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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

november 2014



Said Eucharist (Common Worship. Traditional language) 10am Sung Eucharist (Common Worship. Modern language) 6.30pm Evensong For Youngsters 9.45am Youngbournes Currently not running due to lack of support. Any volunteers please contact Lisa Buckley on 01778700475 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. 2

DISCIPLINE AND DISCIPLESHIP. (Remembrance reflections by Canon David Staples.) Simplistic solutions to complex social problems abound. “Bring back National Service” is one of them. Time passes. It is a sobering thought to a former generation of conscripts that the last intake of National Servicemen will now be in its seventies. For some there will be memories of utter boredom, of frustrating delay in getting on with their careers, of the pointlessness and pettyness of many routine chores did every soldier really whitewash coal before a barrack room inspection? - and of the near brutality of some of the discipline. For others there will be memories of real friendships formed in minutes, of horizons widened by service overseas or the acquisition of new skills. Some of us remember moments of intense and frightening activity and friends whose lives were cut short before demob with little understanding of what it was all about. Experiences were mixed. Was it all as character-forming as the current myth would suggest? So why suggest a reintroduction of National Service? The world has changed and there is no longer an Empire to defend. But those now in voluntary military service in a very different world would surely recognize similar experiences. Is there in the mythology an association between National Service and discipline - the short, sharp shock? “Give young hooligans a dose of discipline to lick them into shape”.

Discipline is, of course, very important. But does an externally imposed discipline go far enough? My memory of basic infantry training is of doing enough not to get into trouble knowing that it would eventually come to an end. That might have made work easier for the lance-corporals. But it didn’t necessarily make me a better soldier. Compliance with external constraint, necessary as it may be, must, surely give way to self discipline. That is much harder and longer-term to achieve as human nature is so ambiguous and motives are so mixed. Christians believe that we have been given a pattern to follow in the life of Jesus Christ. For Him inner motivation was superior to outward compliance. Those who followed him were called “Disciples’. Disciple and discipline are kindred words coming from the Latin word “to learn”. But, back to National Service. Please remember on November 9th that now often forgotten army, over 1 million strong, of post-World War 2 conscripts - especially those of them who died or still suffer as a result of service in, amongst other places, Palestine, Korea, Malaya, Egypt, Cyprus, Kenya. And also those former guinea pigs of early and utterly irresponsible Atom Bomb testing now suffering from cancer Remember too the volunteer Regular and Territorial soldiers who served and serve in the Balkans, Northern Ireland, Iraq, Afghanistan and more. Remember their families and those who carry the consequences of injury both physically and mentally for the rest of their lives. Your response to Poppy Day, alas, is still as necessary as ever. 3

Saturday 1st November 2.30pm All Souls Service Commemoration of the Faithful Departed. A service of quiet reflection for those who have lost loved ones over the past year in particular, but open to all who wish to light a candle in memory of their loved ones departed and have them named. Sunday 2nd November 10.00am All Saints’ Day All Saints Day, which is transferred from yesterday. No incense will be used.

SOCIAL COMMITTEE HARVEST LUNCH- Many thanks to all who supported this event, with much chatter amongst friends and a hot lunch prepared and served by members of the Social Committee and their helpers we realised a profit of £326.49 which will go towards Church funds. DATES FOR YOUR DIARY CHRISTMAS COFFEE MORNING in ABBEY CHURCH HALL 10.0a.m.-12 noon SATURDAY DECEMBER 6th Stalls to include £1 parcel, chocolate tombola, hamper raffle, jewellery, Christmas gift stall, homemade craft and homemade card stall. Refreshments - coffee and mince pies.

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 November Don’t try to reach God with your understanding, that is impossible. Reach Him in love, that is possible. Carlo Carretto 4

Things Do Make Sense It would have been about a year ago now when I was sat at my table tapping away on my laptop, with only a can of drink and a repeat of Jamie Oliver to keep me company, when it happened. That distinctive noise of something scratching the table. I looked at the table and put it down to the fact that I must have knocked the table with my knee and moved the coaster.

30 seconds later, I heard that small scratch noise on the table once again. This time I put it down to the fact that I’d misheard it or I was going crazy. It was a close call, but nevertheless I quickly put it down to the former. When I heard the noise for the third time, my eyes were drawn to the can. It was slowly sliding towards the edge of the table. So obviously I did what every forty something man who had seen it all would do. I grabbed the can before it carried on sliding off the table and ran into the kitchen. I stood there shocked and shaking, with my gaze transfixed at the table for what seemed like an eternity.

When I eventually pulled myself together I decided to check how level the table was. I laid the can on it’s side and it didn’t move. The table was completely level. This made no sense. The next day I decided to tell my mum. What was she going to do? Ring my doctor perhaps? What was she going to say? What was she going to think? “Oh that’s just your dad messing about. Things like that happen to me and your sister all the time”, she said very casually as if it was an everyday occurrence. “Oh that’s alright then, and there was me worrying about nothing all along”, I sarcastically replied, or words to that effect. I decided to attend my first Sunday service at Bourne Abbey Church soon afterwards and I loved every minute of it. On leaving the church, something strange happened (I was not having a lot of luck with strange things, happening) I thought. I felt this warm glow come over me and I couldn’t stop smiling all the way home (all 100 yards of it). Of course I felt that I had to attend church the following week. Who wouldn’t? Paul Mason.


