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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 www.bourneabbey.org.uk

MARCH 2016


Said Eucharist (Common Worship. Traditional language) 10am Sung Eucharist (Common Worship. Modern language) 6.30pm Evensong

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.



Palm Sunday 20th March Said Eucharist Sung Eucharist

8.00am 10.00am

Holy Week Week commencing 21st March Monday Said Eucharist 7.30pm Tuesday Said Eucharist 7.30pm Wednesday Said Eucharist 7.30pm Maundy Thursday Sung Euchar ist and Vigil 7.30pm Good Friday Easter Eve Easter Day

Hour by the Cross Special Eucharist

1.00pm 2.00pm

Sung Eucharist and Vigil


Said Eucharist Sung Eucharist


8.00am 10.00am

BOURNE VICARAGE . CHURCH WALK . BOURNE . LINCS . PE10 9UQ Dear Friends, Just before Lent began this year, Anna and I were talking about what we were going to give up. She said that we seem to be losing the point about why we give up something during this season in the Church’s year. She had recently heard someone say that they were looking forward to giving up something because the money saved could be used afterwards to buy something they wanted. But Lent is not about material gain that has nothing to do with God; it is about spiritual gain having everything to do with God, and what will open us up to his grace and mercy.

So, what does this mean? First of all, what we do in Lent should prepare us to enter more completely into the paschal mystery. The word ‘pascha’ means sacrifice, and Jesus offering himself as a sacrifice for our sins makes sense of the term ‘sacrificial lamb’ that is applied to him, because a lamb is blameless and pure. The paschal mystery, then, is about seeing the sacrifice of Jesus as a way of restoring us to wholeness under God. It is expressed in the Eucharist – the paschal meal – which first took place during the Jewish Passover, when Jesus made it plain that the offering of the Passover Meal’s bread and wine was now to be understood as an offering of himself. In the Eucharist, we receive him until that time in the future when he shall come again to gather us to himself. Receiving the Eucharist is a restorative act. We are restored to a right relationship with God through sacrificial love and forgiveness. Secondly, Lent helps us to accept the fallibility of our humanity. We are helped to see that there is something to be forgiven in the first place. Redemption can only take place when the person wishing to receive it accepts that there is indeed something from which they need to be redeemed! Children can see no need for punishment if they are not first of all helped to accept the wrongness of what they are being punished for. Few things are more counter-productive for a child than the injustice of being punished for something that they cannot understand or feel they didn’t do. As all of us, no matter what age, are God’s children this simple truth applies to everyone. Thus, we become part of the human condition and therefore Lent confronts us with the need to come to terms with ourselves, who we are, and how much we need to receive God’s love and redemption as His children. God wants the best for us. In His gentleness, he helps us to confront those things in our lives that distorts in us his image. Accepting our humanity can lead to accepting our need to forgive and to be forgiven; and to accept that it is only God’s saving power that can enable these things to be truly accomplished. Receiving the promise of salvation is to turn to God afresh each day, and to rejoice in his graciousness and love. For it is this graciousness and love which raised Jesus at Easter and broke the power of sin and death which is a part of our universal human condition. S. Matthew’s gospel for Ash Wednesday reminds us that God does not want faces pretending to be miserable because they look more pious that way. We are to be honest with ourselves and with each other. For in such honesty is the power of grace to be found – active and effective. This is a joyful thing because true redemption is a gift of God. It is a gift uniquely given by a God who loved us so much that he died for us, rose for us, and lives so that as Easter people, we might live in him. Your Friend and Priest, Fr. Chris.



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 th March at the latest. Cheques to be made payable to Bourne Abbey P.C.C. Flower Fund.. t

SOCIAL COMMITTEE DATES FOR YOUR DIARY FOR 2016. 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 March Judge your neighbour’s feelings by your own, and in every mater be thoughtful. Ecclesiasticus 31 v 15




