Sermon – 27 January 2019

Epiphany 3 Year C 2019 Rev Mary Bowden Nehemiah Luke 4.14-21 On Friday I did something I’d never done before – I went to the ordination of a bishop. There are some people without whom our lives might – would – have had a completely different shape, and this newly

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Sermon – 13 January 2019

Baptism of Christ  Isaiah 43 1-7 Luke 2.15-17, 21-22 Let me take you on a journey in time and space…. We’re going to travel 5.5k miles – according to my phone this will take 131 hours if we go via the A3. Better fly – that’s 8 hours. In the

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Prayer for Vacancy

The wardens and PCC encourage everyone in our congregations to pray for the parish as it prepares for vacancy from February 2019, and the appointment of a new Rector. God our Father, You have welcomed each one of us in Jesus and called us to be His Body in this

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Sermon for Epiphany – 6 January 2019

Rev Mary Bowden Ephesians 3 1-12 Matt 2. 1-12 It might have been just someone else’s story, Some chosen people get a special king. We leave them to their own peculiar glory, We don’t belong, it doesn’t mean a thing. But when these three arrive they bring us with them,

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Dear Friends – December 2019

Dear Friends Follow the star! The Church of England’s theme for Christmas this year is also a good one for us as we step into 2019.  The process of finding a new rector will begin very early in January, and will demand courage, trust, wisdom, discernment and patience – all

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Mary’s address for Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance 2018 Isaiah 11 1-9 Phil 4 6-8 The peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds…. or as Jesus promised his disciples, Peace I leave with you, my peace I give you: not as the world gives do I give to you…. This has

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Mary’s address: Flower Festival Evensong

Deuteronomy 2 Revelation 21 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth….. One of the great things about Christianity is that we have the remarkable promise of a new heaven and a new earth, our world renewed and redeemed – the kingdom of God – to look forward

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Haslemere Remembers – a Festival of Flowers

Preperations are almost complete! This is a very big community event with a coming together of masses of local community groups which includes no less than 6 churches from the Haslemere area and other groups – ranging in age from Brownies to Care Home residents. The festival timings are on

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