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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

July 2016


Every Sunday 8am

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

10am 8.30am 5.15pm

Thursdays The Communion (1662) Weekdays (Except Thursdays) Morning Prayer Evening Prayer

Father Chris would be glad to be informed of sick people and others who would appreciate a pastoral visit.


WE WILL REMEMBER THEM. (Thoughts on poignant anniversaries by Canon David Staples) July 1st 1916 saw the start of Battle of the Somme and the slaughter of Kitchener’s army of volunteers. June 6th 1944 saw D Day and the Normandy landings, both poignant anniversaries. . Commemoration or celebration? Commemoration there must be. Celebration requires careful handling. It can so easily get hi-jacked by jingoism or side-tracked into trivialisation. As a boy living in East Suffolk in 1944 I watched the towing aircraft and gliders flying overhead with their distinctive white stripes on fuselage and wings. I also remember my Mother taking my brother and me into a small village church in East Suffolk (Braisworth) saying: “We shall pray for the brave men who are going over to France”, and we did. Of course there must be thanksgiving for the deliverance from the evil unleashed on the world by the Kaiser’s militarism and Hitler’s perverted Nazi ideology. There must be thanksgiving for the bravery of the young men who made such deliverance possible. There must be prayer and support for those who still suffer - people whose lives were broken by physical or mental injury. People who still live with heartbroken memories. But there must also be sober realism because the world for whose freedom they fought is still, 70 years on, divided by barriers every bit as difficult to cross as “No Man’s Land in Picardy in July 1916 and the English Channel on that stormy day in June 1944.

Barriers exist today between individuals, within families, between races and cultures and political ideologies. Breaching barriers of estrangement exacts a high cost. Christians are reminded of this every time they commemorate and celebrate the events of the last days of Jesus’ earthly life. Bread is broken and wine poured at the Holy Communion Service. “This is my body, given for you. This is my blood, shed for you. Do this in remembrance of me”. From that last meal with his friends Jesus went out to engage the powers of evil unleashed against him so as to bring peace. (See Ephesians 2:14—22). We can trivialise the cost of this sacrifice too.

People thought it would never happen again. Inborn goodwill, native common sense, and inevitable progress would make evil redundant. The lesson of the Somme was never learnt. Nor was that of Belsen or Hiroshima. “Evil ignored will go away” we thought. But it didn’t. Its latest manifestation in indiscriminate terrorism makes us hold up our hands in horrified surprise. The Bible is much more realistic.

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Cont. from page 3. Jesus called not the peace-lovers but the peace-makers blessed. (St.Matthew 5:9). The call is not just to assent to peace in general as a good thing, neither is it only to be undertaken at high levels of diplomacy. Peace-making begins where we are. This is the least we can offer to those who died in conflicts of years ago. It means Biblical realism about things as they are and things as they might be. It means prayer for grace that Jesus’ costly work on the Cross may grow fruits in us and around us to do what mankind finds it so impossible to do for itself. When that happens there really will be something to celebrate. The Peace of the Lord be always with you.

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The Monday Lunch Club Come and enjoy the fellowship of good company In Bourne Church Hall at 12.30pm Except Bank Holidays. For details and to book contact Alison on 393458 All welcome.

Thought for July Those who fear the Lord will form true judgements, and they will kindle righteous deeds like a light. Ecclesiasticus 32 v 16



Churchwardens Chat The good news is that we were able to fly the flag for the Queens 90th Birthday Celebrations. The steeple jack has replaced the guy wires holding the flagpole steady, (another job we can cross off our list of jobs from the Quinquennial Report, and replaced the halyard. Here endeth the good news!

