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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



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.


“All good gifts around us” (Thought on Harvest Festival by Canon David Staples.) Harvest comes round again, the seasons change, there is an inevitability about it all. Holidays give time to reflect. Time has an elusive quality about it. How do we use the time we have? Do you remember that cliché-ridden Saturday evening T.V. show ‘Generation Game” hosted by Bruce Forsyth? One of the better parts of it was when an expert demonstrated his particular skill and the contestants then had to have a go themselves. The result was usually hilarious. But it showed very clearly how much we depend on the different gifts and skills of other people, and how much time-consuming practice is required in order to reach the required standard of proficiency. Not least do we rely on the skills of those who produce the food we eat and those who supply and prepare it. So it is, I believe, in the business of being a Christian. We need the skills of each other. We need each other’s prayers. We need the encouragement and example of those who, by God’s grace, live lives of devotion and discipline. We need the love and care of others even when we are at our most unlovable. But, in all things, proficiency requires practice, and that, too, takes time. Time for worship. Time for prayer. Time with the Bible. Time for practical service. Time for caring. Time in a ministry of mutual friendship and encouragement., it just doesn’t happen. People who would find it entirely reasonable to expect a practical skill to take time and patience see no inconsistency in expecting to be proficient as a Christian without corresponding time and patience. They expect ‘instant” skills of faith in crisis or when faced with difficult moral choices. So they miss out when that “instant” faith is not strong enough to stand the test. So they blame God or his Church or even a Vicar for the let-down instead of their own spiritual lack of preparedness. It is a question of the priorities we give to things, how we allocate our time. So often “Church” is slotted in (or not) when there seems to be nothing more pressing to do, or is crowded out by all kinds of activity. God the Creator, of course, gives a high priority to his creation. That’s the message of Harvest. He sustains us in being. “All good gifts around us are sent from Heaven above” - without ceasing. It is to His constant and continuing love in creation and in redemption that we respond in our worship, our witness and in our service. His human creation (that means you and me) is not a divine part time hobby. The time we offer back to Him is in any case his prior gift to us. Without a generous harvest of the spirit the harvest of the soil is at risk of being wasted, squandered or misapplied. Without the harvest of the spirit we shall waste the harvest of the earth. A True Harvest Tale My last parish before retirement was in rural Northamptonshire. George was a local farmer whom I knew very well, and we enjoyed bantering with each other . At a village event he thought he could get a laugh at my expense, “You’re lucky” he said “ Vicars only work on Sundays”. I didn’t react. But several months later he turned up at Church for our celebration of Harvest. “Hello George”, I said in my greeting, “ I’m surprised to see you. I thought that you would be far too busy. Farmers only work at Harvest time, don’t they? ”. The score was now equal. We celebrated that fact by treating each other to a pint at the “Wheatsheaf” which was very conveniently next door to the Church.

David Staples.


A MESSAGE OF WELCOME If you are a newcomer to Bourne, we do hope that you are settling in to the pleasant pace of life which we all enjoy and appreciate so much. Perhaps you have chosen to come to this little town on the edge of the Fens to be near to members of your family, or maybe for various reasons you are returning to your grassroots. It could be that work has brought you to this part of the country or possibly you are commuting to London. Alternatively, perhaps you just like the look of Bourne, and somehow, it just felt right. Whatever the reason, we do hope that you will enjoy living here, a town renowned for its friendliness and warmth. Whether you are a regular, occasional or non- churchgoer, why not come along on a Sunday morning at 10.00am to say hello? If you have children you might prefer to join us at the Family Service held at 11.30am on the last Sunday of each month. We would love to see you. The welcome will be warm and the coffee will be hot! SOCIAL COMMITTEE DATES FOR YOUR DIARY SUNDAY 4th OCTOBER HARVEST LUNCH in ABBEY CHURCH HALL 12.30p.m. for 1.00p.m. Tickets on sale at £7.50 each fr om Mr s.J .Smith 01778 422219 or Mrs.M.Woodland 01778 423232 SATURDAY 24th OCTOBER in ABBEY CHURCH HALL 10.30a.m. – 4.00p.m. Meet the Artists. Light refreshments available during the day. ( £1 entrance fee). SATURDAY 21st NOVEMBER in ABBEY CHURCH HALL 7.0p.m. prompt for Supper followed by Quiz. Fish & Chip Supper and Quiz. Fur ther details on Pew Sheet. Entries for teams of Four to be in by 12th November. SATURDAY 5th DECEMBER CHURCH CHRISTMAS COFFEE MORNING in ABBEY CHURCH HALL 10.0a.m.- 12 noon

