• Address at Christmas Eve Midnight Communion

    Midnight 2017 Immanuel, God with us. This promise has been the church of England’s theme for Advent this year – and now, at this midnight hour, the first hour of Christmas, we are celebrating its fulfilment, its truth. God with us – a simple picture of a baby. But every

  • Remembrance Sunday address – Rev Mary Bowden

    Remembrance 2017 Wisdom 6 12-16 John 15 9-17 Last night at the Royal albert Hall, amongst the uniforms and brass and moving magnificence of the Festival of Remembrance, there were six young people in somewhat incongruous bright yellow polo shirts. They were part of a centenary intern scheme at the

  • Christmas Fair Ice Cream Competition

    The countdown to our annual Parish Christmas Fair is very much on!  The fair will be held at St Bartholomew’s Church and The Link on Saturday 25th November, 10.30am to 1pm. Our focus this year is to continue to appeal to the broader community and with this in mind we

  • Autumn Services

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  • CD or not CD? – Excelsis to record Clive Osgood’s music

    CD or not CD?! That is the question! Surrey based Excelsis Chamber Choir and Clive Osgood are joining forces to make a CD of Osgood’s choral music. Excelsis Chamber Choir, under the Directorship of Robert Lewis, was honoured to be made Choir-in-Residence of award winning Grayshott Concerts in 2015 and

  • PCC News – August 2017

    As many of you will be aware, the Parish is currently facing a challenging time on a number of fronts, and the PCC would like to start a regular communication to ensure that our whole congregation is kept informed.  We welcome your feedback on how it might be improved, and

  • Bishop Andrew’s sermon at St Christopher’s, 28 May 2017

    Abseiling for the King John 17:1-11; 1 Peter 4:12-14, 5:6-11 Haslemere, May 2017 It’s very good to be here, and thank you very much to Mary for inviting me. Walking backwards off the top of a cliff as part of a team-building exercise might seem a rather reckless leisure activity.

  • 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

  • Mary’s address for Festival Evensong – 21 May

    Festival Evensong at St Bartholomew’s – 21 May 17 Zech 8.1-13 & Rev 21.22-22.5 3 Thus saith the Lord; I am returned unto Zion, and will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and Jerusalem shall be called a city of truth; and the mountain of the Lord of hosts the

  • 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