At the eleventh hour in our planning application we have been asked to consult another body concerned with ancient buildings. This is very frustrating as we went to great lengths to ensure that agreement was reached with all the bodies we were originally asked to consult. Last month Dudley appealed for more Servers and we were most gratified with the response. This month I am asking for volunteers to join the welcoming team and Sidesmen at the 10 a.m. Service. The Abbey can seem an intimidating space and it is most important that newcomers and occasional visitors feel at ease. Please indicate to Dudley, Fr. Chris, Fr. Peter or myself if you feel you can help. We intend to hold a “get-together ” in September to move this forward. We hope that July brings some sunshine, especially if you are away on holiday. Merryn and Dudley ***************** Gentle Thoughts He who hesitates is probably right. Did you ever notice: The Roman Numerals for forty are XL! If you can smile when things go wrong, you have someone in mind to blame. The sole purpose of a child having a middle name is so he can tell when he’s really in trouble.


Abbey ringers join national celebrations A team of ringers joined the national celebrations for the Queen's 90th birthday by ringing a quarter peal at Bourne Abbey Church on Sunday, between midday and 1pm. The team, which included tower captain Alan Payne and his son Matthew, brought together ringers with more than two century's experience of campanology (or bell ringing). The event was organised by Joan Payne who is pictured with the ringers before the start of the quarter peal.

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



Paul Mason’s Music Interview of the Month: Chris Page (Drummer Extraordinaire)

Paul: Hi Chris, thanks a lot for taking time out to answer a few questions for me. Chris: No problem Paul, thanks for asking me. Paul: If I may start by saying, there’s been a lot of great drummers through the decades. Who was your biggest influence? Chris: Hard to pick just one. I suppose when I was starting, and wanting to play rock, then I would say Bonham and Ian Paice for me. If I was pushed though, then yes, I'm a Bonzo man. His sound was immense. A) His fills were singable and B) he always chucked in a bit of the unexpected, but I notice strange influences/ideas in my fills from many drummers. I'm a great thief when it comes to ideas. I kind of think if it's out there, then it's up for being used....erm.....pinched. I'm not big on drum solos and that kind of thing. I don't get off on watching a drum workshop, I prefer the whole band thing. I don't really sit and listen to drums. If I play a CD/MP3 that has a good drummer on it, then it's because it's a song I like i.e. Jim Keltner on a Ry Cooder song or Steve Jordan on a John Mayer track. I've just read Andy Summers book, which got me listening to The Police again. Stewart Copeland was excellent...very unique! Paul: What about Keith ‘Moon The Loon’? Have you ever been tempted to put explosives in your bass drum? Chris: Ha-ha!... Not really, though I have been very tempted to put some in the odd bass cab. I knew this bass player called John (Mungo) Godfrey that played for Mungo Jerry. He used to meet up with Moonie after gigs at The Roundhouse I think it was and he said Keith Moon would clock him entering the club, and would shout things like...”John dear boy, would you like a drink”?......”Yes Keith, I'll have a whisky”...”Excellent John, what would you like 6 or a dozen”? Paul: You’ve played to countless audiences. Does the atmosphere affect the way you play, as in, if you can see that they’re obviously enjoying the music, does that get you going? Chris: I think, if I have a great sound on stage, then that inspires me to let rip a bit more. I've had situations both playing and watching, where it's seemed like it's just been me and the other person kind of sharing the moment. Like, if I'm playing, and I can see someone engrossed in what I'm doing, then I guess It feels a bit more intimate. It works the other way too. I was on holiday in Los Cristianos -Tenerife, and there was a Fiesta going on with live bands performing till about 2am in the town square. Full-on P.A blasting out and everyone buzzing... apart from the Brits around the pool the next day complaining about the noise. Anyway, I stood at the side of the stage while this Spanish band were playing a kind of Latin/pop set. They were amazing, and the drummer was incredible. Really on top of his playing, and I must of just been staring and then it happened, we made eye contact. That was it then, we sort of shared the moment, and I'm sure he knew I was a drummer too. I prefer it when the crowd is in your face. Hot and sweaty every time for me!