Please note that there is no longer a telephone line to the for mer Church Office. Points of contact for Church matters are the Clergy and Churchwardens. Thought for October When I needed a neighbour were you there, were you there? When I needed a neighbour were you there? Sydney Carter. 4


Harvest Thanksgiving Service Sunday 4th October 10.30am in Bourne Abbey Church

HARVEST LUNCH Sunday 4th October Abbey Church Hall 12.30 for 1.00pm Tickets from Merryn Woodland (423232) or Judy Smith (422219) Tickets ÂŁ7.50




Churchwardens Chat Can you remember when we had clockwork clocks which sat on the dining room mantelpiece, ticking away, striking the hours and the quarters. They were wound up regularly on the same day and at the same time each week, and the clock had a reassuring and comforting tick, tock sound. We were so used to that sound and didn't really notice it, but if the clock stopped the ticking sound was immediately missed. Bourne Abbey clock chimes the hours and quarters and the chimes are wound up by electric motor. One week in September the clock did not chime the hours and the quarters, because the chiming bell had been turned off as the bells had been put into the “up� position ready to be rung for a wedding. Nobody noticed, not even the churchwardens!! September's weather has been quite chilly and the boiler temperature control inside the church has automatically turned on the boiler. So far, so good, but as the radiators and the associated water pipes get hot and expand they seem to clank and gurgle louder than ever before! It takes a long time to reach the working temperature in Bourne Abbey, so please do not be worried about the strange sounds emanating from the radiators.

On Saturday 31st October at 2.30 p.m. Bourne Abbey will hold its annual service to commemorate the faithful departed . Invitation letters will be sent to all families that have suffered the loss of a loved one in the past year and a service for them has been led by one of our priests. The service is open for everyone, whether you receive a letter or not, whether you worship at Bourne Abbey or not. If you wish to remember a loved one then please come on Saturday31st October. On arrival you will be given a candle and asked for the name(s) of the loved one(s) that you wish to be remembered. The names will be read out during the service and you will be invited to light the candle. The Book of Remembrance will also be open. Merryn and Dudley


Finding graves for burials in Bourne by REX NEEDLE The current crisis over a shortage of land for burials in Bourne is a reminder that space for this most solemn ritual has always been a problem and the main reason why the town cemetery was opened 150 years ago. Until then the churchyard was the last resting place of those who went before, a plot of secluded land to the south of the 12th century Abbey Church, shaded by ancient chestnuts and lined with slate and granite tombstones, but containing fewer than 300 marked graves yet those who died here in past centuries are numbered in their thousands, thus leaving us with the mystery of where they were all buried. The churchyard was closed in 1855 because, like many others around the country, it was deemed to be full. There was no more space and some plots had been used two, three and even four times for interments with bodies stacked one upon the other. By the early 19th century there was some public disquiet about the use of churchyards within populated areas for so many burials because of a possible risk to public health through contamination and a Bourne clergyman, the Rev James Peggs, minister of the Baptist Church in West Street, added to the debate by challenging the practice. He wrote a leaflet which was published both in London and in Bourne, entitled A Cry from the Tombs: or Facts and Observations on the Impropriety of Burying the Dead among the Living, in which he detailed several horrific cases in which people had been stricken after coming into contact with the remains of corpses after they had been interred. The publication was reviewed by the Stamford Mercury in February 1841 when the newspaper reported: "We hope the time is fast approaching when