Churchwardens’ Chat The PCC have spent a great deal of time over several meetings considering Safeguarding within our organisation. All Parishes must appoint a Safeguarding Officer and be aware of all issues regarding the safety of others and the safety of ourselves. In October the Bishop’s Safeguarding Officer came to our Meeting. She stressed that the Archbishops and the Bishops are committed to ensuring that the Church is a safe place for all. We were given advice on steps which need to be taken when recruiting volunteers and staff within the Church (Churchwardens included!) and also on measures which should be taken when visiting people by volunteer visitors and clergy. Our Safeguarding Officer is Karen Key Tel : 07956 382 066 Any issues should be brought to her in confidence. Deanery Youth Day On Saturday 22nd November there will be another Deanery Youth Day at Witham -on - the- Hill. This is open to young people in Yr. 6 and over and will begin at 10a.m. Further detail from Revd Sheena as the day is usually open to families and all comers for the Service in the afternoon. Spiders shiver – Bats beware! In the second week of November we are hoping to gently remove some dust from the corners of the Church and also clean the brass and silver. Then we shall be ready for the special services at the end of November and be well prepared for Christmas. All volunteers are welcome and no special expertise is required. Further details from Merryn or on the Pew Sheet. Merryn & Dudley. ******Advent Sunday 30th November****** Youth Group will be adding Taize worship to the Sung Eucharist at 10.00a.m. Please note ther e will be no Family Ser vice on that Day.

Bourne Abbey Servers Following my article in last month’s magazine where I thanked the long serving members. I now thank the remaining servers. Doug Fownes Dudley Guppy Mark Raven David Glover Ceri Guppy (shared with the Ministry Team) Master Tyler Buckley Another important member of the Team is the lady who keeps the robes clean and in pristine condition Brenda Jones. Many thanks to all Dennis Read. 6


Holiday Memories “Hurry up! We’re in the south of France and I must have a suntan,” Alison said. “I know, but we have just arrived after a 24 hour coach journey – can’t we, at least, get un-packed and have a cup of the complementary ice-lemon tea, (or something stronger).” “No”. We almost ran to the nearest beach and Alison started to look for a suitable spot. I found one immediately, where a small tree sprouted from the sand and provided a tiny bit of shade. I love the heat and the sun, but I cannot lay in it all day (boring!) Alison lay there, turning to different angles in order to get an even tan, whilst I sat reading a Wilbur Smith book about ancient Egypt. They were in the desert, in a sandstorm, when all of sudden the atmosphere in my book, turned to reality. The wind got up and although still hot and sunny, was blowing the sand from our beach at us. Sand was being blasted into my face, my hair, ears and eyes, whilst I struggled to hold on to my book. Meanwhile, Alison, covered in suntan oil was now caked in a layer of sand (almost cement!) The “mistral” had arrived. We rushed back, showered and went to our caravan, where, at last, we could unpack. “Why have you brought a suit and tie?” Alison asked. “Because we are in France and I want to dress for dinner,” I replied. I was looking forward to snails, frogs-legs and a bottle of French wine in a small, romantic French restaurant. As we explored Port Grimaud our nearest town, that evening we found that all the restaurants were so exclusive, that they didn’t even have prices on the menus. As our finances were limited we didn’t even enter them. Instead, we sat on a bench, me in my suit and tie, Alison in her lovely evening outfit, eating a burger and chips, we had bought from a kiosk and served by a very Liverpudlian couple. It was a funny first evening, sitting, eating burgers, all dressed up but looking across the bay with its glistening water to St. Tropez it was magical and wonderful. The next morning we went on a coach to Ventimiglia, just across the border into Italy. Neighbours on our campsite informed me that it was the largest market in Europe – so I envisaged a huge disused airfield covered with market stalls, like the one in Northamptonshire. I suggested that we wore something comfortable and suitable for this excursion – ie trainers, shorts, tee-shirts etc. When we arrived, we just looked in amazement. Yes, it was one of Europe’s biggest markets, but it was a ‘street market! About two miles long and lined with beautiful out door cafe’s, wine bars, boutiques etc. on one side, with the river and a background of mountains on the other. – AND everyone was dressed to the nines. It was obviously the social day of the week with heavily made up women, dripping with jewellery and wearing the height of fashion, browsing the stalls and congregating for a coffee or a glass of wine. We felt like fish out of water - or more to the point – typical English tourist, all that was missing was a knotted handkerchief on my head!


After a lovely days browsing the stalls we arrived back at the coach park with about half an hour to spare, so I suggested going for a drink. Alison, however, looked blank faced and deep in thought when she said “I wish I had bought that outfit I liked.” “What the one at the other end of the market!” I said. “Yes.” was the reply. Perhaps it was partly my fault, because as she was admiring clothes throughout our visit, I didn’t suggest that she bought everything she admired. We ran through the crowded market for about one and half miles, bought the outfit without even trying it on and when she did, she looked beautiful. She has always loved that outfit and it is still her favourite – even after 12 years later.

