Sunday 7 May 2017

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 7th, 14th and 21st. Don't forget to sign the Gift Aid slip if it's appropriate. If you would like to do a house to house collection there is a sign up sheet at the back of Busbridge Church or contact June Higgins who will coordinate roads. If you would like to raise funds in any other way please let Michael Stubbs know.

Rhiannon Stubbs and Jack Lovell's Wedding is on the 20th May - we would love to invite those of the church family who know Rhiannon to come along to the wedding at Busbridge church at 2.30pm and to stay for refreshments at church afterwards.

Prime Time trip to Brooklands – Wednesday 17th May
This is a reminder to all Prime Time members that anyone wishing to join this trip needs to return their booking form and payment to Penny as soon as possible please. If you are not a Prime Time member but would like to explore Brooklands as part of a group, places are still available and all are welcome. Further details can be obtained by contacting Penny Naylor in the Church Office or via email:

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

Father’s Day
...Is 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.

Feba prayer meeting
Monday 8th May at 10.30 to 11.30am at 42 Minster Road. Contact Sheelagh Godwin for more information.

2 South Hill
Carol Jones is co-ordinating the decorating of 2 South Hill (where the Gibsons used to live) in preparation for our new curate, David Preece, and his family. She needs (1) people to help her paint (any help very welcome) and (2) a bit of garden tiding and lawn mowing. We only have two and a half weeks to do this in so it is a very tight time scale. Contact Carol ASAP if you can help.

Alan Hulme Event - 10th May
Stepping out in confidence…”Be prepared to give an answer”. All welcome to come to this event with Alan Hulme, Director and Team Leader for Parish Development and Evangelism. This is a 90 minute session aimed at all Christians who want to become more confident in talking about their faith and sharing it with others.
Meet at Busbridge Church at 7.00pm for social, nibbles and drinks, with the talk and discussion starting at 7.45pm.

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!

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.

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 ability 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.

please pray for…
· Andrew Baker and his family
· John Adams (Hambledon)
· Brian Oxborough, now in Milford Hospital
· Mark Pateman, Penny Naylor, Karen Franks and the Befriending Scheme
· High Ridge and their road stewards, Barbara Hubble and Debbie Scott
· Old Rectory Gardens, Malthouse Lane and St Dominic’s School