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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

MAY 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


Sharing in a ‘global wave of prayer’ Now in its fourth year, Thy Kingdom Come has united over a million Christians from more than 65 different denominations and traditions, in more than 114 countries, to pray for evangelisation. This annual event takes place between Ascension and Pentecost, which this year will be from Thursday, 30th May until Sunday, 9th June. An ecumenical prayer movement, in England Thy Kingdom Come has the support of the main heads of denominations and network leaders, including Archbishop Justin Welby (Archbishop of Canterbury and a President of Churches Together in England), Archbishop Dr John Sentamu (Archbishop of York), the Revd Michaela Youngson (President of Methodist Conference, 2018 –2019), the Revd Lynn Green (General Secretary of the Baptist Union of Great Britain), and the Revd Dr Hugh Osgood (Moderator of the Free Churches Group and a President of Churches Together in England). During the 11 days, Christians will pray for people they know and love to come to faith in Christ (‘pray for five’), and for their communities. They will gather in small groups, as part of church congregations, in families or as individuals to pray. Churches will organise a variety of events and activities, some of them ecumenical, including prayer walking, 24/1 or 24/11 continuous prayer, prayer stations, and special services and Beacon events. In addition to a new Thy Kingdom Come website and other resources, this year there will be a special event in Trafalgar Square in London on Pentecost Sunday (9th June) to mark the end of Thy Kingdom Come 2019. Thousands of Christians are expected to gather for the service, and worship on the day will include worship leader Matt Redman and the Kingdom Choir, who rose to fame as a result of their spectacular performance at the Royal Wedding. As highlighted in the diocesan magazine, Crosslincs, a special Beacon event is planned for Lincoln Cathedral for Saturday, 8th June 2019. The event will run from 10am until 12.15pm, with an optional Eucharist at 12.30pm, and it will feature several groupings from around our diocese and include many different ways of praying. In addition, and for the last half-hour, there will be an opportunity to gather together for the official launch of the Community of St Hugh, the diocesan community of prayer. More details may be obtained by contacting John Leach on 01522 50 40 50 x4108 or by emailing john.leach@lincoln.anglican.org The Thy Kingdom Come www.thykingdomcome.global/










Churchwardens Chat What a glorious spell of fine weather we have enjoyed! We shall certainly have celebrated the Risen Christ with sunshine in a Church filled with wonderful flowers and a beautifully polished candelabra. Our thanks to all those who contributed to this. The Renovation work has been underway again and we are hopeful that with this increased momentum we shall see the end of the project soon (but not before the next Churchwardens Chat is written!). The Annual Meeting was attended by about 20 people. There were only two nominations for the position of Churchwardens, Dudley and myself, and so we were duly re-elected. Elizabeth Page was nominated and elected to fill one of the vacancies on the Parochial Church Council. The other position remains vacant. Our Electoral Roll has been revised and stands at 222. Reports were received from the groups associated with the Church and whilst most flourished, new ideas and help would be most welcome. May the joy of the Risen Christ sustain you as we move through to the Ascension and Pentecost. We hope that you will join us during the global wave of prayer from May 30th – June 9th when we pray “Thy Kingdom Come” Merryn and Dudley


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 on 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.


