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Parish Magazine Abbey & parish church Of St. peter & st. paul

Serving the communities of Bourne, cawthorpe, dyke, twenty With church & parish news www.bourneabbey.org.uk

MARCH 2019


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. Cover photograph by Jonathan Smith


BOURNE VICARAGE . CHURCH WALK . BOURNE . LINCS . PE10 9UQ Dear Friends, Easter is very late this year – almost as late as it can be. Easter Day is on 21 st April, which means that Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, March 6 th. Lent is a shortening of the old English word ‘lencten,’ which meant lengthen and refers to the time of the year when the days begin to stretch out and winter loses its grip on the land. The Christian season of Lent traditionally involves fasting in one form or another, and is based on Jesus’ fasting in the wilderness in preparation for his ministry of salvation. Lent provides a spiritual focusing on those things that really matter and how we might more successfully bring them about in our lives. But whilst inevitably this is an ‘inward’ activity, a sort of spiritual spring-cleaning, it must be accompanied by its counterpart which is ‘outward.’ God does not want us simply to be paragons of virtue, if that virtue is not then put to use. He wishes us to make use of the fruits of our spiritual enlightenment gained by a lenten discipline, so that we may be agents of growth and change in his Kingdom. Jesus used his time in the desert to work out what God wanted him to do, and how he would set about doing it. This provides us with a simple plan for how we are to use lent, too. First of all, we are God’s people, and he is our God. So the most important thing is to heighten our sense of the need to worship Him. Not only in our private prayers and devotions, but together with other Christians gathered together. The discipline of worshipping and praising God opens our hearts and minds to listening to what he is saying to us. So the second part of the lenten conversation with God is thinking about how to put this into practise. Sometimes it feels hard to understand how we might take heed of his part in the conversation, but if we feel unsure then a good place to start is with the words in the bible by the prophet Micah. He sums it up like this, that we are required to “do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with our God.” The character of our lenten discipline is two-fold: it is to take the time to speak to God, and also to take heed of what He says to us. In this way the spiritual discipline of Lent prepares us to rejoice afresh in the Easter proclamation of redemption and new life through our Saviour’s resurrection triumph over sin and death. Because it is this that empowers us to live out the gospel in our lives through the Holy Spirit. Your Friend and Priest, Fr. Chris.




Churchwardens Chat This year, as Easter is later, we have a period of “Ordinary Time” before Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent. The Altar Frontal returns to green and it seems that there is a quiet time when we can focus on more of our housekeeping and maintenance activities. This year the Electoral Roll must be brought up to date. Everyone on the Roll will be contacted as they must apply again and new members can be added. The Roll enables us to have representation on the Deanery Synod as well as entitling those included to vote at the Annual Meeting of the Parochial Church Council . Forms, which are available on the tables at the back of the Church, need to be returned by Sunday 10th March. The Annual Meeting of the Parochial Church Council will take place on Sunday 7th April in the Church hall following a shortened Evensong. The Financial Report will be received as well as reports from groups associated with the Church. It may not set the world on fire but it is important that Church members oversee and contribute to the management of this Church. On March 17th we shall be saying “God speed” to Fr. Hall and his wife Sarah as they set off for Madagascar, to one of the poorest diocese in the Anglican Communion. Fr. Hall has given us a brief insight to the challenges that they will face ,both on a personal level and an administrative level. Please pray for them as Hall approaches his Consecration and Enthronement on March 31 st. We shall look forward to seeing Sarah on her return visits to Bourne and we are actively looking for ways to support them during their time there. May God bless and care for them both. Merryn and Dudley

