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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 Choral Evensong (Third Sunday of the 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.


Love life, live Lent (Thoughts about Lent by Fr. Hall SPEERS. This is the time of year New Year resolutions wobble or die. 365 days is too long for many. I find Lent’s 40 days is more realistic. “Love life, live Lent” is the title of booklets that have been used in many churches in Lent. In his introduction the Archbishop of York said that for Lent, instead of always, ‘I’m going to give up this, I’m not going to do that, do something exciting, more positive’. So Love life, live Lent is full of suggestions for things to do. This was greeted with scorn in some newspapers, “Church of England official guidance gives up fasting and abstinence for Lent”. The Church of England has not said any such thing officially or otherwise. What the church encourages now, as before, is taking the opportunity of the 40 days of Lent to make a real change in one’s life through renewed self-discipline. If what you need to achieve a better healthier lifestyle is giving up alcohol or confectionery or simple over eating, then go for it! Test your real self-discipline as opposed to imagining, “I could do it if I tried” which is so often self-delusion. For most of us, more prayer, more Bible reading should figure high on our to-do list for Lent. Perhaps attend a Lent group. Part of prayer is stopping, being consciously silent knowing ourselves to be in God’s presence. Another part of prayer is holding others before God, both those we know personally and the many tragic situations around us: Syria and the places in the headlines, Sudan as well as our own situation, Brexit, etc.. Pray the news, both good and bad. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, 14th February, our Abbey Service is at 7.30pm. Let this be a time of renewed commitment as disciples to Love and Serve. Be the change you want to see! Hall




THE MONDAY LUNCH CLUB MONDAY LUNCH at the ABBEY CHURCH HALL at 12.30 pm every Monday -------- £4.00 ------Alison and Philip welcome you to the church hall on Mondays to enjoy a hot meal and good company. We look forward to seeing all our friends Old and new! All welcome Alison & Philip—01778 393458

Thought for the Month Fear knocked at the door. Faith opened it and there was no one there.


SOCIAL COMMITTEE From all the Committee we thank you for your continued support at our any functions during 2017. We shall soon been putting together a varied programme for 2018. Your feedback is always appreciated and new ideas most welcome.

THE CHOIR You will have noticed that choir numbers have dropped over the last couple years. Only four years ago I wrote in this magazine that “choir numbers remain at 25 singers, including 8 children”. Unhappily this is no longer the case, with the total choir numbering only 16. Due to family and other commitments this can mean that the choir on Sunday can comprise as few as 10 singers, which is spite of their very best efforts is barely adequate to lead the congregation, and to maintain the choral repertoire. I would summarise the benefits to both church and choristers as follows: Reasons to Keep the Church Choir Alive 1. 1. Choirs support good congregational singing. 2. Their visual presence is an encouragement to the congregation. 3. Choirs make a broader repertoire available for worship. 4. Choirs help singers develop and improve their musical gifts. 5. Choirs can offer up musical praises that would otherwise not be possible. 6. Participation in choir ministry can be an avenue for introducing outsiders to the church. 7. The choral process reflects the mission of the wider church. 8. The choir is an open, welcoming and diverse group. 9. The choir adds musical creativity and beauty to worship. While you may well think that our choir struggles to achieve some of these objectives, if it is to survive it is vital that we attract more singers, of all ages to maintain the musical standards and mission built up over many years. I would ask every church member to help in this quest for new – and returning – members, without which musical standards will inevitably decline. I will be more than happy to talk to potential recruits and assure them of a very warm welcome from both myself and choir members. JCS