I shouldn’t laugh really, because 12 months later we returned to the same market (this time all dressed-up in our Sunday best) - purely for me to buy a pair of green trousers which I had wanted so badly the previous year. I got them, and in the bright Mediterranean sun and atmosphere, I thought I looked a right “Bobby dazzler,” but when I put them on at home in Bourne – they were far too green and far too bright. – They went straight to the charity shop! Philip Pettitt

The Royal British Legion Womens Section Bourne Branch Poppy Appeal Coffee Morning Saturday 8th November 2014 at Bourne Abbey Church Hall 10.00am – 12 noon Raffle, Tombola, Cakes, Books etc. Everyone Welcome.



Bourne Choral Society celebrates with a programme of

Advent and Christmas Music on

Saturday, December 6th 2014 at 7.30 pm in

Bourne Abbey Church The programme will include: ‘Cantique de Jean Racine’ by Fauré ‘Gloria’ from Vivaldi’s ‘Gloria’ Excerpts from Handel’s ‘Messiah’ and popular carols and songs for audience participation. We will be joined by: Soprano soloist, Jenny Thompson Organ accompanist, Stephen Barber Pianist, Jackie Kirby. Please come along to celebrate the start of the Christmas season. Admission by programme at the door, £7 to include refreshments. 10

Bourne Abbey Mother’s Union. At our October meeting we welcomed Jim and Brenda Jones. They gave us a wonderful presentation on the life of Charles Frederick Worth, who was a dress designer in the 19th century and was born in Wake House, North St. Bourne on 13th October 1825 and was christened in Bourne Abbey Church. Baldock Mill contains one original Worth dress, designed by his son Jean Philippe and also has two more of his replica dresses. DATE OF NEXT MEETING is on WEDNESDAY 5th NOVEMBER 2014 in the Church Hall at 2.15p.m. when we will participate in a Seasonal Activity. You are all cordially invited to our Annual Advent Carol Service to be held in Bourne Abbey Church on WEDNESDAY 3rd DECEMBER commencing at 1.45p.m. Ann Northen

Bourne Abbey’s Travelling Crib. The Travelling Crib begins its journey around the parish on Advent Sunday, 30th November 2014, after being Blessed by Fr Chr is at the 10am Sung Eucharist on that day. Inside the crib are knitted Christmas figures and a book that you can use to share the Christmas story with your children/grandchildren. If your family would like to give a home to a crib for one night please ring Jean Fownes on 01778 423395 to arrange a convenient date. The crib will be back in church for the Crib and Carol Service on 24th December. There will be full instructions in the crib to ensure a smooth handover to each family.

The Children’s Society The Children’s Society boxes will be received, opened and counted at a COFFEE MORNING at the Abbey Church Hall in FEBRUARY (date to be confirmed). If any box holder has difficulty with this they can be brought to my home – 5 PINEWOOD CLOSE, BOURNE or telephone me on 422823 to arrange collection. Philip Pettitt Area Secretary The Children’s Society. 11

A message received by David Staples from Frances Lingard. I would like to express my profound thanks to all the Abbey family for the many thoughts and prayers that have been extended to me and my family on the passing of Pat. Little did we know when we left Bourne at the end of March what the future would bring. We settled well in Bexhill-on-Sea and quickly made many friends in the neighbourhood and at St. Augustine’s Church. When Pat was taken ill at the end of July he spent a short time in hospital and the local Hospice before coming home at the end of August, as he had wished. Our son, Ian, and his family from Australia came over on a pre-planned holiday on 5th September and we had a wonderful family party on 7 th in which Pat was able to partake, together with Peter, who came down from Rutland, and Ruth and Catherine, who live locally. However, by 18th he was becoming weaker and he died peacefully at home on 28th September, with all his family around him. May he rest in peace. Frances Lingard.

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 12

Evening Prayer in Prison O Lord my God, I thank thee that thou hast bought this day to a close I thank thee that thou hast given me peace in body and in soul. Thy hand has been over me and has protected and preserved me, Forgive my puny faith, the ill that I this day have done, and help me to forgive all who have wronged me. Grant me a quiet night’s sleep beneath thy tender care. Into thy hands I commend my loved ones, and all who dwell in this house; I commend my body and soul. Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a German Lutheran pastor, theologian, martyr, a spiritual writer, musician and an author of poetry and fiction.

Born Feb. 4th 1906 Wroclaw, Poland. Died Apr. 9th 1945 Flossenburg, Germany.

