The Great War Memorial Flagpole Appeal

Back in 2011 the iron cross which stood atop the St Christopher’s flagpole had to be removed as the wood was completely rotten.  Robert Fox and I decided in 2012 that the remains of the pole, which had already got the nickname of “the broken tooth”, needed urgent attention.  With

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Mary’s Address – 21 May

Easter 6 2017  For 10:00 Parish Eucharist Acts 17.22-31 & John 14.15-21 One of my abiding memories of childhood is of many many hours spent visiting relatives. I was brought up in Chichester but all my family lived on Merseyside and our regular visits  to Birkenhead always involved a round of

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Address for 7 May

Easter 4 2017 Year A Acts 2 42-47 John 10 1-10 I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. Wonderful.  Shall we spend the next 10 minutes enjoying this promise? No – because there is also this challenge All who believed were together and had all things

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APCM Address 2017

APCM 2017 – 30 April Rev Mary Bowden Acts 2. 36-41 Luke 24 13-35 You have to feel sorry for those 2 disciples on the Emmaus Road. Only a week ago they would have been celebrating Jesus’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem on what we now know as Palm Sunday. As

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Electoral Roll Applications

Click here to download: PoH Electoral Roll form If you wish to join the Parish of Haslemere Electoral Roll which entitles you to vote at the APCM please download and complete a form, and return it to the Parish Office before Tuesday 11 April. The electoral roll will be published

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Holy Week and Easter 2017

Holy Week & Easter 2017 (click to download pdf) Holy Week and Easter 2017 In the week leading up to Easter Day, we travel alongside Christians throughout the world, retracing the steps of Christ through the last momentous week of his earthly life. We walk the way of the cross

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Mary’s address- 5 March 2017

Lent 1 Year A 2017  Genesis 2.15-17 Matthew 4.1-11 The Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2016 was post-truth – an adjective defined as ‘relating to circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief’. rpt Since then it seems

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