Churchwardens Chat At this time of the year we have to complete a nine page return of statistics to the Diocese concerning attendance at Bourne Abbey. The statistics show some changes in worship at Bourne Abbey. Although we no longer have a weekly Sunday sung evensong, attendance shows a slight increase for Sunday worship. Church attendance for Christmas Eve/Day in 2017 showed a decrease in the number of communicants. Christmas Eve was, however, on a Sunday and there was only a said Holy Communion at 8.00 a.m. - no 10.00 o'clock Sung Eucharist. (the regular Sung Eucharist has an average of 90 -100 communicants), but the number of people of all ages attending Bourne Abbey on Christmas Eve/ Day – Crib Service, Midnight Mass, Holy Communion and Sung Eucharist - increased by 250. More people, but less communicants. Several people said how warm the church was. The alterations to the heating have raised the temperature, and we are still waiting for the final three radiators to be installed! May we remind you that our Annual Parochial Church Council Meeting will be held on Sunday 18th March, and that this is the time when the Parish Electoral Roll is revised. The Electoral Roll indicates to the Diocese how many people support a church. Inclusion on the Electoral Roll does not commit you to any duties whatsoever, and, very unusual for the Church of England, does not cost you any money! At last year's APCM there were 262 names on the Roll, but each year we lose some names either through death or moving away from Bourne. It is not essential to live in the parish of Bourne, in fact several people on the Roll do live outside the parish. If you would like to be a new name on the Roll, the forms will be on the table next to the font. At present the restoration work is scheduled to re-commence in May 2018. This will enable the radiators to be installed in the new rooms without disturbing the heating in the church. The store shed has a new roof fitted and is now watertight. Merryn and Dudley


Saint Kyneburgha’s Church, Castor On the last weekend in October, Saturday was a warm and pleasant day and we decided to go for a drive. We needed a focus, an opportunity to stretch our legs and after due consideration chose to go to the village of Castor. Castor lies in the Nene Valley to the west of Peterborough. It is an easy journey, south on the A15, taking the right turning for Helpston. At the crossroads in the centre of the village turn left by the church, go past John Clare’s cottage and continue on the road to Ailsworth and Castor. The journey took about 30 minutes. Castor was an important Roman settlement, excavated in the 19C, and Roman tiles, bricks and stonework can still be seen in places around the village. The church was the main focus of our attention. Around 650 AD the daughter of King Penda of Mercia-St Kyneburgha-founded a Saxon Convent in the midst of the Roman remains. The convent was sacked by Danish raiders in 810 AD and 1021AD. The present church was dedicated on 17th April 1124. It is a magnificent building awarded four **** in Simon Jenkin’s book ‘England’s Thousand Best Churches’. The Norman tower is breathtaking, with two tiers of arcading, carved with zigzags, billet, fish scales and lozenges. (see below). Castor is, in effect a textbook of medieval architecture – both inside and out. As you approach the South Porch, your eyes are drawn to a Saxon carving of ‘Christ in Majesty’. The door by which you enter is dated 1372. The interior is superb. In the words of Simon Jenkins, ‘the roof is alive with freshly painter angels carrying musical instruments and the keys of St. Peter’. The carvings depict beasts and vegetation and a ‘green man.’ In the north aisle there is a wall painting showing scenes from the life of St. Catherine in which the wheel can be seen. St. Kynebugha had a sister St. Kyneswitha and there is an altar dedicated to her in the north aisle. Standing next to it is a Saxon carving of an Apostle which was part of St Kyneburgha’s shrine in the 8 th C. There are many other fine features to enjoy and the church is colourful and light which enhances the pleasure of viewing it. Glossary: Arcade – a series of arches supported by piers or columns. Billets: Norman ornament consisting of small half cylindrical or rectangular blocks placed at regular intervals. John Williams


Ash Wednesday Service Wednesday 14th February 7.30 pm Bourne Abbey Church.


Lilies will be arranged at the High Altar and in front of the Pulpit in memory of loved ones. Please forward names plus ÂŁ3.00 to Ann Northen, 24, Fir Avenue, Bourne PE10 9RY(423353) by March 17th. Cheques to be made payable to Bourne Abbey P.C.C. (Flower Fund) . There will be a full list in the May edition of the Church Magazine and in front of the two displays.