the public health will no longer be injured by the interment of myriads of dead bodies amidst the busy hum of men." As a result of this campaign, most new cemeteries were built on land outside the town, South Road being chosen in the case of Bourne and so burials were regularised here with one body per plot as a result. But the mystery of the multiple use of graves prior to that continues and a close inspection of the parish registers reveals that the number of burials recorded over the centuries could never have been accommodated in the churchyard alone and overcrowding was 8

evident well before the records began. A survey of the monumental inscriptions in the churchyard by the Lincolnshire Family History Society (Bourne branch) in 2010 reveals evidence of 276 burials and the earliest date appears to be 1710. Using the figure of 300 graves as a yardstick therefore, this means that the churchyard must have been used many times over to provide space for the departed during the nine centuries of its existence which is quite unlikely and so mass graves may have been used. These were a practical solution in time of disaster for any authority faced with a large number of bodies needing burial. There are many instances of this during periods of plague and epidemic, particularly during the Black Death and with frequent influenza and cholera outbreaks, when large burial pits were dug although it would need a detailed investigation to ascertain whether this actually occurred here. The earliest records of burials in Bourne can be traced back to the mid-16th century when there were 45 in 1562 but this figure increased steadily as the town’s population grew and during the first half of the 17th century, 2,670 burials were recorded for the years from 1601-1650. This means that the churchyard had to cope with at least 5,000 burials for each of the subsequent centuries and so between 1562 and 1855 when the churchyard closed, at least 30,000 burials would have taken place but with unrecorded deaths prior to that, and taking into account those years when no register was kept, this figure will be much higher. Cremation is not a factor because this practice was not introduced until 1902. These figures are borne out by the National Burials Index (NBI) which records a total of 37,624 burials in Bourne between 1754 and 1995 although just over a quarter of these were in the cemetery which opened in 1855 and so the total for the churchyard for that period will be almost 30,000. My own records go back a further two centuries to include those burials between 1562 and 1753 and so we are able to give a continuous total over five centuries of approximately 50,000. It is therefore apparent that the present churchyard was simply too small for the expanding population and although it may have once been much larger at some time in the past, the only evidence of this is the marooned tombstones on the south west side which indicate that those graves were replaced when the footpath was built but this would not have meant the loss of many burial plots. More land to the east of the present churchyard was offered to the church in 1846 but refused, a major factor in the decision undoubtedly being the projected opening of the cemetery in South Road.


Evidence of the large number of burials in churchyards can be seen in many parts of England where most have an estimated 20,000 bodies under the soil and in some cases the ground has risen by several feet as a result, so giving the appearance that the church has sunk into the ground. This phenomenon also appears to be manifest here in Bourne where the churchyard has risen above the level of the church for a height of more than two feet. Although all burials in the town cemetery over the past 150 years can now be identified through the register held by the town council, the inadequacy of old records makes it impossible to trace the last resting place of everyone who died in Bourne before that and it is unlikely that the secret of exactly how many have been buried here over the centuries will ever be revealed. ********** Something a little different -A Caption Competition.

Cut out and give to Carol Atkins, Paul Mason or Margaret Shephard at church or leave at the back of the church in an envelope. There is no age limit.

Caption suggestion ____________________________________________________ Your name


The name of the winner will be printed in the December Magazine, which will be judged by the Magazine Committee. With thanks to Libby’s Photographic for the photograph.


Bourne Abbey Mother’s Union. September. Report. At our September meeting 17 members with guest Mrs. Pat Seymour listened to a talk by Mrs. Elizabeth Page. She led us with prayers and Mrs. S. Rice-Oxley read a passage from the Bible. Elizabeth gave a very informative talk about the Mothers’ Union theme for 2015,”United in Prayer”. She outlined the meaning of the Mothers’ Union, asking members present, how they interpret their continued commitment to the organisation. After discussing this in depth we all agreed that the main factors are family prayer, fellowship, caring and supporting each other and attending the sick, also our outreach being Mother and Toddler group, Foodbank, Boston Women’s Aid, Baptismal Cards, Willoughby School Carol Service and Children’s Corner in Church. Worldwide, it is all based on prayer. Mrs. A. Northen thanked her and wished her well in her three year appointment as our Lincoln Diocesan President and Mrs. S. Rice-Oxley as her Chaplain. BOSTON WOMEN’S AID. I have been contacted by them asking especially for tins of meat. E.g. Mince, Ham or Meat Balls. (Please give to Mrs. A. Northen or Mrs. E. Page, do not leave at the back of the Church as it will be put in the Food Bank Box.) DATES FOR YOUR DIARY Tuesday 22nd September Cluster Lunch. 12 noon for 12.30p.m. at St. Firmin’s Church Hall Further enquiries to Patsy Moore ( 423505). Friday 25th September Fresher Day at Bishop Grosseteste University when Mrs. E. Page will be distributing cook books and small tins of beans to the students. If you have any beans please give to Mrs. E. Page. NEXT MEETING WILL BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY 7th October at 2.15p.m in ABBEY CHURCH HALL when we will be having a talk about “The Healing Rooms”.

