Sunday 1 September 2019

Busbridge Church reopening celebration, 8 September…!
This will be a whole benefice service and there will be no other morning services at Busbridge, and the 9am Heritage Service at Hambledon will start at the earlier time of 8.30am.  There will be great activities for all our young people during the service, and lunch will follow shortly after.  (Large cardboard boxes are needed for the children’s work—please drop to the Old Rectory if you have any.)  Be here to celebrate the start of a new and exciting chapter in the life of the church.

The licensing of Simon Willetts as Associate Vicar
Simon will be licensed at Hambledon on Sunday 15 September at 6pm.  We are expecting a full church for the service, and seats will be limited, but everyone is invited to come to Clock Barn Farm afterwards for light refreshments. 

Nexus:  We have a change of speaker for our 5th September event and we are delighted that Alan Hamilton will now be joining us.  Alan has many years’ experience in global plant conservation, having worked with WWF and, more recently, with conservation charity, Plantlife.  Alan will talk to us on this increasingly relevant topic.  We’ll meet in the Old Rectory at 8.00pm and will have a chance to catch up with a drink and nibbles before Alan begins his talk.  All are very welcome, including men!

Marriage Course starting 12 September
There’s a place for one or two more couples on the next Marriage Course.  Seven evening sessions running roughly fortnightly, each starting with a candlelit dinner for two.  Please see details on the web site or contact David or Sandra Wilkin via 

NEW:  DADS— starting 10 September, 8pm
How to be a father and feel like a son of God?  This is a new monthly meeting to offer friendship and guidance for those with children, and those who identify with any aspects of fatherhood. The first session will be in the Old Rectory, and then take place on 1st Tuesdays of the month once the Church Centre is available. Starting with refreshments.  Contact  for details.

Heritage Open Days, 14-15 September  Both churches will be open and manned to receive visitors who might drop in as part of the Heritage weekend.  If you would like to volunteer for the rota contact the church office.  Programmes listing all the places to visit are available from the church office.

BHC PrayerSpace, Wednesday 25 September, 7.30pm
We are  taking part in a national prayer event which calls Christians all over the UK to pray for their neighbours and their communities simultaneously.  We will be joined by the Bishop of Guildford, the Archdeacon of Surrey and others from churches in the Godalming deanery for an interactive and inspiring time of prayer, in a church which now has space to worship more creatively!  All welcome.

Early Birds’ Space for God restarts this Tuesday and then on first Tuesdays in the Old Rectory.

Busbridge Reordering Update
With all the events planned in Busbridge church for September, we can see that the it’s time to give thanks for the work done in the church so far.  Please see the separate update for full details of what’s happened, what’s next and what’s needed!