Ash Wednesday Service Wednesday 6th March 7.30pm Bourne Abbey Church


THE JULIAN MEETING FILLED WITH THE PRESENCE OF CHRIST Back copies of this magazine provide a fascinating and varied picture of the life of Bourne Abbey over the years. The readings chosen by individuals to use at the Julian Meeting frequently resonate in a particular way with those who listen to them and someone will often say “Those words were meant for me today”. We are currently revisiting these special readings and it is moving to repeat at a meeting passages chosen in the past by members of the group who have faithfully attended since it started in 2006 and to find that their message is just as inspiring today. Brother Roger of Taize’s confident words encourage us to trust the light of the presence of Christ within us as we approach the season of Lent and embark on whatever disciplines we plan to use to help us draw closer to our Lord. ‘God loved us first. God seeks us tirelessly, even if we are unaware of it. Trust, hope, and peace of heart are rooted in a mysterious presence, the presence of Christ. By the Holy Spirit he is there in each person, like someone who is humble of heart. And his voice says softly, “Do you recognise the way of hope that is open for you?” Then how can we keep from saying to Christ, “I would like to follow you for my entire lifetime, but do you know how weak I am?” Through the Gospel he replies, “I am familiar with your trials and your poverty. To remain faithful your whole life long, you think you have nothing, or almost nothing. But you are filled. Filled by the presence of the Holy Spirit. His compassion illuminates even the shadows of your soul.’ Jesus himself has given us a wonderful promise: “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8.12 Sarah Speers Next Julian Meeting: Monday 4th March 2019 at 10.00 in the Abbey


CHURCH ELECTORAL ROLL 2019 is a year for the preparation of a completely new Electoral Roll for the Ecclesiastical (Church of England) Parish. The Parish’s electoral roll starts again from scratch, meaning that everyone who wishes to be on the roll needs to apply, and old lists of electors are redundant. The electoral roll acts as a “membership list” for churchgoers in the parish, and gives entitlement to vote at the Annual Parochial Council Meeting, (APCM), or stand for office as Churchwarden or PCC member. All those on the 'old' roll should have received forms to complete, either at church or hand delivered/posted to their home address. If you have not received forms and wish to be included in the new roll, Electoral Roll Enrolment forms are available from church or by contacting me on 0775 3409720 or e-mail jpsmithpix@yahoo.co.uk Forms should be completed (and signed) and left in the box at Bourne Abbey Church, handed to Jonathan Smith at a Sunday 10am Eucharist service, or posted to 71 North Road, Bourne, Lincolnshire, PE10 9BT. Forms should be received by Sunday, March 10, 2019. Jonathan Smith Electoral Roll Officer


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 April 7th. Cheques to be made payable to Bourne Abbey P.C.C.(Flower Fund) . There will be a full list in the June edition of the Church Magazine and in front of the two displays


Bourne Abbey and Elsea Park Primary Schools Build Up the Walls ‘Our neighbours are fierce, they show no pity, Our walls are in pieces, itty bitty. Let’s build them up so they are nice and pretty, Build up the walls of Jerusalem city!’ This was the motto of a recent assembly story, complete with actions and the KS1 children joined in the rhyme with great gusto! Open the Book told us the story of a man who persevered; a man named Nehemiah. Nehemiah was an important man who lived in Jerusalem. Nehemiah was God’s leader who encouraged the Jews to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem. The work of rebuilding the walls and repairing the gates was going to be a lot of work. It would take many people to work together to complete this job. Unfortunately, Nehemiah’s enemies kept attacking the city and the people of Jerusalem kept having to rebuild the walls surrounding their city. All the gates had also been destroyed. Each time their walls were attacked, the people of Jerusalem built them back up again and didn’t give up. Their enemies continued to fight them and knock down their walls and gate, but still the people continued to follow and listen to Nehemiah and built them back up again. Even though the people of Jerusalem were constantly working hard, they thanked God for providing them with what they needed to rebuild the walls each time. This story reminds us that putting our trust in God helps us to persevere and keep going even when times are challenging.


The Butterfield Centre and Friends The Butterfield Centre And Friends of The Butterfield Day Centre and the Friends of is a registered charity. We provide day care for all those living alone and need a day when they will have company, refreshments including a 3 course lunch and refreshments before going home. It also provides carers to have a days respite. Transport is provided to fetch attendees from and return them to their homes. Aside from those clients who are at risk of isolation or loneliness we are able to care for those with mild Dementia and offer good quality care, help and attention. The Trustees at the centre are embarking on a scheme to rejuvenate the Centre with new decor, furnishings etc and quiet areas for those who require that facility from time to time. And we will soon be running a daily lunch club at the Centre. We run fundraising events from time to time which are advertised locally. We are also looking for more people to join the Friends, who are willing to help with events from time to time. Membership of the Friends will be £10 per year from 1st May 2019 to 30th April 2020. We will be publishing a programme of our events in due course. If you would like to join us please contact Judy Smith 01778 4222219, Debbie Hague (manager) 01778 421422. Rose Saunders, Secretary. 01778 393629 so far this year our fundraising has been a tin collection at Tesco’s and a very successful Race Night at Bourne Corn Exchange. Our thanks go to all those who worked hard for these two events and to those who so generously supported. Further events will be featured in the next magazine. Congratulations are offered to Dr, and Mrs. Michael McGregor and Mrs Dot Kelby who received Citizens Awards at a recent Lions Event. This also includes the late Ted Kelby, who sadly passed away just before Christmas. These people have given very great support to the Centre over many, many years and we thank them most sincerely. Also we would like to express our thanks to the Bourne and District Lions Club for their kind support. Judy Smith.


