Busbridge Church

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Busbridge Church
Busbridge Church in the sun
51°10′38.0″N 0°36′6.4″W / 51.177222°N 0.601778°W / 51.177222; -0.601778Coordinates: 51°10′38.0″N 0°36′6.4″W / 51.177222°N 0.601778°W / 51.177222; -0.601778
Location Godalming
Country United Kingdom
Denomination Church of England
Website www.bhcgodalming.org
Former name(s) St John the Baptist Church
Founder(s) Mr and Mrs Ramsden of Busbridge Hall
Architect(s) George Gilbert Scott
Style Gothic Revival
Parish Busbridge
Deanery Godalming
Archdeaconry Surrey
Episcopal area Guildford (Bishop of Guildford)
Diocese Guildford
Rector Simon Taylor
Vicar(s) Catherine McBride (Associate Vicar), Margot Spencer, David Mace, James Gibson, Andy Spencer, John Postill, David Jenkins

Busbridge Church, formerly known as St John the Baptist Church, is an evangelical Anglican Church in Busbridge, Godalming, United Kingdom. Busbridge Church is part of a joint benefice with Hambledon Church [1] in the village of Hambledon, Surrey. Together Busbridge and Hambledon Church have six Sunday congregations ranging from traditional to modern and contemporary services.[2] On a Sunday Busbridge Church and Hambledon Church put on youth and children's groups for over 200 young people.[3]


Busbridge Church was founded by Mr and Mrs Ramsden of Busbridge Hall. Building work took place between 1865 and 1867 and finished with the building's dedication in 1867.

Sunday Services[edit]

Busbridge Church[edit]

8:30am Quiet Service[edit]

On a Sunday morning there is the Quiet Service at 8:30am. They share Holy Communion every two weeks and follow both the book of Common Worship and the 1662 Book of Common Prayer. The service is approximately half an hour long and is led by robed clergy or LLMs.[4]

10:00am Classic Service[edit]

Classic congregation then meets in Busbridge Church from 10.00am till 11.00am. They also follow Common Worship and host an all age service on the first Sunday of each month. Holy Communion is celebrated on the second and fourth Sundays. The worship and music style is both traditional with contemporary songs and hymns with the aid of a church organ.[2]

6:30pm Evening Worship[edit]

The 6:30 is an informal evening service with extended periods of music and a relaxed atmosphere. Holy Communion is on the first Sunday of evening month.[5]

Busbridge Junior School[edit]

10:00am Contemporary Service[edit]

Simultaneous with the Classic Service, a contemporary congregation meets across the road in Busbridge Junior School. Worship is band-led and there is regular use of modern media. Holy Communion is on the third Sunday.[6]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Joint Benefice with Hambledon Church, Hambledon Village website.
  2. ^ a b Service times and congregations, Busbridge Church.
  3. ^ "Busbridge Church Youth and Children". Retrieved 26 April 2012. 
  4. ^ The 8:30am Quiet Service, Busbridge Church.
  5. ^ The 6:30pm Service of Evening Worship, Busbridge Church.
  6. ^ The 10:00am Contemporary Service, Busbridge Church.

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