Revd Mary’s sponsored walk by Galilee

Thanks to those who have sponsored Mary.  Mary completed the walk from the Mount of the Beatitudes to Capernaum and has raised a wonderful amount for the charities supported by the McCabe Pilgrimages, the company which is organising our pilgrimage to the Holy Land in May.   These include the Bethlehem Rehabilitation Centre and Jeel al

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Keeping Lent in 2016

 …….in these forty days you lead us into the desert of repentance that through a pilgrimage of prayer and discipline we may grow in grace and learn to be your people once again. Through fasting, prayer and acts of service you bring us back to your generous heart. Through study

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Dear Friends – February 2016

Dear Friends This is one of those years when Easter falls early, which means that Lent begins not much more than six weeks after Christmas. Apparently the Pope, the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Patriarch have plans to avoid the disruption caused by this variability by fixing the date of

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Bishop Andrew’s Christmas Message 2015

Our bishop is urging us to think this Christmas about hospitality in its widest sense—what it means for us as individuals and as a church community, and what we need to do about it.  Let’s read, ponder and pray. Rev Mary Bowden, Rector Click to listen to Bishop Andrew’s recording, or read

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Posada on its travels

Mary, Joseph and their donkey – little woollen figures knitted by a parishioner, in a basket, with a tea light, are nearing the end of their journey round the parish, having visited a different house each night.   While reminding us of the long journey Mary and Joseph undertook and

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Dear Friends – December 2015

Dear Friends I’ve been given three pages (in the Haslemere Link magazine) this month, which is just as well as there is rather a lot to catch up on and tell you about. First of all, and perhaps most important personally, this is my first “dear friends” from the new

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