Sunday 9 July 2017

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.


Music update

A series of meetings with music leaders has helped us look at how worship might be shaped as we move forward. We will be taking a proposal to the PCC in the next few days. It is clear that if we want worship music to develop and deepen we need to see this as being worthy of focus over the next couple of years.


Prime Time Event

The Prime Time Event to the Huxley Birds of Prey and Hillier’s Garden Centre is on Thursday 20th July.  The day will include owl stroking, the birds of prey flying display, opportunities to interact with various birds of prey as well as plenty of shops (garden centre, farm shop, Edinburgh Woollen Mill, etc) at an entrance charge of £4.50 for the day. The day will start at Hiller’s Garden Centre for 11.00am and will finish by 4.00pm. You can buy lunch at the garden centre café or you can bring your own. We are happy to help coordinate lifts if you need. If you are interested, then please contact the church office on 01483 421267 or email


Lost Property

A gold coin brooch was left at Busbridge Church after a wedding last Saturday. If you find it, please contact the office on 01483 421267 so we can reunite it with its owner.


Tip run

If anyone has time over the next couple of weeks, we have 14 boxes of old hymn books which need to be taken from the small shed at the back of the church office to Witley tip for recycling. We’ve tried to no avail to re-home them elsewhere, but no takers. Can anyone help? Please email


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.


Our new curate, Dave Preece officially started at Busbridge&Hambledon Church this week. He will be attending the full range of services over the coming weeks as well as meeting many of you as part of his induction process. Do make sure you take the opportunity to give a warm BHC welcome to Dave, Hannah and family when you meet them. His work email is


Strictly Pathfinders End of Term BBQ... happening on Friday 14th July on Busbridge Rec at 6.30pm. The whole family can join their Pathfinders and celebrate another great term of Strictly fun. All food is provided, but please email if you’d like to go along so he can get an idea of numbers.


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.


Hambledon Prayer Breakfast on Saturday 15th July in the Church Room in Hambledon. All welcome to come along.


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

please pray for…

· The end of year activities for our children and youth groups

· Rev Jane Vlach as she prepares to move to the town centre parish

· Michael Barrett in the Royal Surrey

· Andrew Baker and Brian Oxborough and their continuing recoveries

· Local hospitals and nursing homes

· Christian summer camps

· Oakdene Road and their road steward, Catherine Hobden

· Summerhouse Close and Wormley Lane