Sunday 16 July 2017

We send much love to Liz Gorst, whose mother, Margaret, died suddenly last Friday (7th July).  Please pray for Liz, Steve and James and also for Brian, Liz’s father.

A reminder that the summer sermon series starts soon at Busbridge, which means combined services at 10.00am from 23rd July.

0-30 in 1 Hour

Churches Together have been invited to join together to pray and support the work of children and young people across our community. Praying together for one hour  for the 0 – 30 year olds in our church groups / schools etc...that is,“0 – 30 in One Hour.” This is an invite for people to either come along or forward prayer needs / requests in time for the meeting together on Sunday 16th July  5.00pm – 6.00pm in the Church Centre at Busbridge, as we would love to support  our young people and leaders in prayer. The summer is often a time of change when leaders step down and others are needed to fill their place ready for the Autumn term. There are staff vacancies and as always – new volunteers to support this ministry to be found. The prayer time is open to anyone of any age. It can be out loud or silent and there will be information available to pray. Do send prayer requests and comments to Shân on or Michael Stubbs on and let either of us know if you can make it.

PSALM 122: Prayer time in Busbridge Church: Monday 17th July

For those that are interested, Bryan Silletti will be praying in Busbridge church from 2.00pm - 3.00pm using Psalm 122 as the basis. He would love to have others join him, so all are welcome that are interested. Just show up if you want to participate.

Hambledon news…

There is an urgent need within our Hambledon community that we as a wider church can fill...will you help us to do so please? Every Wednesday morning from 9.30am until 11.30am there is a community toddler group that operates in the village hall of Hambledon called Hambletots. They are in need of people to help by serving tea, coffee and snacks to mums/grannies/carers and tots while joining in with conversation and doing the washing up. If you are feeling particularly generous and wanting to really make them feel loved, you could always bring along a cake too. Currently this link is made by Jenna who will be moving on at the end of the month. If you or someone you know has a heart for young local unchurched families please contact Katie on 07739 323444 to offer help when you can, once a month would be brilliant! 

Are you passionate about bringing the good news about Jesus to young children and their families?

We have funding for a part-time post (14 hours per week) for someone to head-up our mission to 0-11 year olds and their families in Hambledon. If you are interested and want to find out more, please speak to Catherine McBride ( or James Ellin (, both on 01483 421267.

Saturday 12th August, 8.30am – West Surrey Golf Club

We are delighted to be welcoming Nichola Hooper to be our guest speaker at the next Hambledon Ladies Breakfast.  Nichola’s daughter has had the privilege of working for Jackie Pullinger, a name many of you may be familiar with. Jackie Pullinger left the UK in 1966 to travel the world and was called by God to get off her boat in Hong Kong where she has been working and ministering amongst Drug Addicts ever since.  She is also the author of ‘Chasing The Dragon’. It will be interesting to learn about her current work through Nichola’s daughter. The Ladies Breakfast is open to all and tickets will go on sale in the Village Shop on Monday 18th July until Tuesday 8th August.  Sue Blackman kindly co-ordinates the ticket on behalf of the Ladies Breakfast so do call her on 01428 683871 if you are unable to get to the Village Shop, and she will happily reserve your tickets. If you would like to bring a new guest for the first time, we would be delighted to offer them a complimentary ticket, please liaise with Sue. On behalf of the HLB Team we look forward to welcoming you on Saturday 12th August.

Old Rectory Update

Thanks to Debbie Scott for offering to help Jo Cookes and Simon with what we hope will be our final gift day for the Old Rectory project. Richard Grove, Tom Jones and Mark Williams have reviewed the three lowest tenders and are meeting builders in the next ten days to ensure that costs are accurate.

Diocesan Day of Healing & Wholeness at Guildford Cathedral

Saturday 9th September...teaching, workshops, worship and Healing Prayer - Keynote Speaker is the Revd Wes Sutton, Director of Acorn Christian Healing Foundation, with a Service of Healing led by Rt Revd Andrew Watson, Bishop of Guildford. £25pp. 10.00am – 4.00pm. To book: or call 01420 478121. All welcome.

please pray for…

· Liz Gorst and family

· Roy Keating, Carole and family

· Michael Barrett in the Royal Surrey

· Andrew Baker and Brian Oxborough and their continuing recoveries

· Those who work/visit in Send Prison

· Godalming High Street and Local Businesses

· Old Barn View and their road steward, Jane Tomes

· Summerhouse Road and Church Lane