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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.


HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL. (Thoughts about the gift of another New Year. By Canon David Staples) “Hope returns to Yorkshire’’. That wasn’t just an eye-catching newspaper comment printed a few years ago. It was not about a change of heart in the savaged communities of South Yorkshire. Communities there and were deprived of their raison d’être by the withdrawal of the traditional coal, steel and textile industries. Certainly many there needed hope, and still do. They live with the effects of economic changes in the last 40 years, some of which I saw at first hand when working in what was then the South Yorkshire coalfield in the 60s and 70s. No, the reference then was to the appointment in 1996 of David Hope as Archbishop of York after a brief but effective ministry as Bishop of London. Before that he had been Bishop of the Yorkshire Diocese of Wakefield. Hope, in the person of an able and honest Archbishop, is something always needed in the Church. Hope, in a more general sense, is something we all need as we face the unknown days of 2018. Who knows what they will bring. Why bother with the difficult issues of war, peace and reconciliation whether in Syria or Burma or even on your doorstep? Why struggle to make difficult marriages work? Why be everlastingly patient with rebellious offspring? Why continue to care for the elderly? Why keep looking for jobs when you are 25 and have never had one or 55 and feel you will never get one again? Why bother to leave the house once more for the weekly visit to the Food Bank? Why trust authority from whatever source? The alternative to hope is apathy and self-centredness. Why bother about anything? Wouldn’t it be better to live in solitude on the late Roy Plomley’s Desert Island where the most difficult choice is which eight discs you want to hear? To take hope away is a terrible and demoralising act. Hope helps us to look ahead, to see beyond things as they are. It is not escapism. We look ahead and can then come back to and see reality as it really is. Whether things can be changed or not we can respond with a sense of purpose and an absence of self-pity. We can remember that God works to his own time-scale. The social effects of loss of hope can be seen in that widespread kind of debunking cynicism which is so much a part of contemporary culture, and in much of the media. This, in a vicious circle, destroys hope itself. A prurient media thrives on sleaze, crime, conflict and all kinds of human failings. The Christian hope is grounded in the Easter Gospel. “Praise be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.’’ ( 1 Peter 1:3). This is not the mere utopianism or secular optimism which hard reality exposes as a cruel confidence trick. It has sustained the saints through the severest of trials. So it was good news just over 20 years ago when Dr.Hope went back to Yorkshire. It is even better to know that by the grace of God our hope today can remain alive well into 2018..




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 God grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, Courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.



SOCIAL COMMITTEE From all the Committee we thank you for your continued support at our any functions during 2017.(We made a profit of ÂŁ375 at our recent Christmas Fayre) We shall be putting together a varied programme for 2018. Your feedback is always appreciated and new ideas most welcome.

CANDLE FUND A huge thank you to everyone who has sponsored candles for the sanctuary during 2017; whether in memory of a loved one or on their own behalf. This year ÂŁ390 was donated. If you would like to support us in this way please get in touch. Also if any member of the congregation would like to take on this role of collecting, recording, and passing on the donations to our treasurer I would be very happy to pass this on. Thank you once again Elizabeth 422518


Churchwarden’s Chat The last weeks have seen the Abbey filled with children, parents, grandparents and friends to celebrate the joy of Christmas. Parents and children took part in Messy Christingle where they were able to make stars and angels as well as the Christingles and In spite of the snow the Church was illuminated with about 150 candles for the Christingle Service. As I write, the two extra radiators that we lack are still on a slow boat from China but there is a noticeable increase in temperature in the Church. We now hope to enjoy a short period of calm before the next phase begins after Easter. This will require more detailed planning as we want to make sure that the finish is worthy of the magnificent building that is in our care. Dudley and I would, once again, like to express our thanks to all those who help and support the maintenance and ministry of the Abbey Church in so many ways. I am very aware that you must dread me coming to stand beside you as it usually means there is a job in the offing but you disguise it very well! We hope that the New Year will bring you all good health and that you will continue to enjoy the blessings which God has given . Merryn and Dudley


