Sunday 6 May 2018

Old Rectory update
Final snagging happening at the Old Rectory as we prepare for the grand opening on 20th May!  Work is continuing on ‘The Hut’, the new youth base, which is really taking shape.

Warmest congratulations to Ruth and Owen Roseblade on the safe arrival of a second son, Lucca - a brother for Jacob - on Sunday 29th April.  All doing well!

Meals for new families
The Roseblade’s are gratefully being served by some fabulous people in the church who help provide meals for families with newborns. This is such a helpful ministry and makes a huge difference to families in the early days. If you would like to join this team of people for future families with newborns then please let Ruth know at

Alison Martin…
...would like to thank everyone who gave so generously to her leaving gift (after stepping down as Hambledon Treasurer after 10 years). She was very touched to receive the lovely picture of Hambledon and the garden vouchers. Thank you!

We have been saddened to hear of the death of Bruce Pearson, last Saturday, 28th April. Bruce was a member of the Hambledon congregation. When arrangements for his funeral are known, we will pass on the information. In the meantime, please pray for his family - for peace, comfort and a sense of God’s presence with them all.

All things bright and beautiful Garden Service
All welcome to come along to this nature celebrating service at Tillies on Munstead Heath Road on Wednesday 23rd May. There are a few requirements...please bring your own chair, a bottle of something and your own drinking receptacle!

Old Rectory Opening!
A reminder to come along for this awesome celebration! Sunday 20th May at 11.30am following the Acorn Trust service with Wes Sutton at Busbridge.  There’ll be a lovely tea, bouncy castles and more - we’d love to have as many of you there as possible. Do come!

Church Office closed + no notices
A reminder that the Church Office will be closed from Thursday 10th May -  Monday 21st May. Please don’t phone or email us unless absolutely necessary, particularly as we won’t have any phones or computers, so your requests will likely be in vain! There will also be no notices for a couple of weeks for the same reason. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Group leaders should have all received information about what they are required to do to meet new GDPR regulations by the 24th May. If you lead a group or keep personal data at home and haven’t received this informative email, then please contact Karen Kinder in the church office and we will forward you the pertinent information.

Hymn Sing!
Many hymns are long-standing favourites, and we love them. There are also some great ones out there that we don't know very well.  If you like a good sing, and would like to join in learning some new hymns and songs, do come along to our Hymn Sing on Monday, 4th June, in Busbridge church, starting at 7.45pm, with a break for refreshments. For more information, contact Frances on

Cakes and more!
A HUGE thank you to Shelagh Godwin and her team  who have faithfully provided cakes and prayer for the builders working on the Old Rectory for pretty much every week since they began work. It has been much appreciated!

Date for your Diaries...
Healing Prayer training at Busbridge with Acorn Healing Trust, on Saturday 16t h  June 10.00am – 4.00pm. It is open to anyone who would like to explore being used to pray for healing for others.  Booking forms will be out from mid May but contact Julia Stubbs ( or Jeannie Postill ( if  you would like to know more or to express an interest.

To All Christians in Godalming…
There is an  Ascension Day Service on Thursday 10th May 7.30pm at Godalming Baptist Church organised on behalf of Churches Together in Godalming and District. Please do come so we can all worship together - it would be wonderful to fill the church.

please pray for…
· ABC toddler group and crèche and all the parents & carers involved
· The BIG Spring Clean on 12th May
· Work on the Old Rectory and the impending office move
· Andy Spencer recovering from surgery
· Clockbarn Lane and their road steward, Olwen Downhill
· Heathfield Close and Vann Lane