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Parish Magazine Abbey & parish church Of St. peter & st. paul St Peter

St Paul

Serving the communities of Bourne, cawthorpe, dyke, twenty With church & parish news

february 2016



Said Eucharist (Common Worship. Traditional language) 10am Sung Eucharist (Common Worship. Modern language) 6.30pm Evensong For all the Family 11.45am Family Service on the last Sunday of each month 10am 8.30am 5.15pm

Thursdays The Communion (1662) Weekdays (Except Thursdays) Morning Prayer Evening Prayer

Father Chris would be glad to be informed of sick people and others who would appreciate a pastoral visit.


Dear Friends, As I write this letter it is still mid-January; I have just received a Christmas card from a family living in Houston, U.S.A. I only met the now father when he was on holiday visiting his aging parents who had retired and moved to Bembridge on the Isle-of-Wight where I was Vicar at the time. I haven’t seen or heard from him since. Bembridge had a population of about 5,000; small enough that when a new family moved into the parish I was able to call at their home and welcome them. I was warmly welcomed and discovered his mother had been a regular member of the Church but was now virtually housebound. From then onwards I took her Communion. His father was a true Yorkshire man and I enjoyed my chats with him. I discovered he had left school at the age of 15 and served an apprenticeship in an engineering factory. He was a Union member and had become ‘shop steward’ and had won many battles in improving the conditions of his fellow workers. His employers grew to have a great respect for him and frequently invited him to their Board Meetings seeking his guidance and advice, In time he went on to climb the ladder in engineering and worked his way up through the largest energy producing companies ending up being responsible for building many new such electricity producing plants in different parts of the U.K. His son had followed in his father’s profession and had become the ‘Chief Engineer’ of all the Cunard luxury passenger liners. I left Bembridge over 40 years ago; both his parents died and the son married and had a family. After all this time something has caused him to remember me and take the trouble to send me his card. I have told you about this to show how an act of love or kindness can have far reaching effects in the lives of people, even unknown to you many miles away, just a smile or saying ‘hello’ to a stranger can change their life and through them to persons miles away, like a pebble dropped in a pond. The same effect can often change the life of a person, who for some reason may decide to come to Church for the first time and find they are welcomed and become a member of a loving caring family. With every blessing Fr. Douglas Clarke (retired) Wednesday the 10th is Ash Wednesday the beginning of Lent, as we prepare for Easter.


BOURNE VICARAGE . CHURCH WALK . BOURNE . LINCS . PE10 9UQ INCENSE DATES FOR 2016 Dates when Incense is to be used on Sundays. May June July October November

15th 22nd 26th 3rd 23rd 20th

Whitsun (Pentecost) Trinity Ss. Peter & Paul S. Thomas Dedication Festival Christ the King

Dates when Incense is to be used at Sung Eucharists during the week at 7.30pm (unless otherwise noted.) February March

10th 24th 26th

5th 26th December 24th May

Ash Wednesday Maundy Thursday Easter Vigil/1st Eucharist of Easter (8.30pm) Ascension Day Corpus Christi Midnight Mass of the Nativity (11.30pm)

N.B. Please note that where amendments are made, the Vicar will seek to ensure that adequate notice is given.

Bourne Abbey Church Special Service for February. Wednesday 10th February - Ash Wednesday 7.30pm - Sung Eucharist and Ashing Seremony.



Lilies will be arranged at the High Altar and in front of the pulpit in memory of loved ones. Please forward names plus £3 to Ann Northen 24, Fir Avenue, Bourne PE10 9RY. By Sunday 5 March at the latest. Cheques to be made payable to Bourne Abbey P.C.C. Flower Fund.. th

SOCIAL COMMITTEE DATES FOR YOUR DIARY FOR 2016. FRIDAY 12th FEBRUARY at 7.30.p.m. in Abbey Church Hall. “ Poems and Puds Evening”. A light hearted look at Love and Marriage. Tickets £6 from Mrs.M.Woodland 01778 423232. SATURDAY 5th MARCH at 7.00.p.m. in Abbey Church Hall. Quiz and Supper. Teams of Four people at a cost of £24 per team. Bring own drinks, Details from Mrs.A.Northen 01778 423353. SATURDAY 23rd APRIL ST.GEORGES DAY COFFEE MORNING with stalls in the Abbey Church Hall 10.00a.m.- 12 noon.