Knit & Sew Friendship Group It may be chilly outside but there will be a warm welcome for you down at the Church Hall at our next meeting on Wednesday 20 March. This group is for anyone who loves to knit, crochet or do sewing or embroidery. Rosie Cudmore. 423569


Social Committee SATURDAY March 23rd Quiz Night with Fish & Chip Supper in the Abbey Church Hall 7.0.p.m. prompt.ÂŁ8 per person, with teams of four people. Forms available for entry from Mrs. J. Smith 01778 422219. Please bring own drinks. SATURDAY 6th April Easter Nibble and Natter ( with Hot Cross Buns) There will be a raffle, cards and book stall. 10.00 am-.12.noon in the Abbey Church Hall.

Thought for the Month In order to succeed you must first believe in yourself.


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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.

Children’s Society Box Opening The Children’s Society Box Opening month is March this year. I will be holding a coffee morning on Monday March 4th at 5 Sycamore Close, Bourne, from 10am to 12noon for box holders and friends, which will include a raffle, and bring and buy stall, with all proceeds going to the Children’s Society. Box holders can bring their box to the coffee morning to be emptied. Boxes can also be handed to Elizbeth Page at church or please contact me if you would like your box collected. Sarah Roberts (01778 426255 or email Roerts.sarahm@gmail.com.)

April 2019 Magazine Contributions for the April 2019 magazine should be with Carol Atkins by lunch-time on Sunday 17th March. 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: carol_atkins@btinternet.com


Bourne Abbey Mothers’ Union On the 6th February, members and friends enjoyed our Annual Lunch at the Wishing Well, Dyke, with good food, company and plenty of laughter. On the 7th February during the 10 o’clock Communion Service a short Commissioning Service was conducted by Fr. Chris, welcoming and blessing Merryn into her new role as Leader. Inevitably this was followed by light refreshments and fellow members were there to support Merryn. The Mothers’ Union is a worldwide organisation with a strong commitment to family life, through listening, observing and acting in step with God, and through prayer. The Bourne Branch support organisations in many ways to help bring this about. Our meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month in Bourne Abbey Church Hall at 2.15 p.m. We commence with prayer led by one of our members, this is usually followed by a talk or some other activity. We also have an outing, and afternoon tea in a member’s garden and we support Lady Day and Mary Sumner Day events with other Mothers’ Union Branches in our Cluster. We welcome new members, ladies and gentlemen, and our meetings are a nice social interaction and interesting interlude in the month giving us space and time for prayer and contemplation at the commencement and close of our meetings. Reminders of our meetings and activities are always on the back of our Pew Sheet each Sunday. Wednesday 6th March (Ash Wednesday) Lent Communion 2.15 p.m. Abbey Church Tuesday 19th March Quiet Afternoon 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Edenham Regional House Monday 25th March Lady Day Eucharist 10.30 a.m. Market Deeping Parish Church Wednesday 3rd April to be arranged 2.15 p.m. Abbey Church Hall Wednesday 1st May 20 things you might not know about Bourne with Jonathan Smith. Lastly. Our thoughts and prayers go with Fr. Hall and Sarah Speers as they set out once more for Madagascar where Hall will take up his role as Bishop. We wish them the very best in their new roles, and we know that the people they will serve are most fortunate to have such a wonderfully dedicated couple to do the work of our Lord in their midst. J.S.