Churchwarden’s Chat Can you answer these questions? How much is our Parish share (or even - What is our Parish Share?) How much does it cost to heat the church each year? Is the Church insured? How many people are employed by the PCC? If the answers to these questions do not spring readily to mind then perhaps it is time to attend the Annual Parochial Church Council meeting. This will be held on Sunday 13th March, in the Church Hall, after a short Evensong, at 6.30p.m. There are vacancies on the PCC and nominations are welcome. Members serve for a period of three years and then stand down. Ten meetings at the most are held each year, usually on the first Thursday of the month. (except January and August) Your Church needs YOU! We seem to be rushing towards Easter at a tremendous pace. May I commend to you the Services during Holy Week. The Service on Maunday Thursday evening at 7.30p.m. is particularly poignant; when, at the conclusion of the service, we sit quietly as the Altar is stripped in anticipation of the desolation felt on Good Friday. This is such a contrast to the glorious spreading of the light throughout the Church on Easter Eve at 8.30p.m. Dudley and I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy and Blessed Easter. Merryn and Dudley

Parish Magazine: The magazine committee is looking for an assistant editor and two other committee members to ensure the future of the magazine can be maintained. Any persons interested should contact Carol Atkins, editor, for further information ring 01778 425760 or 10 Broadlands Avenue, Bourne.


"Bring the Buggy" A story, a song and a prayer for Toddlers and their Careers at 9.30 a.m. in Church Wednesday 2nd March “A helping hand" The Good Samaritan & Wednesday 13th April "Easter Garden"

The Monday Lunch Club Phillip and Alison are pleased to announce that the Monday Lunch Club is re-opening. Come and enjoy in the fellowship of good company In Bourne Church Hall at 12.30pm For details and to book contact Alison on 422823 All welcome.


COUNCIL CHAT The news this month starts on the sad note with regards to the untimely death of ex-Mayor and Councillor Trevor Holmes. Trevor held a Council seat from May 1999 up until the elections last May when he opted to stand down. He was a very colourful character and ensured that his feelings on matters close to his heart were clearly spelt out to his fellow Council members. I write these notes as I prepare for Trevor’s funeral later in the day, as I, Trevor often left things to the last moment. He was a talented and deeply conscientious man with an honest and gentle spirit. He was an excellent Councillor who had a depth of knowledge and experience that will be sorely missed. Our thoughts go to his adoring wife Pam and the rest of the family. The 4th/5th/6th of March sees the much heralded ‘Clean for the Queen’ weekend in readiness for the Queens 90th Birthday. We have had interest shown by various local organisations including the staff of Bakkavor who wish to participate in a general tidy up of the neighbourhood anyone interested in joining in with our efforts please contact either the Town Clerk or his assistant on Bourne 426123 or email enquiries.bournetc@btconnect.com

Going hand in hand with this will see the Town Council form a working group to assist with the Town’s ‘Bourne in Bloom’ effort. The aim of the campaign is to improve and regenerate the local environment , through the planting of trees, shrubs, flowers and landscaping, conservation and recycling projects, and to sweep away the eyesores that blight our streets, such as litter and graffiti. Anyone who would like to join the team should again contact the Town Clerk or his assistant on Bourne426123 or email enquiries.bournetc@btconnect.com The Parish of Bourne Neighbourhood Plan Committee are recommencing work on a plan for the future and you can expect to see exciting news over the next few months. The Committee will be engaging with as many people and groups of the Parish as possible and ensuring that their views on the future of the Community are made known. The Mayor and Mayoress of Bourne will be holding their second big fundraising event on the 2nd April at the Corn Exchange in the shape of ‘A Reet Good Do’ a Lancashire evening. The Mayors charities are Multiple Sclerosis, South Lincs Dementia Support and The Willoughby School further details can be obtained from the Town Clerk on Bourne 426123.


The Mayors charity

Fun for all the family (Mums, Dads, Grandma’s, Grandad’s, Uncles, Aunts and especially Children) ALL WELCOME Bourne abbey Church Hall Saturday 9th April 2016 2pm-5pm Refreshments, Raffle Entry Fee £1.50 pp or £5.00 per family of 4 To book your place phone 01778 426123 or 01778 425438 Or just turn up on the day

All Proceeds to the Mayor’s Charities 10

In Aid of the Mayor’s Charities – Multiple Sclerosis, South Lincs Dementia Support and the Willoughby School

The Mayor and Mayoress of Bourne Cllr Philip Knowles and Mrs Norma Knowles invite you to

”A Reet Good Do” (Lancashire Night) Bourne Corn Exchange, Saturday 2nd April 2016 6.45pm for 7.30pm Price £18.50 per ticket Dress – Lounge suit/Day dress Chains to be worn Raffle, Lancashire food followed by “A Little Surprise” Entertainment, Singalong Carriages at 11.30pm 11


Charity no: 1157089

This time of year is notoriously difficult, 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 life of a single person or a family so much more comfortable. Thank you so much ……………….