Thought for February Jealousy and anger shorten life, and anxiety Brings on premature age. Ecclesiasticus 31 v.24




Churchwardens Chat About forty people travelled, by coach, to Scartho on 6 th January for The Institution and Induction of The Revd. Dr. Sheena Cleaton as Rector of the Benefice of Scartho St Giles with St Matthew. It was a beautiful and moving service led by the Bishop of Grimsby. Institutions are serious occasions, but there were several moments of levity. One such occasion occurred when the choir sang the anthem “The Lord's my Shepherd” arranged by Howard Goodall, which happens to be the signature tune to the Vicar of Dibley! Sheena will remain in our thoughts and prayers as she starts her new work in Scartho. We continue to proceed at a snail's pace with the Restoration project, the latest question concerns heating and are the high level radiators still working efficiently thereby preventing any downdraft from the clerestory windows. An engineer will check the radiators during January, fortunately the radiators can be reached by ladder, although some pews may have to be eased sideways because there are slight variations in the gaps between pews. Nothing is simple in Bourne Abbey! At present as fast as we solve a problem, another one pops up. Progress is however, being made with the cleaning and painting of the railings by the churchyard. Despite the winter weather, Chris is progressing with the preparation by removing rust and flaking paint. The railings will be coated with appropriate paint etc when the weather turns drier and warmer. Railings must be completely dry to prevent any moisture being trapped. With our present weather it might be a long wait. Regarding the last two items, do you remember Mona Lots catchphrase in Tommy Handley's ITMA -”it's being so cheerful that keeps me going!” Merryn & Dudley


Paul and Fashion They’re not exactly words that you would put together, but bear with me because I would like to know exactly who decides which clothes are ‘trendy’. Is it the designers who put on those ridiculous fashion shows in Paris and Milan who use size zero models wearing a strange hat, 12” platforms and a dress that would look out of place literally anywhere apart from inside a locked wardrobe? Or is there a secret underground movement called ‘The Fashion Police’ who meet annually with the top clothing store owners and tell the manufacturers what clothes to make? In the 1950s and early 1960s, CCCP used to send stray dogs into orbit wearing spacesuits to see if humans could cope in space. Stray dogs were used instead of trained house dogs as it was thought they could adapt better. After seeing a picture of one of these silly looking spacesuits which is on display in a Leicester museum, it’s hardly surprising that the trend didn’t take off! Compared to most of the congregation at Bourne Abbey Church, I can look a little bit like ‘a tramp who has dressed up for the day’. Unshaven, wearing jeans and occasionally forgetting to put my false teeth in, I can look a bit out of place at a Sunday service compared to others. In contrast to my Sunday attire, there is one lady who always looks impeccably dressed. She normally wears a great outfit and matching hat. Rumour has it that she has a room in her house completely dedicated to hats, but as it was me who actually started the rumour, it probably isn’t true! Everybody likes a little gift to open on Christmas Day (don’t pretend you don’t). I went to Midnight Mass two months ago and I wore a t-shirt which said on it ‘All I Want For Christmas Is To See My Child’. Okay that was a fashion ‘faux pas’, but I think people got the message. Many people in the world don’t get to see their children at Christmas for different reasons. Separation, a parent being in the armed forces, or people that have had to separate and seek asylum are three good examples. So how about when you pray this evening, you sneak in a prayer for those parents and children who are separated. Paul Mason


The Bourne vicar who pioneered the scout movement in Canada by REX NEEDLE A collection of old books, documents and photographs handed in to the Heritage Centre at Bourne has revealed the life of a past vicar, the Rev Charles Horne, who served this parish for fourteen years and as a pioneer of the scout movement during its early years in Canada. The small archive includes a particularly important item, an ebonised walking stick with an embossed silver gilt handle presented to him during this significant part of his career and which is now on show at the centre. Charles Wynn Ellis Horne was born in 1876 at Hatfield, Hertfordshire, and ordained deacon at Lincoln Cathedral in 1900 and a priest the following year, but after two spells as a curate in the county, in 1909 he decided to emigrate under the auspices of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel and was sent to the province of Calgary in Western Canada where he spent some time doing missionary work. In 1913 he was appointed the first rector of the newly built Christ Church at Calgary where he served for the next sixteen years during which time he was chosen by the bishop for duties at Calgary Cathedral where he was made an honorary canon in 1922 but it was his work with the boy scouts in which he achieved great prominence. The movement had been founded in England in 1907 by Robert Baden-Powell and soon spread to Canada where the Boy Scout Association was incorporated by an act of parliament in 1914 and is now known as Scouts Canada. While rector of Christ Church, Charles Horne gained a reputation as a great scouter and founded the 2nd Calgary Scout Troop which had such a profound effect on the parish that the stained glass east window was installed in his memory. He left Canada because of ill health and returned to England in 1929 when the troop presented him with the walking stick as a mark of their high esteem while the local newspaper gave a glowing tribute to his service with the parish and, more particularly, to the dedication he had devoted to the scouting cause. “Calgary says farewell to a scholar and a leader whose absence will be sorely missed”, said the editorial. “His personality and leadership have extended beyond the sphere of his church and his association with men in community service beyond the walls of his study has left an indelible mark upon the life of this city. “For more than twenty years he has been one of the mainstays of the boy scout movement in this province. In the very early days of this work in Calgary, he was one of the first to appreciate its value and one of those responsible for forming a troop among the choirboys at the cathedral. Thousands of boys, many of whom have since graduated into the professions or who are now actively engaged in the business life of Calgary or the district have come under his leadership during their formative years and have carried with them into the 9

