Sunday 16 December

We send our love to Phil Ridsdill-Smith, whose mother died on 2nd December. Please hold the whole family in your prayers, especially Phil, Claire, Beth, Abigail and Phoebe.

Nexus are delighted to start their 2019 programme, on Thursday 10th January, with a talk by (The Hon. Mr Justice) Andrew Baker, on “What it means to be a High Court Judge?” This promises to bring fascinating insights into an eminent part of our British legal system.  The meeting starts at 8.00pm in Busbridge Church Centre, with New Year drinks and nibbles before Andrew starts his talk.  All are very welcome, including men for this event! We look forward to seeing you.

There is a Carol Service taking place in Busbridge Church on Monday December 17th commencing at 2.30pm. The service is hosted by Prime Time, but it is an event that anyone is welcome to attend regardless of age! Maybe the timings of the Sunday carol services the day before just don’t work for you this year or you are a parent or grandparent of one of the BJS children who will be performing in the choir that afternoon during this service or maybe you just can’t get enough of carols? Whatever the circumstances, do come and join us for the afternoon. Expect a carol service with a traditional format, including a mix of both secular and religious readings. The service will be rounded off with mulled wine and mince pies. For further details contact the Church Office or email

Calling all musicians and singers! We are looking for musicians and singers to step forward and join our fantastic worship team. We are looking for instrumentalists, both classical and contemporary, and singers to help us to continue to build on musical worship across all services within the benefice as well as worship evenings and Church events. If you are interested in getting involved please contact Lisa, detailing which congregation you are part of and which instrument you play or if you are a vocalist. Email

The Alpha course starts on January 9th in the Old Rectory. Please be praying and thinking about who you could invite; invitation cards are available in all services.

Upcoming Christmas Services…

17 December: Prime Time Carol Service, Busbridge, 2.30pm

18 December: Carols in the Pub, Merry Harriers, 7.30pm

19 December: Hydon Hill Carol Service, 2.30pm


Christmas Eve

Candlelight Celebration for all the family, Busbridge

3.15pm OR 4.30pm OR 5.30pm OR 6.30pm

Crib Service Hambledon

3.00pm OR 4.30pm

11.00pm Midnight Communion, Busbridge OR Hambledon


Christmas Day

9.00am Communion with Carols, Busbridge

10.30am Family Celebration (followed by a short communion) Busbridge OR Hambledon.



·  The proposed changes to Busbridge Church

·  The search for our new Youth Minister at BHC

·  Outreach groups within the church

·  Oakdene Road and their road steward  Catherine Hobden

·  Station Lane and Upper Vann Lane