Sunday 22 September 2019

Thank you to everyone who made Simon Willetts’ licensing such a roaring success. It was an uplifting occasion and involved many people. Particular thanks to Rev David Jenkins, Liz and Richard Cooke and others who do a huge amount behind the scenes.

BHC PrayerSpace this Wednesday, 7.30-9pm Come along and pray for the community and the nation with others from the deanery.  The church will be set up with visual prompts for prayer based on the parable of the sower, and the format will informal.

Confirmation Course starting soon
The Confirmation course evenings are 2, 9, 23 Oct. The Confirmation service is at Busbridge Church on 24 Nov. We’ve got a great group wanting to look at confirmation so if you’d like to join us please contact Simon by 25 Sep.

Still seeking a Children and Families worker...Could God be calling you to work with children and families (4-11s)? We’d love to hear from you if this could be for you full time, part time, term time… we’re exploring possibilities and Simon or Anto would like to hear from you.

Harvest Festival & Mission Sunday, 6 October
Our harvest charity will be Elam Ministries which works with Iranians and Afghans, both in the country and outside it.  An Elam representative will speak at our services that morning, and gift aid envelopes will be available in church for your financial contributions.

We are also collecting harvest items for the Cellar in Crown Court, which has a tremendous ministry to those in the town and around who have fallen on hard times (and anybody can go in for a cuppa !). They would particularly like donations of the following:  toilet rolls, cleaning products, soap powder, toiletries, sauces, pickles, tinned tuna, tinned beans, tea bags, coffee, child-friendly cereal (not muesli)

(NO THANK YOU: soup, pasta or rice)

Please bring your donations to the church on 6 October.

There will be a Harvest breakfast at Hambledon from 9.15am.

BHC10KM - Spire2Spire
Keen runners are invited to join the run between Busbridge and Hambledon churches on 6 October.  The run will start and finish at the Old Rectory, leaving at 8.30am to be back for the 10am Harvest Festival celebrations in the Classic and Contemporary services. Please log your interest with

Annual Memorial Service, Saturday 19 October, 3pm
This is an open invitation to all who may wish to come.  If you have been bereaved within the last two years, you will already have received a personal letter of invitation.  However, in order to spread the net of welcome as widely as possible, extra 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 Events coming up

Film night on Monday, 30 September 7.30pm : The Intouchables.  We’ll be watching a beautiful film based on a true story which we will follow up with a discussion around who and what defines disability?  Email to book your sofa seat. 

Ladies Pudding Night, Friday 18 October, 8pm ...And for desert? 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.

An Hour for Our Church?
Do you work from home? or part-time? Do you have a spare hour?  If so could you help for an hour a week.  We have a wide range of things that need doing on a regular basis such as tidying, gardening, checking and moving resources.  Contact liz.gorst@bhcgodalming if you’d like to help.

Busbridge Church heating
With regret, the heating can’t be turned on until work to a couple of the radiators and pipework is completed, and the system is refilled.  You may need to keep coats on for services and events as the weather turns cooler.  

This week’s EXTRAS —please take the separate handouts:

Update on our LLM trainees—for news on Keith Harper and Philippa Baker as they start their 3rd year of training. 

September’s Channel for Mission Update— News from the Trinity Trust Team.