struggle of life no small portion of the ideals of a man whose life has been placed upon the altar of service to his fellow men. “Mr Horne has woven into the moral fabric of this entire community the warp and weft of a better citizenship and he has made Calgary a more pleasant dwelling place for men because he has lived here.” On returning to England he was appointed Vicar of Castle Hedingham, Essex, in 1929 and then moved to Bourne when the living became vacant on the resignation of Canon John Grinter in 1935. The incumbency of the Rev Charles Horne as Vicar of Bourne from 1936-47 was particularly noteworthy because of his work in fostering co-operation between all churches in the town and an indication of his intentions came during his induction at the Abbey Church in February 1936 when he was welcomed by the Rev Denis Brown, superintendent of Bourne and district Free Church Council. “I believe that Mr Horne has come to remove the barriers between the Free Churches and the Church so that they can unite in working for the establishment of the Kingdom of God”, he told the gathering. As a result, the vicar made many friends among all creeds and at special gatherings of the non-conformist churches there was either a message from him or a few words in person and he was always among the first to welcome new ministers when they arrived in town. He was also responsible for re-opening the Eastgate Mission Church in Willoughby Road that had been closed for three years because of a shortage of lay readers, resuming services in August 1936 and promising further support from a newly appointed curate. The vicar was particularly concerned that the building had fallen into disuse, particularly the clubroom at the rear which was equipped with a billiard table and he instructed that it should be repaired in order that it could be fully used by young people, a cause so dear to his heart while working in Canada. But despite his hard work, the vicar was still dogged by failing health and never fully regained his full strength although he continued his ministry at Bourne until 1951 when at the beginning of January, he announced his retirement to take effect the following Easter. The vicar told his congregation that although a return to England had brought some improvement, he felt unable to continue discharging his duties in the expected manner. His premonition proved to be correct because three months later he was admitted to the Butterfield Hospital in North Road where he died on 4th April 1951, aged 75, and after a funeral service at the Abbey Church he was buried in the town cemetery where a simple tombstone marks his grave and the high altar in the church was later enlarged by a gift in his memory. **********


The Time Traveller An old man, thin, with olive skin Walked into the pub one day He had deep-set eyes and looked really wise, But had nothing much to say. He was strangely calm as he put his arm On top of the polished bar, Said he’d like to dine on bread and wine, Since he’d travelled long and far. In the firelight glow, the radio Gave out the latest news, Of a world of strife, massive loss of life, Caused by men with vested views. No sign of sense, little tolerance, And poor in constant need, Seems the ruling strong, had no fear of wrong, Just a lust for power and greed. The radio told of the young and old Too weak and tried to stand Against tyrants strong, while the world looked on, Would no one stay their hand? It should be no sin to have a different skin From those in total power; How can we enhance, or increase the chance For the love of man to flower? The diner spoke as he donned his cloak And said to the onlookers there: “If you’re men of goodwill, there should be still, A chance to dispel despair. With the Lord of Hosts and Holy Ghost, Any change for good must be slow – But the world’s still the same as the first time I came, Two thousand years ago.”