Paul: I used to play the drums for a while, but if I’m honest, my neighbours weren’t, let’s say, ‘over keen’! Do you have that problem and how do you deal with it? Chris: I teach drums in schools four days a week, and gig every week more or less. I have recordings going on and rehearsals for up-coming gigs, so the last thing I want to do is play drums in the house...LOL! If I'm depping for a band, then I will learn the set at home, and I have a Roland electronic kit in the wife loves it...NOT! It's ideal for practice as you can practice at low volume, or use headphones. Besides, I don't have neighbours as I live in a castle in Dorset. Paul: My musical taste has The Jam, The Who and Cream written all over it. Who are your favourite bands? Chris: I've always been in to Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Floyd, Free and Queen from the 70's Rock era. Love The Beatles and The Hollies for the 60's pop. Motown, The Rezillos, Television, Elvis Costello & The Attractions, The Police from the punk era. Where do you stop? I like music period! Paul: Rumour on the grapevine has it that you teach people how to play the drums which is fab. Do you have any new inspiring musicians? Chris: I have a student that's just left me to attend BIM in Bristol who is becoming a crazy player. His name is Jason Jones and he plays with a band called End of Daze. They're a metal band...not really my thing but, I can tell that it's done really well. I can't get past the whole demonic vocals. He's very driven and is a really nice guy. I have a girl who is around 14 and preparing for her Grade 8....she's only been playing for 2 years. And I have a 12 year old boy that is the proverbial sponge. He has a great feel and really gets it. Paul: So what bands are you playing with at the moment apart from Sons Of Cream? Chris: I've been away with Chris Spedding quite a bit touring. Chris is working on War of the Worlds till Autumn now, so I have been playing locally with various bands. I start rehearsals for an American guitarist called Peter Nathanson in June. I play drums on his soon to be released album The Way That You Dance. Peter lives in Paris and he's a Blues player. The album was produced by Geoff Haslam. Geoff worked with Velvet Underground, Bette Midler and many, many more. The album sounds great and I'm really looking forward to getting stuck in. Geoff is, I think ...71 now? He was real old school with amazing energy. 8 hour days, and I never saw him sit down when we worked. He just kind of did these little dances until he felt we were hitting the groove and then he was happy. He always insisted that we have a little tot of Whisky to start the session (10am) Paul: Chris, thanks ever so much for taking time out to answer my questions. I much appreciate it and good luck with your future projects. Chris: Thanks Paul, and you too!.... Keep up the good work!


Website Report for June As I write this (June 18) it's fifty-nine days since I took over as webmaster of A lot has happened in the last month – several new pages have been added, including one on the repairs to the church flagpole - and I hope I've created an up-to-date and informative site. In those 59 days we have had 16,957 page visits. I hope people like what they see. If you have any comments or feedback please email me at This email address can also be used for other enquiries about church matters. In addition to the on-going general updating of information on I have been working to improve the look of the site pages on mobile formats - mobile phones, tablets, etc. This work has included finally resolving the issue of accessing the monthly parish magazine - it's no longer a lottery about which month you get!

If you have a QR code enabled smart phone with internet access, look out for the notices on the noticeboards featuring the QR code – they will take you straight to the home page of the website. Please keep visiting the site - and tell others about it if you enjoy what you see. Thank you all for your support. Jonathan Smith.

Music Into the busy classroom music floats Softly and far distant as a Psalm Sung by wan monks across the lonely fen In ancient Crowland’s ruined Abbey pile. John Godfrey. 10

Bourne Abbey Mothers’ Union June Report. This year Mothers’ Union “ Celebrates with Faith”’ 140 years since their founding. I will put a full report in next months magazine, but please join us in the Abbey Church or the Church hall sometime during the weekend of the 25 th & 26th June.. There will be a display of Mothers’ Union banners, work of the Mothers’ Union in Bourne and Worldwide, murals by the two primary schools, prayer points in Church, refreshments in the Church Hall, culminating in Choral Evensong on the Sunday evening.

