Sunday 28 May 2017

Welcome to Olive Bareau-Dunn and her family as they gather to celebrate Olive’s baptism at Hambledon Church today.

Baby News!
We send our love and congratulations to Stephen and Jenna Brown, celebrating the safe arrival of a 7lb 4oz baby boy - Edward Richard - on Sunday 21st May.  All well!

4-11s Ministry Leader
We’re still recruiting for the 4-11s Ministry Leader. If you think this could be for you, it’s not too late! Hours could be flexible, though you would need to work around the key festivals of Christmas and Easter. Why not have a chat with James Ellin 01483 421267 or

A Call to Pray! Whole Church Prayer event next week
Wednesday 31st May 8.00pm - 9.15pm Busbridge Church. Please join us as we gather as a church family to pray for our nation and our neighbourhood. This is a really important opportunity to hold our nation in prayer in these difficult times, as well has praying for our local communities and in particular the hopes and plans for our Old Rectory in Busbridge. There will be a number of different ways of praying on offer, so whether you prefer to sit quietly, walk around or get creative, there will be something for you.

Sunday 4th June Thy Kingdom Come
A day of celebration for Pentecost is being held at Guildford Cathedral for all ages. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will officially open the event at 4.30pm. From 4.30pm to 6.00pm there is a Pilgrimage, Prayer and Food Festival. Then at 6.30pm-8.00pm there is a Pentecost Celebration Service for young people, hosted byBishop Jo Wells and Pete Grieg, with worship led by the Boileroom Ignite band. See the Diocesan website for more information about the day and how to book your free ticket

Thank you
Simon, Catherine and family would like to say a very special thanks for the lovely ‘Stewardship’ support that arrived recently.

‘Holiday at Home’ at Godalming Baptist Church
Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th July. This is a happy, two day event for senior folk in our community with musical entertainment, a quiz, craft, armchair Keep-Fit, delicious meals, homemade cakes and much more! If you know of any neighbours, friends or family members who would benefit from a happy time together, do call in at GBC for a booking form (Reception is open Monday-Fridays 9.00am - 12 noon).

A reminder that Hambledon Flower Festival is on Saturday and Sunday 10th & 11th June, from 10.00am to 6.00pm at Hambledon Church.

Busbridge Open Gardens
Saturday 24th June & Sunday 25th June 2.00pm - 5.00pm In aid of The Cellar Café and Cancer Research. Enjoy a stroll around Busbridge with the unique opportunity to visit a variety of beautiful gardens including Godalming in Bloom award winners. Chat to the garden owners and be inspired!

Refreshments, plants and produce will be on sale.

Tickets and maps to visit as many venues as you wish over the weekend will be available from The Cellar Café. Tickets £5 (children under 16 free).

To mark the 150th Anniversary of Busbridge Church, on Thursday 8th June we’re having a guided tour of the renowned Munstead Wood gardens, led by Annabel Watts, head gardener.  We meet in Busbridge Church porch at 5.45pm for a brief introductory talk on Gertrude Jekyll’s design influence on the church, before visiting the gardens.  After the tour, we return to Busbridge Church for drinks and tasty finger foods! There are no spaces left, but we look forward to seeing those of you who have already signed up for this enjoyable, and interesting, event.  Let’s hope it’ll be a lovely, warm June evening!

Note from Sarb Klair
“I will be ordained at Guildford Cathedral at 3.00pm on 2nd July should anyone from church wish to come along to support me.”

‘Meditation’ Recital - 10th June
Will you be exhausted/exhilarated on Saturday 10th June after the Big Spring Clean and the Hambledon Flower Festival (not to mention a certain political matter a couple of days earlier)? Come and seek refreshment at 6.30pm in Busbridge Church when ‘Meditation’ will give a presentation on the Life of Jesus in words and music. The recital will last about an hour and will be followed by refreshments. Do please come and support them, and the Old Rectory Project for which there will be a retiring collection. For refreshment purposes please let us know if you are coming along. Email Rosie James or fill out a sign in sheet at the back of church. Thanks!

BIG Spring Clean - Saturday 10th June
Thanks to everyone who signed up over the last week - we still need another 10 volunteers to put their names forward and enjoy the spring clean madness fun. WE HAVE SO MUCH TO GET DONE, and cannot do it without a large number of people to help. Come on people! There’s jobs for everyone. Plus a yummy lunch. Email or call the Church Office.

please pray for…
· Those affected by recent events in Manchester
· Andrew Baker and his family
· Brian Oxborough, in Milford Hospital
· Skillway students and staff
· The BIG Spring Clean on 10th June
· Students facing exams
· Maplehatch Close and their road stewards, Janet Harvey and Vicki Scarborough
· Parkfield and Rock Hill