Bourne Abbey Mothers’ Union January Report. On Wednesday 10th January the Branch, with 15members and one visitor, held their Annual Meeting, with Father Chris Atkinson taking the chair. This is the last year of the Triennial so Mrs. A. Northen remains as Branch Leader and Enrolling Member for the ensuing year. The rest of the officers and committee were proposed, seconded and voted en bloc.Mrs.A.Hewitt – Deputy Leader, Mrs.P.Willingham – Minute secretary Mrs.J.Fownes _ Programme Secretary. Mrs.M.Woodland – Treasurer Committee – All above plus Mrs. A.Budd, Mrs. C. Guppy and Mrs.J.smith. After the business part of the meeting we continued with refreshments and with several members sharing their mementoes with each other. The annual Subscription is now due please see Mrs.M.Woodland as soon as possible. We join with the 10.00a.m. Communion service for our Corporate Communion on the FIRST THURSDAY OF EACH MOINTH The next meeting is the Lunch at the Wishing Well, Dyke on WEDNESDAY 7th FEBRUARY 12.30.for 12.45p.m. please see Mrs.J.Fownes for a menu and further information. DATES FOR YOUR DIARY MARCH 2nd FRIDAY. We are doing duty at St.Benedicts in Lincoln. We welcome volunteers. You do not have to be a member of Mothers’ Union. Please let Mrs.A.Northen know if you can help.423353. MARCH 4th WEDNESDAY – Lent Abbey Churc h 2.15p.m. APRIL 9th MONDAY- Cluster event at All Saints Church, Stamford commencing at 2.30.p.m. PRE NOTICE. A coach has been booked to take members of the congregation to Grimsby Cathedral for the Triennial Service on Wednesday July 4 th. The coach will pick up in Bourne leaving Market Deeping at 8.25.a.m. and returning at 7.40.p.m. with a cost of £16. Numbers need to be in by the end of February/ Early March. Please let Mrs.A.Northen know if you are interested. Yours Ann


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JULIAN MEETING The Julian Meeting offers the opportunity to draw aside from our busy lives for a quiet half hour of silence with readings and music. “Unless one takes time to turn inward and be silent, meditation and the spiritual quest will not get very far. We seldom find God in a hurry, or in bits and pieces of reflection on a day of busy activity. There is simply no better way to keep ourselves out of a relationship with God than by simply having no time for Him, having no time to look within in meditation.” Morton T. Kelsey ‘The other side of silence’ Our next meeting will be on Monday 5th February at 10.00 in Bourne Baptist Church hall. Please contact Sarah Speers 01778 for further information.



Bourne Abbey and Bourne Ealsea Park C of E Primary Academies This term Father Peter had a Christian Conundrum for us to solve in Collective Worship as he introduced us to our new Christian Value. He shared with us a story that comes from his favourite Christian season: Epiphany. As he told the story he picked out key letters and asked the children to hold them up. “Many years ago, in an Eastern Country far away there were Three Wise Men who were studying the stars and planets. One night they saw a new, special Star. They knew that this star was the sign of a New king being born, so they travelled to find him. They journeyed to Jerusalem where they met King Herod. But they knew he was not the King they had travelled to find and instead continued their quest on to Bethlehem. There they found the child they had been searching for and Offered him Gifts of Gold, Incense and Myrrh.” It was James, in Year 6, who solved our puzzle, revealing that the hidden word in this famous story was SHOWING. Father Peter explained to us how Epiphany has so many examples of the word ‘showing’ in it. Jesus shows himself, the star showed them the way, and God shows his love for us as he sent down his only son. This story also helps us to understand the deeper meaning of this terms Christian Value: Courage. Father Peter asked us what our understanding of the word Courage is. Callum said that he thought Courage means ‘perseverance’. Emily said that it means ‘you should keep on trying’. Isabelle said that it means ‘Bravery’. Father Peter agreed and said that he felt the Wise Men showed all of those traits. They had to leave the comfort of their own homes, travel through bad weather to strange new places and even managed to save Jesus’ life by warning everyone of King Herod. We talked about how in life it can sometimes be hard to do the right thing like the Wise Men did, but when we encounter times of trouble or confusion we can look to God to provide us with the courage to persevere along the correct path. Whether this be to own up when we do something wrong, having to do difficult things or go through difficult times, admitting when we don’t know something or standing up for something we believe in, God will help us to find courage in all that we do.


Did you Know William Blake, the man who wrote Jerusalem, the ‘theme-tune’ for the Women’s Institute, was born in London 250 years ago, on 28th November 1757. Blake was not an establishment sort of person. Though a firm believer in Christianity, with great affection for the Bible, this visionary poet was very hostile to the established church of the day. Instead, William Blake was fascinated by Mysticism and the growing Romantic Movement. His poetry and print-making reflect his highly idiosyncratic view of life. His spirituality was intense and very personal: he produced a magnificent illustrated version of The Book of Job, but believed that he could talk freely to the Old Testament prophets. Blake would undoubtedly have raised a few eyebrows if he’d ever been let loose in a Women’s Institute, but his poetry has been loved by millions over the past two centuries. As well as Jerusalem, there are the immortal lines: To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower, Holy Infinity in the pain of your hand And Eternity in an hour….. Though largely ignored during his lifetime (he died in 1827), Blake’s work seen as highly significant in the history of both poetry and the visual arts. Indeed, William Blake was voted 38 th in a BBC poll of the 100 Greatest Britons. One modern critic has even called him ‘far and away the greatest artist Britain has ever produced.’