For our June meeting 15 members enjoyed a visit to Edenham Church. We were given a guided tour by Jane Bradley, who told us about the history and the connections with the Royal Family, especially with the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth the 2nd. We then retired to the Vicarage where we were served tea and sumptuous cakes. Our project for 2016 will be for Baby’s Basket. This is a charitable trust which provides baby and hospital essentials as an attractive gift for mums in the Lincoln area. We are going to make up baby baskets for 0-3 months. Further details from Mrs. Jean Fownes. Please look on the Mothers’ Union Notice board in Church and the Church Hall for items needed or J ean Fownes has taken photogr aphs of two of the filled Moses baskets that have been distributed on our behalf. These will be displayed on the notice board in the Church Hall We are still supporting Boston Women’s Aid. They have now moved premises, so we will start collecting items again. I will put a revised list of their needs in next month’s magazine. At the moment they are in the process of moving premises so we will wait before any more items can be taken to them. Mrs. E.Page, Mrs. A.Northen, Mrs. C.Guppy and Rev. S.Rice-Oxley attended the Summer Council at Horncastle. Mrs. A.Northen, Mrs. A.Buddd and Mrs. P.Willingham went to St.Benedict’s in Lincoln to do coffee duty. THE NEXT MEETING is on WEDNESDAY 6th July 2.15p.m. in Abbey Church Hall, when our speaker will be Rev. Rachel Thompson with her talk entitled “ My journey to the priesthood”


Bourne Abbey Church of England Primary Academy. What a Celebration! Along with the whole country, the children at Bourne Abbey C of E Primary Academy celebrated a very special day recently. They were extremely excited to be able to join in with countrywide merriments to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday. They came to school buzzing with excitement fully kitted out in their best red, white and blue clothes. During the morning of ‘Party Day’ the Key Stage 1 classes were full of busy little hands preparing for the party. Crowns and party hats, Union Flag placemats and bunting were created and constructed en masse. Year 2 created some wonderful information books about Her Royal Highness bursting with Royal facts. For Year 1 this special day came at the end of their Christian Celebration focus in R.E. They have spent the last term talking about the importance and tradition of family and Christian Celebrations. Year 3 wrote an individual letter to the Queen whilst and with Year 5 donned their creative hats and made 3D shape models of Her Majesty. Several of the Key Stage 2 classes cooked quiches and tarts in readiness for the afternoon Tea Party. Unfortunately the weather put a stop to the planned outdoor disco and party games but it didn’t dampen spirits! After consuming their scrumptious party spread, the day ended with every child in the school watching, along with thousands of others across the UK, the live Tea Party broadcast from Windsor Castle. It was the perfect end to a very memorable day.


Bourne Abbey Flagpole Most of us would think twice about climbing up a 30 foot flagpole on the ground to replace a broken lanyard - let alone if it was on top of the Abbey Church tower - you certainly need a head for heights! On Saturday, June 4, two steeplejacks from Cedars Steeplejacks arrived to replace the lanyard plus the guide wires and eyes which help keep the glass fibre flagpole from keeling over. Ladders and tools were hauled from the churchyard to the top of the tower on ropes - it's impossible to get a ladder up the stone spiral staircase in the tower and hauling up bags of hand tools is much easier and simpler! First job on the agenda was to replace the guide wires and anchor points which had rusted and no longer meet the guidelines. This took all the morning and a good part of the afternoon - once the new guide wires had been anchored to the ring halfway up the flagpole and to the pinnacles, the old wires had to be removed - not a job I would have wanted to do - it's not easy sawing through metal clips left handed while 15 feet up a ladder attached to a flagpole! Once this was completed came the lanyard replacement. Even steeplejacks don't like climbing to the top of a flagpole on a ladder (quite understandable for obvious reasons). The steeplejacks then produced their secret weapon - a long handled fruit picker. With one steeplejack half way up the flagpole, the fruit picker was used to catch the remaining broken cord, which was attached to the new lanyard and after several attempts pulled through the pulley at the top of the flagpole. It was then a case of lowering the equipment back down the tower wall by rope, drill out the old fixings, some of which had rusted and split the stone, and make good with lime mortar. This was a small job for Cedars Steeplejacks who recently completed the rebuilding of the spire of St Wulfram's Church in Grantham - the biggest steeple rebuilding project in this country for more than 70 years. The following Saturday, June 11, the flag flew at Bourne Abbey Church to mark Her Majesty The Queen's 90th birthday.