BOURNE FOODBANK Charity no: 1157089 Again a HUGE THANK YOU to you all for your wonderful generosity over the Christmas period. The foodbank was able to issue almost a ton of produce to those in need during December and the beginning of January. In addition presents and other gifts were donated to help make Christmas happen! January and February are notoriously difficult months, not only for the sick and elderly, but, for those who are on low income struggling to pay heating bills. Perhaps you know of someone who is going through a difficult patch. Perhaps they have not heard that Bourne Foodbank exists for them. How could you help them? What should they do? This is what they need to know: If they are struggling due to low income, sickness, unemployment, debt, benefit changes, etc. they need to obtain a food voucher from an agency such as the Citizens Advice Bureau, SKDC Customer Services, Bourne Children’s Centre, Health Visitors, Home Start, School Nurses, Salvation Army, Age UK. Foodbank vouchers are exchanged for 3 days of food. Where is the foodbank situated? The foodbank is in the United Reformed Church Hall on the Spalding Road. We are able to park in the Auction Car Park. When is the foodbank open? We are open on Tuesday afternoons between 1 and 3 pm and Friday mornings between 9 and 11 am. Everyone is welcome to come in for a tea/coffee and a chat if they feel like it. By passing on this information, you could be helping to make the start of 2016 a really Happy New Year for a single person or a family! Thank you so much ………………. 12

Bourne Abbey Mother’s Union January. Report. This year Mothers’ Union celebrates with faith 140 years since their founding. Please join with us in our Celebrations. Details will be in the Parish Magazine and on the pew sheet leading up to events. When this report goes in the magazine we will not have had our January meeting. We had to change the date as some of our members wished to go to Grimsby to be with the Reverend Sheena Cleaton on her special day . Our Annual Meeting will take place on Wednesday 27th January at 2.15p.m. in the Abbey Church Hall , all are welcome. As this the start of a new Triennial three year period, Offficers and Committee need to be appointed After the business part of the afternoon, please bring a momento . E.g. piece of music, poem etc. to share with us. Our next project for 2016 will be for Baby’s Basket. This is a charitable trust which provides baby and hospital essentials as an attractive gift for mums in the Lincoln area. We are going to make up baby baskets for 0-3 months. Further details from Mrs. Jean Fownes. Please look on the Mothers’ Union Notice board in Church and the Church Hall for items needed or We are still supporting Boston Women’s Aid, and are doing three Coffee Duties at St. Benedict’s Church in Lincoln.( We are always looking for people who are willing to go to Lincoln and partake of these duties.) DATES FOR YOUR DIARY WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 3rd2016 Meal at the Wishing Wheel, Dyke. Choice from the Menu to Jean Fownes please. SATURDAY FEBRUARY 27th 2016 at St. Peter Gowts, Church Lincoln at 2,30.p.m. for Mrs. Elizabeth Page commissioning service, together with Rev. Sylvia Rice- Oxley as her Chaplain. N.B. Subscriptions are now due for 2016. Please pass to Merryn. £20.80 or £17.30 I.M.P.C. members. Ann.


Why do we do it? We go shopping at one of the busiest times of the year. When the shops are crowded, hot, and with Christmas music playing, trying to put us in the mood to buy. If like me you have no idea what to purchase for friends and loved ones the task is even bigger. You wander round the stores hoping for a flash of inspiration but nothing seems to inspire you.

Returning home I have a cup of tea and decide to make a list, which should have been done before going to the shops. First names and then, thinking hard what gifts they would like to receive. With the list it is time to venture out to the shops again now knowing what to look for it should be easy, and more enjoyable‌.. The next task is wrapping the gifts, not forgetting to put on the tags so I know who they are for and the recipient can read the short message I have put on it. This done there is now the matter of distributing the gifts, which can be difficult if the family are living a considerable distance from one. But this year, with my birthday following very soon after Christmas, all my family decided to visit me. When the whole family had arrived the first thing to do was to give me the birthday presents. Then the Christmas gifts, with the help of my eldest son (Adrian), taking the gifts from under the tree and my grandson (Oliver), giving the presents to the rest of the family, all went well. These was a small interruption when Oliver had to open one of his gifts this gave the adults a little breather. Then I remembered why I do it! The joy and love on the faces of all the family was why I do it. This put me in mind of the first Christmas when Jesus was born in that lowly stable. It is good to think about this event as we all enjoy ourselves at Christmas time. Carol Atkins.


Bourne Abbey Church of England Primary Academy Pupils at Bourne Abbey have been very busy since September, learning about our Christian values. Last term we focussed on friendship and this was linked to our SEAL (Social Emotional Aspects of Learning) work of ‘getting on and falling out.’ We also took part in anti-bullying week which made us think about the different ways to treat people and how to bond with others. We discussed what being a friend involves and how we can celebrate friendships and encourage each other.

