Sunday 29 September 2019

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.  See  An Elam representative will speak at our services that morning, and giving envelopes are available in church to take home this Sunday and next 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. 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 services on 6 October.

Hambledon Harvest breakfast from 9.15am.  Come before the Combined service at 10am and enjoy tea, coffee and a continental breakfast.

HC10KM - Spire2Spire, 6 October
Keen runners are invited to join the run between Busbridge and Hambledon churches next Sunday.  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 contact if you’d like to join.

 Still seeking a 4-11s Children and Families worker...Could God be calling you to work with children and families? 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.

Classic congregation social:  please stay longer after the Classic service on             13 October, to enjoy chat, coffee and cake.

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 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. 

Nexus Event, Thursday 3 October

Local historian Carol Brown who worked at Guildford Museum for many years, is coming to talk to us about the Suffragette movement in the Surrey Hills.  The local Suffrage Society was prominent in the fight for women’s right to vote, over a hundred years ago.  Do come along to hear how the ‘Surrey Gals’ (and their men!) fought for Women’s Suffrage – which we now take for granted.  It promises to be a fascinating evening.  We look forward to seeing you at 8.00pm in Busbridge Old Rectory and we’ll have a drink and nibbles before Carol begins her talk.  All are very welcome!

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 in.

Back this week—for Mums AND Dads! :

DADS takes place on the 1st Tuesdays of the month, at 8pm.  The second session is next Tuesday 1 October in the Old Rectory.  Refreshments with bible study and discussion.

Sing it Out! starts again on Wed 2 October in the Old Rectory.  This is not just for Mums with pre-school children, but Juliet our 0-3s worker supervises activities for the little ones while you sing.

An Hour for Our Church?
If you 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 for the moment.  Please come prepared!