Come on let’s Celebrate! In 2016 Mothers’ Union Members are celebrating their 140th anniversary. Our Founder, Mary Sumner, as the rector’s wife, was concerned about the young mothers, including her own daughter, and their families. She opened her home to all the local young mothers offering them refreshments, talks and prayers and so the Mothers Union was born, growing by 2016 to over 4million members in 83 countries with the Queen as our Patron. Membership is open to everyone who supports our ethos married, unmarried men and women who come together to nurture their faith and live out that faith by service to others. We are all volunteers from the World wide President, Lynn Temby, to the office holders and Branch leaders and members. Our motivation is to reach out to offer “Christian care for Families” regardless of race or creed. We train facilitators for our Parenting Programme worldwide, support our Literacy and numeracy programme in many countries, are involved with the issues affecting Gender based Violence, continue to maintain a high profile in the Bye Buy Childhood campaign lobbying governments and having a voice in the United Nations. Our celebratory Flower Festival at St Benedict’s Church, our operational Centre in the heart of Lincoln’s High Street, will take place from 9th August, Mary Sumner Day, until Saturday 13th August open daily from 10am – 2-30pm. Visit us and find out more about the work of the Mothers’ Union in Lincoln and Overseas. Light refreshments, cards & literature available. Everyone Welcome


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

Clair De Lune Martin Jones. Music to Quiet the Mind CD. Man goes far away or near, but God never goes far He is always standing close at hand, and even if he cannot stay within, he goes no further than the door. Meister Eckhart.


We spend half an hour in silent prayer.


Let it Be Maneesh de Moor. CD as above.

Reading: good

I saw that (our Lord) is to us everything which is and comforting for our help. He is our clothing who wraps us and enfolds us for love, embraces us and shelters surrounds us for his love, which is so tenthat he may never desert us. And so in this sight I saw that he is everything which is good, as I understand.


Lady Julian of Norwich. Grace:

We finish our time of prayer by saying The Blessing

The date for July's Julian Meeting is Monday 4th 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.


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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. July 2016 Magazine Contributions for the July 2016 magazine should be with Carol Atkins by lunch-time on Sunday 19th June. They can be given to her at church, or sent to—10 Broadlands Avenue or sent by an email attachment preferably as a Word document to:


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Our next meeting is on Wednesday 20 July from 2.00-4.00 pm in the Church Hall. Just a reminder that there is no meeting in AUGUST but we look forward to seeing everyone again on Wednesday 21 September as usual. Rosie Cudmore 423569

CIVIC SERVICE I attended the civic service this Sunday and Father Chris had compiled an inspiring service and it was good to see our various councillors and town dignitaries there to receive a blessing on their service to our community for the coming year. I was therefore sad that there were so few of the regular congregation there to join in the prayers for our town and wider community. I believe that there are reasons to do this, both biblical 1 Timothy 2 verses 1,2 says “I urge that then first of all that request, prayers intercessions and thanksgiving be made for everyone, for Kings and all those in authority that we may live peaceful lives in all godliness and holiness ….” And we are told in the new testament to welcome strangers, and share the gospel with all. It is not much of a welcome to our town councillors if we don’t turn up to the service that we invite them specially to! Ann Hewitt.