There’s this guy who had been lost and walking in the desert for 2 weeks. One hot day, he sees the home of a missionary. Tired and weak, he crawls up to the house and collapses on the doorstep. The missionary finds him and nurses him back to health. Feeling better, the man asks the missionary for directions to the nearest town. On his way out the backdoor, he sees this horse. He goes back into the house and asks the missionary, “Could I borrow your horse and give it back when I reach the town?” The missionary says, “Sure but there is a special thing about this horse. You have to say ‘Thank God’ to make it go and ‘Amen’ to make it stop.” Not paying much attention, the man says, “Sure, ok.” So he gets on the horse and says, “Thank God” and the horse starts walking. Then he says, “Thank God, thank God,” and the horse starts trotting. Feeling really brave, the man says, “Thank God, thank God, thank God, thank God, thank God,” and the horse just takes off. Pretty soon he sees this cliff coming up and he’s doing everything he can to make the horse stop. “Whoa, stop, hold on!!!!” Finally he remembers, “Amen!!” 13

The Julian Meetings The music and readings for November's Julian Meeting have been chosen by Judy Smith. Music:

Pie Jesu (Faure) from Lincoln Cathedral Choir Deep Peace CD


Father, bless to me the dawn. Bless to me the coming morn, Bless all that my eyes will see Bless all that will come to me. Bless my neighbour and my friend. Bless until our journey's end. Bless the traveller to our shore. Bless the stranger at our door. Bless to me the opening year. Bless all who to me are dear. Bless, O Lord, this day of days. Bless with riches all our ways. David Adam (Tides and Seasons)

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


A Gaelic Blessing (Rutter) from the above CD Though your heart may be sad within, let cheer go out from you to others. Meet them with a kindly presence, considerate words and helpful acts. Father of Shirley Orwell, Somerset basket maker. We finish our time of prayer by saying The Blessing.

The date for November's Julian Meeting is Monday 3rd 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. 14

Bourne Abbey Church of England Primary Academy Hooray for the Harvest! This term, Year 1 have been looking at the features of a Christian Church. With kind permission from the Abbey clergy team we visited Bourne Abbey Church and explored every nook and cranny! We had a very enjoyable time with our ‘Treasure Hunt’ activity searching out all the features such as the lectern, the Altar and the pulpit. We spent a while afternoon looking, listening and touching our way round, not only the inside but also the outside of the Church. We arrived back at school bursting full of awe and wonder and couldn’t wait to tell our parents and carers all about it! We welcomed Rev Sheena into school to lead our Harvest Celebration and we wowed everyone with our fantastic singing. We were especially pleased that the children of Bourne Elsea Park joined in our celebration. One of our favourite songs was Everywhere Around Us and we are still singing it! The children wrote some beautiful Harvest prayers in literacy. Prayer by Isabel Friel aged 5

Dear God Thank you for the long straight carrots. Thank you for the round red tomato. Thank you for the white long leek. Thank you for the golden spotty potato. Amen


Youngbournes Sunday School update I am very disappointed to advise that we have had to stop the Youngbournes Sunday School due to lack of support. In previous articles we have asked for support to come forward and help to run this integral group within the Abbey Church. Unfortunately no offers of help have been forthcoming. With current safeguarding laws it is not possible for me to continue to run these alone. We hope to be able to get things up and running as soon as some support is forthcoming. Kind regards Lisa Lisa Buckley 01778700475

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. ÂŁ1.50 per session for family. Refreshments at 10.15 a.m.


This was given to me and is anonymous, I hope you like it.. This is only part One part two will follow next month, I found it very amusing.—Editor. Gaining Back Some Independence.-Part 1 I’m sure one of the things many of us fear is losing some, or much, of our independence. When this happened to me, I had to find something that would help restore this loss. When ‘him indoors’ had had enough of my whinging at not being able to jump in the car and go where I want, when I want, he soon sorted that problem, he bought me a mobility scooter. Wonderful! But that’s when the fun began. Firstly I had to give this little independence giver a name, so I decided to call it – Scooter M. Armed with basket, bags, lights and hooter, I was all set to go, but when I was urged (by ‘him indoors’) to have a crash helmet and googles. Remember Mr Frog advert, well, that’s what ‘him indoors’ wanted for me. No chance. Eager to set off, I was soon going to learn this meant learning to drive all over again. At 4mph I crept down the road, wondering if I would ever reach the grand 10mph which is as fast as Scooter M can go. Chugging along on the pavement, the first obstacle I face is – tree roots: These demons push their way through the pavements like triffids. Doing their best to trip up the pedestrians, they now discover they have a new target, mobility scooters. Creating mounds and pot holes makes the journey interesting. Riding over the high ridges, it becomes a competition that now involves ducking and diving, to avoid the overhanging branches, raining down on my head. It’s not long before I realise these roots are doing their level best to make me fall off. Then I suddenly remembered to try and miss the pot holes. As I bounce along, I can’t help feeling this is as close to horse jumping as I want to get. At this stage, I am fast thinking I will never reach 10mph. This is the next instalment of my adventures with Scooter M. After a few more trips, I’m beginning to feel a little more confident, but still not confident enough to reach 10mph. Then there is an obstacle I hadn’t thought of, I can’t see what’s coming up behind me. Mirrors: that, I decided, was what I needed. Setting off round the mobility shops and cycle shops, the only thing they could offer were the mirrors cyclists use. Me being me, I wanted mirrors on long arms. “Oh no, madam,” the assistant said, “These are the mirrors you need.” Thanking the assistant, ‘him indoors’ and me left armed with a set of mirrors. Urging ‘him indoors’ to fix these mirrors on, he soon gives in and does the deed. Mirrors attached, I now feel like Queen Bee. Unfortunately, adjusting them becomes another problem. It isn’t long before I realised this is an art all on its own. Moving the mirrors this way and that, it soon became apparent all I’m getting is a good view of my boobs and elbows. Is this to reassure me they haven’t dropped off? I still haven’t mastered which direction they should sit, never mind, they look impressive. I’ve resigned myself to continue trying to act like an owl, and swivel my head round as far as I can.