EASTER LILIES. Lilies will be arranged at the High Altar and in front of the Pulpit in memory of loved ones. Please forward names plus £3.00 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 December Report. On Wednesday 6th December the Branch held their United Carol Service in Bourne Abbey Church which was led by Father Chris Atkinson with Mr.John Saunders at the organ. We were joined by other MU members of the Aveland Cluster, Churches Together in Bourne and pupils and carers from Willoughby School. The retiring collection of £95 was in aid of the Rohinga refugees in Bangladash. Thanks to all who supported the Parcel Stall at the recent Christmas Fayre. We raised £46 towards the grand total of £375. Thanks to Merryn and her band of knitters who decorated the Christmas Tree for Methodist Church Christmas Tree Festival. THE ANNUAL MEETING WILL TAKE PLACE ON WEDNESDAY 10th JANUARY 2018 in the ABBEY CHURCH HALL COMMENCING AT 2.15P.M. please BRING A MOMENTO WITH YOU TO SHARE WITH THE OTHER MEMBERS. (N.B. The Annual Subscription of £23.50 is due on 1st January, please try to get monies to Merryn by 10 th January) Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Yours Ann


OPEN THE BOOK As I am sure many of you know already, under the umbrella of Churches together in Bourne, a group of adults have been going into the three Primary schools and presenting Bible stories prepared and scripted by the Bible Society. We are now at a stage when we need to increase our numbers to give us more flexibility. There is a possibility of a training course in the Spring. If this is something you feel is important and would like to help please contact me and I will put you in touch with Leigh, our leader,who will explain further. We use simple costumes and if there is any one who could help with making these we would also be grateful for some assistance. Merryn Tel: 01778 423232 or merryn232@talktalk .net

Infallible Recipe to Preserve Children Take a one large grassy field, one-half dozen children, two or three dogs. A pinch of brook and some pebbles. Mix the children and the dogs well together and put them in a field, stirring constantly. Pour the brook over the pebbles. Sprinkle the field with flowers. Spread over all a deep blue sky and bake in the hot sun. When brown, remove and set away to cool in a bathtub. Joan Pazdzierski


Friends of Regional House Craft & Creativity Days 26th January—A baking day with James and Marlene Briggs. After much success of the previous baking day, James and Marlene will be returning to provide another great day! A suggested contribution of £5 to cover materials, unless specified. Days will run from 10-3pm. Refreshments will be provided but do please bring your own lunch. To enquire about any of these events or to book call 01778 591358 or email


This months magazine is FOUR PAGES short because I have NOT been sent or received enough articles. PLEASE send articles in, time for me. Thank you Carol (Editor) 11

Bourne Elsea Park C of E Primary Academy Christingle On a wintry afternoon before Christmas, when the school grounds were still covered in snow, the staff and all 198 pupils at Bourne Elsea Park C of E Primary Academy gathered around the Christmas tree to take part in a special Christingle Collective Worship. During the day each child had made their individual Christingle whilst learning about the significance and symbolism of each part. When everyone was gathered together, Lacey, Year 2, remembered that the orange represents the world. Bronte, Year 4, said the red ribbon reminds us of Jesus’ blood. Amelie, Year 1, was eager to say that the four cocktail sticks represent the four seasons of the year. Viktorija, Year 3, added that the dried fruit and sweets on the sticks were reminders of the healthy food and treats God provides for us throughout the year and finally Tegan from Year 6 told us that the candle in the centre is the for Jesus, the light of the world. As the candles were lit and the lights turned off, the whole school sat and sang Christmas carols by candlelight. It was a truly beautiful and peaceful sight to behold and the perfect Christmas memory.