Bourne Abbey Mother’s Union February. 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. At our January meeting, which was chaired by Father Chris Atkinson, our Officers and Committee were appointed to serve for the ensuing year. Branch Leader- Mrs .A. Northen, Deputy Leader- Mrs. A. Hewitt, Minutes Secretary Mrs. P. Willingham, Treasurer – Mrs. M. Woodland, Programme Secretary Mrs. J. Fownes and Committee- Mrs. J. Smith, Mrs. A. Budd and Mrs. C. Guppy. After the business part of the meeting a few members shared their momentoes. A great variety of personal memories from pictures, music, poem , a pebble from the Sea of Galilee, all with special memories. Our 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 www.babysbasket.org.uk. 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 MARCH 2nd 2016 LENT COMMUNION in THE ABBEY CHURCH at 2.15p.m. FRIDAY MARCH 4TH 2016 WOMEN’s WORLD DAY OF PRAYER in the SALVATION ARMY CITADEL in MANNING ROAD. Commencing at 1.45p.m. MOTHER’S UNION OVERSEAS BOXES to during March and April. Ann.


Mrs. M. Woodland please

My Girl From The Fens I love a girl and that is that, she comes from the east where the land is flat; But she’s alright she’s my Fenland Rose, she’s got two strong arms and she’s got webbed toes, She’s my girl from The Fens. If you meet a girl who comes from Wisbech, you may have trouble understanding her speech; She sounds just like a Tasmanian devil and she gets a nose bleed above sea level; On our first date she got a bit tipsy, then she took me to a place where her father was a gypsy; We went to King’s Lynn to do some shopping, she’s the Fenland champion of carrot topping, She’s my girl from The Fens. My Fenland girl has got the x-factor, at six years old she learnt to drive a tractor; At eight years old she plucked turkeys and at nine she kept quails, she was born with the wet soil under her nails; From Peterborough where they’re a bit posh, to Bourne and then Spalding then the shores of The Wash; I will follow that girl and with my heart I do pledge, we will grow old together picking seasonal veg, She’s my girl from The Fens. She smells of onions, she’s got hair like wheat, she’s my potato, my girl, she’s my sugar beet; And she keeps all my wishes in a pickling jar, our love is bigger than a combine harvester, She’s my girl from The Fens.

Thank you to Ouse Valley Singles Club for allowing me to use this version. Paul Mason


Bourne Abbey Church of England Primary Academy Ash Wednesday Father Chris led an Ash Wednesday Collective Worship and spoke about the Christian tradition of ‘ashing’. The children were fascinated to hear the ashes were obtained by burning the previous year’s Palm Crosses. Father Chris explained that later in the day, he was leading an Ash Wednesday service whereby he would be marking the congregation with an ash cross on their forehead. He explained to the captivated children why this was done. Afterwards, there was an excited buzz down in Key Stage 1 as several children talked about the ashing and some even asked their teachers if they were going to ‘get ashed’! In Year One, Ash Wednesday afternoon was spent in quiet reflection thinking about Father Chris’ words and the beginning of Lent. The children thought hard about what they might give up or have less of during Lent, if they wanted to, with the majority saying chocolate! They also thought about Lenten prayers and what they might do or give to others such as “I am going to try to keep my bedroom tidy to make my mummy happy.” and “I am going to give my mummy and daddy more cuddles.” We think there will be some very happy mums and dads during Lent if the sentiments of the children endure. ******************* These genuine letters from parents to their kids’ teachers. 

‘ My son is under the doctor’s care and should not take P.E. today please execute him.’.

‘Please excuse Mary for being absent. She was sick and I had her shot.’

‘Please eckuse John being absent on Jan. 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, and also 33.,

‘Please excuse Gloria from Jim today. She is administrating at the moment.’

‘Please excuse Roland from PE for a few day. Yesterday he fell out of a tree and misplaced his hip.’


