Stewardship Season 2018

Giving for Mission and Ministry in 2018 – download leaflet here Message from the Churchwardens We recognise that Christian stewardship is one of the most basic expressions of discipleship, and that financial resources are necessary for God’s mission here and across the world. Last year we balanced our books as

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Join in the Poppy Pinning sessions!

Haslemere’s Great War Centenary Project is well underway, helped by locals schools, scout and guide groups who are busily producing handmade poppies which will cascade from the flagpole of St Christopher’s Church. The mission to attach thousands of handmade poppies to the net before the new Flagpole is dedicated on Sunday

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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