Arrival in Madagascar It seems very odd to be writing our first report a full three weeks after arriving in Madagascar. Suffice it to say that while internet access is available we have not been able to avail ourselves of it. We are waiting for a telephone line to be installed and I have not yet explored the possibilities of an internet café, bearing in mind that it is too hot to consider going anywhere in the middle of the day. We arrived in the capital Antananarivo after 24 hours of travelling and were amazed to be met by Rev Stephan who is the Secretary of the Church of the Province of the Indian Ocean, of which Madagascar is part. He put us in the VIP lounge and whisked us through passport control and baggage retrieval. This is usually a tedious and unpleasant process and we had no idea that it was possible to get into the country so rapidly. We changed our money into the local currency and have needed a calculator ever since. Under French occupation money was in Malagasy Francs. The government since independence has been trying vainly to get the population to use Ariary. £1 = 4000 Ariary = 20,000 FMG. This means that everyone is having to multiply or divide by 5 all the time and it has to be established whether the price of anything is in Ariary or FMG. Since we are operating in hundreds of thousands and frequently in millions mistakes can easily be made. I went out to buy a pair of pillows and the price quoted was 50,000 which I assumed was in Ariary. As that converts to £12.50 I thought that a reasonable price. When I got home I was informed that I had been a victim of daylight robbery. I should have divided the price by 5 to obtain Ariary. I have been sternly warned not to go out without a friend again! I have since discovered that 42,000 Ariary (£10.50) is a week’s wages and is indeed what we are paying our “help”. What a minefield! Returning to our initial arrival, we emerged from the airport building to find a welcome party comprising a considerable number of clergy, who were Hall’s former students when he was Principal of the Theological College, and who 40 years later are now in senior positions, together with their wives, plus the lay chairman of the Anglican Church in Madagascar, and representatives of various committees, and a couple of our dear Sisters from their Community. Since greeting people here requires a handshake followed by no less than three pecks on the cheek, involving much clashing and disentangling of spectacles, and exclamations of “Do you remember me?”, saying hello took a long time. Photos are very popular and there was a photoshoot. We were placed in the middle of the crowd. Unfortunately only the tops of our heads can be seen in these photos! The next day we paid a state visit to Jaona, the Bishop of Antananarivo, who lives beside the Cathedral, which is accessed by a long and steep flight of steps. After initially being shown into the reception area we were invited by his wife to enter the inner sanctum of the study to await the Bishop’s arrival from a meeting. She told us all about her latest project which is to produce coffee which is suitable to be put in the equivalent of tea bags for an instant brew. Since this involves sourcing the coffee and managing all the stages to the finished product, and then marketing it, it is quite a complex process. They have a daughter studying to be a doctor in China and they have not seen her for three years. Their son is studying engineering in Canterbury. And their remaining daughter is studying hard to be as successful as her elders, in other words to continue her education


outside Madagascar. The day after we had lunch with the Sisters. We were shown round their small plantation which was bare earth when last I visited. Now it is a luxuriant tropical garden with many varieties of fruit, and exotic flowers in pots near the house. Sadly the water pump has broken down and needs replacing so all this growth has to be supported by buckets of water brought from a communal well outside the convent premises. This takes a lot of time. Each sister has her own area of responsibility and the pigs and poultry are given loving individual attention. After lunch, which clearly the entire community had spent all morning preparing for us, we were ordered upstairs to have a siesta as we were looking so tired. They can be extremely bossy! The programme on the day of our flight to Mahajanga was complicated to say the least. Since the baggage allowance on the internal flight is half that on the international flight, Bishop Jaona kindly offered to bring a couple of suitcases with him when he travelled to Mahajanga in his car the following week. So we vacated our hotel beside the airport, piled all our luggage into a taxi, and spent the next couple of hours getting to the Bishop’s House, in the unavoidable traffic jam which makes life in the capital so difficult for its residents. The heavy suitcases had to be carried up all those steep steps. When we reached the top we discovered a hive of activity as the Mothers’ Union was holding a two day diocesan conference in the Cathedral. We were ushered to the front to be introduced and say a few words. No more lurking in the back pew and keeping a low profile for me. We finally made it back to the airport and onto our small aeroplane, having survived our first couple of days and slowly adjusting to the dawning realisation that although we had set out from home as very ordinary retired people, circumstances had now catapulted us into a world which was treating us at every turn like VIPs and we needed somehow to behave like ones. Sarah Speers. *************** To good for this World Our rector, a Cornishman with a great sense of humour, was also often the recipient of practical jokes. One summer he returned home after a particularly unfruiful fishing holiday in Scotland so the churchwardens decided to put this right at the Harvest Social by presenting him with “The One That Got Away”.


