Stewardship Sermon 2018

Stewardship – Lent 1 Year B 2018, Rev Mary Bowden Genesis 9.8-17 and Mark 1.9-15 God said, ‘This is the sign of the covenant that I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations: 13I have set my bow in the clouds, and

Continue reading

Keeping Lent in 2018

On Ash Wednesday some of us have ash placed on our foreheads with the words: “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return. Turn away from sin and be faithful to Christ.”. Yet Lent is not a bleak, forbidding time, but a very positive and optimistic remembering

Continue reading

Sermon for Candlemas

Candlemas 2018 – Rev Mary Bowden Malachi: Luke 2: May have been wondering about the crib….. we’ve kept it until today because today is the very end of Christmas….. Real purists…. visited new AD last week – Christmas tree still up. So…. Any lingering cards or baubles lurking on the

Continue reading

Sermon for Epiphany – Mary Bowden

Epiphany 2013 Matthew, Ephesians I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year ‘Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.’ Familiar words, enshrined in our national consciousness after George VI used them in his Christmas broadcast in 1939…and regularly quoted since.

Continue reading

Christmas Day Address 2017

Rev Mary Bowden, 25 December 2017, 9.30 St Bartholomew’s and 11.00 St Christopher’s Once upon a time – a very particular time – and in a very particular place – there was a small, thin, hungry cat. She was mainly white, with tabby patches on her back, her front legs

Continue reading

Remembrance Sunday address – Rev Mary Bowden

Remembrance 2017 Wisdom 6 12-16 John 15 9-17 Last night at the Royal albert Hall, amongst the uniforms and brass and moving magnificence of the Festival of Remembrance, there were six young people in somewhat incongruous bright yellow polo shirts. They were part of a centenary intern scheme at the

Continue reading

Christmas Fair Ice Cream Competition

The countdown to our annual Parish Christmas Fair is very much on!  The fair will be held at St Bartholomew’s Church and The Link on Saturday 25th November, 10.30am to 1pm. Our focus this year is to continue to appeal to the broader community and with this in mind we

Continue reading