Sunday 13 October 2019

Classic congregation social:  please stay after the Classic service today (13 Oct), to enjoy chat, coffee and cake.

Fairtrade Stall today: There will also be a Fairtrade stall  at Busbridge church after the Classic service. Cash or cheques (and customers from Contemporary) accepted.

‘Once Only’ Confirmation session 
Want to explore your faith in a deep way but can’t make the evenings for the Confirmation course that is running? We’re planning to offer the course as a once only session on the afternoon of Sat 9th Nov, 1.30pm-5.30pm at the Old Rectory. If this is for you please contact Simon Taylor by Wed 16 Oct. There is no age limit (the youngest on the current course is 13 and the oldest is… much older). We’ll run the ‘Once Only’ afternoon if there is enough interest.

Sound people needed for all congregations.
We all appreciate that those at the front need to be heard on a Sunday!  The number of your fellow congregation members making sure this happens has dwindled to an unsustainable level, and we need to recruit.  Operating the sound system in both churches is easier than you might think, and training and lots of encouragement will be provided!   Please speak to Lisa Olsworth-Peter or Luke Taylor in Contemporary, Richard Morris and Michael Stubbs in Busbridge church, and Derek Pearsall in Hambledon.              e:

Annual Memorial Service, next Saturday 19 October, 3pm
This is an open invitation to all who may wish to come.  Invitation letters are available at the back of both churches, and at Contemporary.  Anyone who has been bereaved, however long ago, is warmly invited to join us.  We shall  be delighted to welcome any family members or friends who might like to come with you. 

Ladies Pudding Night, next Friday 18 October, 8pm ...And for dessert? is a delicious opportunity for ladies across Busbridge and Hambledon to relax on a Friday evening in a lovely Busbridge home.  Bring a homemade bake, something to drink, invite your friends and enjoy time out.  Email to book.

Sun Loungers for Unplugged, 20 October
If it’s not buried too far back in the shed, the Unplugged team would like to borrow some sun loungers for next Sunday. The theme for the service is ‘Enjoyment’ - part of the Delight sermon series.               ...Sun loungers? ...In church? Whatever next?! (Those young, and young at heart, might have to come and find out more next Sunday at 6.30pm.)

Hambledon Ladies Breakfast, Saturday 9 November
The Hambledon Ladies’ Breakfasts take place at West Surrey Golf Club and feature a guest speaker to accompany the generous golf club breakfast.  Penny Naylor will be speaking about her calling to Older People’s Ministry, and the importance of providing for people in the later stages of life.   Tickets (£8) are available from the Hambledon Village Shop from 21 October to 5 November.

Jam Together 2 - next date Sunday 17 November . 2.30-5pm—Register Now!
For 11-18s who want to play music and sing together.  The young people who came to the first event in June gave very positive  feedback and we have received several new enquiries since.  Please email for more details and to register. 

Prison Week (of Prayer):  13-19 Oct
What does freedom mean to you?  For over forty years Prisons Week has prepared prayer literature for the Christian community to use as they pray for the needs of all those affected by prisons.  Please take a copy of the prayers for each day this week, or  find it on 

Microwave for Anto and Jess?
In the interests of recycling, if anyone has a microwave in good condition that they might like to pass on, please contact

Funeral for Nick Massey, Wed 16 Oct
We send our love to Karen Massey, following Nick’s death last Sunday.  Nick’s funeral and thanksgiving service will take place in Hambledon Church this Wednesday, 16 October 2019, at 3.30 pm. 

All who knew and loved Nick are welcome to attend and join the family at the Merry Harriers afterwards.  Please pray for Karen and the whole family, for God’s love and comfort to surround them all.

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