The Julian Meetings The music and readings for March's Julian Meeting have been chosen by Pauline Pickett. Music:

Sanctus 11 from In the Power of the Spirit CD.

Reading: Blue skies, white clouds, on a summers day. A myriad of stars on clear moonlit nights. Tulips and violets, dandelions, daisies and birds flying. Laughter and sunshine. See how he loves us. Alice Chaplin. A word of encouragement to those we meet, a cheerful smile in the supermarket. A card or a letter to a friend. A readiness to witness when an opportunity is given all are practical ways in which we may let His light shine through us. Elizabeth B Jones. Silence:

We spend half an hour in silent prayer.

Music: CD.

English Kyriale, St. Hilda's Blessing from the above

Reading: care

So don't be anxious about tomorrow. God will take of your tomorrow too. Live one day at a time. Matthew 6 Face the work of every day with the influence of a few thoughtful, quiet moments with your heart and God. L.B. Corrman. Grace:

We finish our time of prayer by saying The Blessing.

The date for March's Julian Meeting is Monday 7th at 10.00am Contact: Sue Skinner. Tel. 01778 344802. Everyone welcome. If you would like to give these meetings a try, come and join us in the Abbey on the first Monday of each month. 16

Grimsthorpe Castle near Bourne

BUY YOUR SEASON TICKET NOW! 3,000 acres of parkland, cycle hire and trails, adventure playground, large gardens, tearoom, gift shop and….a castle! Our 2016 season begins on 24th March. A season ticket will enable you to visit on any standard open day to enjoy the park, gardens, cycle trails and adventure playground. At £21 for an individual and £47.50 for a family (2+3), it is great value. Other benefits include a tour of the castle, discount on purchases in the gift shop, one free visit to Easton Walled Gardens and one free visit to Sacrewell Farm near Peterborough. Buy online from our secure website page. Grimsthorpe is able to accept Gift Aid on season tickets.

www.grimsthorpe.co.uk 01778 591205 for details Charity Commission No 507478

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.

April 2016 Magazine Contributions for the April magazine should be with Carol Atkins by lunch-time on Sunday 20th March. 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: carol_atkins@btinternet.com 17

‘The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.’ Eleanor Roosevelt.

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 16th March. Rosie Cudmore 423569

We are now on the web. The new website is now live and you will find it on www.bourneabbey.org.uk 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. info@bourneabbey.org.uk www.bourneabbey.org.uk Editor


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Paul Ross DipPFS CertCII(MP&ER) Independent Financial Adviser Kirkby Underwood, Bourne Tel: 01778 440555 Mob: 07786 224495 Email: paul@landmarkgroup.org.uk * Worried about your investments or pensions? * Confused about your retirement options? * Frustrated with poor returns from your bank account? * Do you need impartial advice on equity release? * Need a financial plan for your children or grandchildren? * Or do you simply need general advice about your finances? Give me a call or drop me a line for truly independent advice. Any initial meeting will be free of charge. Landmark IFA Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. Firm Reference Number 225538. Email ifa@landmarkgroup.org.uk Head Office: 60 St. Leonards Street, Stamford, Lincolnshire, PE9 2HU


St. Barnabas Hospice Events. 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 www.stbarnabashospice.co.uk/bquiz

2016 The Jesus Story CONTINUES! The exciting biblical story of Jesus Christ has been retold in 18 songs with narration, in a new musical entitled The Jesus Story. The musical was written by Richard Rice-Oxley, now a retired priest living in Swinstead, South Lincs. The first performances, given by a local choir and musicians in Swayfield and Corby Glen, were warmly received by packed audiences. Friday 18th March 7.30pm Harrowby Lane Methodist Church Grantham Tickets from sue.worrall3@btinternet.com 01476564191 Sunday 20th March 4pm Edenham Village Hall Church Lane, Edenham Tickets from edenhamoffice@gmail.com 01778 591358 Tickets £5 adults and free for accompanied children more details from rev-rice-oxley.uk