The Difference if you Marry a Yorkshire Lass. The first man married a woman for Essex. He told her that she was to do the dishes and house cleaning. It took a couple of days, but on the third day. He came home to see a clean house and dishes washed and put away. The second man married a woman from Sussex. He gave his wife orders that she was to do all the cleaning, dishes and the cooking. The first day he didn’t see any results, but the next day he saw it was bertter. By the third day he saw his house was clean, the dishes were done and there was a huge dinner on the table. The third man married a lass from Yorkshire. He ordered her to keep the house cleaned, dishes washed, lawn mowed, laundry washed and hot meals on the table for every meal. He said the first day he didn’t see anything, the second day he didn’t see anything but by the third day, some of the swelling had gone down and he could see a little out of his left eye, and his arm was healed enough that he could fix himself a sandwich and load the dishwasher. He still has some difficulty when he pees. Angela Astall


Coffee Morning At 60 Gladstone Street Bourne Saturday 17th February 10—12noon £2.00 for coffee and cake. Raffle In aid of Bourne Dimension Skateboard Park

Pun Intended A dog gave birth to puppies near the road and was fined for littering. Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.


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.

Children’s Society Box Opening The Children’s Society Box Opening month is March this year (although I am happy to start the process at the end of February if anyone is keen to have their box emptied.) I will be holding a coffee morning on Thursday March 15 th at 5, Sycamore Close, Bourne, from 10am to 12noon for box holders and friends, which will include a raffle, with all proceeds going to the Children’s Society. Box holders can bring their box to the coffee morning to be emptied. More information on the coffee morning nearer the time. Boxes can also be handed into church or please contact me if you would like your box collected. Sarah Roberts (01778 426255 or email

March 2018 Magazine Contributions for the march 2018 magazine should be with Carol Atkins by lunch-time on Sunday 18th February. They can be given to her at church, or sent to—10 Broadlands Avenue or sent by email attachment preferably as a Word document to:


This poem was sent to the editor by Jack Dawson. It was written by Isaac Ewan who was a Brethren Evangelist, preacher and poet of the early 20th Century. Jack comments that the poet’s ideas are not new but he has an intoxicating way with words. Try reading this poem aloud and enjoy for yourself the wonderful rhythm he uses. The poem was taken from the book ‘The Caravanserai’, a collection of poems by I.Y. Ewan. LOVE O but to be in it, Bound in it, free in it, Lowly in mind in it, learning to live; Ever to see in it Christ on the tree in it; Gentle and kind in it, quick to forgive. O but to vest in it; Dwell in it, blest in it; Draw on the wealth of it waiting on high; Calmly to rest in it, Make me my nest in it, Strong in the health of it; never to die. O but to grow in it, Breathe in it, glow in it, Think of it drink of it, nectar sublime; Daily to know in it Heaven below in it, Sips from the brink of it tasted in time. O to delight in it, Keep within sight of it, Warm in the strength of it, in its control; Feeling the might of it, Depth of it, height of it, Breadth of it, length of it flooding the soul. I.Y.Ewan


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A game played on horseback. A Nut-coachman uses one. Calves’ fathers – a potato has some. Not before – four twos. A fruit seen when raining. Summer flowers Made from cream – drink from Scotland. Girl’s name – an assortment Seen on frogspawn – parents love him. Ancient warriors used it – where money is made. Sweetener – nuts. Very large nut – found in freezer. Made from grapes – part of mouth. Intellectuals. Where Mum gets intoxicated. High Class thoroughfare. Subject for discussion. Follows Friday .Olympic Event Voodooism. Answers to last month’s quiz

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

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I have just discovered a mistake in no. 17 for which I apologise. I missed out two vital letters - D.I. - in the clue. I can’t blame that on the computer.