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TENTH ANNIVERSARY GALA CONCERT OF THE WEDNESDAY SINGERS – FRENCH CONNECTIONS – SATURDAY 30th JULY 3 pm The Wednesday Singers was formed ten years ago, in July 2006. Ever since their inception, they have given several concerts each year, performing in churches, village halls, nursing homes and other venues, with programmes which have covered a wide variety of music from folk songs and pop songs to songs from musicals, classical choral music and opera. The Lest We Forget concert in 2014 included Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man. The concerts have over the years raised sizeable sums for charities and good causes. The tenth anniversary gala concert of The Wednesday Singers, entitled “French Connections”, will take place on Saturday 30th July at 3 pm in the garden of The White House, Fen Road, Dunsby, but if it is cold or wet, the venue will be moved to Dunsby Church, and tea will in that case be served in Dunsby Village Hall. By the time you read this, you will know whether we are by then to stay in or leave the European Community, following the referendum on 23rd June: the concert will bridge both sides of the English Channel by featuring French music, and music with a French connection, followed by a traditional and delicious English afternoon tea. The programme will include well-known music of Faure, Delibes, Offenbach and Bizet, as well as songs of Edith Piaf, Francoise Hardy, Lennon and McCartney and some well-known traditional French songs.

Tickets will be £8, to include both the concert and the tea, and if you would like to put your name on the list and to buy tickets, please telephone 01778 440234. Please pre-book to assist with catering. There will also be a raffle during the afternoon. The proceeds will be divided between Crohn’s and Colitis UK, a registered charity, and All Saints’ Church Dunsby organ fund.


Recipe of the Month

Pineapple Pudding Serves 4 Ingredients 1½ oz. S.R Flour 1½ oz. Butter/Margarine 1/8 pt. Pineapple Juice 2 eggs (separated)

3 oz. Sugar ¾ pt. Milk ½ tin Pineapple ¼ tsp. Vanilla Essence.

Method 1. Melt butter in a saucepan, add flour and cook for a moment. 2. Add milk gradually, stirring all the time, also add sugar. 3. Bring to the boil, remove from heat and cool slightly. 4.Add egg yolks, pineapple juice, small pieces of pineapple and vanilla essence. 5.Put mixture into a baking dish and top with meringue mixture (beaten egg whites plus sugar to taste – about 4 oz.) 6. Cook slowly in oven until meringue has browned lightly. Serve hot or cold. Oven temperature: Gas mark 2, 150c, 300F.

Recipe thanks to Lesley Williams.


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British Rivers

A number Used in camping: insert an R 4th letter of the alphabet Type of exam Bonnie’s companion Worn by Victorian golfers and sporting gentlemen Add BER to noise made by bees Used in surfing + patella Not ill plus School furniture without D Penultimate letter of alphabet Previous boyfriend We need it to breathe Thrown in a pub .Bird of peace Scottish valley Seep out A collection of ships After third German for ’the’ disappeared

Answers to last month’s quiz 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Jumper Skirt Blouse Cardigan Briefs Tights Trousers Jacket Vest Underwear

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


Tie Shorts Waistcoat Raincoat Pants Frock Bolero Gloves Pullover Scarf

Margaret’s Page One of the pleasantest afternoons I have spent recently was on Sunday 5th June. This was the day when Brenda Jones had invited everyone to a picnic on Whitebread Meadow to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday. I went with my neighbour, Doreen, and my friend Janet, just after 12 noon. We went early as we were afraid we might have difficulty parking but we need not have worried as we were the first there. We were later joined by Doreen’s son and her little grand-daughter who brought their own inflatable little tent. Other acquaintances later joined us and sat with us chatting and eating. A few more families and friends gradually appeared and placed themselves around the field in the shade, as it was a glorious sunny day. We were entertained throughout the afternoon by a guitarist from Thurlby who gave his services free and the Bourne Borderers danced for each group in turn, almost exhausting themselves in the process, as they are not used to dancing on grass. Although there were four separate ‘encampments’ many of us visited the others and were made very welcome. The children got to know each other and played together. One group had even brought their own large model of the Queen and when I went over to pay my respects to ‘Her Majesty’ (i.e. to be nosy and have a closer look) I was given a glass of wine to toast her good health. I’ve never met them before and probably never will again but it was all part of the camaraderie of the whole afternoon. A very sincere thank you to Brenda and Jim for organising a really lovely event. It was greatly appreciated by all those who took part. People of my generation are sometimes depressed by the selfish attitude of the world of today, so it is always heartening when I have an experience which renews my faith in human nature, whether in my own country or elsewhere. I have recently returned from France, just in time to avoid the strikes and the floods! One afternoon my friend and I were driving through a village when we slowed down to look at an old building. A group of pensioners approached the door, obviously going for a guided tour of this ancient place. Their leader came over to the car and invited us to join them, which we did. We were shown around a fascinating 19th century farmhouse and saw the rooms where the farmer and his family, his workers, and the cows, all lived amicably together in one building. We were made really welcome and were not allowed to pay anything towards the cost of the visit. I’ll admit that my language skills struggled a bit, but it was an experience I will never forget, not only for the sightseeing but also for the sheer kindness of complete strangers to a couple of foreigners. It was one of the highlights of our holiday. 25


