Mary’s sermon 15 January 2017

Epiphany 2 Year A 2017 8am and 9.30 with baptism 1 Corinthians 1. 1-9 John 1. 29-42 “Come and see” When the Royal School adopted these words as the strapline for its advertising, I was deeply disappointed. The parish hasn’t yet found a phrase or sentence to be our vision

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Address for Welcome to Communion

Sunday 20 November:  Christ the King Readings:  Col 1. 11-20 and Luke 23. 33-43 The feast of Christ the King is always celebrated on the last Sunday of the Church’s year. Next Sunday we begin all over again with Advent, preparing for the coming of the Christ child, but today

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All Saints 2016 & Launch of TCTL vision

Readings: Isaiah 35: 1-9 Luke 6: 20-31 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the

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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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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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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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EU referendum statement by Archbishops of Canterbury and York

http://www.archbishopofcanterbury.org/articles.php/5743/eu-referendum-statement-by-archbishops-of-canterbury-and-york The following statement has been issued to all churches: EU referendum: Statement by Archbishops of Canterbury and York Friday 24th June 2016 Archbishop Justin Welby and Archbishop John Sentamu have issued this joint statement today after the UK voted to leave the European Union: On Thursday, millions of people

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