Let us now come to pavement hogs. Motorists might think they have the monopoly of being a road hog, but be assured of this; we have them on the pavement too. I have been shouted at by a passing rider, as he skimmed along on the road, to get off the ****** pavement, followed by a finger signal. I’m still waiting for ‘him indoors’ to tell me what the finger signal means. It will take more than that to put me off riding round on my Scooter M. This instalment covers another problem I have encountered with pavements. Slopping Pavements: Oh dear, yet another obstacle to overcome, (by this time I’m up to 6mph), I’m feeling confident I will get to that 10mph goal. With sloped pavements created to give access for vehicle owners to exit and enter their properties. Accepting these were put in place before mobility scooters were invented, doesn’t stop me having to struggle with Scooter M. M is keen to show me it likes to obey gravity, as it tries to pull me straight into the road. I struggle to stay in control and say a little prayer to make sure I don’t let gravity win. Guessing I might be trespassing on someone’s property, as I try and avoid the steep decline, I apologise now. Now we come to the prepared lower kerbs. I’m sure the council do this with the best intentions in the world. But oh dear, some are in such obscure places, I never realised how much until out on Scooter M. One such is when the lowered kerb is on a corner and close to a roundabout. This means I have to look right, look left and hope nothing is going to suddenly appear from the roundabout. Another obstacle is when the lowered kerbs are not in sequence. Looking for the best and safest place to cross the road, I successfully come to the lowered pavement. Then I see the lowered kerb on the other side of the road is much further along the road. Never mind, I continue on my way while trying not to lose sight of where I saw the lowered kerb. This brings in another problem, some of the kerbs are decently low, but oh dear some are just not so good. The kerb stone might just be that little bit higher than the one you just came off. With a fearful scrunching noise coming from the rear, I realise this must be what the little stabiliser wheels on the rear of the scooter must be for. Now I come to the next headache. Bin emptying days. Dilemma A: Do I try and ride past it on the grass, which might be on a slant or it might be slippery due to wet weather. Dilemma B: Do I try and kick it out the way as I pass? Maybe not, I might fall off. Dilemma C: Do I chance going on the road, hoping I will find another lowered pavement soon to get back to relative safety, with only tree roots and holes to compete with. Then of course, we mustn’t forget the motorist who thinks they should use most, or all, of the pavement to park on. There is no dilemma with these vehicles, I have to get on the road, as there’s no way I can kick it out the way. Many an owner will park their work van/car on the pavement, I wonder why? Is it such a precious item they feel it’s not safe to leave it standing on the road? Hooray, I have at last reached the fast speed of 10mph. 18

Nellie and friends Invite you to Sunday lunch 23rd November 2014 12.30pm for 1.00pm Tickets £10.00 Santa and lots of Christmas gifts Proceeds to Teenage Cancer Trust.

Knit & Sew Friendship Group

Come on your own or bring a friend to enjoy a crafty afternoon with other people who love knitting, sewing or crochet and making things to give away. Our next meeting is on Wednesday 19 November from 2.00-4.00 pm in the Church Hall. Rosie Cudmore


To the Power of Thirty-Two? Thirty-two years begin with one Christian praying… If one Christian prayed for another person that they would believe in the finished work of Christ, then there would be two believers. If those two believers prayed for two others to become believers… in just thirty-two years the WHOLE WORLD would be saved.


BOURNE FOODBANK (Churches Together in Bourne)

Seeded by the Trussell Trust Reg. Charity No: 1157089

IS SO GRATEFUL TO EVERYONE IN BOURNE AND THE SURROUNDING AREAS WHO SO REGULARLY CONTRIBUTE TO THE FOODBANK Thanks to your amazing generosity, we have now fed over 800 people since we began in May of last year! I would like to invite you to consider contributing something from a different list of requirements. The Trussell Trust are now aware that struggling families have other needs in addition to food.

. . . . .

Pet lovers will not be surprised to learn that we are asking for donations of cat/dog food because in times of crisis they suffer too. Washing liquid, washing-up liquid, shower gel, shampoo, soap, toothpaste, tooth-brushes, shaving foam, razors, Feminine hygiene items (we are particularly short of internal wear) Deodorant, toilet rolls Nappies, baby wipes

Please may I suggest that if you are able to contribute any of these items that you purchase the smaller sizes as quite a few of our clients do not have transport and have to carry everything home. If you do have any queries, comments or concerns I would be delighted to have a chat with you (01778 423265) ONCE AGAIN VERY MANY THANKS FOR MAKING BOURNE FOODBANK SUCH A SUCCESS. Ann P-J