On behalf of the new 1st year students at Bishop Grosstesse University, we would like to thank everyone for their generous donations of tins of beans, which together with a cook book, compiled by the Mothers Union members and the University chaplaincy staff, were given to students on Fresher’s Day. Thank you Elizabeth J Page


-A SOCIAL COMMITTEE PRODUCTION“MEET THE ARTISTS” On Saturday 24th October, the Church Hall will be transformed into the ‘Studios’, or work-stations of between 15 & 20 Artists, all working on their current projects.

They will have, also, a selection of modestly priced works for sale. This sale has been timed just right for Christmas gifts. We can promise a fascinating day, talking to the artists . There will be a small ‘Café’ serving light refreshments at certain times during the day. Admission £1.00 Open: 10.30am-4pm.

Bourne Gateway Leisure Club have moved TO The Masonic Centre 1-2 Roman Bank Off Cherryholt Road, (the road where Bourne Tesco Store is located) Bourne Lincs. Where there is a larger hall, disabled toilet, wheelchair ramp access and extra parking. And will meet on Monday nights from 7.00pm – 9.00pm.





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The Julian Meetings The music and readings for October's Julian Meeting have been chosen by Sue Skinner. Music:

Clair de Lune – Martin Jones. Music to quiet the Mind CD.


O you, breathing life in all, origin of the gleaming sound, you shine in us and aroun us, even the darkness glows when we remember. Help us to draw a holy breath, in which we feel only you and may your sound ring in us and purify us. From you comes the all-effective will, the living strength to act, the song that beautifies everything, which renews itself from age to age. Truly power to these testimonies! May they be the ground from which all my actions flow. Truly, truly power to these prayers, may they be the source of our glorious harmony. Sealed in trust and sealed in faith. Neil Douglas-Klotz

Silence: We spend half an hour in silent prayer. Music:

Let it Be – Maneesh de Moor.


The eye with which I see God is the same eye with which God sees me. Meister Eckhart.

Grace: We finish our time of prayer by saying The Blessing. The date for October's Julian Meeting is Monday 5th at 10.00am. Contact: Sue Skinner. Tel. 01778 344802. Everyone welcome. If you would like to come along and try this way of praying, please come and join us on the first Monday of the month in the Abbey.


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 Abbey Church of England Primary Academy Thursday 10th September was such an amazing day to be part of history. Mrs Edwards led the assembly, it was about the Queens life. We saw her Majesty when she was younger to where we are now. The Queen is now the longest reigning monarch in history, even longer than Queen Victoria, who reigned for 63 years and 217 days. Elizabeth II was crowned queen on 2nd June 1952. It’s her 90th birthday next year, which will be another great celebration. The Bourne Abbey Governors, to mark this special day in history, bought all children a commemorative medal, which we will all treasure forever. Within school we have put up a special plaque which says: on the 10 th September 2015 Queen Elizabeth II became the longest reigning monarch in British history. We all enjoyed singing ‘God Save the Queen’ and giving a rousing three cheers for her long reign, wishing her joy and good health as our monarch in the years ahead. By Madison (Year 4)


Roy & Sue Walton Together with the residents of the Alms Houses Would like to thank all the people who supported their recent Fundraising Event on Saturday 22nd August. Thanks also to the shopkeepers for donating raffle prizes and all who helped on the day. The amount raised was £825 for the Lincolnshire & Northampton Air Ambulance.