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Recipe of the Month One Pot Chicken Casserole A hearty casserole of chicken and potatoes cooked in a sharp cider sauce. The slow cooking really brings out the flavour of the ingredients. Ingredients 50g (2oz) butter 1.5kg (3lb) chicken pieces 2 onions, halved and sliced 675g (1 ½ lb) potatoes, sliced 100ml (4fl oz) chcken stock 450ml (3/4 pt) dry cider 2 bay leaves Salt ½ tsp paprika 1 tsp fresh thyme chopped OR pinch dried thyme chopped 2 tsp cornflour Parsley, to garnish (optional) Method 1. Preheat oven -170C/325F/gas 3. Melt half the butter I a flameproof casserole and fry the chicken pieces until golden. Remove and set aside. 2. Add the remaining butter to the casserole and sauté the onions for 3-4 mins. 3. Add potatoes and cook for 3-4 mins. 4. Return chicken pieces to casserole and mix with the vegetables. Add stock and cider. 5. Add bay leaves, salt, paprika and thyme, if using, and bring to the boil. Cover and transfer to oven. Cook for 1 ½ -1 ¾ hours until tender. 6. Remove chicken and vegetables and arrange in serving dish. Mix cornflour with a little water and add to juices in casserole. Bring to boil, stirring, until thickened. 7. Pour sauce over chicken, sprinkle with parsley and serve. For fewer calories and less fat, remove the skin from the chicken before cooking.


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Margaret’s Page Where would we be without garden centres? They are one of the few ‘modern’ inventions of which I really approve. I was trying to work out when they first came on the scene and decided it must have been in the early 1960s. I know I had started work and owned my first car when they first appeared. Now, not only are they invaluable for buying seeds, plants and garden tools, but they have almost taken the place of department stores. I did almost all last year’s Christmas shopping in garden centres as we have no gift shops in Bourne now and, with the best will in the world, I couldn’t buy suitable presents in town. Being old-fashioned, I don’t want to buy presents on line; I want to browse and touch and feel and see the things I am buying. It is quite amazing what they do sell. A few years ago I was looking for a long black skirt, which I needed for a concert in which I was appearing. I looked everywhere until my neighbour suggested looking in the garden centre at Springfields. I thought she was mad. An evening skirt in a garden centre! I took her advice and, lo and behold, there was a rack of long black skirts, and they were in the garden centre, not in one of the outlet shops. When I am on a long journey I find them really useful for comfort stops – far better than service stations. I can always get a good meal at a reasonable price. I have a friend who lives in Nottingham whom I meet twice a year. We meet up at Gates Garden Centre, near Oakham, and find plenty to occupy ourselves for a whole day. I use the Garden Centre at Downtown, near Grantham, to meet my niece and her family from Mansfield, every Christmas, for the same reason. We exchange presents, buy presents, have a good meal and catch up on all the family gossip. This week I used ‘The Four Seasons’ near Sleaford, for a very different reason. I had intended to go to Bourne market to the cake stall but the weather was so horrible I decided to spend the morning on my computer instead. The first two jobs went smoothly, but then I needed to use a site which involved a password and, no matter what I did, I could not get it to accept the word I was sure was correct. I eventually gave up, said I had forgotten my password and got a new one. I then went back to the original site and was told my time had run out and I would have to start again in fifteen minutes. By then I was in a filthy mood and shut down the computer, resisting the urgent to throw a brick through the screen, and drove to ‘The Four Seasons’. By then the rain had eased and driving conditions were not too bad. I had a cup of tea and a cake, bought some sausages from their wonderful butcher’s and a raspberry and apple tart from a yummy selection of cakes. The sun came out, the wind had dropped and my bad mood had disappeared. I often find if I am feeling depressed and fed up with life the best cure is to drive a few miles down the road to Waterside Garden Centre. I have coffee and a cake and watch the children playing outside and, in no time at all, I am refreshed and rejuvenated and ready to face the world – even if it does involve a computer!



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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- March 2019 Several bird species do not live in the woods but are regular visitors. Some of these stay for several months to nest and raise their subsequent families, for example the chiff-chaffs and other summer migrants (which, with luck should start arriving later this month). Other visiting birds come and stay for a few weeks only- usually to stock up with food and meet their friends, a little like we do in the cafes and communal places in Bourne. In this group one can include the siskins and redpolls which are often here for a couple of weeks at this time of year. Sometimes we have had thousands of siskins, but so far this year they have not been so numerous. However, if you hear a chattering from the tree-tops, have a look skywards to see if they are indeed a group of siskins in deep conversation. If not siskins then the next most likely bird is a group of goldfinches, also called a “charm�- which I think is a suitably pleasant group term for such pretty birds. As they prepare for the breeding season their colours appear even more vibrant with cherry red faces and such a beautiful yellow stripe on the wing. It is easy to miss these jewels of nature, the appreciation of which can make us feel so much better! It would be good for the politicians to take a break from their discussions and savour the delights of the forthcoming spring. After all the birds know little of national boundaries but benefit from free movement across Europe and beyond! Our next event is a litter pick on Sunday March 17th for which booking is required with Sarah on 07760468052. For more information see www.friendsofbournewoods.org.uk.




