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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

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

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GOSPEL OF MARK SERMON SERIES

Click here to listen to the sermon from Jan 13th 2019 at Zone 2
Mark 1

Sermon by Rev Ian Rumsey

Click here to listen to the sermon from Jan 20th 2019 at Zone 2
Mark 2

Sermon by Rev Ian Rumsey

GIVING SERMON SERIES

Click here to listen to the sermon from 15 April - recorded at Zone2
Whole Church Sermon series “All Good Gifts”

1st Sermon by Phil Potter:

“To give or not to give”, Matthew 6.19-33

 

Click here to listen to the sermon from 29 April - recorded at Zone2
Whole Church Sermon series “All Good Gifts”

2nd Sermon by Phil Potter:

“How to give”, 2 Corinthians 8: 1-9

 

Click here to listen to the sermon from 6 May - recorded at Zone2
Whole Church Sermon series “All Good Gifts”

3rd Sermon by Phil Potter:

“What to Give”, Malachi 3: 6-12

 

Click here to listen to the sermon from 20 May - recorded at Zone2
Whole Church Sermon series “All Good Gifts”

4th Sermon by Ian Rumsey:

 1 Kings 17: 1-16

 

BUSY LIVES, PEACEFUL HEARTS SERMON SERIES

Click here to listen to the sermon from Dec 9th 2018 at Zone 2
The Parable of the Good Samaritan

Sermon by Tim Gartside

Click here to listen to the sermon from Dec 2nd 2018 at Zone 2
The Parable of the Unforgiving Slave

Sermon by George Lane

Click here to listen to the sermon from Nov 11th 2018 at Zone 2
The Parable of the Mustard Seed

Sermon by Jess Piper

Click here to listen to the sermon from Nov 11th 2018 at Zone 2
Talbot House

Sermon by Tim Gartside

Click here to listen to the sermon from Nov 4th 2018 at Zone 2
Parable of the Talents

Sermon by Richard Abbott

Click here to listen to the sermon from Oct 21st 2018 at Zone 2
The Workers in the Vineyard

Sermon by Patricia Jones

Click here to listen to the sermon from Oct 2018 at Zone 2
The Sower

Sermon by Kirsten Wood

Click here to listen to the sermon from Sep 2018
The Prodigal Son

Sermon by Ian Rumsey

Click here to listen to the sermon from 16th Sep 2018 at Zone2
House on the rock

Sermon by Karen Wilson

Click here to listen to the sermon from 15th July at Zone2
Zone2 Sermon series

Sermon by Patricia Jones

SERMON ARCHIVE

Click here to listen to the sermon from 8th July at Zone2
Zone2 Sermon series

Sermon by Catherine Cleghorn

Click here to listen to the sermon from 17 June at Zone2
Zone2 Sermon series

Sermon by Richard Abbott

Second Part

Click here to listen to the sermon from 17 June at Zone2
Zone2 Sermon series

Sermon by Richard Abbott

First Part

Click here to listen to the sermon from 10 June at Zone2
Zone2 Sermon series

Sermon by Julia Dow

Third Part

Click here to listen to the sermon from 10 June at Zone2
Zone2 Sermon series

Sermon by Julia Dow

Second Part

Click here to listen to the sermon from 25 Feb at Zone2
Zone2 Sermon series called “Go Zone2!”. 

Seventh sermon is by Patricia Jones:

“Go Ruth!”

Click here to listen to the sermon from 4 March at Zone2
Zone2 Sermon series called “Go Zone2!”. 

Eighth sermon is by Phil Potter:

“Go Isaiah!”

Click here to listen to the sermon from 18 March at Zone2
Zone2 Sermon series called “Go Zone2!”. 

Ninth sermon is by Jess Piper:

“Go Jeremiah!”

Click here to listen to the sermon from 10 June at Zone2
Zone2 Sermon series

Sermon by Julia Dow

First Part

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