Haslemere seeks new Rector!

The Parish Profile and Statement of Needs is now published on the Diocese of Guildford web site here The post will be advertised on 18th & 25th January in the Church Times, and the new Church of England Pathways online recruitment service, with a closing date of 30th January.  Interviews

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Mary’s Farewell Address

Candlemas 2019 Psalm 24 Luke 2. 22-40 All through Epiphany we have been reflecting on and celebrating the revelation of Christ to the world – the revelation which is the necessary consequence of Christmas – the revelation without which Christmas would be an arcane mystery for a few privileged shepherds

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Sermon – 27 January 2019

Epiphany 3 Year C 2019 Rev Mary Bowden Nehemiah Luke 4.14-21 On Friday I did something I’d never done before – I went to the ordination of a bishop. There are some people without whom our lives might – would – have had a completely different shape, and this newly

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Sermon – 13 January 2019

Baptism of Christ  Isaiah 43 1-7 Luke 2.15-17, 21-22 Let me take you on a journey in time and space…. We’re going to travel 5.5k miles – according to my phone this will take 131 hours if we go via the A3. Better fly – that’s 8 hours. In the

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Prayer for Vacancy

The wardens and PCC encourage everyone in our congregations to pray for the parish as it prepares for vacancy from February 2019, and the appointment of a new Rector. God our Father, You have welcomed each one of us in Jesus and called us to be His Body in this

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Sermon for Epiphany – 6 January 2019

Rev Mary Bowden Ephesians 3 1-12 Matt 2. 1-12 It might have been just someone else’s story, Some chosen people get a special king. We leave them to their own peculiar glory, We don’t belong, it doesn’t mean a thing. But when these three arrive they bring us with them,

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Mary’s address for Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance 2018 Isaiah 11 1-9 Phil 4 6-8 The peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds…. or as Jesus promised his disciples, Peace I leave with you, my peace I give you: not as the world gives do I give to you…. This has

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