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.


November 2015 Magazine **NOTE EMAIL ADDRESS** Contributions for the November magazine should be with Margaret Shephard by lunch-time on Sunday 18th October. They can be given to her at church, or sent to—12 Baldwin Grove or sent as an email attachment, preferably as a Word document to: Margaret Shephard - 17

Ladies Lunch ~ Toft Country House and Golf Course, Bourne. Friday 9th October. Coffee from 11.30am, followed by lunch at 12.30pm. Join us for lunch and an entertaining afternoon with “Odling Bros” family Butchers. Discover their 100 year history, enjoy a live demonstration on how to make the perfect sausage, or join in and give it a go yourself! Tickets £25 include a 3 course meal with coffee. To book please visit our website or call Janie in fundraising on 01476 591010

Knit & Sew Friendship Group If you enjoy knitting, sewing or crochet this get-together might suit you. We meet on the third Wednesday of the month from 2.00-4.00 pm in the Church Hall and welcome new people. Come on your own or bring a friend with you and spend a relaxing afternoon with tea, coffee and biscuits at 3.00 pm. Be inspired by the lovely work on display each month. Next meeting : Wednesday 21 October 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 18

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WC*****”Wayside Chapel” In the days when you couldn’t count on a public toilet facility, an Englishwoman was planning a trip to India. She was registered to stay in a small guesthouse owned by the local schoolmaster. She was concerned as to whether the guesthouse contained a WC. In England, a bathroom is commonly called a WC, which stands for “Water Closet”. She wrote to the schoolmaster inquiring the facilities about the WC. The schoolmaster, not fluent in English, asked the local priest if he knew the meaning. Together they pondered possible meanings of the letters and concluded that the lady wanted to know if there was a “Wayside Chapel” near the house, a bathroom never entered their minds. So the schoolmaster, with the help of the priest, got together the following reply: Dear Madam, I take great pleasure in informing you that the WC is located 9 miles from the house. It is located in the middle of a grove of pine trees, surrounded by lovely grounds. It is capable of holding 29 people and is open on Sun days and Thursdays. As there are many people expected in the summer months, I suggest you arrive early. There is, however, plenty of standing room. This is an unfortunate situation especially if you are in the habit of going regularly. It may be of some interest to you that my daughter was married in the WC as it was there that she met her husband. It was a wonderful event. There were 10 people in every seat. It was wonderful to see the expressions on their faces. My wife, sadly, has been ill and unable to go recently. It has been almost a year since she went, which pains her greatly. You will be pleased to last know that many people bring their lunch and made a day of it. Others prefer to wait till the last minute and arrive just in time! I would recommend your ladyship plan to go on a Thursday, as there is an organ accompaniment. The acoustics are excellent and even the most delicate sounds can be heard everywhere. The newest addition is a bell, which rings every time a person enters. We are holding a bazaar to provide plush seats for all since many feel it is long needed. I look forward to escorting you there myself and seating you in a place where you can be seen by all. With Deepest Regards, The Schoolmaster.


RECIPE OF THE MONTH CHOCOLATE AND BANANA CAKE Makes one loaf about twelve slices Ingredients 75gm (3 oz) chocolate 110gm (4 oz) soft butter 125gm (4 ½ oz) caster sugar 2 eggs 125gm (4 ½ oz) self-raising flour 1 level teaspoon baking powder 1 rounded tablespoon cocoa 2 medium bananas, peeled and mashed (really ripe ones are great for this) Method 1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°Fgas 4. 2. Line a 900gm/2lb loaf tin 3. Melt the chocolate in a low oven, microwave, or in a bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water 4. Add eggs one by one beating all the time 5. Add the sieved flour, baking powder and cocoa followed by the melted chocolate and the mashed bananas 6. Stir well to bring together 7. Pour into the prepared loaf tin and place in the preheated oven 8. Cook for 50-55 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean 9. Cool in the tin for about 5 minutes before removing