Sweet Potato & Coconut Soup Serves 4 Ingredients 25g Butter 1 small chopped onion 2 sticks of chopped celery 400g of sweet potato, peeled and cut into chunks Half a litre of vegetable stock 200ml coconut milk 25g desiccated coconut Chopped fresh chives and paprika to garnish (optional) Salt and pepper The Magic 1. Heat butter in saucepan, add onion and celery, fry gently for 5 mins until soft. Add potato, then cook for 5 mins. 2. Stir in stock and coconut milk, season with salt and pepper to taste, then bring to the boil. Cover and simmer for 30 mins until the veg are tender. 3. Puree in a food processor until smooth. Return to pan. Stir in coconut and reheat. 4. Ladle into bowls and add the optional garnish. 5. Enjoy. Thanks ever so much to Wood Grange Care Home in Bourne for allowing me to use your fabulous recipe. Paul Mason


BOURNE ORGAN CLUB Bourne Corn Exchange Invites you to hear

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QUIZ PAGE Food and Drink 1. Little brother precedes sheepdog 2. Loaf opposite to a French stick 3. Angler and carpenter 4. Father joins little Cinderella 5. Amphibian in trouble 6. First day of week 7. Love apple overtakes those ahead 8. Saw Richard 9. Harbour 10.Dessert named after ballerina 11. Start a race 12.Vegetable keeps its coat on 13.Extra costal bones 14.Creamy pink soprano 15.Register from Zurich 16.Little dainties after threes 17.Sandwich filler with lateral gait 18.Pisces digits 19.Is this spirit tardy? 20. 9s 10s, 11s etc. With thanks to Deirde Neagus who allowed me to use these questions from her party game. Answers to last month’s quiz 1. Marble Arch 2. Paddington 3. Westbourne Park 4. Bayswater 5. White City 6. Shepherd’s Bush 7. Waterloo 8. Mansion House 9. Monument 10.Tower Hill

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

Clapham Junction Liverpool Street Baker Street Thameslink Blackfriars Cannon Street St. Paul’s Barbican Barking Oxford Circus

Here is an extra puzzle, supplied by John McGregor. What have these words in common? BANANA DRESSER GRAMMAR POTATO REVIVE UNEVEN ASSESS


Margaret’s Page I recently made my annual visit to Belton House, near Grantham, to walk through the grounds admiring the snowdrops. This year I had ‘two for the price of one’ as the daffodils were out at the same time and I thoroughly enjoyed my visit. My route takes me across from Corby Glen, through the villages of Bitchfield, Boothby Pagnell and Old Somerby. I was first told about this road by an ex-bishop of Grantham, Bishop Bill, whom some of you will remember. He was very well loved and greatly missed when he moved on to become Bishop of Truro. I always remember him as I drive along that road.

It is a beautiful road to drive along, especially if there is no other traffic and you can cruise along at a suitable speed to admire the scenery. On this particular day I was admiring the clouds as they were white and fluffy in a bright blue sky and I sang to myself a song which I learned at Primary school, nearly 70 years ago. ‘When I lie on my back and look up at the clouds, Silently, ceaselessly, scurrying along. They seem to be laughing and teasing each other, Kissing and hugging, then suddenly shy, Melting away’. On the way home I came back by a different route, which takes one up beside Belton Park and onto the High Dyke. Unfortunately I took a wrong turn and drove along a road I do not know. It took me up a very steep climb and I eventually reached the brow of the hill to find I had arrived in THE ALPS!! I don’t need a sat-nav to get me completely lost, but even I know that there should be no mountains near Grantham. But there they were, quite unmistakeably – a whole range of mountains, stretching as far as the eye could see! By now you will either be thinking “Poor woman, she’s completely lost it. Thank goodness we shan’t have to read any more of her rubbish in the magazine,” or perhaps, the more intelligent (and kind-hearted) of you may have realised what actually happened. Ahead of me was the most wonderful cloud formation, which genuinely looked exactly like mountains. It was completely impossible to tell what was cloud and what was land. As I drove on, the cloud melted away and I was able to concentrate on finding my way across to the road I should have been on. To those who are new to Lincolnshire I can assure you that the statement ‘Lincolnshire is flat’ is very far from true; it refers only to the fens. The area around Grantham is made up of the most beautiful rolling countryside and on a bright winter afternoon it is a real delight to explore. In these days when television news pictures can be horrific it is wonderful to drive along and think, just for an hour or two, ‘God’s in His heaven, all’s right with the world.’



