Sunday 4 March 2018

Old Rectory update
The first floor is practically completed, and we continue with decoration on the ground floor and fitting internal finishing items. Garage conversion still to come. Mark Pateman

Many longstanding church members will remember Jeanne Brown.  She lived in Park Chase until a few years ago, when she moved into Sunrise.  Sadly, we have heard that she died on 24th February. Her funeral service will be at Guildford Crematorium on Tuesday 27th March 2018, at 12 noon. All friends are welcome to attend. Please pray for Jeanne’s wider family, her friends and former neighbours.

Breaking news: Julie Nelson suffering at the hands of a mean bean!
Julie (Busbridge Classic) has decided to take up Tearfund’s Mean Bean Challenge to raise funds and awareness for their worldwide work to beat poverty and hunger. For 5 days from 19th March she will eat only porridge for breakfast, and rice and beans for lunch and dinner – in smaller portions than she’s used to (and no chocolate…!! ) If you would like to sponsor her please go to:

Correction to channel for mission update:
Re. mention of St Clements in the latest Channel for Mission update should read: (they) received support both financially and through prayer to assist in all the help their congregation have been giving to those in need at Grenfell Tower.

Well done!
Huge congratulations to Phoebe and Edie (Busbridge Contemporary) who raised £65.74 for Old Rectory by making and selling their gorgeous origami dogs - brilliant work girls!

Peter Shaw is preaching at the Guildford Cathedral Evensong at 6.00pm on Sunday 11th March.  He is speaking as part of a Lent series where he will be addressing the theme of Hope in an uncertain world. 

Coffee Drop in
The next coffee drop in is on Monday 12th March, 2.00pm in Busbridge Centre. All welcome to come along!

The talk by  Hugh Terry, Chairman of SERV SSL: Service by Emergency Rider Volunteers for Surrey and South London, will now take place on Thursday 8th March, having been cancelled because of the snow and icy conditions. He will tell us about the work of their blood runners, selfless volunteers who 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.  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 very much look forward to seeing you! 

Nomination for election to the PCC of Busbridge&Hambledon
If you would like to join the PCC (and are on the electoral roll) please contact Simon. Our next APCM is Sunday 29th April 2018. To join the electoral roll, please fill out either a Busbridge or a Hambledon form, downloadable from and return to Maggie Jagger or Mary Parker respectively.

Mothering Sunday - 11th March
Carole Keating is looking for volunteers to help her make posies for Mothering Sunday. If you would like to join her on Saturday 10th March at 10.00am in Busbridge Church Centre, please contact Carole. Any donations of greenery (especially heather) would also be gratefully received.

BIG Spring Clean!
The Big Spring Clean is now in the diary for Saturday 12th May - in case you don’t know what this is, it’s when 80-100 people of all ages descend upon Busbridge Church plus the surrounding area and make it sparkle, plus make new friends and have a delicious lunch. It’s always a wonderful occasion and a great way to get more involved with your church. You do need to register for it though, rather than turn up as we organise teams prior to the event. If you’d like to get involved please email

Newcomers’ Tea
We are looking for someone to lead a small team of 3 to 4 people to coordinate a newcomers’/welcome event on Sunday 22nd April. If you are interested could you please contact Jill Johnston. 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.

please pray for…
· June Higgins
· The friends and family of Jeanne Brown
· Those preparing for marriage
· Appletree Close and their road steward, Cathy Brook
· Crownpits Lane and Potters Hill