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QUIZ PAGE This month’s quiz is different from those we normally have. You need to find a word of 4 letters which would finish the first word and start the second. e.g. BROAD ---- IRON The answer is CAST. BROAD – CAST- IRON The first ten questions have some connection with nature. 1. BLACK ---- BRAIN 2. WET ---- FINGERS 3. SWEET ---- FLAKES 4. BAY ---- MOULD 5. TREE ---- SPAWN 6. DUTCH ---- OWL 7. BAKED ---- BAG 8. SHEEP ---- YARD 9. FRESH ---- DROP 10.ACID ---- FALL In the next ten questions the answers can all be found in a home: some, but not all are food. 11.WOOD ---- BUTTY 12.RED ---- MEASURE 13.SOYA ---- MAID 14.COURT ---- SHOP 15.STEAM ---- ROOM 16.ROOF ---- ENGINE 17.DOG ---- PIE 18.FRENCH ---- STRESS 19.SPONGE ---- TIN 20.HOT ---- LONG Thanks to Sue Green for this quiz. Good luck! I think it’s very hard. Answers to last month’s quiz 1. THISTLE 2. DANDELION 3. BURDOCK 4. SILVERWEED 5. DOCK LEAF 6. BRAMBLE 7. BINDWEED 8. BULRUSH 9. CELANDINE 10.HEATHER

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Margaret’s Page

From time to time I am given parish magazines from various parts of the country. For the contents of this page I am indebted to ‘Over the Bridges’, the magazine for Upper Coquetdale in Northumberland. A Prayer of the Seasons. The seasons come and go, and I note their passing. The cold grey of winter becomes the sunshine of spring. The bare trees of December are filled by the lush green leaves of June. The seasons of history also come and go; Empires fall away and leaders process towards obscurity. Fashion changes, philosophies wither and causes fade away. The seasons of my life come and go, But You are still here, Lord of the seasons. And I may rest in the changeless season of Your eternal faithfulness. (from ‘When I can’t pray by Rob Frost.) —————————————————————————————————— ‘There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under the sun… God has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.’ Ecclesiastes3 v1&11 —————————————————————————————————— An old lady was asked, ”Which is the happiest season of life?” She replied: “When spring comes, and in the soft air the buds are breaking on the trees, and they are covered with blossoms, I think how beautiful is spring. But when summer comes and layers the trees with foliage, and singing birds are among the branches, I think, how beautiful is summer. When autumn weights them with luscious fruit, and their leaves bear the first tint of frost, I think, how beautiful is autumn. And when it is cold winter, and there is neither foliage nor fruit, then I look up through the leafless branches as I never could until now, and see the stars shine in God’s home.”



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Nature Notes from Bourne Woods- October 2015. “Festooned” is a word which I hear infrequently so I guess it is not commonly used in everyday conversation (unlike works such as “rain”, “disappointing weather”, “cold” etc). To me “festooned” conjures up images of happy festivals (such as birthdays and Christmas) and warm cocoons, like sleeping bags. However, when I take a walk in the woods this time of year, I am reminded of this word as almost every bush is festooned with spider’s webs. Some are like hanging baskets, others narrow into tight funnels. Many are the traditional symmetrical radial webs which would be recognised by Miss Muffit. The webs are particularly apparent in the morning after a heavy dew. Close inspection shows them to be magnificent creations, so detailed and fine. The threads are slightly elastic, yet strong. I know some people are not very keen on spiders but admire these works of art! I understand that different species of arachnid (that is a posh word!) make different types of web – this may be an easier way to identify them rather than watching them disappear whilst trying to find the relevant page in the spider identification book! For example I believe that “funnel spiders” make the funnel shaped webs I mentioned. Perhaps I should do my preparatory work at home, improving my i.d. skills before venturing out into the field (or wood!) The only drawback about this is my dog - she is already desperate to go down to Bourne Woods. Perhaps she has other thoughts in mind instead of looking at webs. She prefers the autumn scents, picturesque glades and the opportunity to meet other people who might make a fuss of her. Much better than looking at a book - she wins! Our next event is the Orchard Open Day on Sunday October 4 th from 11am to 3pm. There are many activities including live music(11.30am), a Teddy Bears Picnic (12.30pm), willow weaving and stalls for craft, refreshments, plants and orchard information.