Margaret’s Page I recently had a tidy up of my computer desk and found an old church magazine (September2005) from a URC church in Nottingham. I have no idea who gave me it but presumably I kept it because it contained something of interest, so I looked through it and discovered that I had already used the ‘Gardeners’ Hymn’ which I had kept it for. I was on the point of discarding it when I found the following story which I thought might amuse you. A Bridge Too Far A man walking along a California beach was deep in prayer. Suddenly the sky clouded above his head and, in a booming voice, the Lord said, “Because you have TRIED to be faithful to me in all ways, I will grant you one wish.” The man said, “Build me a bridge to Hawaii so I can drive over anytime I want.” The Lord said, “Your request is very materialistic. Think of the enormous challenges for that kind of undertaking. The supports required to reach the bottom of the Pacific! The concrete and steel it would take! It will nearly exhaust several natural resources. I can do it but it is hard for me to justify your desire for worldly things. Take a little more time and think of something that would honour and glorify me.” The man thought about it for a long time. Finally he said, “Lord, I wish that I could understand my wife. I want to know how she feels inside, What she’s thinking when she gives me the silent treatment, what she means when she says nothing’s wrong, and how I can make a woman really happy.” The Lord Replied, “Do you want two or four lanes on that bridge?”



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Nature Notes from Bourne Woods- February 2018 Mid-winter, cold and often overcast. The carol describes it as bleak, “frosty wind made moan”. Yet in the woods there are already signs that we are moving towards spring. The catkins are in full bloom, blowing in the wind like lamb’s tails. We saw our first on Christmas day, more than a month ago and, with luck, we should be able to enjoy them for another month or more. Their yellow-green hues are a foretaste of the colours of oncoming seasons. Elsewhere in the wood, we have other hues to brighten our day, including the golds and ambers of the remaining oak and beech leaves. We might have expected the tree trunks to be simple browns and greys but look closely and many are russet red and sage green from the lichens growing on them, often on one side or the other. Others are verdant with mosses and ivy whilst the silver birch bark glistens in the sun. One would need a full palette to paint a landscape! The birds are also heralding spring, being more vocal and therefore noticeable. The greater spotted woodpeckers can be heard drumming, establishing their territories or calling loudly from the tree tops. Some great tits are practising their song, trying to develop the perfect interval in pitch. There is much to appreciate and admire, although I do neither when I look at my dog’s belly. A reader recently asked me what sort of dog I have?- well this time of year she has a muddy underside! February is our AGM month – and we are keen for new committee members – our AGM is on 21st February at 6.45pm at Wake House, please contact Sarah for more information or if you would like to get involved.




Letter from the Bishop of Grimsby

Dear Friends, ‘Well, if he thinks he’s going to get me talking about my faith, he’s got another thought coming!’ The reaction of a churchwarden (not of this diocese) to the suggestion made by a particular bishop that they might have a mission in his diocese, where they tried to share what they knew of Jesus to people who had not yet made the same discovery. It is a sad, but reasonably common, response. Faith seen as a private affair, something we’re reluctant to talk about even with our friends, those we trust, let alone those we might not know as well. Maybe we’re afraid of being asked questions to things we haven’t got the answers for. Maybe we’re afraid of being thought of as strange. For whatever reason we keep firmly quiet, which means those around us are prevented from discovering the treasures we know – the difference that Jesus can make in an ordinary life, even like ours. By contrast, one of the things that all three of the bishops in our diocese are looking forward to this year, in response to a challenge from the Archbishop of Canterbury, is to work with our second-year curates and their parishes to see how, together, we can creatively, intentionally and appropriately share what we know to be true with those we are in contact with. That is, across the diocese, in a variety of ways, simply sharing what God means to us, in the hope that others will open themselves up to all that he might have for them as well. We have a prayer that has been written for these events. Perhaps, at the start of this year, it is a prayer you could use too: Almighty God, source of our hope and all good things, You call us in love to share in your work of making your love known to all. Bless, we pray, all that we do in sharing the story of your love with those amongst whom we live, that through us they may catch a glimpse of the love you have for each one of us, and find their place within it themselves. With every blessing, Bishop David



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 19th February Brian Lawrence “Old Photos of Bourne and Morton.

