Sunday 14 January 2018

Old Rectory update
Works continuing with main extension structure, forming internal walls and doorways.
Mark Pateman

A reminder about morning services next week @ Busbridge&Hambledon
Sunday 21st January

There are no morning services at Busbridge or Hambledon on Sunday 21st January. This is because there is a special ‘Annual United Service’ put on by Churches Together, for all the church family across Godalming. So make sure you remember to go to:
St Peter and St Paul’s Church, 10.00am

Busbridge Centre
A reminder to all groups and individuals who use the Busbridge Centre - can you please make sure you leave the centre clean and tidy - that means vacuum if required and wash, dry and put away in the correct place, any dishes you have used. If you put anything in the dishwasher, please put it on before you leave. Thanks.

Hambledon Prayer Breakfast
The next Hambledon prayer breakfast is on Saturday 20th January at 8.30am in the church room. All welcome.

Prime Time
Our afternoon of Nostalgia and Guess Who? is fast approaching.  If you are hoping to come along to the event on the afternoon of Monday 22nd January, please can you send us a photo of you as a child as soon as possible so that we can copy them prior to the event. Your original photos will be returned to you. Do consider coming along to join us and see if you can guess what your Prime Time friends looked like as youngsters! If you have a query either contact the Prime Time team via the Church Office or email

Birthday Concert
Shelagh Godwin invites everyone to a special birthday celebration concert of her own music on Saturday 3rd February at 6.30pm in Busbridge Church. Collection for Old Rectory. If you would like to come along please email Shelagh.

Women’s ministry
Nicky Hemery has kindly agreed to take the lead on this important ministry in 2018. If you have any ideas for events you would like to have please speak to Nicky about them - bear in mind you may need to commit to running them too! We also need to get our mailing list up to date, so if you’d like to receive advance notice of all of our women’s events please let us know via  

Upcoming event
Meditation are returning on Sunday 11th March with their hour-long programme The Journey: the life of Jesus in words and music, a programme suitable for Lenten reflection, with Michael Wigley. Hambledon Church, 3.00pm. To be followed by tea and cake and a collection for the Old Rectory Project.

Lesley Mason Radio interview
If you’d like to hear this interview go to

Feba Prayer Meeting
42 Minster Road, Godalming, from 10.30am to 11.30am on Monday 12th March. Please come and pray for this media ministry with partners in most of the world’s trouble spots.

It’s the Churches together service on 21st January but following that, please do remember the new Busbridge morning service times and locations from 28th January onwards....the Classic service remains in the church, but the start time is moving to 10.00am. The Busbridge Contemporary Service will also be starting at 10.00am but go to Busbridge Junior School Hall. Children will go to their groups at 10.15am - you’ll be advised in services on where and when to take them/collect them. NB: No changes apply to Busbridge Quiet, the evening service or to either of the Hambledon services.

Coffee drop in
New for 2018, there’s a new coffee drop-in on the second Monday of the month. Thanks to all those who came along last week. The next of these is on Monday 12th February, 2.00pm - 3.30pm in the Busbridge Church Centre. This is for ANYONE around at this time who’d like a nice cuppa and the chance to get to know others.  Pop the date in your diary now.

Busbridge Ball
This fantastic event at Clock Barn Hall is happening on Saturday 24th February - a three course meal and disco. Tables seat 10 and tickets will be sold for the entire table, so get your group together NOW as tables tend to sell out quickly. Tickets are £48 each. To book your table, contact Carol Jones.

please pray for…
· The Busbridge congregations as they change times and/or locations
· The work of The Cellar
· Citizens Advice
· The Paddock and their road steward, Judith Rolfe
· Braemar Close and Cricket Green