This term we have been having discussions about ‘perseverance’ which is linked to going for our goals. In this week’s assembly we learnt about the perseverance of the prophet Jeremiah, through hearing his story of never giving up. We talked about how important it is not to give up when times are hard, and keep reaching for success! Our daily collective worship times follow the format of a song, a theme intro, a bible story and a time for reflection and a prayer. As part of the team of collective worship representatives, we meet with Miss Rickards and Mrs Simpson at least twice a term help to read and write prayers and lead the reflection time. By Daniel and Abigail Year 6 Pupils


The Julian Meetings The music and readings for February's Julian Meetings have been chosen by Teresa Edwards. . Music: We Worship and Adore Thee. Songs 4 Worship CD. Reading: Thank you for your healing love. You know that I am unable to comprehend the greatness of your love. Help me I pray, to be stronger, in all that I think, say and do. That I may live in the power of your love, and guide me daily, through your Holy Spirit. Written by Teresa's friend Andy. Silence: We spend half an hour in silent prayer. Music: As the Deer from Songs 4 Worship CD. Reading: Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. Mother Teresa. . Grace: We finish our time of prayer by saying The Grace. The dates for February's meeting Monday 1st at 10.00. Those who wish can share in a time for chat and refreshments. Everyone welcome. Contact Sue Skinner on 01778344802


Collection of Children’s Society boxes Will be in February. Boxes can be brought to any Service, or delivered to 3, Sycamore Close, or we can collect them. Ring Liz Page 422512 or Phillip Pettit 393458 There will be a coffee morning on Wednesday 17th February At 3, Sycamore Close 10am – 12 noon There will also be a raffle & Bring and Buy.All proceeds to the Children’s Society.

Everyone Welcome.

BOURNE ABBEY MOTHER AND TODDLERS GROUP MEET WEDNESDAY 9.30a.m to 11.30a.m. (During term-time only) All welcome- pre-school age, including grandparents, aunties etc. £1.50 per session for family. Refreshments at 10.15 a.m.

March 2016 Magazine Contributions for the March magazine should be with Carol Atkins by lunch-time on Sunday 21st February. They can be given to her at church, or sent to—10 Broadlands Avenue or sent by an email attachment, preferably as a Word document to:


Expensive Boat A vicar was planning an Easter pilgrimage to the Holy Land, and was aghast when he found it would cost him £50 an hour to rent a boat on the Sea of Galilee. He protested to the travel agent that the cost was ridiculous. “That might be true,” replied the travel agent, “but you have to take into account that the See of Galilee is water on which our Lord himself walked.” “Well at £50 an hour for a boat, I am not surprised.”

Knit & Sew Friendship Group

If you enjoy knitting, crochet or sewing (perhaps all three), this friendly group might be just what you’re looking for. We meet once a month on the third Wednesday from 2.00-4.00 pm in the Church Hall and use our skills to help various charities. It’s so easy to join in. Next meeting: Wednesday 17 February. Rosie Cudmore 423569

We are now on the web. The new website is now live and you will find it on do take time out to look at it, Lisa will be pleased to have your comments. If you have any news, events or anything you would like to share please contact Lisa. You will find a NEW facebook page, search for Bourne Abbey Church where Lisa will post the latest news as well as on the news page on the website. It is on the news page of the website that you will find the magazine this will be on the website as soon as Lisa receives it from me, a few days before the printed one is out. The website will be an evolving site where we continue to add, change and update continually. For this to work please make sure that you keep the updates coming in. Lisa looks forward to hearing from you her contact phone number is 01778 700475. Editor


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St. Barnabas Hospice Events. Coffee Morning - Thursday 25th February. Come in out of the cold and enjoy homemade cakes and hot drinks at our winter coffee morning. St Barnabas Day centre, 86 Barrowby rd, Grantham. Free entry all welcome. Classic Soul & Motown night - Friday 26th February, Enjoy a night of all your favourite 45’s. The Urban Hotel, Swingebridge Rd, Grantham, 7.30pm – midnight. Tickets £5 in advance or £6 on the door, booking strongly advised at for more info’ contact Janie on 01476 591010 Quiz Night – Friday 11th March Tease those brain cells out of hibernation with our challenging quiz. Elsea Park Community Centre, Bourne. Doors open 7pm for a 7.30 start with Quiz master Keith Noble. With general knowledge questions, a "follow-on" round, plus a picture round and more. Tickets £8.00 to include a fish n chip supper, bar and raffle available. Advance booking essential on

FRIENDS OF THE BUTTERFIELD The Ukelele Orchestra of Spalding Bourne Abbey Church Hall 7.30p.m. Saturday 13th February Fish and chip supper Tickets £10. Advance tickets please from the Butterfield Or ‘phone Bourne 421422, 422426 or 423847