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No job too small

Tel Bourne: 01778 422240

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

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

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

Do you struggle to take care of your feet or know someone who does? Take the first step and contact JEAN POLLARD Dip CFHP MPSPract 07443 590502


Professional, reliable, insured and fully qualified Foot Health Practitioner Home visits available Wednesday 09.00 – 20.00 and Thursday 09.00 – 18.00 Find me on, Facebook and

I am a member of The Accredited Register of Foot Health Practitioners which is overseen by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care 29

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


Richard Arden


Painter & Decorator

All aspects of garden & exterior work considered, including

Professional Service Interior and exterior work Wallpaper hanging All aspects of decorating

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

Competitive prices Free no obligation quote Mobile. 07759 638612 Tel. no. 01778 422195

PLEASE RING 07890998781


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

"Bring the Buggy" A story, a song and a prayer for Toddlers and their Careers at 9.45a.m. in Church Wednesday 6th July 31

Nature Notes from Bourne Woods- July 2016 We have had some considerable rain in June, causing the ditches and dykes which drain the woods- usually in a gentle and unhurried manner- to turn into babbling brooks, furiously carrying torrents of water out and away, eventually to distant seashores. The conditions seem to have stimulated intense new growth so the woods appear particularly green. The verges of the woodland rides are adorned with tall grasses interspersed by colourful gem-like wild flowers, including yellow buttercups and pink campion. The dense leaf canopy makes bird-spotting more difficult so it is a good time to enjoy the butterflies which sally forth in the warm summer sunshine, fluttering silently in the sheltered glades. “Grizzled Skipper� sounds like a weather-beaten captain of a trawler who is having a miserable time, perhaps trying to calm down a crew complaining of the lack of fishing success on a cold wet November day. However it also describes a small butterfly seen infrequently- at least rarely spotted by me as an amateur. Nevertheless, a couple of weeks ago I saw not one but several when walking in a nearby wood. I suppose it is like London buses- you wait for one and then three come along in quick succession! Having seen these butterflies not far away it is possible that they may soon become more plentiful in Bourne Woods as insect populations can fluctuate. It is only in the last two or three years that Silver-washed fritillaries have been noted here regularly. We are lucky that White Admirals seem well established and have been for some time. I also enjoy the more common speckled woods, meadow browns and ringlets. I can cope with looking for butterflies as we do not have too many varieties in England, at least when compared with the huge numbers of moths and beetles. Just thinking about their beautiful colours inspires me to go butterfly spotting- the ironing will have to wait! Our next event will be to look for the above butterflies and other insects on our Minibeasts and Flower walk on Sunday July 24 th, meeting at 2pm in the main car park. If raining please phone 07760468052 to establish if still on. ****************** The secret to happiness is not in doing what one likes to do, but in liking what one has to do. Anonymous.



The Butterfield Centre

2 North Road, Bourne.

Reg. Charity No. 517390

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 Letter for July 2016.

