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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 November 27th at Zone2 by Revd Phil Potter



‘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


Christmas Services

Sunday 11 December10.45 am Children’s nativity play (St Mary’s)
6.00 pmChristmas Sunday Sessions—informal worship (St Luke’s
6.30 pmChoral Evensong (St Mary’s)
Thursday 15 December
1.30 pmChristmas ‘First Steps’ Worship (Bowdon Parish Centre)
Friday 16 December 8.00 pm

Christmas Café Sundae—years 7 & 8 (Bowdon Parish Centre)
9.00 pmChristmas Café Sundae—year 9+ (Bowdon Parish Centre)
Sunday 18 December 9.30 amChildren’s nativity play (St Luke’s)
6.30 pm Service of Nine Lessons and Carols (St Mary’s)
Thursday 22 December 4.00 pmChristingle Service 1—younger children (St Mary’s)
6.00 pmChristingle Service 2 (St Mary’s)
Saturday 24 December 4.00 pmBlessing of the Crib (St Mary’s)
11.15 pm PLEASE NOTE EARLIER TIMEMidnight Communion (St Mary’s)
Sunday 25 December CHRISTMAS DAY 8.00 amHoly Communion (St Mary’s)
9.30 amChristmas Morning Worship, with Bowdon Vale Methodists (St Luke’s)
10.45 amChristmas Morning Worship followed by Holy Communion (St Mary’s)

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Bowdon Youth Festival 2017

Bowdon Festival is an annual event which is supported by the church as part of its service to the local community, and the Youth Festival plays an important part. Fundraising events such as concerts are held throughout the year to cover the expenses involved. The festival allows young people to experience public performance in a […]

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