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) Monday Lunch Club 12.30pm– (393458) Karate 5.30-7.30pm (tel. 01780 762261) Zumba Dancing 8.15—9.15pm (07580 701 047)


U3A Art 9.00—11.30am 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 Weightwatchers 5.30-7.30 pm


Line Dancing 10.00am—12.00pm ( 421932) Garden Club 7.30pm—9.00pm (3rd Thursday in month) Whist Drive 7.00pm-10pm (Last Thursday in month) Nubourne WI 7.30pm (1st Thursday in the month)


Extend Exercise 10.30-11.30am Tel 01780 470221

Bookings for the Hall contact Merryn Woodland 01778 423232 Caretaker:- Mrs Janet Stubbs 01778 422304

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FROM THE REGISTERS Funerals December 01 05 07 12 14 15 22 27 29

Roland Hill Alan Parker Alice Hempsall Violet Foster Harry (Roger) Hill Ethel Walter Mavis Blades Marion Williamson Dorothy Aldred

Happy Birthday 5th Christopher David Watson 5th Phoebe Louse Carter 12th William Cudmore 13th Judy Smith 20th Theo Mason Carter 21st Sue Casey In Memory 2nd Roland Adnitt 25th James Hilborne 27th Marjorie Spencer 28th Douglas Reeson. FLOWER ROTA –FEBRUARY High Altar

February 2nd & 9th - Mrs.A.Northen th Ash Wednesday 14 February No Flowers during Lent re-commence on Easter Day 1st April

Many thanks to all the flower arrangers who have decorated the Church during the last year. I am looking for more flower arrangers for 2019. We arrange flowers at the High Altar on a fortnightly rota apart from Lent and Advent. The Lady Chapel and St. Paul’s Chapels are only done for the major Festivals. i.e. Easter, Whitsun, Patronal Festival ( St.Peter and St.Paul’s Tide), Harvest , Remembrance and Christmas. Candles In memory of Patrick English Nunn.


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 …………………………………………… 01778423232 MAGAZINE EDITOR Mrs Carol Atkins, 10 Broadlands Avenue…………………….01778 425760 Sub Editor Margaret Shephard, 12 Baldwin Grove……………………….01778 425778 WEBSITE MANAGER Jonathan Smith, 71 North Road, Bourne……………………...01778 422798 ............................... 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 PARENT, BABY & TODDLER GROUP Clair Carter, 5 Poppy Place, Bourne…………………………..01778 394230


WHO'S WHO VICAR The Revd Father Chris Atkinson, The Vicarage, Church Walk 01778 422412 ASSOCIATE PRIEST The Revd Father Peter Lister, 4 Linden Rise, Bourne……….. 01778 423730 CHURCHWARDENS Mr. D. Guppy…16 Gladstone Street……. …………………...01778 423873 Mrs Merryn Woodland, 26 Harvey Close, Bourne……………01778 423232 VERGER Mr. A. Lightfoot, 44 Mill Drove,Bourne. PE10 9BY…...…….07923 854819 DIRECTOR OF MUSIC John Saunders, Mellstock, Bourne Road, Essendine………….01780 480479 Email Assistant Organist—Stanley Godfrey Deputy Organist Peter Page, 48 Grosvenor Avenue, Bourne, PE10 9HU……….01778 393031 P.C.C. SECRETARY Mrs. C Guppy, 16 Gladstone Street Bourne………………...…01778 423873 SAFEGUARDING OFFICER Karen Key, 5 Exeter Close, Bourne, PE10 9NP……………….01778 421029 P.C.C. TREASURER Mr A. G. Payne, Oldhall Farm House, Wilsthorpe …………...01778 560633 READER Mr D.H.Page, 3 Sycamore Close

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MANDATED MINISTRY TEAM Mrs J Smith, 60 Gladstone Street …………………………...01778 422219 ELECTORAL ROLL OFFICER Jonathan Smith ………………………………………………...01778 422798 STEWARDSHIP /GIFT AID OFFICER Mrs C Guppy, 16 Gladstone Street, Bourne, PE10 9AX………01778 423873


Bourne Abbey Parish magazine - February 2018  

Bourne Abbey Parish magazine - February 2018

Bourne Abbey Parish magazine - February 2018  

Bourne Abbey Parish magazine - February 2018