Hambledon Easter Events

Please take a look at the Easter page on godalmingminster.org for everything happening at St Peter’s Hambledon, and across Godalming Minster over Easter. As well as observing Easter with reverence, there’s several more inclusive and social ways for everyone to get involved.

Highlights at Hambledon include An Hour at the cross at from 12-1pm on Good Friday, before the trekkers arrive from Busbridge for tea and hot cross buns at the end of the Hot Cross Bun Adventure. If you want to join them, please meet at Godalming Minster Brighton Road at 2.30pm.

Messy Easter on Sat 30th is a real treat for younger ones. Meet at the Village Hall at 10am for a walk up to Hambledon Common where there’ll be games and an egg hunt on the sandpit.

Then come along to church at 10am on Easter Day to celebrate Jesus is Risen!

There’s no morning service on 7th April, but do please join us for the Spring Choral Evensong at 6pm (with thanks in advance to the very accomplished pop-up choir!).

The Hot Cross Bun Adventure – a 5km walk from Busbridge to Hambledon, or vice versa!
Messy Easter games on Hambledon Common

This Sunday at Hambledon Church

This Sunday we are celebrating our pets at the first Hambledon outdoor pet service. We can’t wait to meet your Misty/Fido/Patch/Apollo… all creatures great and small are welcome! The Muddy Church team will be joining Simon Willetts to lead the service outside in the church yard (we thought it probably best to avoid congestion in the aisle!) and coffee, squash and croissants will the shared at the end.  Please keep dogs on a short lead, exotic pets in their cages and shy or tetchy ones at home. You could always bring a picture of them.  The “service” will last about 30 mins. 

Messy Church End of Term Event

Families with 0-11s are all invited to the Messy Church end of term party THIS SUNDAY at Hambledon Football Club.  There will be fun and outdoor games, and the usual picnic tea!   

We are confident that it will be fine and dry, but in the event of rain, Messy will revert to the Village Hall and play some (slightly tamer) games there! 

Messy Church on 3rd Sundays of the month will then take a break in August, so Rev Simon Willetts and the team are looking forward to seeing you on Sunday!

Training offered in Hambledon for use of life-saving defibrillators

Training in the use of defibrillators (AEDs) is being offered to residents following the installation of one inside the former telephone kiosk at the Hydestile Crossroads.

This takes the number of defibrillators in the village area to five; outside the village shop, on the exterior wall of the Merry Harriers, at St Peter’s Church, at Hambledon Football Club’s ground at Badger Park, and now at Hydestile.

Alison Martin, a Busbridge Parish councillor who helped arrange for the AED (automated external defibrillator) to be installed in the traditional red kiosk – which has also undergone renovation in the process – has arranged for a training session to be held in the meeting room at St Peter’s Church, Church Lane, Hambledon, on Saturday September 28th.

The training will be given by an expert from the London-based Barts City Life Saver organisation, a charity that teaches life saving skills and originated from St Bartholomew’s Hospital. The session begins at 11am with basic life saving training, then AED training at 2pm followed by baby and child resuscitation at 3pm. Participants can opt to attend the whole session, or part.

AED’s are used on people suffering from sudden cardiac arrest and, along with Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation, can greatly increase survival rates.

Training will be free to the Hydestile volunteers on the Busbridge Parish Council-sponsored rota, but to all others there will be a nominal cost of £20 per person to cover the costs of the trainer travelling to and from London and a donation to the charity’s work.

Anyone in the village can register to attend. Please contact Alison Martin at email amtillies417@gmail.com or by phone on 01483 893619.

If you would like to know more about the work of the charity please visit www.bartscitylifesaver.org



St Peter’s Hambledon Electoral Roll

The electoral roll of people who wish to identify with St Peter’s Hambledon is currently being revised. The old one is dead and buried, according to church rules we have to start anew!

The roll is open to anyone interested, not just church goers, so please do apply. Spare copies of forms are available in the back of the church, open during the day. They will also be available in the Hall on Thursday evening, 7th March, at the public meeting. Please leave completed copies at the back of the church, or hand them to Mary Parker.