Sunday 4 February 2018

Old Rectory update
Works progress on site with first floor works coming to the finishing stage. Electric and mechanical works are progressing on the ground floor. Mark Pateman

New baby!
Welcome to the world! Astrid Day born Tuesday 23rd January to Makena and Alan Day (Busbridge Contemporary). A sister for Ciari, Aria and James.

Dates for your diary…
You won’t want to miss out on these events so add them to your diaries now:
24th April | Whole Church prayer event
29th April | APCM
12th May | The BIG Spring Clean

PLUS we’re still finalising dates for an Away Day some time after June and a Newcomers’ welcome tea - watch this space!

Marvellous Movie Matinee
The next marvellous movie matinee is coming soon - it is one for the children, and we can’t say the name of it due to licensing restrictions...but you get 5 bonus points if you can guess the name from the following clues: rat, chef and Paris. Well? It’s on Saturday 10th February, 2.30pm at Busbridge Church.

Also 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.

GraveTalk: A café space to talk about a difficult subject.
Saturday 3rd March, 10.30am Godalming Baptist Church. Death, dying and funerals are not easy topics to discuss, but things we all inevitably need to face one day. This Church of England GraveTalk "cafe space" initiative, facilitated by our very own Margot Spencer and Penny Naylor, will provide a safe and informal environment for these important life questions to be considered. The morning will be intentionally informal and is open to everyone, with groups of 4 or 5 at tables discussing a number of questions relating to the end of life. Despite conversations about death and dying being difficult to start, thinking about bereavement, our own death, how we would like to be remembered, how our faith shapes our approach to dying, etc, can bring a degree of comfort and help us to live well now.  The purpose of the session is to talk, and to gain insight from listening to the views of others. Light refreshments are offered throughout the event. There is no charge for this event, but a small donation towards the cost of refreshments and administration would be gratefully received. To book your free place, please register by contacting Sally Pollard at Godalming Baptist Church:

Busbridge Church Brass & Silver Cleaning
Many thanks must go to Margaret Swanton who, with the much-missed Terry, has been polishing the Busbridge Church brass and silver for two decades. Understandably, Margaret has now decided it’s time to pass on this duty to someone else. Could this be you? Currently, we have four dedicated teams/individuals who take turns to do the cleaning on a quarterly basis, so it would mean taking on this annual task at the beginning of March each year. If you (and a friend/husband/wife/partner if you’d prefer to do it as a team) are interested, please contact Liz in the office on 01483 421267 or

Electoral Roll
If you’d like to join the Electoral Roll at Busbridge or Hambledon please go to to download your form.

Confirmation Course
As part of our year of Going Deeper (Isaiah 43:19) in Truth, God’s Timing and Trusting Him we’re inviting you to confirm your faith in a service of Confirmation. It is for anyone who wants to go deeper with a refresher on what it means to be a Christian and then publically confirm your faith later in the year. Speak to Simon Taylor in the next two weeks if you’d like more information (

Coffee drop in
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.

Away day for women
Godalming Baptist are putting on an away day for women on Wednesday 7th March, 10.00am - 4.00pm at Waverley Abbey. A day focusing on what it means to be part of the body of the Church, considering different aspects of church life, exploring where we fit in and the vital part we play. To book your place email Sally at by Wednesday 21st February.

please pray for…
· Those involved in the fire at Hambledon House
· Those being Baptised/dedicated today
· Those considering the Confirmation course
· Underhill Close and their road steward, Linda Smith
· Busbridge Lane and Hambledon Park