Sunday 23 July 2017

It’s a girl! And a boy! And another girl!
Theresa and Adam Durrant
welcomed Tahlia a few weeks ago, and she was even in church for the first time two Sundays ago!

Andy and Helen Brownstone welcomed twins Samuel Walter and Joy Beatrice, born on 15th July. All well!

The PCC met last week and discussed…
· The excellent plans for the new St Peter’s car park
· A role for a part time Music Development Leader was agreed and this will be put to the church as soon as the full details are available
· The request to reorder the Busbridge nave was approved and the documentation will now go to the Diocese
· An update on Old Rectory plans was given, including that the team is looking to phase the work so that we can approach the church in October about the priorities and additional funds needed
· Rev Dave Preece was welcomed to the Benefice.

Note from Simon…
Thanks goes to Tim Davis for a lot of work recently researching technology for Busbridge Junior School Hall. This is part of the planning that we’ve been mentioning for a while now about the Busbridge Contemporary moving back to the school. We’ve been finding out the needs of different groups, individuals, music teams, the tech people, people with children and others and, in September, we’ll be able to have more discussion about the identity, timing, style, length, etc of both the Contemporary and the Classic services. In the meantime Tim is pressing ahead with plans for making the hall a well equipped space that will also benefit the school. Thanks Tim!

Squires Lunch
The next Squires lunch will be on the 30th July at 12 noon. If you would like to join us and partake of the gastronomy at Squires, please RSVP to Terry Swanton Wednesday 26th July.

Alpha starting in the Autumn
One of our home groups has decided to run an Alpha course beginning in September. If you have not been on the Alpha course before, please do consider attending. The details are still being finalized, but if you are interested in attending Alpha or you know of a friend that might like to attend Alpha then please consider asking them.  Perhaps this is an opportunity to pray about who you might be encouraged to ask to attend Alpha. If you have any questions, then please email or contact the church office at 01483 421267 or just catch Bryan Silletti to discuss if you have questions.

On Thursday 3rd August, we’ll visit Tilford Cottage Garden. This unique NGS garden is designed to delight and amuse, with both formal and natural planting, surprising topiary and even a fairy grotto! We’ll meet at the garden at 11.30am: Tilford Cottage, Tilford Rd, Tilford, Farnham GU10 2BX. The cost is £7 and money raised goes to charity. Do come along and enjoy a lovely walk around this delightful garden. Afterwards we’re going to the Mill at Elstead for a bite of lunch. Please let Pam Cookney know, by 27th July, if you would like to join us for the garden visit, the lunch, or both, so she can let the venues know numbers. Please email her on This is a lovely garden and we very much look forward to seeing you there.  Friends and family welcome!

Hambledon Church Harvest Supper…
...will be held at Hambledon Village Hall  on Saturday 23rd September at 7.00pm. Tickets cost £8.00 and are available from the Village Shop or can be reserved by phoning Sheelagh Vacher. If anyone feels they could help with food please contact Sheelagh.

This one goes out to all you musicians out there! Our regular bands do an amazing job all year round, but, as you can probably imagine, it gets quite tricky over the Summer months to find musicians to cover all our services. We are really in need of musicians and leaders for the 6.30 services on 30th July and 20th August. If you are a regular band member who is able to do an extra ‘shift’ that would be great; or maybe you haven’t played at church before and have been hiding your light under a bushel! Either way Catherine McBride would be delighted to hear from you, on 01483 421267 or

Prayer Walk Through Busbridge
For those that are interested, Bryan Silletti will be going on a prayer walk through Busbridge on Wednesday 26 July starting from Busbridge church at 2.00pm. Not sure on the specific walk, but the hope is just to walk around Busbridge and bless the area in some way as we go. He would love to have others join him, so all are welcome that are interested. Just show up if you want to participate.

PrayerFest | 0-30 in one hour
This prayer event will be happening on Sunday 20th August, 5.00pm in Busbridge Church Centre.

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

This will be the last notice sheet until September - if you want to find out what’s going on, please visit our website on Have a great Summer!

please pray for…
· Our church families who have welcomed new babies in the last couple of weeks
· Liz Gorst and family
· Roy Keating, Carole and family
· Michael Barrett in the Royal Surrey
· Andrew Baker and Brian Oxborough and their continuing recoveries
· Residents and workers at the Cheshire Home
· Old Rectory Gardens and their road steward, Simon Taylor
· The Avenue and Cricket Green