Recipe of the Month One of my cookery books that I really treasure is entitled "The Royal Cookery Book", and it would be nice to think that some of the Royal family may take a look at it now and again. It is so interesting! How about trying "Royal" Bread & Butter Pudding?" Come on..... get that pinafore out, and pre-heat oven to 170C degrees or gas mark 3. INGREDIENTS 1 medium white loaf 1/4lb currants 1/4lb sultanas 1 beaten egg Butter to taste, 1pt milk 2 tablespoons of caster sugar 1 tablespoon of golden syrup A pinch of salt Cut the loaf into fairly thin slices and remove crusts. Rinse the currants and sultanas in hot water to soften, and butter the slices of bread. Cut into triangles. Place the bread in a 2 pint dish, layer upon layer, with 2 tbs of dried fruit between the layers. Finish with a layer of bread & butter. Beat the egg, milk, sugar, salt & syrup altogether. Pour over the bread & butter. Soak for 30 mins. Bake in the oven at 170C or gas mark 3 for one hour. This will serve 6 to 8 people. Betty James. December 2014 Magazine Contributions for the December magazine should be with Carol Atkins by lunch-time on Sunday 23rd November. They can be given to her at church, or sent to—10 Broadlands Avenue or sent as an email attachment, preferably as a Word document to:


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QUIZ PAGE The answers are hobbies, sports or pastimes. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Timber labour Degree,ruler Before CDs, attempt For rubbish, begin Ache, tinkling sound Fed up of playing these? Famous school Israelite, used for bread German white wine, used in a lock In the air short biscuits Angry utterances Speak, heather Bridge Previous answer floating Not good china Hello your highness Flatfishing? T missing from musical note Retain, healthy Spherical toy, French ‘and’ Answers to last month’s quiz 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Carrot Parsnip Beetroot Lentil Tomato Kiwi Mango Pear Quince Cabbage

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


Sloe Artichoke Brussels sprout Onion Pumpkin Swede Sweetcorn Damson Apricot Mandarin

Margaret’s Page In the ‘60s and ‘70s my friend and I spent many happy holidays in Wales and on one of our visits bought a phrase book with the intention of learning a few phrases and finding out how to pronounce the notices in Welsh. The book included a section on how to pronounce the different combinations of letters in Welsh words but I am ashamed to say that we found the task virtually impossible and gave up quite quickly. We frequently went by train to Llanberis in Snowdonia and amused the stationmaster with our efforts to say the name of our destination. We always bought a return ticket as we would never have managed to ask for a single back to our base station as it was the one with the exceedingly long name Llanfair………..gogogoch! I am returning to Wales next week after a break of many years, but luckily we are staying at Criccieth, which is much more manageable. Have you ever thought how difficult English must be to a foreigner, or a child learning to spell? Read the following sentences and you will see what I mean. The bandage was wound around the wound. The farm was used to produce produce. The dump was so full it had to refuse more refuse. We must polish the Polish furniture. The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert. Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present. I did not object to the object. The insurance was invalid for the invalid. They were too close to the door to close it. To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow. The wind was too strong to wind the sail. Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear. I had to subject the subject to a series of tests. How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend? There was a row amongst the oarsmen about how to row. The buck does funny things when there are does about.



Chartered Certified Accountants 8 Exeter Street, Bourne, PE10 9NJ Tel. 01778 393147


Assistance with completion of self assessment tax return forms and preparation of accounts.

Home visits by appointment

Assistance for people starting a new business

Telephone: 01476 550503 Mobile: 0794 3041 506

Personal and friendly service

Anne Marie Lilly


Holistic Therapist & Facialist

Wilsthorpe, PE9 4PD (South of Bourne, off the A15) Family run business—established for 40 years


Open all year Dogs walked daily Large insulated heated kennels

THE BOWEN TECHNIQUE Cert E.C.B.S EVERY BODY BENEFITS FROM BOWEN Professional Beauty Treatments facials, non-surgical face-lifts, eyebrow shaping and tinting, waxing, manicures, pedicures

Fully licensed Inspection welcome For details please telephone:-

LAWRENCE KNIPE 01778 560574

Gift Vouchers available

01778 426676


BOURNE ORGAN CLUB Bourne Corn Exchange Invites you to hear Ian House on Wednesday 19th November 6.45pm for 7.30pm

Members £4.00 Non-members £5.00 Tickets available at the door or from John & Linda Wass-01778 424947 also Neal’s Hairdressers South Street, Bourne

GPS Gas Plumbing Services The complete service

Office: 01778 392608 Mobile: 0795 0901007 0782 8423514

Dry Cleaning – seasonal bargain Packs Shirt Service Washing and Ironing Service Curtains . Carpet cleaner for hire Repairs and alterations

Boiler breakdown, service and repair specialists including combination boilers. For domestic Gas and LPG appliances, System breakdowns, Fault finding.

Parking available outside shop Opening times Mon – Fri 8am – 5pm Sat 8am – 12pm Cherry Holt Road Bourne PE10 9LA 01778 420904

Unvented hot water cylinder. Certified Landlord inspections. Energy efficiency certified.

Ongoing sale of surplus linen stock.


The Old Ship Inn


Public Free House and Restaurant

Carpenter & Joiner 01778 421120 Mobile 07792 332280

22 High Street Pointon NG34 0LX New Autumn Menu Stonebaked Pizzas and Takeaway available


Bar and a la Carte available lunch and dinner

No job too small

Tel no. 01529 241 400

A local tradesman


We have a Fabulous range of men’s and lady’s fashion, lingerie and accessories, gifts, cards, wrapping paper, candles, bags, purses, wallets, jewellery and more. Men’s Evening Wear and Wedding Hire.

