Sunday 28 January 2018

Old Rectory update
Electrical first fix complete on first floor, plastering commencing next week and the front entrance area formed. Mark Pateman

The Bridge Magazine
The team at The Bridge Magazine are looking to update their website. They'd love to hear from anyone who might be willing and able to help them with this.  Please either have a word with Cathy Brook (Busbridge Classic service) or email her at:

They'd also like to hear from anyone in Busbridge or Bargate Wood who's intending to take part in the Big Garden Birdwatch over 27th - 29th January.  Perhaps anyone doing so would be kind enough to copy their recordings to Cathy at the email address above? 

A message from Guildford Besom...
Guildford Besom wishes to extend a huge thank all those at Busbridge Church for the lovely hampers that were given at Christmas time to so many homes.  They were so appreciated and were just a wonderful present to give to people who have all been struggling so much in different ways. Thank you so much again - you have been a real blessing! The Guildford Besom Team.

Specific prayer for Old Rectory
· Give thanks for progress so far. 
· Pray for good weather so that the outside work can get up to schedule
· Protection for everybody on the site and no more problems
· Shelagh's fundraising birthday concert on 3rd February and for everybody involved

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  

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 on

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.

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. Further details from 01483 417725.

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 on 8th January. 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.

Blokes’ Biking happening again on Wednesday 21st February. This group of blokes of all ages, shapes, sizes, biking ability and sense of balance meet in the Homebase carpark at 7.30pm. The bike ride is followed by a restorative pint at the Inn on the Lake. Feel free to join in for the pint end of things if you can’t make the cycle.

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 - just a couple of tables left. Tickets are £48 each. To book your table, contact Carol Jones on or 07855 760634.

please pray for…
· Churches Together
· Families preparing for Baptisms
· Busbridge Junior School
· Tuesley Lane and their road stewards, Jackie Beale, Carole Keating, Frances Shaw and Lesley Reeves
· Brighton Road & Feathercombe Lane