Sunday 23 June 2019

Summer arrivals

We are delighted (nay thrilled!) to announce the name of our new Associate Minister at Busbridge&Hambledon, Rev Simon Willetts and his wife, Naomi, will be joining us in the Summer. The Benefice Licensing date is 15th Sept, 6pm at Hambledon Church. (This is all subject to clear DBS, medicals and other paperwork.) Simon is currently Associate Minister at ChristChurch, Virginia Water.

Thanks to those who have offered furniture for our new Youth Minister.  Anto Ficatier and his wife Jess will be arriving from Hong Kong in mid-August, and are grateful for our help in furnishing their home here.  White goods, a car, sofa bed and dining room chairs would still be welcome.  Contact if you can offer anything or help source items, or even help with furniture collection and delivery to Phillips Close.

Marriage Course starting 12 September 2019

Everything of value needs some care and a little polishing up now again, and marriages are no different.  The HTB marriage course is now run nationally, and comes highly recommended by those who have done it at BHC in recent years.  It’s fun and humorous as well as insightful, so they say!  There are seven evening sessions (every other Thursday), where couples will be wined and dined in the romantic setting of the Old Rectory.  NO GROUP DISCUSSION involved.  More info to follow, but please register your interest or find out more from David and Sandra Wilkin: or Mark and Linda Alcock:

Congratulations to Liz Gorst in her wonderful metamorphoses into co-ordinating all our great facilities across BusbridgeandHambledon and helping us use them well for the Gospel.  If you have queries about anything other than facilities please now direct them to Cat (weddings, funerals, baptisms, worship organisation), Jenny (safeguarding, DBS, GDPR, admin for work with young people) or Vic (activities, notices, communicating things).

Vacuum cleaner needed at the Old Rectory: Does anyone have a good vacuum cleaner going spare?  It needs to cope with fairly heavy use!  If so, please contact  (We received two good mowers after the request last week, thank you.)

Wonderful news!  Congratulations to James and Emma Ellin on the birth of their daughter on 15 June.  We look forward to hearing a name soon...

Calling all New Winers!  A group of 28 from BHC are booked to go to week 2 of New Wine on 4 August. If you’re coming too and would like to meet the rest of the group and do a bit of planning, you are warmly invited to tea on 30 June, 3.30pm at Karen Hart’s or to stay in the Old Rectory after the 6.30pm service on 7 July to chat. Email Karen for her address, or to let her know if you’re coming to New Wine even if you can’t make either date!  Karen Hart

Busbridge Church Reordering so far..
There are still four pews that urgently need a home.  If you would be interested in a pew, pew runners, wood flooring or kneelers, or know someone who might, do get in contact with Michael on

Ichthus for ages 14-18 would like to increase communications with parents so if you are interested in receiving updates on events please send your email details to