21-23 North Street, Bourne, PE10 9AE

01778 422359 Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 9am - 5pm



POCKLINGTON Timber/Building

LOCKSMITH SERVICES PHONE: 01778 441279 MOBILE: 07901530013

Sheds, Fences, Sawn Timber etc


Ye Olde Quarrie, Stamford Road, Ryhall, Stamford, PE9 4HB

For a free quote call KEN IT COSTS NOTHING TO ASK

Tel: 01778 425170 - Mob: 07802 399160

carpet company

ALEC DAY Butcher & Fishmonger 17A Abbey Road, Bourne Tel: 01778 422281


FINEST ENGLISH Beef, Lamb & Pork, Chicken & Turkey LINCOLNSHIRE SAUSAGE Made to our own traditional recipe HOME COOKED Cold Meats and Haslet Traditional and Gourmet CHEESES A selection of FRESH FISH Available Tuesday to Saturday Also FRUIT AND VEGETABLES

Specialists in all types of flooring Supplies and services. _________________________________________ Choose from samples in the comfort of your own home. Fully trained installers Domestic & Contract work undertaken Buy online of in store Carpets Vinyls Kamdean & Cavalio Laminates

Woods Sisals, Sea Grass & Coir Ceramic Tiles Blinds E: T: 01778 422233 29


Richard Arden


Painter & Decorator Professional Service

Giving a complete 24 hour personal service by caring and dedicated staff

Interior and exterior work Wallpaper hanging All aspects of decorating Competitive prices Free no obligation quote


Tel Bourne: 01778 422240

Mobile. 07759 638612 Tel. no. 01778 422195


M.P.SMITH Repairs to all leading makes of: Washing Machines Dishwashers Tumble Driers Electric Cookers No call out charge on accepted estimates

Over 40 years experience

01778 343870



GARDEN MAINTENANCE All aspects of garden & exterior work considered, including


grass and hedge cutting garden clearance fencing maintenance shed & garage clearance landscaping shed bases.

SUPPLIED AND FITTED Free quotes call Ken on 01778 441279 or 07901530013 IT MAY BE CHEAPER THAN YOU THINK.

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Nature Notes from Bourne Woods- November 2014 Once again the woods are glorious with autumn colour! The change from one day to another is almost imperceptible but over the course of a week the difference is more noticeable. Skip a few weeks and the transformation is dramatic! The few American Oaks scattered in the wood seem to change first, bearing large leaves of brilliant red and orange hues. Before long the other species of trees will follow suit. I also marvel at the bracken - in summertime a green jungle - now shining golden when backlit by the sun! Despite the advancing season there are still plenty of leaves on the trees, making bird-watching a challenge. Recently, when planning a woodland nature walk, I considered which types of bird we were likely to see and thought that we might not see any! However I expected to hear many, and amongst these were likely to be nuthatches. And so it was - with their urgent sounding calls seeming to say to their friends “quick, look at this!” The loud “tuit-tuits” become faster and are a guide to finding the birds which look most handsome with chestnut fronts and dark eye stripes. Their long bills remind me of kingfishers and kookaburras, stunning birds! They seem to be doing well as they can always be heard, even if they are not seen. In the undergrowth the fungi are erupting. My walk takes me past a tree stump where I have observed the initial tiny globules appear, gradually growing into a host of fairy umbrellas. This is near to a wild honey bee nest at the base of a tree trunk. When the weather was warmer it was an active spot with lots of coming and going. Now however there is just the occasional departure, like the winding down of a seasonal airport. I have not seen any Pooh bears poking sticks in to get the honey but perhaps I have been there at the wrong time. Perhaps I should go down again, just to check he is not there!! Our next event is a Fungus Foray on Sunday November 9 th at 2pm from the main car park. For more information see the website or phone 07747354318. ********** Only in Britain do we use answering machines to screen calls and then ‘Have call waiting’ so we won’t miss a call from someone we didn’t want to talk to in the first place.



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Day Care for the Older Person...and so much more Mobile Meals delivered to your home Domestic Help Service Day Care (at the Centre) Call manager Debbie Hague 01778 421422 for further information. 33

