• Mary’s address for 22 Jan (St Christopher’s)

    Epiphany 3 2017 St C 1 Cor 1. 10-18 Matt 4; 12-23 Immediately they left the boat and their father and followed Jesus. It’s an ordinary morning somewhere near Capernaum on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. In a small fishing village a father and his 2 just grown-up

  • 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

  • Address by Revd Canon Mavis Wilson on 4 December 2016

    Induction of Mary Bowden Haslemere Advent 2 2016 Isaiah 11.1-10 Matthew 3. 1-12 As we gather here this morning millions of people are on the move, fleeing war and rumours if war, facing long term exile from their countries, life in a refugee camp (possibly for years) and the ever

  • 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

  • Communicating faith in a secularised society

    Communicating faith in a secularised society

  • 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

  • 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