Paul’s Cheap & Cheerful Winter Warmer After finding a jar of pesto in the back of my cupboard, somebody invented this dish for me. It’s so cheap, so quick to make and so lovely to eat. It’s just what you need for a winter meal. Ingredients (Serves 1) * * * * * *

100g of your favourite pasta (penne, fusilli, or spirali, for example) 2/3 rashers of your favourite bacon, chopped into pieces 1 heaped tsp of your favourite pesto 2 heaped tsp of tomato puree ½ tub of crème fraiche 1 garlic baguette

The Magic

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Cook your pasta in a pan per instructions on the packet Oven bake your baguette per instructions on the packet After chopping your bacon, shallow fry it In another pan, heat your crème fraiche with pesto and tomato puree Drain your pasta & put back on the heat, adding your bacon straight away (which should be cooked) and add your sauce straight away which will be like a paste when all of the pasta, sauce and bacon are mixed together.

If you wish to make it into a sauce, rather than the paste, then just adjust your paste quantities with more crème fraiche, a touch of milk and more pesto and tomato puree but always make sure you put twice as much tomato puree in than you do pesto, otherwise it will be a bit overpowering and yucky! Serve with garlic bread and enjoy! Paul Mason If anyone has a recipe they would like to share please let the Editor have it.


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QUIZ PAGE London Underground Stations 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Stone shape This animal came from Peru Also a road in Bourne Circular beach and contents Where dogs race Rescuer of sheep from vegetation Modern convenience Lord Mayor’s home Erected in honour of someone Gibbet’s place Applaud cooked pig at busy place Road for the Beatles? Home of Sherlock Holmes London river chain Dark monks Road for noisy salutes Wren’s masterpiece Glamorous doll with tin Home of noisy dogs? University roundabout

Answers to last month’s quiz page 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Leeds Dumbarton Workington Bolton Skipton Mansfield Liverpool Burnham Welshpool Preston

11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.


Stirling Hull Oldham Redcar Morecambe Scarborough Coventry Bourne Grantham Newark

Margaret’s Page It was a wonderful experience to go to Scartho, Revd Sheena’s new parish, to see her induction service. Many thanks to Merryn and Dudley for organising the coach for us. It was very obvious that it is a very caring and active parish and I am sure that, Revd Sheena will be made very welcome there. She will be greatly missed here in Bourne, but we wish her every blessing and happiness as she moves on to the next phase of her life and ministry. From time to time I am given magazines from other parishes by people who have moved into Bourne from other parts of the country. My thanks to the Editor of ‘Over the Bridges’, the parish magazine of Upper Coquetdale for permission to use the prayer below taken from their November 2015 issue. A morning Prayer Adapted from a prayer by Jesusbruderschaft (the Jesus Brotherhood). Holy Spirit of the Living God, I thank you that by faith I know that you are alive in me. In the depth of my being, deeper than all my thoughts, deeper than my feelings, deeper than my will, you have made your home. I praise you, I worship you, I love you, I thank you that you have made my body your home, that you even call it your temple. I thank you first and foremost that you have revealed Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour to me, and all the blessings of his atoning sacrifice are now mine. I offer myself to you for this new day, for your purposes and your guidance, and holding nothing back. Lead me and prepare me for every opportunity to experience your mighty power. Give me a special opportunity to put to death my selfish nature, so that Jesus Christ can live in me. Make me a channel of your love and healing, your power and blessing for each person that I will meet today. Work all these things, O Holy Spirit, so that our loving Father in Heaven is glorified today and Christ is made known. Amen. Karen Millward, Armstrong Hall.



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Nature Notes from Bourne Woods- February 2016 “February brings the rain, Thaws the frozen lake again” goes the nursery rhyme, but will it? We have already had plenty of rain in January. We may complain about it making the mud worse but our difficulties are nothing compared with the trials the wild animals and birds endure. The smallest have to keep feeding to gain enough energy to keep warm which can occasionally facilitate close encounters! I recently had the good fortune to enjoy a family of long-tailed tits pass by. First one flew close with a little “cheep”, followed by another and then a dozen more! Being no more than a couple of yards away I could admire their purple and white colourings, like our silver birches in winter dress. I believe that I am not the only one who has appreciated them as John Clare wrote of them…..”and coy bumbarrels, twenty in a drove, Flit down the hedgerows in the frozen plain” in his poem “Emmonsail’s Heath in Winter”. Weighing just 9g, less than a £1 coin they have to brave the cold! Other tiny light-weights include the Goldcrests which can be so busy feeding they can come within arms length. The nation has voted the Robin as being the most favourite bird- I can see why when they sit on a branch with head cocked to one side, looking at me wondering if I have some goodies to feed them! So it may be cold and damp but not every day is the same. A bright frosty winter morning can be so refreshing and invigorating! Let us continue to enjoy the natural wonders of Bourne Woods- they are just on our doorstep! February is the Friends of Bourne Wood AGM month – more information on this from Sarah on 07760468052.