Bishop of Lincoln’s November Letter2014. This year's time of remembrance is particularly poignant, given that it is the centenary of the dreadful tragic events of the First World War. By the end of the war a million British men were dead, and two million more had been wounded. There was not a single family unacquainted with grief, nor a corner of life unaffected. Many of us have become familiar with the story of Amy Beechey, a mother from Lincoln who saw eight sons go to war, and only three return. We can only imagine her grief; but every day of the war, her pain was known and understood by grieving relatives in households all over England. The horror of the trenches, the scale of the slaughter, the tragic loss of so much human potential –all these things meant that long-held notions of an all-powerful God began to be questioned. Put simply: If God is loving and all-powerful, how could evil be allowed to flourish on this devastating scale? And why would we continue to trust in a God seemingly indifferent to our fate? One person who wrestled with these questions was Geoffrey Studdert Kennedy, an army chaplain who earned the nickname Woodbine Willie for handing out cigarettes to the troops at the same time as copies of the New Testament. Woodbine Willie insisted on being on the front line with the troops whenever he could, and those battlefield experiences forced him to confront depths of evil and suffering which few of us will ever see. Having entered the war with a secure faith in God and an abstract notion of evil, he ended it being absolutely certain of the existence of evil as a real and palpable force at work in the world. The challenge, then, was to find a way to reconcile all that he had seen in the trenches with the existence of a God who was worth believing in. For Woodbine Willie, hope came with an understanding that God was no longer a remote and detached figure at the peak of a great social pyramid. No longer was God the almighty force of his pre-war understanding, able to prevent humans from harming one another if he so chose. Instead, God was present in the heat of battle, suffering along with humanity, in the intolerable conditions of the trenches, in the endless slaughter of young lives, in the agony of Amy Beechey and all those like her back home. God was characterised not by force and power, but by love; no longer remote from all that was going on, but intimately connected with it and suffering through it. Writing in 1918, he said this: ‘God loves us enough to bear our burdens and suffer along with us; the destruction of war will not have the final word, because Christ’s example promises us resurrection from death.’ The first world war brought the horrifying reality of modern warfare to every home in the land; it brought a new awareness that God is not distant and other, but is involved through Jesus Christ in our struggles and sufferings. Despite all the evil in the world we continue to have faith in this God: the God who brings love out of hate; light out of darkness; justice out of oppression; good out of evil; and life out of death. This is our God: the God of Love and Resurrection. 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 Sunday 30th November Wine & Nibbles 11.45am at Brenda & Jim’s home: 64 Stephenson Way, Bourne 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. 35


Weightwatchers 9.30—11.00a.m. (Every Monday except Bank Holidays) Fit Steps 1.30-2.30pm Tel 07730223557 Karate 5.30-7.30pm (tel. 01780 762261) Zumba Dancing 8.15—9.15pm (01780 480507)


U3A Art 9.00—11.30am Extend (Exercise) 12-1pm Tel 01780 470221 Slimming World 7-8pm—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 (2nd Wednesday Afternoon) Weightwatchers 5.30-7.30 pm


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 Gateway Leisure Club 7-9pm

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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Electrician No job too small Domestic and commercial Extra sockets Rewiring Lighting 3 Phase *Part P* Approved

If you are worried about yourself, a relative or neighbour do call us. *30 Years experience. *An alternative to using services. *No contact centres to go through or waiting lists. Our website contains information on the service we can provide. Please phone, email or ar r ange to meet us at offices in Oakham or Stamford. Alternatively we can come to your home. Phone 01572-756666

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Celebration Cakes Outside Catering Christenings Weddings Funerals

Crockery Hire Telephone 01778 393079 Now at 32 North Street, Bourne PE10 9LY


FROM THE REGISTERS Baptisms August 10th September 7th 14th 21st 28th

Lilly Mae Samantha Woodcock. Grace Cooper; Ben Whitmore, Finley Whitmore; Aine McDonagh Jack Harvey; Eloisa Brown Lily Woods; Ben Clayden Mia Pignatiello; Bethany Kay; Alfie Clare

Marriages September 13th

Jake Cummings and Lianne Bratcher

Funerals September 10th

Veronica (Ellen) McPherson

Happy Birthday to 9th Bill Normington 9th Brian Hicks 13th Sandra Rogers 14th Mike Northen In Memory 25th Herbert McMaster 30th Don Fowler FLOWER ROTA –NOVEMBER High Altar 1st & 8th November (Remembrance} 15th & 22nd November Lady Chapel 8th November (Remembrance) St.Paul’s Chapel 8th November (Remembrance) No Flowers in Advent. Matha Mrs E Page and J Wiggins Candles Anon Mr & Mrs Williams


- Mrs. A. Northen. - Mrs. M.Woodland - Mrs. J.Smith - Mrs.A.Northen

YOUR PARISH CHURCH SERVES YOU BAPTISM, CHURCHINGS AND WEDDINGS, are by arrangement with Father Chris….01778 422412 OUR FELLOWSHIP FLOWERS IN CHURCH Mrs A Northen 24, Fir Avenue……………………………….01778 423353 HALL BOOKINGS Merryn Woodland …………………………………………… 01778 423232 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 The Revd Sheena Cleaton, Assistant Curate, 20 Tilia Way……01778 395626

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…………...……….07557027210 DIRECTOR OF MUSIC John Saunders, Mellstock, Bourne Road, Essendine………….01780 480479 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 P.C.C. TREASURER Mr A. G. Payne, Oldhall Farm House, Wilsthorpe …………...01778 560633 READERS Mr D.H.Page, 3 Sycamore Close

…………………………...01778 422512

MANDATED MINISTRY TEAM Mrs C. Guppy, 16 Gladstone Street……………………………01778 423873 Mr & Mrs J Smith, 60 Gladstone Street ……………………...01778 422219 GIFT AID OFFICER Mr D M Harding 72 Station Road Morton.

…………………01778 570177

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


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Bourne abbey magazine 11