Sunday 15 April 2018

Old Rectory update
Internal works have begun on the youth base, with the floor due to be screeded and the walls and ceiling due to be plastered next week. The foundation has also been excavated for the feature cross at the front of the building. Mark Pateman

We send our love to David Smith, whose mother, Ruth, died peacefully on Monday 9th April, in a nursing home in Hindhead. Please pray for David and Linda, Matt and Emily, and for David’s sister, Clare and the wider family.

The next Hambledon Ladies’ breakfast is on Saturday 12th May, 8.30am at the West Surrey Golf Club. The guest speaker will be Jenny Walker from Cornerstone Therapies. Tickets are £9.00 and will be available to purchase from Hambledon Village Shop from Monday 23rd April - Tuesday 8th May.

Our very own Becky Bradley is engaged! Hearty congratulations and blessings to Becky and Charlie.

Hambledon Prayer breakfast
The next prayer breakfast is this Saturday, 8.30am (21st April) in Hambledon Church room. All welcome to come along.

Ladies event: An Evening of yumminess!
All ladies from Busbridge&Hambledon are invited to come along to this yummy event - it’s wine and dessert or coffee and cake (or wine, dessert, coffee AND cake - no judgements made!) No cost to come along - all you need to do is bring a bottle OR a dessert OR a cake plus bring a friend as well if you like. 20th April, 8.00pm, 7 Park Chase, GU7 1TL. If you’d like to come please email - not a ticketed event but helpful to know if you're coming. See you there…!

Newcomers’ Tea
This is for all those who are new (or feel new!) to Busbridge&Hambledon Church. We’re holding a lovely Newcomers’ Tea next Sunday 22nd April, 3.00pm - 4.00pm. There’ll be the chance to meet others in the church and there’s activities for children on offer. We need to know numbers, so if you’d like to come along please email or speak to Katrina Williams ASAP.

Ladies’ Walk
The first official walk in the exciting new programme for ladies is coming up on Thursday 26th April, 7.00pm. We’ll be meeting in the carpark opposite the White Horse in Hascombe to do a 2-3 mile walk - likely to be muddy so please wear appropriate footwear. Drinks and/or food in the pub afterwards. No need to book, just turn up. All BHC ladies and friends (and dogs) welcome. For further information or if you’re not already on the email list for ladies’ events and would like to be, please contact

BHC ALPHA Course in September 2018
We are exploring the options of running an ALPHA course in September of this year. If you would be interested in attending, helping out, or getting involved in the BHC ALPHA course, please email Please be praying about who you can invite!

There are upcoming changes to the law which means there are new rules for how we store and use data. Over the coming weeks you may receive emails asking for permissions - if you could respond to those as quickly as possible that would be really helpful. Thanks (and apologies for more emails than usual - it won’t be for long).

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. It will take place on 6 consecutive Tuesdays, 17th April to 22nd May, from 11.15am-12.15pm at the Lady Chapel of St John’s Church in Farncombe. If you are interested in joining, please contact Gertrud.

please pray for…
· David Smith and family
· Sarah Blagden and family
· Hambledon Nursery and others in the area
· The upcoming APCM
· Work on the Old Rectory
· Andy Spencer recovering from surgery
· Di Drudge
· Busbridge Lane and their road stewards, Nikki White, Maggie Jagger, Annie Marshall, Sue Keene & Sarah Blagden
· Heath Lane and The Hydons