Seeking Quizzers!

It’s short notice but there are still places left for our fund-raising quiz night in aid of MacMillan Nurses and Wilfred’s Big Expedition.

We’ll have tables of 8 so if you can make up a whole table, brilliant! If not, we can can join you to part-filled tables and you’ll make some new friends!

It’s Saturday 29th June from 7:30pm at Hambledon Village Hall

The ticket includes food and there will be  bar serving local beer and wine.

Please call Jo on 07788 421226 to reserve a place.

New Associate Minister for St Peter’s

The Rector, The Rev. Simon Taylor, who is also now Area Dean, is delighted to announce that after a careful and prayer-filled interview process the Associate Minister post has been offered to and accepted by The Rev. Simon Willetts. Simon is currently Associate Minister at ChristChurch, Virginia Water. He and his wife, Naomi, will be moving into Mervil Bottom in the summer. He will be formally licensed and welcomed at a special service at St Peter’s on Sunday 15 September 2019 at 6pm with a reception afterwards at Clock Barn. We are obliged to point out that the appointment remains subject to clear DBS, medicals and paperwork.

This appointment would not have been possible without the overwhelming generosity and support of all those in our village community who responded to the fundraising campaign. At the recent Annual Church Meeting the Treasurer, Andrew Dunn, was delighted to announce that we hit the pledge target. If anyone would like to discuss their pledge, or if anyone has any questions about church finance, they should feel free to contact Andrew on 01428 482 113 or by email at

Visit Vann gardens

The gardens at Vann will be open for the last time this season for the National Garden Scheme on Sunday 23 June from 10 till 6 p.m.

Refreshments will be available all day including home made biscuits and Vann’s Famous flapjacks all in aid of Grand daughter Mary’s sponsored trip to Greenland . Vann Garden is also open every Wednesday and by appointment.

Road Closures

Markwick Lane will be temporarily closed between the junction of Mare Lane and the access road to Little Burgate Farm for one week from 24th June 2019.  Traffic will be diverted along Markwick Lane, Godalming Road, The Street and Mare Lane.  This is to allow cabling and tree cutting works for BT Openreach. It is anticipated that the works will be carried out between the hours of 9am and 5pm.

The road will remain open to pedestrians, dismounted cyclists and equestrians during this time.

Only twenty tickets left for Bohemian Rhapsody

Don’t miss out on your chance to be there at the first of our all new ‘Hambledon Film Nights’. Bohemian Rhapsody, the story of Freddie Mercury and Queen, is showing this Saturday, June 15th at the Village Hall.

There will be a bar selling alcoholic and soft drinks and also tea, coffee and cakes.

Doors open at 7.30 with the film beginning at 8pm.

Tickets are £5 each and are still available from the village shop.

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Proposal to Replace Fire-Damaged Hambledon House

A planning application to demolish Hambledon House and replace it with a new building has been received by Waverley Borough Council, the local planning authority.

This follows the fire that devastated the large Vann Lane property in January of last year, leaving it uninhabitable and beyond repair.

The proposal is for a house of similar size but of different proportion. The new property, if approved, would be set back further from the road and with a lower profile.

Full details of the application can be found on the planning section of the Waverley Borough Council website where there is an opportunity to comment until a deadline of June 27. The application number is WA/2019/0671. All comment must be on planning grounds.

Hambledon Parish Council has been consulted on the proposed application and a site visit has been held. It will consider the application at its June meeting. The application will be determined by Waverley Borough Council.

Details can be found here.


Hambledon Film Night – Bohemian Rhapsody

Saturday, June 15th at the Village Hall – 7.30 for 8pm

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their

extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered

convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet.

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Tickets £5 each from the village shop

Licensed bar, tea, coffee and homemade cakes

Mic Coleman’s Funeral and Reception – All Welcome

Sylvia Coleman and her family have asked for the following details of Mic’s funeral and reception to be made known to his many friends in Hambledon and beyond. All are welcome to commemorate and celebrate the life of a lovely man who gave so much to the village and its residents.

Just one thing: please do not feel that you need to wear black. Something colourful is the order of the day.

The funeral service will take place at 2.15pm on Thursday June 6th at Guildford Crematorium. Family flowers only. Please arrive in plenty of time as the service is likely to be very well attended.

Afterwards the Coleman family invite everyone to join them at the Merry Harriers.

Mic was involved in so many aspects of Hambledon life, for which he was awarded the British Empire Medal (please see earlier news story on this website). It is hoped that friends from across the village, its clubs and organisations, will gather to share happy memories.

Hambledon Cricket Club Under 11’s team report

Hambledon Community Cricket Club Under 11’s team report by manager Dan Kenny

vs Elstead Home Game (26/5/2019)

Harry L. captained the side and rather cleverly won the toss, electing to field we began the match against Elstead, a team that beat us last year. We had several 2019 newbie’s who hadn’t started a game this year, including Ray, Harry, and Lloyd but all veterans from previous campaigns at Hambledon.

The bowling was tight but the Elstead opening pair were good and put on 21. Fielding was very good again, much better than last year. We still have some issues with ball watching (umpires included!) but the team backed up behind the wicketkeeper and bowler – only requiring mild screaming from the coaches to get things moving, we gave away very few runs from over-throws or misfields.

