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A warm welcome awaits you in Bowdon Parish


It is better to die in a camp than to die in a war. That’s what Nejebar thinks.

It’s better to travel for months, in rain and snow, with young children. To walk until you injure your feet. To risk your children’s lives in a plastic dinghy.  And to leave everything you know behind.

When the alternative is fear and terror, almost anything is better. When the alternative is bombs, bullets and war, almost anything is better.

Click here to find out more about Nejebar’s story

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St Mary’s

Sunday   8.00am, 10.45am and 6.30pm
Monday – Friday   8.00am and 5.00pm
Wednesday    11.30am

St Luke’s
Sunday                    9.30am
Tuesday                  7.00am

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Click here to listen to the sermon from 9 April at Zone2
Kingdom Trust
What does it mean to trust God, even when basic things in our lives feel shaky and out of our control?
by Mandy Robinson
Click here to listen to the sermon from April 2 at Zone2
Kingdom Stewardship:
Christian business man. An oxymoron?
by Simon Wood:
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‘You are warmly invited …’

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


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