ONLINE – 10AM on Sunday 26 July via zoom.
This will be an all age service (not just for kids) for the benefice of Busbridge&Hambledon, led by the Hambledon Messy Church team. To join the service, go to the event page on the church web site from 9.55am HERE. This replaces the main online YouTube service on 26 July, but there will be an Online Heritage service broadcast on YouTube at 9AM, as (now!) usual.
Hambledon Church is open for private prayer daily from 9.30am-4.30pm.
Full COVID 19 health and safety guidance is in place. While we are not able to gather physically to worship, our ministry is continuing online, and in the community. Do watch on YouTube or join an event to find out more about us.
Kindness4keyworkers: We give thanks for all staff in our local schools and care homes who are working hard in testing circumstances. 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 looking at ways to restart worship in the church building. As part of the benefice with Busbridge Church, we are trying some experimental ways to test both safety and technology over the summer, starting with an open air service in The Old Rectory next to Busbridge Church (12 July), a drive around service taking in the car park at Hambledon Nursery (19 July) and a Drive IN service in September. All details are on the www.bhcgodalming.org web site.
A recent word from Simon Willetts: What we might learn from the Hambledon Buzzard
We are working with different organisations to offer pastoral care during the coronavirus crisis, and Rev Simon Willetts is sending a message out with a delicious slice of cake with orders from the village shop.
Cake doesn’t solve all of life’s problems, but we think it helps!
If you would like to get in touch with Simon, please email:
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01483 421267.
As well as the main, more contemporary, online service every Sunday, we have launched BHC Online Heritage on YouTube from 9am every Sunday. This service includes liturgy from the Book of Common Prayer, and includes many elements familiar to our 9am Heritage Congregation.
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 Mon-Fri https://www.bhcgodalming.org/join-an-online-meeting
All information can be found on the Busbridge&Hambledon Church web site: www.bhcgodalming.org
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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.
We run two services every Sunday morning, with the same teaching programme, but different in style.
Our ‘heritage congregation’ is at 9.00am. You’ll find hearty hymn singing, a good sermon and a familiar structure using the Book of Common Prayer.
Our ‘contemporary congregation’ is at 10.30am. This is deliberately informal and relaxed. It is a service where we offer baptisms and have groups for children. The music is led by guitars and keyboard.
On a regular basis we hold Messy Church services, either at 10:30am at the church, or in the afternoon at a venue such as the Village Hall. 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.
1st Sundays in the month:
9.00am Heritage Service with Holy Communion (BCP)
10.30am Messy Church
2nd, 4th & 5th Sundays in the month
9.00am Heritage Service (BCP Morning Prayer)
10.30am Contemporary Worship (with communion 2nd Sundays)
3rd Sunday in the month
9.00am Heritage Service with Holy Communion (BCP)
10.30am Contemporary Worship
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.
For a visit from a member of our Pastoral Team please contact the church office, details below.
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 email@example.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.
firstname.lastname@example.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.
t: 01483 421267