Hambledon Church

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Hambledon Church
Location Hambledon, Surrey
Country United Kingdom
Denomination Church of England
Website www.bhcgodalming.org
Former name(s) St Peter's Church
Style Tractarian mid-Victorian
Parish Busbridge and Hambledon
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

Hambledon Church as it is known locally (historically known as St Peters), is an evangelical Anglican Church in Hambledon, Surrey, United Kingdom. Hambledon Church is part of a parish with Busbridge Church[1] in the village of Godalming, Surrey. Together Busbridge and Hambledon Church have six Sunday congregations ranging from traditional to modern and contemporary services. [2] The benefice of Hambledon Church was originally in the Diocese of Winchester but is now part of the Diocese of Guildford. The Patrons are the Martyrs Memorial and Church of England Trust.


Hambledon Church was founded by Ranaulf Flambard before 1086. There are detailed records of Christian worship taking place on the site since before the 1300s. A roll of Rectors on the West wall of the church records Rectors from 1301 to the present Rector (2010) and vicar with special responsibility in the village (2012).

Sunday Services[edit]

9:30am Heritage Service[edit]

A popular service that follows the 1662 Book of Common Prayer with hymns led by an organist.[3]

11:00am Contemporary Service[edit]

Contemporary and relaxed style with groups for children on all Sundays except the first of each month. On the first Sunday there is an all age service with Messy Church activities, craft and worship. Music is led by a band. Holy Communion is offered on the third Sunday of each month.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Joint Benefice with Hambledon Church, Hambledon Village website.
  2. ^ Service times and congregations, Busbridge Church.
  3. ^ The 9:30am Heritage Service, Busbridge and Hambledon Church website.
  4. ^ 11:am Contemporary Service, Busbridge and Hambledon Church website.

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