Sunday 18 March 2018

Old Rectory update
Work on the garage continues and plumbing and electrical works are nearing completion. A pathway down the side of Old Rectory has also been laid. Mark Pateman

Palm Sunday - 25th March - 10.00am
Palm Sunday is the day when we remember Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem. This year, there is a choice of ways to celebrate this important date in the church’s year:

Busbridge Contemporary: At Busbridge Junior School, the Fuse team is running an all-age Palm Sunday with rumours of bacon butties and other goings on…

Busbridge Classic: In church and suitable for the whole family, including a re-enactment of some of the key events of the first Palm Sunday, with music, drama, play reading and crowd scenes for us to be a part of.

Afterwards: All meet outside the church for coffee time together.

Hambledon: Also starting at 10.00am. After the service we’ll walk down to the village shop and end the service with a couple of rousing songs. Do try to come along to one of our Palm Sunday services.

The Bridge
A gentle reminder that the March/April edition of The Bridge is now available for road stewards to collect at the back of the church if they have not yet done so. Very kind thanks. 

Helpful Habits - A 6-week course of prayer
Would you like to deepen your prayer life, but wonder where you will find the time or discipline to do so? Gertrud Sollars is offering to run another round of this prayer workshop during the next term. Depending on demand, it could be either daytime or evenings. If you are interested in joining, please contact Gertrud.

Employment opportunity available in Busbridge
An elderly couple with long-standing connections to Busbridge Church are looking to employ a companion for 2 hours a day, 4 days a week on a 3 week-on, 3 week-off basis to cover the times when their live-in carer has time off.  No care duties are expected, it is just a case of being in the house and chatting to them.  Please contact Penny Naylor in the Church Office for further details or email

Easter Garden Service - 31st March, 3.00pm
The egg hunt tea is in Simon & Catherine’s garden this year following the service in the church. Catherine needs helpers and cake donations - do speak to Catherine Taylor if you can help (and thanks to the Taylors for kindly hosting!)

Easter Holiday Club | 4th - 6th April | 10.00am - 12.15pm
BHC are tagging along with Milford Baptist Church to join in with their ‘Space Academy’ holiday club fun. This is aimed at children Year R - Year 6 and we have been allocated 20 spaces. It’s a first come, first served scenario, so if you’d like to register your child/ren please contact Becky at the Church Office on 421267 or email ASAP.

Sermon recordings on the BHC website - update
It’s been a month since we went ‘public’ with the sermon recordings and during that time there have been 251 complete plays of talks (i.e. end to end listening rather than just dipping in and out), of which 186 were in the local area, 20 in London and 15 in the rest of the UK. The remaining 30 are international!  If you haven’t signed up to the podcast or caught up with the sermon you missed last week then go to Thanks to all those who are faithfully recording and uploading these for everyone to enjoy.

The next Squires Lunch will be on Sunday 25th March at 12.15pm. Let Brian & Pat know by Wednesday 21st if you want to go along.

Prime Time
The Lammas Handbell Ringers are coming to Busbridge Church on the afternoon of Thursday March 22nd. Join us for a hands-on experience of handbell ringing. Enjoy listening to a performance by the team and be inspired to pick up the bells and have a go yourself at this fun and engaging activity during the interactive session afterwards. The afternoon will be rounded off with tea and cake. Cost per person: £3 (payable on the day). This event is part of the Prime Time programme but all are welcome. Come along and join us;  the fun starts at 2.00pm. Further details available from the Prime Time Team based at the Church Office 421267 or email:

**Reminder: please return Electoral Roll forms asap**

please pray for…
· Those being baptised today
· The BHC Staff team - leadership, admin and others
· Beechway and their road steward, Susie Chandler
. Foxdene & New Road