Sunday 7 July 2019

Welcome to the family and friends of Adam Wells and Ada Balakrishnan who are being baptised at Hambledon All Age this morning.

Services in the summer holidays—28 Jul to 1 Sep
The 10am Busbridge Combined service at will take place in the Busbridge Junior School hall in the summer holidays, starting Sunday 28 July.  These services provide a good opportunity for the Classic and Contemporary congregations to worship together, in a format that includes elements of both styles of worship.  Children’s groups stop in the holidays but there will be activities and good  space for our young ones, in and out of the service.   During August, Hambledon will have one morning service at 9am (BCP plus). 

A more urgent call for singers and musicians for Busbridge Church’s reopening celebration on 8 September…!
We are planning a really special service to mark this important point of the church’s journey, and would like as many singers and musicians to be part of the choir and chamber orchestra for the event.  Rehearsals will be on     1 and 7 Sep, from 2.30 – 5pm. We will sing two or three numbers, which are likely be a mix of traditional hymns and a more modern song (but not very contemporary).  If you are interested please contact Julie Nelson ( as soon as possible. 

There will be an equally important celebration the following Sunday, 15 September, at Hambledon for the licensing of Simon Willetts as Associate Minister.  We are expecting a full church so may need to limit numbers for this.  Details to follow.

A momentous September will be capped off with a WHOLE CHURCH PRAYER EVENT at Busbridge as part of a national call for churches to pray for their area and the nation.  We will be joined at Busbridge Church by Bishop Andrew and Archdeacon Paul on the evening of Wednesday 25 September from 7.30-9pm.

Childrens 4-11s Ministry Leader post now advertised
The ad for our next 4-11s ministry leader is published on and the New Wine web site.  Closing date 22 July 2019.  Please spread the word and pray that the right person is prompted to come forward.  If it could be you, Simon Taylor would be delighted to talk to you about it.  Contact

The next Hambledon Ladies Breakfast at West Surrey Golf Club will be on Saturday 10 August.  Rev Lesley Mason will be talking about her work as Chaplain at HM Prison Send.  Tickets (£9) are available from Hambledon Village Shop from 22  July to 6 August. 

Update on Busbridge Church reordering
The project is proceeding to plan.  Nearly 1½ miles of new cabling has been installed! If you can spare some time in the coming weeks to join our logistics team, please contact  The initial focus will be sorting and cataloguing ‘resources’ to be relocated from their temporary home in the church centre.

Congratulations to the Cellar on its big 4-0!
The Cellar ‘family’ will be celebrating this huge milestone in Philips Memorial Park from 2.30pm this Sunday, 7 July.  The Godalming Food Festival and the bandstand will be in full swing with performances from the Rock Choir and Azure, and The Cellar will be selling Loseley ice cream too! Everyone is welcome to celebrate 40 wonderful years.  Bring a picnic.  We hope to see you there!  (See this July’s Channel for Mission Update to find out more).

Did you see last Sunday’s episode of Top Gear?
Busbridge Church and around featured in the first 5 mins!  You can catch it again on BBC iplayer.