Everyone bowled very well but a special mention for Oliver who took a brace of wickets clean bowled, a great performance, well done!

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Coming soon to a village hall near you…. it’s the Hambledon Film Night!

On Saturday, June 15th 2019

Hambledon Village Hall Committee is proud to present the hugely popular ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ the story of Freddie Mercury. (Cert 12a)

Stroll through the village on a summer’s evening to meet friends, have a drink and watch a fantastic film in surround sound!

We are expecting to be sold out so don’t miss out on your chance to be there. Tickets £5 each, available at the village shop from June 1st onwards.

Doors open 7.30, film starts at 8pm.

There will be a bar serving soft and alcoholic drinks and also tea, coffee and homemade cakes.

Please note that to protect our licence we have to adhere strictly to the film’s age certificate and we thank you for your understanding in this matter.



Hydon Hobble – sign up now.

Hydon Hobble returns to the Surrey Hills on Friday 7 June 2019. This is a fun filled, family-friendly running event is for people of all ages.   All money raised, including entry fees, will go to help disabled residents at Hydon Hill, Leonard Cheshire – a residential home for disabled people in Clockbarn Lane Hydestile.

After the event, there will be time to relax and enjoy yourselves at Hydon Hill itself.

Find out more here:   LINK

Sorrow As Hambledon Loses Two Outstanding Villagers

Hambledon is united in sadness following the recent deaths of two loved and respected villagers – Mic Coleman and Pat Williams.

Mic died earlier this week (13th May) and Pat on 28th April. Both lived long and active lives and died peacefully in their own homes, surrounded by family. It would be hard to think of two people who could have given more to the life of the community in which they lived, and with such generosity and kindness.

Pat’s funeral takes place in her beloved St Peter’s Church, Hambledon, on Wednesday 22nd May at 2.30pm. Details of Mic’s funeral are yet to be announced but it is likely to be on 6th June. Both had suffered recent spells of poor health but until then had been active in the village where they devoted so much of their time.

Mic, who was 90, was awarded the British Empire Medal in the Queen’s Jubilee Birthday Honours in 2012 “for services to sport and the community in Hambledon”. A teacher by profession, he moved to the village in the 1950’s and he and his wife Sylvia have lived here ever since. They also celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary in 2012.

Mic has been a stalwart of village life, working tirelessly for the football and cricket clubs, becoming president of both. He has helped in a host of other organisations and activities including the village hall committee, the fete and the flower and produce show. Not many know that he was the man behind the beard when Father Christmas visited Hambledon Nursery School every year.

Mic was also chairman of Hambledon Parish Council between 1976 and 1983. At the start of the monthly meeting on Tuesday a minute’s silence was observed and tributes were paid.

Mic, pictured here, was a regular at the Merry Harriers, often with his family which included daughter Sarah and sons John and Tim, their spouses and, more recently, his grandchildren.


Pat was secretary to the chief executive of ICI Agrochemicals, working in Fernhurst. She married Ray Williams, who had taken over running Hambledon’s village shop and Post Office on his retirement from the National Institute of Oceanography in 1982. Ray, another highly regarded villager, died in 2016.

Pat, pictured below, was an active member of the congregation at St Peter’s where Ray had been treasurer, churchwarden and verger. She was a member of the choir and assisted Ray in his duties as warden. For many years she edited the church magazine and in the early days she typed out all the stories, laboriously copied each magazine using a Roneo duplicator and then stapled all the pages together by hand. Even after standing down she continued to deliver it to subscribers around the village as well as writing the always well-informed Parish and People section.

She was an early volunteer at the village shop when it became a community-run venture, and carried on in this role for more 20 years.

All are welcome at Pat’s funeral which will be a celebration of her life. Details of Mic’s funeral will be made known soon.

Hambledon sends it love and sympathy to the families of both and celebrates two lives well lived.


Local Beers, Local Bands – It’s The Merry Harriers Beer Festival

Local beers and ciders and local bands will feature at a Spring Beer Festival to be held at the village pub over the weekend of Friday May 30th to Sunday June 2nd.

The Merry Harriers has sourced a range of bitters and ciders from breweries in Surrey and neighbouring counties which will be served from a marquee in the pub garden.

In addition, Toxic Sausage will be playing on the Saturday evening. A popular covers band which regularly performs at the fete ball, it features village resident Mike Blanchard on keyboard.

On Sunday afternoon another local favourite, the LuxDeLux blues band, will be performing. Featuring Jim Luck on vocals, this band has been playing in the Godalming area for many years to great acclaim.

Music will be outside if weather permits.

It is expected that comedy routines will be performed on the Friday evening, yet to be confirmed.

Hot dogs will be served from a barbecue throughout the festival.

Entry is free. The festival hours are 4pm to 11pm on Friday and Saturday and 4pm to 8pm on Sunday.

Hambledon Junior Cricket – updates

Just to let the community know that we finally have our facebook page launched for the youth section, so that people can get to know more about HCCC.
As well as our Youtube Channel which will have many updates and exciting features coming soon.

Our outdoor training has begun at Hambledon Community Cricket Club, Vann Lane.

 U12s Training is on Friday’s from 6 to 8 pm,  U11s and U9s and below Saturday’s from 10am to 12pm with Pizza on Friday nights!!

For more information, contact Caroline Tristem: or ring 07860 618262

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