our Easter appeal for Open Doors. We raised £5000 when you include gift aid, which is a great result.

Ascension Day Service, Busbridge Church
Thursday 25th May, 7.30pm. All are warmly invited to this service to celebrate Ascension Day.  Our friends from the other churches in Godalming will be joining us and there will be drinks and light refreshments/nibbles served after the service. Please do come and celebrate this important day in the Christian calendar.

Christian Aid Week: 14th-20th May
We will be issuing Christian Aid Envelopes to all Congregations on Sunday 14th and 21st. Don't forget to sign the Gift Aid slip if it's appropriate.

BIG Spring Clean - Saturday 10th June
Are you new to Busbridge&Hambledon? Do you want to get to know some different people? Or perhaps you’d like to join in with more at church, but only have limited time. Or maybe you’re a really fun person who just likes to get involved! If these describe you, or even if they don’t, please sign up ASAP for the BIG Spring Clean. WE HAVE SO MUCH TO GET DONE, and cannot do it without a large number of people to help. Come on everyone! Email or fill in the sign up sheet

Father’s Day on Sunday 18th June and Busbridge Church is celebrating in style. Bring the aforementioned father to a 10.30am special service, run by men, for men. Yorkie bars and bacon butties provided.

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