Hambledon Church

January 2021

Find us Online! 

Go to:  https://www.youtube.com/bhcgodalmingonline.

We are continuing to worship and gather online in January, and for the duration of “Lockdown 3”. 

(This wonderful picture of the Advent Star in Hambledon Churchyard was taken by Chris Payne, and while the star has now been taken down until next Advent, the picture is a nice reminder.)  


9AM Online Heritage service, followed by a virtual coffee on Zoom at 10AM.
The Online Heritage Service (BCP) will restart on 10 January, and be available to watch on YouTube from 9AM every Sunday. This service includes liturgy from the Book of Common Prayer, and includes many elements familiar to the 9am Heritage Congregation at Hambledon. 

Join us on Zoom after the service: https://zoom.us/j/9463914833 , Password 2021 for a short chat after the service.  

9AM Classic and 10.15AM Contemporary Conversations from the Couch services are broadcast live on YouTube from Busbridge Church, and we hope to be able start broadcasting the BCP service from Hambledon in February. 

If you know anyone who is not on the internet or isolating, please give them the number for the Daily Hope telephone line: 0800 804 8044.

Clergy and church staff are working from home, and can best be reached by email: firstname.surname@bhcgodalming.org, but the office answerphone (01483 421267) will be checked regularly too.  

Finally, you may be interested to read the latest Rector’s Reflection: Worship over Christmas and in the New Year.

Hambledon Church is open for private prayer daily from 9.30am-4.30pm.

Full COVID 19 health and safety guidance is in place in Hambledon Church  and our ministry is continuing online, and in the community

See www.bhcgodalming.org to find out more about us.

Kindness4keyworkers:  In 2021 we continue to give thanks for all staff in our local schools and care homes who are working hard in testing circumstances.  Last year, to show our appreciation and offer encouragement church members have dropped little packs of treats (chocolate, biscuits, handcream) to staff at St Dominic’s School, Hambledon Nursery and Hydon Hill Cheshire Home.  Keep up the good work, and we’ll keep praying! 

Rev Simon Willetts and Judith Hawkey, 4-11s worker delivering Kindness4Keyworker gifts to staff at St Dominic’s School.





We are working with different organisations to offer pastoral care during the coronavirus crisis.  If you would like to get in touch with Simon, please email:  simon.willetts@bhcgodalming.org or call 01483 421267. 

Services and videos for our younger family members (0-6s) are now available online and made available every Sunday at 10am on the BHC Godalming YouTube channel

Please join us for prayer in our virtual chat room 9am Tuesdays and Thursdays https://www.bhcgodalming.org/join-an-online-meeting

All information can be found on the Busbridge&Hambledon Church web site: www.bhcgodalming.org

You can also follow Busbridge&Hambledon Church on social media – scroll down to see our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

Hambledon church is a warm and thriving church at the heart of Hambledon village with a friendly congregation of all ages.  We are linked to Busbridge church and  between us we offer a whole range of resources, activities and services. We are a Church of England church.

We are renowned for our warm welcome to anyone.  Above all we seek to be a community that knows and loves Jesus and shares his love with those around us.

Where are we?   You will find us at the top of Church Lane, off Rock Hill.

On a regular basis we hold Messy Church services, and in 2020 these were run successfully on Zoom.  These services are fun and informal and include a range of crafts and activities (and often food!). Check out the church website for more details of these services and contact the church office (01483 421267) if you would like to be added to the mailing list to receive updates on dates and venues.





St peter's church hambledon

Children and Young People
Children of all ages are welcome at any of our services, and there are toys and activities for parents to use. Check out the church website for more information on groups for teenagers at Busbridge Church.

Home Groups and other events
We have a number of home groups that meet midweek to share together, pray, laugh, read the Bible and deepen our relationships with each other and with God.   We also have many social gatherings such as lunches and suppers, monthly prayer meetings and annual weekends away together.

Pastoral Care
For a visit from a member of our Pastoral Team please contact the church office, details below.

Who’s who?

Simon Taylor – Rector

We’re are a United Benefice, comprising Hambledon and Busbridge Church. We very much consider ourselves one church family, even though we meet at different places on a Sunday. Our Rector for both churches is the Revd Simon Taylor.  Simon and his family arrived here from Crawley in October 2010.

Simon Willetts – Associate Minister, based in Hambledon

Simon and his wife Naomi moved to Hambledon from Virginia Water in August 2019, and Simon was licensed as Associate Minister for Busbridge&Hambledon Church in September 2019.  Since then they’ve been getting to know the local community and Simon can sometimes be found behind the counter in the Village Shop. More

Simon’s 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 adunn@candey.com. 

Our leadership at St Peter’s includes David Jenkins, who shares in the teaching and service leading, and our Wardens Liz Cooke and Derek Pearsall and our Assistant Warden David Chadwick.

Weddings, Baptisms and Funerals
All enquiries should be directed  to the Administration Team  at Busbridge and Hambledon Church Office, Brighton Road, Godalming.


church.office@busbridgechurch.org  Tel:  01483 421267    Cat Garner will be glad to answer your questions.


We take safeguarding seriously.  See our Safeguarding information and Policy.  The Safeguarding Officer for Hambledon is Alan Harvey.  

e: alan.harvey@bhcgodalming.org

t: 01483 421267

Safeguarding Officer – Hambledon Church