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Nature Notes from Bourne Woods- March 2016 You know how it is when you get a thorn in your finger? Some find it a challenge to find the offending prickle and enjoy messing about with a fine needle to winkle it out! Others occasionally have a periodic poke, squeezing the offending finger when not busy typing or writing articles for the parish magazine! Whichever camp we fall into I think we are all agreed that in general it is a nuisance and best got rid of. But what has this got to do with Bourne Woods you may well ask? You see I was wondering if oak trees have the same feelings as us, the same responses to intrusions? You may remember that two or three years ago the Friends of Bourne woods received a grant to put up some bird boxes, in fact there were 104. Well, over the years the oak trees have pushed some out!! Although securely hammered in with 3 or 4 inch nails it is now possible to find a grand oak tree smiling in the sun with a bird box no longer attached but at the foot of the tree. Did the oak find the nail annoying? Did it squeeze and loosen its bark to release it? Did it go into contortions in the middle of the night when we were in our beds? I suspect that it was not as exciting as that, more likely that the force of the growing girth of the tree pushed the nail head through the washer. However that must take the force of several elephants (not frequently found in the wood)! We shall not know what really happens unless we happen to be in the right place at the right time, watching just before the bird box falls. We need to get them back up again as soon as possible otherwise Mr Blue Tit is going to be on the housing list, awaiting a suitable property (unless he does a self-build). My dog tells me that it is a good idea to nip back to the woods to see if any of the boxes are loosening – so off we go again to enjoy the feel of spring air! You never know, we may indeed be at the right place at the right time and witness something amazing! Our next event is the Easter Egg Trail on Easter Monday between 2pm and 4pm. Signposted from the car park, a fun quiz for all the family. Small charge per child, but each child gets a prize. More information from www.friendsofbournewoods.org.uk or 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. For more information phone Betty Cross on 01522 518221



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Bishop of Grimsby’s Letter for March 2016.

We break this bread to share in the body of Christ. Though we are many, we are one body, because we all share in one bread. Familiar words from the Communion Service which many of us use every week – but words which also came alive for me in a fresh way on two particular occasions over the past year. The first was at the ‘Shared Conversations’ – those regional gatherings of people from across the East Midlands, including some from our own diocese, gathering for three days to explore some of the current issues regarding human sexuality and how we handle together the different views and feelings that issue evokes. To be able to be part of a group of people, who, despite our differences on that particular issue, met around the communion table, were able to break bread together and so recognise the Jesus in each other, was, for me, an incredibly moving and profound experience. The second, and more recent, occasion was sharing ten days with almost thirty other relatively recently new bishops from across the different countries of the Anglican Communion, and again that real sense as we took communion together of being united because of our common faith and trust in Jesus, despite all the different cultural and theological understandings contained in the room. An experience of the Risen Jesus which then unites across time, place and some of the theological differences we may have with each other. That, it seems to me, is at least part of what is happening as we take communion, as we break bread, together. It is one of God’s gifts to his Church. I pray, says Jesus, that they be ‘one’. Not the same, not identical, but ‘one’. Able to recognise, rejoice and celebrate the reality of the Risen Jesus in each other, despite our differences, as we share in bread together. That’s been my experience, on those two special occasions. I pray that it might be yours as well. + David Grimsby



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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

Wednesday 16th March Annual General Meeting and Frank Wyer on Lincolnshire Poetry 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)


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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 January 17 Marriages Funerals January 5 6 8 14

Seth Bean None Ann Elizabeth Broome Joyce Exton Philip Taylor Gerry Colyer

Happy Birthday to 4th Ann Parry-Jones 10th Alison Pettitt 26th Margaret Shephard 26th Josephine Merrett In memory 25th Rodney Lightfoot FLOWER ROTA –MARCH No Flowers in Lent. High Altar 26th March & 2nd April – Mrs.W. Moody and Mrs. C. Bentley Pulpit Lady Chapel 26th March & 2nd April – Mrs.C. Guppy St.Pauls Chapel 26th March & 2nd April – Mrs.C. Penhay. Martha Mr & Mrs G Benn Candles March/Easter Elizabeth & Derek Page



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 - info@bourneabbey.org.uk …………..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 jclementsaunders@gmail.com 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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