Knit & Sew Friendship Group

Our next meeting is on Wednesday 17th Januaary from 2.00-4.00 pm in the Church Hall as usual. Do come and join us. Rosie Cudmore 423569

Julian Meeting “If I were to sit and wait Would You come? You are not visible But that does not mean You are not present. The warmth shines through in feeling And the light radiates out in love. It is not a case of will You come. What matters is that I come And that I sit and wait.� Elizabeth Mills The Julian Meeting offers the opportunity to draw aside from our busy lives for a quiet half hour of silence with readings and music. We thank Pauline Pickett for her warm hospitality in hosting the Meeting at her house during the building work at the Abbey. Our next meeting will be on Monday 8th January at 10.00 in Bourne Baptist Church hall. We will be back in the Abbey in March. Please contact Sarah Speers 01778 421657 for further information. You would be very welcome.


KAIROS PRISON MINISTRY In 2016 Lincoln Mothers Union was asked to support the Kairos ministry in Stoken Prison.Kairos is delivered by a mixed team of about 20 trained councillors. The 5 day programme seeks to bring to those in prison the love of Jesus and his wish to forgive those who turn to him.During the 5 days men’s hearts, and lives can change and the prison atmosphere can change. The Mothers Union along with many local church communities are asked to pray during the Kairos week at Stoken, March 12 th-16th 2018,. For prisoners and staff. We have also been asked to produce Oatmeal cookies. CAN YOU HELP? Each batch will make 20 cookies with a recipe and tips provided from a professional baker on easy ways to get the cookies the standard Kairos size. If you would like to help or know a confident baker who can help please contact me. I need to give numbers by the end of January to the main organiser. Cookie recipes are also available from the Mothers Union board in the Abbey church. The baking window is Feb 26th –March 2nd. The cookies will be blessed in church on Sunday March 4th and will then be taken to a centre (tba) on Monday 5 th ,where they will be packed in labelled packets of eight, to be distributed throughout the Kairos week for prisoners taking part, to eat; to give to other prisoners or staff who they have disagreed with in the past. Why cookies? Food is a way that God shows his people He has not abandoned them and that He cares.for them. It is love in an edible form! If you can help please let me know? I will then give you the recipe, health a hygiene form,and further d e t a i l s. Elizabeth Page 422512 m For more details see a short video at Thank you


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.

Asking Teacher Emma asked her Sunday school teacher a question; “If the people of Israel are Israelites, and the people of Canann are Canannites, are the people of Paris called Parasites?”

February 2018 Magazine Contributions for the February 2018 magazine should be with Carol Atkins by lunch-time on Sunday 21st January. 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:


I Wonder if the Cabbage Knows I wonder if the cabbage knows He is less lovely than the Rose: Or does he squat in smug content, A source of noble nourishment; Or if he pities for her sins The Rose who has no vitamins; Or if the one thing his green heart knows – That self-same fire that warms the Rose? Author unknown It could be argued that both the cabbage and the rose are beautiful plants in their own right, and in fact there is a type of rose called a cabbage Rose. Cabbages (below) have been cultivated for over 4000 year and have become a staple in our diet. Roses are one of the oldest flowers known to man and are the flower of lover. It would appear that both are very good for one!


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Recipe of the Month I recently visited a craft fair at Elsea Park Community Centre. The refreshments were absolutely delicious so I was delighted when Bob Welch brought some of the leftovers to the U3A art group we both attend. I enjoyed them so much that I asked his wife, Jane, for the recipe. She kindly sent me a copy, stating that she had found the recipe in the Hairy Bikers’ Family Cookbook, ‘Mum Knows Best’ from the BBC. I have not cooked it myself but I can heartily recommend it. ‘The proof of the pudding is in the eating’. Margaret Shephard STICKY DATE CAKE Serves at least 12 people