. Did you know There is now a St. Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice Bereavement Group in Bourne. It takes place at the Cedars Nursing Home on a Thursday morning 10.00am to 12noon.



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Bishop of Grantham’s Letter for February 2016. Dear Friends, This letter comes with my prayers for you and for us all as this month we enter the season of Lent and begin to look towards Easter. This year I can genuinely say that Lent has come very quickly, because Easter 2016 is almost as early as it is possible for it to be. I hope that in the 2016 rush into Lent we don’t overlook the very special time that comes at the end of Epiphany and just before Ash Wednesday. The day in the Church’s year that marks this time is the Presentation of Christ, February 2nd. On this day, we remember Jesus’ parents taking him to the Temple and being greeted by Simeon and Anna. Old meet young in a holy place and St Luke records what happens in words of great beauty. I invite you to find this passage and to read it for yourselves: Luke 2.22–40. Truth is spoken and recognised and there is a palpable sense of wonder and of joy. Old peoples’ faithfulness is validated, as is the courage of Jesus’ parents and his own coming role in the salvation of the world. I particularly like the prayer that ends the service in church on the Feast of the Presentation. The minister makes three statements: ‘We stand near the place of new birth’; ‘We turn from the crib to the cross’; ‘We go to carry his light’; to each of which the people reply: ‘Let us shine with the light of your love’. To me, this prayer draws us into the turn that happens as we look away from the Christmas crib and towards the Easter cross. As Christ lived and died for us, so our life is now illuminated by his life – we who follow him radiate the light of his love in the world. We are no longer onlookers but participants with a purpose. I am very much looking forward to my first Lent and Easter in the Diocese of Lincoln. I have been humbled and moved by peoples’ kindness as I have taken up my responsibilities as Bishop of Grantham, and I am savouring the prospect of visiting parishes, schools and other organisations just as quickly as I can. But in looking forward, I don’t want, as it were, simply to get ‘caught up in the rush’ and forget what it is that I am doing and why I am doing it. And I very much hope that we might all be able to resist similar pressure whenever it occurs for each of us. We always need to remember that we are people with a purpose, the loved children of God, illuminated with the light of Christ, and not just those who rush from one thing to another, aimlessly. My particular responsibility in the diocese is for ministry. This is a big and slippery word, and one that can regrettably sometimes be used rather bluntly. As I understand it, however, all Christians share in the ministry of the Church, by virtue of who we are, baptised followers of Jesus. In our daily lives, at work, with those whom we love, in our leisure, we are His people. If we can see this, and acknowledge the light that we all carry, then we will indeed be the disciples that Jesus would have us be. May God bless you this month as we turn from the crib to the cross, shining with the light of Christ in the world. + Nicholas 34


Baldocks Mill, 21 South Street, Bourne, PE10 9LY Tel 01778 424740

town centre, near Red Hall.

Once a working watermill, powered by the Bourne Eau. Now a Heritage centre displaying information and artefacts relating to the town and Raymond Mays. Exhibitions on three floors. Charles Worth Gallery now open. OPENING TIMES: Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays 2- 4pm All year round. ADMISSION: Free of charge. LOCATION: On A15, 200 metres south of CIVIC SOCIETY

Monday 8th February That was the life that was in Morton and Hanthorpe By David Mainwaring. The Abbey Church Hall With a well-equipped kitchen, the Hall is available for hire at very reasonable rates for all regular groups such as Weightwatchers, karate, yoga and dancing, table-top and jumble sales, tea dances, coffee mornings, talks, slide shows and art exhibitions, lunches, anniversaries, receptions etc. Children’s parties are very popular at £30 for 4 hours. For more details of Hall charges and to make a booking, contact: Churchwarden Merryn Woodland 01778 423232 Hall Caretaker Janet Stubbs

01778 422304

Thinking of making or up-dating your will? If so, please consider bequeathing a gift to Bourne Abbey. A legacy would help to secure the future of the church and its work with future generations. Don’t forget that legacies to charities are free of Inheritance Tax. Thank you.



