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A warm welcome awaits you in Bowdon Parish

I wonder when you last received a card which started with those words? It’s nice to be invited, isn’t it. Whether it’s a wedding invitation, a call from a friend asking if you’d like to go for a coffee, a neighbour popping round to see whether you’re up for a trip to the cinema or would like to go to a concert, it’s really nice to be on the receiving end of an invitation. And yet my suspicion is that, although we like being invited to something, we may not find it very easy to be the one who issues the invitation.

One way of reading the Bible is to see it as one long invitation from God to everyone to join him on the adventure of living life to the full. Some of Jesus’s earliest recorded words are deliberately invitational: ‘Come, follow me’. There was even an occasion when Jesus knew the fear factor was so high, because Zacchaeus was one of the widely disliked tax collectors, that he decided to invite himself: ‘Zacchaeus, I’m coming to your place for tea.’ It was a life-changing encounter (Luke, 19: 1-10).

The Church is still very much in the invitation business. On this website you’ll find a comprehensive catalogue of the huge variety of services, groups and activities which are run, partnered or sponsored by people in our church congregations here in Bowdon. If you are already part of one of these, please would you choose a friend you could invite to join you?

If you haven’t joined us on our adventure of living life to the full, especially if you have recently moved to the area, we hope you will take a look through what’s on offer to see what you might enjoy. And please consider yourself very warmly invited.

Ian Rumsey, Vicar of Bowdon

 

Worship Times

St Mary’s

Sunday   8.00am, 10.45am and 6.30pm
Monday – Friday   8.30am
Wednesday  11.30am

St Luke’s
Sunday                    9.30am
Tuesday                  7.00am

Please see our full Service Itinerary for all times and service types

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Upcoming Events

TEDDY BEARS’ PICNIC

Come down to the woods for the teddy bears’ picnic 31 August 3 – 5 pm, at St Luke’s, Bowdon Vale – put it in the diary!

KINGDOM CLUB DEFROSTED

Saturday, September 23rd, Kingdom Club is making a welcome return for one day only – 3.30 – 6pm, registration from 3. £5 per child. See poster for details.

NOTICEBOARD

Check out our Parish noticeboard, updated monthly. Click on the icon below.

We are seeking someone who has 10 hours a week to be our new Parish Caretaker

Flexible hours amounting to 10 hours per week, to start in Oct 2017. Around £11 per hour with paid overtime

Light maintenance and repair work, identifying and reporting more major repairs required, liaising with contractors, regular safety checks, arranging key maintenance contracts, reordering and checking of consumables. Manage the cleaning staff and be aware of any special event requirements by checking with the Parish Lettings Administrator.   Previous experience of this kind of work is highly desirable. DBS Check required.

Download job description by clicking here

Apply with CV and covering letter by email to admin@bowdonchurch.org or by post to Mrs. Kay Holt, Bowdon Parish Centre, Stamford Road, Bowdon, Altrincham, Cheshire WA14 2TR

Closing date for applications Monday 11th Sept 2017

www.bowdonchurch.org or phone Parish Centre Office 0161 929 1537

RECORDED SERMONS

Click here to listen to the sermon from 23 July at Zone2
Zone2 Sermon series called “A Life of Love”. 
Eighth sermon is by Phil Potter:
“Protected by love”
Ephesians 6 verses 10 – 24
Click here to listen to the sermon from 16 July at Zone2
Zone2 Sermon series called “A Life of Love”. 
Seventh sermon is by Phil Potter:
“Families of love”
Ephesians 5 verse 22- 6 verse 9
Click here to listen to the sermon from 2 July at Zone2
Zone2 Sermon series called “A Life of Love”. 
Sixth sermon is by Phil Potter:
“Worshipping with love”
Ephesians 5 verses 19 – 21
Click here to listen to the sermon from 25 June at Zone2
Zone2 Sermon series called “A Life of Love”. 
Fifth sermon is by Phil Potter:
“United in Love”.
Ephesians 4 verses 1-16
Click here to listen to the sermon from 18 June at Zone2
Zone2 Sermon series called “A Life of Love”. 
Fourth sermon is by Julia Dow:
“Filled with His Love”.
Ephesians 3 verses 14-21

SERMON ARCHIVE