One of the many privileges of being Bishop of Lincoln is the joy of travelling round the beautiful counties of the diocese, discovering so many interesting places and meeting more inspirational and humbling people than I could ever number. During the month of July, I will be travelling much further than usual, however: to Fiji, to represent the Church of England at an international consultation. I will be one delegate among many from around the world, all of whom will be representing their part of the Anglican Communion. My fellow delegates and I will gather from dioceses and provinces as diverse as Brazil, The Philippines, Central Africa, The Indian Ocean, Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, and Jerusalem and the Middle East, as well as from England. We meet as delegates of USPG, a mission agency that believes that every person and every community should be able to live a full life. I will be travelling right around the world to attend the consultation, and meeting partners who face very different challenges from our own. Many of them face daily struggles with the effects of climate (or climate change), geography, war, poverty or famine. Yet I am struck by how similar USPG’s belief is to our own desire here in the diocese of Lincoln to see lives transformed through an encounter with the living God. As members of the same human family across the world, all of us created and loved by God, we are united by so much more than the things that might divide us. I continue to pledge myself to do my part in the building up of God’s kingdom in our diocese, so that all the members of this part of the human family have the opportunity of a full life, and to become the people that God has created them to be. May God bless all his people, wherever they may be, and may the message of his love for the world continue to inspire us in the work of transformation to which he has called us. Bishop Christopher



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 Friday 8th July Garden Party (7.30pm) At Benda & Jim’s home (64 Stephenson Way.)

The Abbey Church Hall With a well-equipped kitchen, the Hall is available for hire at very reasonable rates for all regular groups such as Weightwatchers, karate, yoga and dancing, table-top and jumble sales, tea dances, coffee mornings, talks, slide shows and art exhibitions, lunches, anniversaries, receptions etc. Children’s parties are very popular at £30 for 4 hours. For more details of Hall charges and to make a booking, contact: Churchwarden Merryn Woodland 01778 423232 Hall Caretaker Janet Stubbs

01778 422304

Thinking of making or up-dating your will? If so, please consider bequeathing a gift to Bourne Abbey. A legacy would help to secure the future of the church and its work with future generations. Don’t forget that legacies to charities are free of Inheritance Tax. Thank you.



Weightwatchers 9.30—11.00a.m. (Every Monday except Bank Holidays) Karate 5.30-7.30pm (tel. 01780 762261) Zumba Dancing 8.15—9.15pm (07580 701 047) Lunch Club 12.00 for 12.30pm (except bank holidays)


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


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 Mer r yn Woodland 01778 423232 Caretaker:- Mrs Janet Stubbs 01778 422304

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Expert planning & monitoring for the elderly/older people when needing care services.


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

Please call me on 01778 393982 or 07792 261781 E-mail:

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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 May 1 Riley Crofts; Poppy Lily Mae Bradford; Oscar Bridle 8 Isla Atkins; Daniel Goulding; Olivia Deakin 14 Charlotte Hardiman; Lucy Hallam 15 George Hardiman 22 Freddi Harrison 29 Chloe Gill; Madison Brown Marriages None Funerals May 4 Ronald Stephens 16 Kathleen Pease 19 Albert Heather 20 Rosemary (Rosie) Grey 31 Kathleen Ferguson Happy Birthday to 6th Matthew Casey 6th Evelyn Allen 10th Pauline Pickett 12th Rosemary Cudmore 14th Mollie Manderfield 15th Helen Roberts 16th Richard Roberts 19th Pat Seymour 20th Chloe Smith 25th Paul Mason In Memory 27th John Smith 27th Tony Rodgers FLOWER ROTA –JULY High Altar. July 2nd & 9th July 16th & 23rd July 30th & August 6th

- Mrs. J. Payne - Mrs.M.Woodland - Mr. P.Pettitt

Thanks to all the ladies who have decorated the Church for the Patronal Festival and the Celebration of 140 years of the Mothers’ Union. Martha Mrs. S. Casey

Mrs. A. Johns

Candles Ceri and Dudley Guppy.


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 ASSISTED BY The Revd Father Peter Lister, Associate Priest, 4 Linden Rise, 01778 423730 CHURCHWARDENS Mr. D. Guppy…16 Gladstone Street……. ……………………01778 423873 Mrs Merryn Woodland, 26 Harvey Close, Bourne……………01778 423232 VERGER Mr. A. Lightfoot, 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 READERS 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


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