Archdeacon Justine has written a reflection for Lent, The cracks are where the light gets in The other day I was very cross with myself for getting a parking ticket. I know why it happened – I hadn’t looked at the sign and I just assumed there wouldn’t be parking restrictions on a Sunday morning. But it really happened because I was preoccupied and rushing. I had too many things to do and not enough time to do everything. The parking ticket was a signal to me that cracks were appearing in my carefully constructed life. For St Peter it was a cockerel that was the signal that things were going terribly wrong. As we approach Easter we remember the story of how Peter denied Jesus three times. Jesus was arrested at night and Peter followed after him, but then lost his nerve and pretended he didn’t know him. When the cockerel crowed, Peter remembered Jesus telling him this would happen and Peter broke down and wept. Leonard Cohen (1934–2016) in his song ‘Anthem’ famously writes that ‘There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in’. When cracks appear in our lives they often signal a time when light can emerge. Peter is usually described as the disciple who denied Jesus three times, but Peter’s failure and brokenness is not the end of his story. The light got into Peter’s story because of what he remembered in the darkest place and what he learned. When the cockerel crowed he remembered that Jesus knew him well enough to know that he would let him down. But it wasn’t the only thing Peter remembered. Peter remembered that Jesus predicted that he would suffer and die – it wasn’t all his fault. Peter remembered the time when Jesus rescued him from drowning in Lake Galilee and pulled him through. Peter remembered that at the Last Supper Jesus had also told him that he had prayed for him, that his faith would not fail. After a long dark night the cockerel reminded Peter he had let Jesus down but it also heralded the break of day. Peter’s experience and hope meant he was restored and became a great pastor. My parking ticket signalled a crack which I should notice, and as I have done many times before, readjust my timetable to be more life giving. When you next notice a crack in yourself or another, remember there is a space now, for the light to come in. The Ven. Dr Justine Allain Chapman Archdeacon of Boston Archdeacon Justine has written The Resilient Disciple: a Lenten journey from adversity to maturity (SPCK 2018), which is being read by many people this Lent



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 18th March ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Followed by a film 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

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 Circuit Training 7.45pm


U3A Art 9.00—11.30am Slimming World 5pm—01529 497274

WEDNESDAY 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 Zumba Dancing 7.45pm (Tel 07818 516 7070) THURSDAY

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)


Contemporary Fit 9-11 (tel: 07490082886)

Bookings for the Hall contact Merryn Woodland 01778 423232




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


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Please call me on 01778 393982 or 07792 261781 E-mail: mikedunnelectrician@hotmail.co.uk

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JASON KENDALL References, Insured Free Quotes Tel no. 01778 426 409


FROM THE REGISTERS Baptisms January 06 Amelia Burgess, Emma Burgess (adult) Marriages None Funerals None Happy Birthday to 10th Allison Pettitt 26th Margaret Shephard 26th Josephine Merrett In Memorium 25th Rodney Lightfoot. FLOWER ROTA –MARCH Ash Wednesday March 6th Ash Wednesday No Flowers until Easter Day Sunday April 21st. Martha Mrs Benn Candles 20th. In memory of Rev. Deacon Joe Rogan


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 ............................... Email...jpsmithpix@yahoo.co.uk MAGAZINE DISTRIBUTION 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 CHURCHWARDENS Mr. D. Guppy…16 Gladstone Street……. …………………...01778 423873 Mrs Merryn Woodland, 26 Harvey Close, Bourne……………01778 423232 VERGER DIRECTOR OF MUSIC John Saunders, Mellstock, Bourne Road, Essendine………….01780 480479 Email jclementsaunders@gmail.com 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……………….07956 382066 Email : Karen key@nhs.net 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


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Bourne Abbey Parish Magazine - March 2019  

Bourne Abbey Church and Parish Magazine - March 2019

Bourne Abbey Parish Magazine - March 2019  

Bourne Abbey Church and Parish Magazine - March 2019