Sunday 7 January 2018

Old Rectory update
Mechanical and electrical works are currently underway and the front extension timber construction has commenced.   Mark Pateman

A reminder that changes are afoot at Busbridge Church from 14th January...

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 please go to Busbridge Junior School Hall for this one. Children will go to their groups at 10.15am - you’ll be advised in services on where and when to take them/collect them.

There are rumours of coffee, cake and prosecco at the Classic on the 14th (not every week!) and mystery possible offerings at the Contemporary. So it’s 10.00am now - don’t forget. If you turn up at 9.00am or 10.30am, everyone will know you don’t read the notices.

NB. No changes apply to Busbridge Quiet, the evening service or to either of the Hambledon services.

A HUGE Thank you… all involved in the multitude of Christmas services at Busbridge&Hambledon. Amazing efforts from everyone concerned, and we couldn’t have done it without each and every one of you. Thanks again.

Busbridge Advent Calendar
Also thank you to everyone who contributed a picture to the Busbridge advent calendar. There are obviously lots of very talented people out there! If you would like your picture back, you have until the end of January to collect it from the Church Office.

Ruth Bennett would like to thank everyone who has supported her following Linda’s sudden death. She has received dozens of messages, flowers and phone calls as well as practical help in a variety of ways. “Linda leaves a large gap but our friends are enormously valued.  Bless you all.”

Space for God
A reminder about the first Space for God: The Earlybird session, happening on Tuesday 9th January at 7.00am in Busbridge Church centre. All welcome to come along.

Coffee drop in
New for 2018, there’s a new coffee drop-in on the second Monday of the month. The first of these is on Monday 8th January, 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.

Busbridge Ball
This fantastic event at Clock Barn Hall is happening on Saturday 24th February - just over 6 weeks away. As previous years, it will be a lovely 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. Bookings for tables will open on 10th January and tickets will be £48 each. To book your table, contact Carol Jones on or 07855 760634. Payment for tickets will be online - talk to Carol for details.

Hambledon Ladies Breakfast
Tickets are available from Hambledon Village shop from 15th-30th January for this popular women’s event at the West Surrey Golf Club happening on Saturday 3rd February, 8.30am. The guest speaker is Kristin Stevenson and tickets are £9 each.

Hambledon Prayer Breakfast
The next Hambledon prayer breakfast will be on Saturday 20th January, 8.30am in the Hambledon Church room. All welcome.

.Blokes’ Biking
The first ride for 2018 will be on Wednesday 10th January. All levels of ability welcome to join the blokes on their cycle and afterwards, you’ll have the option of a reviving beverage in a local hostelry. Meet at 7.30pm, Homebase carpark.

Sermons you might have missed...
Have you missed a talk recently? Our talks and sermons are now uploaded to and eventually our website will also carry direct links for each congregation.

please pray for…
· Those who have had a difficult Christmas and New Year
· The Busbridge congregations as they change times and/or locations
· Busbridge Junior School as it re-opens to the Contemporary Service
· Those suffering from illness
· Our emergency services
· Local health centres and surgeries
· The Fairway and their road steward, Lorna Sherwin
· Blewfield & Church Lane