110g raisins 225g dates, chopped 175g sultanas 110g currants 275g butter, plus extra for greasing the cake tin 1x400g condensed milk 150g wholemeal flour 150g plain flour Pinch of salt Scant tsp bicarbonate of soda 1 heaped tbsp chunky marmalade Blanched almonds and glacé cherries for the top (optional) Grease a 20cm square cake tin with a little butter and line with baking parchment. Put the raisins, dates, sultanas and currants in a saucepan with the butter, then pour in the condensed milk and 275ml of water. Bring this to the boil, stirring frequently so the mixture doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan, and continue to simmer for 3 minutes. Pour the mixture into a large bowl and allow to cool. Preheat the oven to 170º/Gas 3. In another bowl, mix the wholemeal and the plain flour with the salt and bicarb. Once the fruit mixture is cool, fold it into the flour and stir in the marmalade. Spoon the mixture into the greased and lined cake tin and decorate with some whole blanched almonds and glacé cherries if you like. Put a double layer of baking parchment over the top to keep it from burning and bake in the preheated oven for 1¾ hours. At the end of the cooking time, take the cake out of the oven and leave it to cool in the tin for 10 minutes before turning it out onto a cooling rack. Wrap it in foil when cold and store it in a tin. It keeps well.


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Quiz Page By the time you read this Christmas will be over and our thoughts will be turning to booking next year’s holidays, so this month’s quiz is all about holiday destinations, home and abroad. I have given the number of letters in each word to help you. The bad swims under water. (3,8) The start of Hebrews followed by journeys on horseback (3,8) Used for making whiskey + A (5) Princess Margaret’s earl IA (9) A lot of not old trees (3,6) 2 warm jumpers (6&8) Home of the Britons – why? (8) Neither people fatties (7,6) The mixed up SCOT hills (3,9) Three-legged male island (4,2,3) Little Florence removed A (7) The child’s toy, O, tiny creatures (3,9) Climb, always relax (5,7) Deep valley, known for cheese (7,5) Huge obstruction made of coral (5,7,4) Make music, a dog’s foot (9) The very large pond, stern (3,4,8) Australian minus 2 letters, mixed up PALS (8,4) Unopened flower, a nuisance (8) ARAGAIN (anagram) tumbles (7,5) Answers to last month’s quiz Reindeer Mistletoe Santa Claus Camels Angel Holly Parties Holiday Donkey Herod

11. Shepherds 12. Bethlehem 13. Star 14. Stable 15. Decorations 16. Carols 17. Inn 18. Mince pies 19. Crackers 20. Brussels sprouts


Margaret’s Page Amateur dramatics have always played a very large part in my life. As a child and teenager I was very shy and I found that appearing in school plays gave me added confidence. I was able to throw myself into the part and character I was playing and my shyness disappeared. As a teacher in a primary school I produced a school play every Christmas, sometimes a nativity play but more frequently a pantomime. I only had a small number of children in my class, as for 21 years I taught in a very small two-teacher school, and every child took part in some way. I wrote the scripts myself as ready-made scripts were of no use in those circumstances and I found that if I took part myself, preferably as the baddie, it brought the whole thing to life. The children thoroughly enjoyed throwing things at me or calling me names, bringing about my downfall. One year we had so few children in the class that I asked the parents to take part. They enjoyed it so much that they asked if they could do more acting, and so Leadenham Dramatic Society was founded. When I moved to Stamford I intended to give up acting as I had reached that time of life when it was difficult to learn words and I renounced the stage until I retired. When I joined the U3A I was persuaded to join the Stamford drama group and gradually I regained my confidence and took part in a number of plays, sketches and, eventually pantomimes. When I moved to Bourne I joined the drama group here, but still kept my membership of the Stamford group as I had so many friends there. In the past few years I have been very busy in November and December, trying to juggle rehearsals and performances for both groups. I now write the scripts for the Stamford group and had quite a challenge this year as they wanted to do Alice in Wonderland because they had been given the costumes for it by a group which was closing, but there was no-one willing and able to take the part of Alice. So I wrote ‘Alice in Wonderland, Without Alice’, and the White Rabbit took the main part. I also took the parts of a sorceress and a cat magician because two people dropped out because of illness, (always a hazard when using pensioners as actors.) ‘Alice’ was performed successfully at the beginning of December in Stamford. The Variety Group from Bourne U3A are performing their production of ‘Behind the Scenes’ to any members of the public who are interested on Saturday, 20th January at 2 p.m. in the Abbey Church Hall. As this is later than usual I am able to take part without trying to tie myself in a knot. It is most suitable for people who like to look back to the ‘good old days’ of our youth. If you would like tickets (£3 each) please contact me (425778) and I will happily obtain some for you. A happy New Year to you all. 21