Weightwatchers 9.30—11.00a.m. (Every Monday except Bank Holidays) Karate 5.30-7.30pm (tel. 01780 762261) Zumba Dancing 8.15—9.15pm (07580 701 047)


U3A Art 9.00—11.30am Extend (Exercise) 12-1pm Tel 01780 470221 Slimming World 5pm—01529 497274


Toddler Group 9.30—11.30am Mothers’ Union 2.15—4.00 pm (1st Wed. in month) Knit & Sew Friendship Group 2.00—4.00p.m. (3rd Wed. in month) 01778 423569 Royal Naval Association 2pm (2nd Wednesday in month) Weightwatchers 5.30-7.30 pm


Tiny Talk 10-11am (Term Time only) Garden Club 7.30pm—9.00pm (3rd Thursday in month) Whist Drive 7.30pm-10pm (Last Thursday in month) Nubourne WI 7.30pm (1st Thursday in the month)


Extend Exercise 10.30-11.30am Tel 01780 470221

Bookings for the Hall contact Mer r yn Woodland 01778 423232 Caretaker:- Mrs Janet Stubbs 01778 422304

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FROM THE REGISTERS Baptisms None Marriages December 5

Daniel Kirk and Jenna Carter

Funerals December 18 Eileen Michelson 23 Hubert (Bert) Johns Happy Birthday to 5th Christopher David Watson 5th Phoebe Louise Carter 12th William Cudmore 13th Judy Smith 20th Theo Mason Carter 21st Sue Casey In Memory 2nd Roland Adnitt 25th James Hilborne 27th Marjorie Spencer 28th Douglas Reeson FLOWER ROTA –FEBRUARY High Altar January 30th & February 6th - Mrs. J. Payne. No Flowers in Lent. New Rota will be out in the New Year. Thanks to all who have arranged flowers during the past year. If you would like to be put on the rota please let Ann know on 01778 423353. Candles Arthur Lightfoot.



FLOWERS IN CHURCH Mrs A Northen 24, Fir Avenue……………………………….01778 423353 HALL BOOKINGS Merryn Woodland …………………………………………… 01778423232 MAGAZINE EDITOR Mrs Carol Atkins, 10 Broadlands Avenue…………………….01778 425760 Sub Editor Margaret Shephard, 12 Baldwin Grove……………………….01778 425778 WEBSITE MANAGER Lisa Buckley….email - …………..01778 700475 MAGAZINE DISTRIBUTION Mr J. Warner 134 Beech Avenue ………. ……………………01778 421465 MOTHERS' UNION Mrs A. Northen, 24, Fir Avenue ………………………………01778 423353 RINGERS Mr A.G.Payne, Oldhall Farm House Wilsthorpe.……………...01778 560633 SERVERS Mr D.A. Read, 48 George Street. ……………………………..01778 422717 PARENT, BABY & TODDLER GROUP Clair Carter, 5 Poppy Place, Bourne…………………………..01778 394230 YOUNGBOURNES, SUNDAY SCHOOL Lisa Buckley………………………………………………….. 01778 700475


WHO'S WHO VICAR The Revd Father Chris Atkinson, The Vicarage, Church Walk 01778 422412 ASSISTED BY The Revd Father Peter Lister, Associate Priest, 4 Linden Rise, 01778 423730 CHURCHWARDENS Mr. D. Guppy…16 Gladstone Street……. ……………………01778 423873 Mrs Merryn Woodland, 26 Harvey Close, Bourne……………01778 423232 VERGER Mr. A. Lightfoot, 29A West Street, Bourne…………...……….07923 854819 DIRECTOR OF MUSIC John Saunders, Mellstock, Bourne Road, Essendine………….01780 480479 Email Assistant Organist—Stanley Godfrey Deputy Organist Peter Page, 48 Grosvenor Avenue, Bourne, PE10 9HU……….01778 393031 P.C.C. SECRETARY Mrs. C Guppy, 16 Gladstone Street Bourne………………...…01778 423873 SAFEGUARDING OFFICER Karen Key, 5 Exeter Close, Bourne, PE10 9NP……………….01778 421029 P.C.C. TREASURER Mr A. G. Payne, Oldhall Farm House, Wilsthorpe …………...01778 560633 READERS Mr D.H.Page, 3 Sycamore Close

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MANDATED MINISTRY TEAM Mrs J Smith, 60 Gladstone Street …………………………...01778 422219 GIFT AID OFFICER Mr D M Harding 72 Station Road Morton.

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STEWARDSHIP RECORDER Mrs C Guppy, 16 Gladstone Street, Bourne, PE10 9AX………01778 423873


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