• 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

  • 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,

  • 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

  • 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

  • Sermon for 19 June – Mary Bowden

    Psalm 42 Luke 8.26-39 Why are you so full of heaviness, O my soul? And why are you so disquieted within me? O put your trust in God; for I will yet give thanks to him, who is the help of my countenance, and my God. I’m speaking today in

  • Wave Week 24-29 July 2016

    Pics from 2015 Wave Week Parish of Haslemere joins with other local churches in Haslemere to host Wave Week each Summer. Wave week is back this summer between Sunday 24th to Friday 29th July providing the local community with a week long, jam packed programme of events and activities and

  • APCM 2016 – Papers

    The 2016 APCM took place on Sunday, 24 April 2016 beginning at 9.30am with a Joint Parish Communion service at St Bartholomew’s.  The Rector will gave her annual address as the sermon, and the business meeting will followed the service. Download the papers for the APCM here: Parish of Haslemere Annual Report for APCM

  • 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

  • From Guildford Diocese: Artists capture ‘common purpose’

    Take a look at these ‘visual minutes‘ produced from the clergy meeting at Guildford Cathedral on 30 November 2015.  (Could anyone do this for Haslemere PCC I wonder?) Click image to englarge