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Walks with my dog. Our dog is chipped this means he has a small computer chip with our name and address on it under the skin in his neck. If he gets lost he can be scanned to find out who he belongs to. Reading about the Holy Spirit being a seal from Jesus to guarantee our belong to God reminded me of the dog’s chip He doesn’t know he is chipped and we often forget about the seal of the Holy Spirit. But what a comfort it is to know that we are sealed by God’s spirit in Jesus so we can never be lost. Read Ephesians Chapter 1:13,14.



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Did you know There is now a St. Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice Bereavement Group in Bourne. It takes place at the Cedars Nursing Home on a Thursday morning 10.00am to 12noon. For more information phone Betty Cross on 01522 518221

Donations Although the magazine is free we are always grateful for sponsorship and donations. Please either contact Arthur Lightfoot or put your donation in and envelope, marked MAGAZINE DONATION and hand it to one of the churchwardens or put it in the wall safe in church.


Nature Notes from Bourne Woods- January 2018 Like many other households, we have followed the now popular tradition of adorning our house with a Christmas tree, holly and mistletoe. Their green fronds make the house look festive, dispelling the winter darkness. The holly is replicated on some of the greeting cards we have received and the mistletoe has the added advantage of being used as an excuse for an embrace if not a kiss! However it is also possible to sample these joys and more in our local woods and parks (Burghley House has balloons of mistletoe). When the sun shines the bright holly berries shine like navigation lights in the undergrowth, whilst drops of rain hang on the end of the twigs, glistening as jewels. The old flower heads of the umbellifers look splendid, especially if touched by Jack Frost. Fir cones abound, some bearing the marks of nibbling by squirrels. If you make it as far as the ponds you may be greeted by a wonderful winter scene which competes with those portrayed on calendars and jigsaw puzzles. Although those images are picturesque, the real woods are living, pulsing with activity, with groups of tits keeping in touch with contact calls as they pass through the trees whilst blackbirds rustle in the fallen leaves as they forage. We are fortunate to have several large conifers spread through the woods which act as both shelter and suitable hunting grounds for tree-creepers, nuthatches and goldcrests (and possibly firecrests although I have never seen one). I am told that we have had an influx of Hawfinch- something else to be on the lookout for! At the wood margins I see that Mr Badger has had an extension added to his sett. This year some residents in my street have also enlarged their properties but it has taken them considerably longer! Writing this piece has inspired me to venture forth again, much to the satisfaction of my dog who has so many scents she wants to explore! On Saturday January 20th at 4.30pm we have our Wassail in the Community Orchard, off Beech Avenue, Bourne, in conjunction with Bourne Borderers where we will be encouraging the trees to produce fruit. More information from Sarah 07760468052.



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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 15th January Bourne to Sleaford Railway. by Jonahan Smith.

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.



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

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FROM THE REGISTERS Baptisms 5th November 12th 26th Marriages None Funerals 6 th 22th 27th

Oliver Lee James Maisie Alexander Charlie William Crown; Jacob John Player (both in the Confirmation Service)

Doreen Arden Vera Barker Margaret Mapleston

Happy Birthday to 8th Lucy Normington 9th Ceri Guppy 12th Joy Hicks 14th Shayne Smith 17th Marilyn Roberts 30th Margaret Normington In Memorium 30th Morris Allen FLOWER ROTA –JANUARY High AltarJanuary

5th & 12th 19th & 26th -

Mrs.M.Woodlandanuary Mrs.J.Payne

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. I usually do the rota during the Christmas holidays. 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. I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Candles.. Candles for January In memory of Danny.


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

…………………………...01778 422512

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 - January 2018  

Bourne Abbey Parish magazine - January 2018

Bourne Abbey Parish magazine - January 2018  

Bourne Abbey Parish magazine - January 2018