Sunday 10 September 2017

Congratulations to Bryan and Tori Silletti who have been blessed by the arrival of baby Abigail! All are well.

Catherine McBride leaving
Catherine McBride will be leaving us in October to become vicar at St Marys Church, Market Drayton. To mark the occasion we are arranging a leaving gift, and all at Hambledon & Busbridge who have got to know Catherine are welcome to contribute. Please pass any cash donations or cheques to Alison Martin, Alan Harvey or Liz Cooke  (cheques payable to St Peter’s Church, Hambledon), or send by bank transfer to the Hambledon church account sort code: 40-52-40 acc no: 00019678  quoting ref CATHERINE. We will have more soon on arrangements for saying goodbye! 

Old Rectory
Join our Old Rectory project over the next coming months by signing up as a volunteer. There are 7 different teams that need you! Prayer & Support, Cleaning, Baking & Catering, Old Rectory DIY, Outdoors Site Cleaning, Decorating, Church Cottage DIY. There are sign up sheets at the back of church, so fill out your name and join a team for some fun, competitive (yes, men) and gezellige (look it up!) moments with our congregation following our dreams for our church. For more information:

Coming soon: a prayer evening for Old Rectory,  Tuesday 17th October, 7.30 pm. Dress warmly as we shall be prayer walking.

We’re delighted to announce that Becky Bradley will be joining the BHC team as the new Busbridge 4-11’s Children’s Worker. She starts this week - do make her feel very welcome.

Thanks to Clare and Richard Grove for taking on organising coffee for the contemporary congregation and the important fellowship and welcome that this offers. We’d like to thank Deb Jones for all she has done for this ministry as she moves to ministry with the Ark children. Richard and Clare will be looking for more people to support the coffee ministry – do offer!

Prime Time Event
Oyez! Oyez! It’s not too late to say you’re coming along to the Prime Time Tea & Talk event with the Farnham Town Crier on Monday 11th September at 2.00pm in Busbridge Church.  Although this is an event planned with Prime Time members in mind, it is open to everyone, so if you have an interest in this most British of institutions do come and join us and hear what he has to say (or should that be shout?!) There is a £2 charge to help us cover the speaker’s fees.  Contact Penny Naylor in the Church office for further details or email

Baptism Ministry - Volunteers Needed! The baptism of a child is a significant event for any family and for some it may be the first meaningful contact they have with our church. The support, welcome and preparation we provide for these families is, therefore, an important element of our ministry and outreach to our community. Would you like to be a part of this? We are looking for three or four people who would be able to lead a couple of informal preparation sessions in the run-up to each baptism service (there are currently up to 5-6 of these each year, depending on demand). If you would like to find out more about what would be involved please contact Catherine McBride on 421267 or at

Messy Church at Hambledon
Whilst we are looking for a new Children and Families’ Worker for Hambledon we are also in urgent need of someone to co-ordinate our amazing and dedicated Messy Church Team. Our fun and creative Messy Church services run bi-monthly on the first Sunday of the month and are popular with our young families. For more information about what the role would involve please contact Catherine McBride on 421267 or at

Home Group and Harvest Sunday BBQ
On Sunday 1st of October we are combining Harvest Sunday with a Home Group sponsored barbeque in Busbridge.  The BBQ will be from 10.00am until 1.00pm across both the classic and contemporary services.  This will be just a part of the other Harvest Sunday activities as well as teas and coffees.  This is meant to be a social for all those attending the services or for those just walking by.  Our hope is that this is a time to have some fun, enjoy a burger or sausage or bacon butty and be together.  We would love to have everyone from BHC to pop in for the whole time or only as long as it takes to get a fresh burger or sausage and go on with whatever your plans are for the day. In addition, we hope to have representatives from each of the various home groups within BHC.  If you have any interest in understanding what a home group is like or explore joining one, then please come along.  For the month of October, we are going to have a “Taste and See” option for all our home groups where anyone can pop in or pop out as they please to see who is meeting, where they are meeting, what this home group thing is all about and whether you might like to join. If there are any questions, then please contact Bryan Silletti at the church office 421267 or email

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 on 01483 416746. If anyone feels they could help with food please contact Sheelagh on this would be much appreciated!

please pray for…
· Our church families who have welcomed new babies in the last few weeks
· John & Jean Adams
· Students starting college or university
· Michael Barrett in Birtley House
· The new term - particularly those starting new schools
· Park Chase and their road steward, Linda Alcock
· The Close and Feathercombe Lane