Mary’s Sermon for Bible Sunday 2016

Readings: Romans 15.1-6 Luke 4.16-24 ….whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, so that by steadfastness and by the encouragement of the scriptures we might have hope. Let me take you to an ordinary Sabbath day in the remote Galilean village of Nazareth sometime around the

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Parish Prayers: October

Parish praying 10 October 2016 For those that came (and those that didn’t make it) to our Parish Praying session on 10 October, here’s a reminder of what you might continue to pray for. Parish Praying sessions take place every 2nd Monday of the month in the Link.  Our next

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Dear Friends – October 2016

Dear Friends Like many of us, every year I’m left breathless and surprised by the coming of September – new season, new term, new beginnings, and end of the August relaxation. This year has definitely been no exception. As well as all the usual fresh starts, September 2016 has seen

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Stewardship Matters 2016

Sunday 2 October was Stewardship Sunday for St Bartholomew’s and St Christopher’s – a fresh call for their people’s time, talents, and financial giving.  Following are the links to materials handed out in the churches: Stewardship Matters Handout Giving for Life, Living Generously Address for Stewardship Sunday 2016  given by Rev Mary Bowden,

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Parish Giving Jazz Night

Square One – In Motion “In Motion” by the sensational jazz quartet Square One will be released on October 4th, 2016. Square One are an exceptional young jazz quartet from Glasgow, known for creating refreshing new possibilities in free-spirited jazz through their energized performances and an outstanding debut EP. The

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New Gate at St Christopher’s

You may have noticed that the old gate has disappeared and a smart new oak gate is now in place.  It is an exact copy of the original, through the kind sponsorship of a parishioner.   The old gate was slowly falling apart and was no longer capable of being closed.   Moreover

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Dear Friends – August 2016

So the very last of the schools has broken up for the summer holidays – farewell and good luck to St Bart’s Year 6s – and a spell of perfect summer weather is enough to make us forget the torrential downpours and chilliness of recent weeks. There are other things

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Youth and Children’s vacancies

Would you like to work in an ecumenical youth team to help lead a worshipful youth congregation, small groups and a community outreach programme while being involved in schools work, mentoring, and a 20 something culture? The Parish of Haslemere is seeking either a part time experienced Youth Minister or a

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Parish Praying – July 2016

Here are the parish topics that we prayed about on Monday 11 July at the first of the monthly Parish Praying meeting.  Please do use it in your own prayers, and look out for a new list next month. A summer spent together: new friendships and new ideas and initiatives

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Sermon for 26 June – Mary Bowden

Galatians 5.1, 13 – 25 Luke 9.51 – 62 The fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Never since the Second World War have we needed these virtues so much in our national life. The bitterness that has been exposed by the

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