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Bishop of Lincoln’s September Letter 2015.

Dear friends, I am writing this letter to you just after our first diocesan synod meeting of a new triennium, held early in September. By the time you read this we will have welcomed many people, from across the diocese, to the Saints in Every Generation event in the Cathedral. Two quite different occasions, but both a sign of our commitment to each other as members together of the family of God here in greater Lincolnshire. As you know, as a diocese we have committed ourselves to being faithful in worship, confident in discipleship and joyful in service. This year has seen the launch of our discipleship programme, aimed at helping all of us to think and pray about the particular and distinct contribution we can make to the life of the world and in response to God’s call. One of the highlights of Saints in Every Generation was the opportunity for everyone present to pledge to do one thing, however large or small, which would take them further on their journey towards confident discipleship. I would like to thank everyone who attended and assure you that I will read each of the pledges you so faithfully gave. This time of year is often associated with new beginnings, and that is certainly the case in the life of the diocese this year. I am delighted that we will soon be welcoming the Reverend Mark Steadman as the next Archdeacon of Stow and Lindsey. Mark will be installed at evensong in the Cathedral on 10th October. All are most welcome to attend. If you would like to do so, please let the precentor’s office know so that everyone can be welcomed and accommodated (01522 561632). Later in the year, we will welcome the Reverend Dr Nicholas Chamberlain among us as suffragan bishop of Grantham. I’ve written elsewhere of my belief that Dr Chamberlain brings fabulous gifts, a truly pastoral heart, a profound faith and indefatigable dedication to the mission and purpose of the Church. I am gratified that we have been able to attract a priest of his calibre to be bishop of Grantham, and I ask you to hold him in your prayers as he prepares for his ordination to the episcopate on 19 November. Alongside this, there is also a significant farewell to be said as Tim Barker prepares to leave the diocese after 17 years of faithful service as parish priest and then archdeacon. As Tim moves to his new post of Dean of Guernsey and Rector of St André de la Pommaraye later in the autumn, he and Judy will go with our love blessings and a huge debt of gratitude for all that they have given to the diocese. With every good wish, +Christopher Lincoln: 34

BALDOCKS MILL/HERITAGE CENTRE Baldocks Mill, 21 South Street, Bourne, PE10 9LY Tel 01778 424740 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 town centre, near Red Hall. CIVIC SOCIETY Monday 12th October Peter Moor 125 years of Delaine Busses 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

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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. 35


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 If you would like to have a copy of the magazine delivered regularly to your house please fill in the form below and return it to one of the churchwardens or the Verger. Please put me on the list for monthly delivery of the magazine. Names (please pr int) ……………………………………………….. Address …………………………………………………………….. Telephone (optional) ……………………………………………….




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FROM THE REGISTERS Baptisms August 2 Rihanna Mason, Oliver & Zachary Clay, Harry Glover 23 Brooke Kellett Marriages August 8 Steven Atkinson and Jo-Anne Moult Funerals August 13 Ena Troop 19 Brian Edward Spencer Francis & Robert Schwarz 20 Winifred Doris Abel Happy Birthday to 2nd Edith Rose Carter 9th Charlotte Smith 15th Leanne Smith 20th Emma Johns 20th Robert Fuller 28th Phillip Pettitt In Memory 14th Wilfred Manerfield 17th Henry Hewitt 21st George Pickett 27th Rosemary Lightfoot FLOWER ROTA –OCTOBER High Altar October 3rd & 10th - Harvest - Mrs. P.Gray th October 17 & 24th - Mrs.M.Smith. st October 31 - Mrs.A.Northen thNovember 7 Remembrance - Mrs.A.Northen rd thLady Chapel October 3 &10 Harvest - Mrs.J.Payne rd th St.Paul’Chapel October 3 & 10 - Harvest - Mrs. A. Budd Windows. Mr.&.Mr s.B.Hicks, Mr s. M. Woodland & Mr s. A.Nor then Mrs.J.Smith & Mrs. S.Casey. Candles Rene Holmes & Anon


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