Sunday 18 February 2018

Old Rectory update
The weather has hampered progress slightly this week, however plastering and decoration upstairs is going well - thank you all for your prayers - please don’t stop praying for Mark & the team! Mark Pateman

Men's event: An evening with Michael Baughen
Please do join us for an evening with Bishop Michael on Friday 16th March in Busbridge Church Centre. A glass of wine and some nibbles will be served from 7.45pm and our speaker will begin at 8.15pm. As many of you will know, Michael ended his long ministry in the Church of England as Bishop of Chester and we are now delighted that he is a member of our church fellowship here at Busbridge. He will be reflecting on his time in many diverse locations and sharing his rich experience with us. We plan time for questions at the end of Michael’s presentation. Those of you who know Michael will agree that he is the sort of speaker who has wide appeal and thus we would encourage you to invite a guest. Tickets are £3 (with payment on the night) and you can reserve a place by emailing or speaking to Alan Betts or Dudley Hilton. Places are limited so please book soon – our last event was a sell out!

On Thursday 1st March, Hugh Terry, Chairman of SERV SSL: Service by Emergency Rider Volunteers for Surrey and South London, will tell us about the work of their blood runners.  These selfless volunteers generously give their time, in the middle of the night and on motorbikes or in cars, to save lives by transporting emergency blood and medical supplies to wherever they are needed. This vital service saves the NHS thousands of pounds.  SERV SSL is our chosen charity for 2018.  Do come along and learn more about the fantastic work these volunteers do.  All are very welcome, including men! We meet in Busbridge Church Centre at 8.00pm and there’ll be drinks and nibbles before Hugh starts his talk. We look forward to seeing you! 

Squires Lunch
The next Squires lunch will be at 12.15pm, on Sunday 25th February and anyone wishing to join us should please phone or email Brian and Pat Oxborough by Wednesday 21st February if possible.

Thanks to the tireless work of Tim Davies and his sound crew, we finally have a great collection of recorded sermons from Busbridge&Hambledon. So if you’ve missed a Sunday, would like to subscribe to the podcast or catch up on a sermon series, then the world is your oyster! Go to and take a look.

Prayer request from James Brockman
James asks if the folk of Busbridge&Hambledon could include Durham missions week (starting on 19th February) in your prayers? There will be 10 lunchtime and evening events which will involve apologetics questions, hearing powerful testimonies of how God has changed lives and looking at lives changed by Jesus in the Bible. Things to particularly pray for are the speakers, Peter Dray and Mark Meynell, for logistics and practicalities, particularly for the marquee hosting all the events (with capacity for 5-600 people!), and most of all for many students in Durham to come to the events and meet Jesus there. Thank you!

Many thanks to everybody who supported Shelagh Godwin’s 70th birthday concert of her own music (which raised £755 for the Old Rectory Project). A recording is now available, and can be accessed via this link:

Newcomers Tea
We are looking for someone to lead a small team of 3 to 4 people to coordinate a newcomers’/welcome event in late April. If you are interested could you please contact Jill Johnston on 01483 422194. If you are new to any of the BHC services and haven’t yet filled out an information card, please get in touch with Jill as well so she can let you know the details closer to the time.

Marvellous Movie Matinee
Worth adding to your diaries is a movie for the grown-ups, starring Judi Dench as Queen Victoria (is that enough of a hint?!) on Saturday 3rd March, 2.30pm at Busbridge Church. Plus another one for the younger folk on 17th March - Clue: does ‘2 monsters getting a further education’ give it away?!

please pray for…
· The upcoming Busbridge Ball - for the hardworking organisers and for a lovely night out for all those going
· June Higgins
· David & Sandra’s son Patrick
· Those considering the Confirmation course
· Local Leisure Centres and gyms
· The Bridge magazine
· Admiral Way and their road steward, Derek Pearsall
· Malthouse Lane, St Dominic’s School, Clock Barn Lane and the Cheshire Home