Arrival in Mahajanga We stepped out of our small propeller driven plane into the heat of our new environment. As we thankfully moved out of the sun into the airport building a great shout went up, with clapping and singing and chanting. As we looked to see what was going on we suddenly realised that a large crowd of people old and young, many in uniforms signifying their membership of scouts or Mothers Union or the Youth organisation, were gathered waving banners saying “Welcome Rev Samuel Hall Speers” or “Welcome our new Bishop”. We were not the only people surprised. Our fellow passengers were clearly astonished at what was happening. As we stepped forward a garland of flowers was placed round both our necks and the crowd parted to allow us through, greeting as many as we could on either side. We were ushered into a vehicle which then headed a cavalcade of cars sounding their horns and flashing their lights all the way from the airport into town and to the Cathedral. To say that this was overwhelming is an understatement. Everyone piled into the Cathedral for a formal welcome ceremony and service which included a traditional dance and singing by the youth, with both boys and girls wearing “Lamba Ones” which consist of a length of cotton material with a picture of a Malagasy scene and including an improving proverb or inspiring short blessing, tied round them. This was followed by a select gathering in the large room on the ground floor of the Bishop’s House where very pretty little cakes and fruit juice awaited us, with further speeches. The Malagasy are very keen on speeches. We were then given a tour of the house which was not ready for immediate occupation. I was relieved to discover that the maze of corrugated iron roofs and sinks and tangled clothes lines, which I had seen with alarm in a photo, belong to our neighbours and are merely the view from our rear windows. Our equivalent clothes washing area is downstairs to the side of the house. The accommodation comprises 4 large high ceilinged rooms with a kitchen in the middle and a verandah at the front with a grille. Access is from one side up very slippery stairs which apparently are even more slippery when wet. The stairs and verandah are open to the weather and the rooms all have grids of square open holes near the ceiling. There is thus a free passage of air and also of immense amounts of dust which settles in layers on everything. One end of the house contains the toilet, the shower and the upstairs clothes washing area, the latter being useless because of the lack of water supply. Everything is concrete, most of which has been given a lick of paint in readiness for our arrival. We were kindly invited to an evening meal by the Archdeacon who is universally referred to as “The Venerable” and his wife Noelline. We were ensconced in the hotel over the road from the Cathedral and collected at the due hour to ensure our safe arrival in the darkness, without being mugged, bitten by a rabid dog, run over or unable to unlock the gate of the


Archdeaconry. We were invited into the small front room of their house, which is built right up against the entrance steps of the Cathedral. The soft chairs had been stacked together to give room for our hosts and the visitors to sit round the dining table. Their family of four boys were summoned from the kitchen to line up and be introduced. They are in their teens and early twenties and all living at home. The eldest is the Cathedral organist. They were then dismissed until such time as they were called upon to bring dishes or remove plates. On the menu was, of course, rice and served separately, fried fish. The most common fish here seems to be sliced in three, giving a head piece, a middle piece and a tail piece. Very bravely I took a head piece and soon realised I had bitten off more than I could chew. We only had dessert spoons. Forks are sometimes put on the table. Knives never. There was nothing for it but to pick it up in my fingers and attempt to avoid the eyes and not get a bone stuck in my throat. (I have not been able to face a fish head since). This course was followed by fruit which I have not come across before and which involved sucking the flesh round the several large seeds inside, with fingers again. As no napkins, paper or otherwise, were provided, by this stage my hands were extremely sticky with a mixture of fish and fruit. Thankfully our hostess produced a large bowl, a jug of water, and a small towel hung over her arm. As I worked out that I was expected to place my hands over the bowl while she poured water over them, and then dry them with the towel, I commented that it was just like Holy Communion. This was considered very amusing. But, of course, I realised that what appears an archaic action for handwashing in our liturgy is very necessary where there is little water available. We were escorted back to our hotel and instructed to lock the door of our room once inside. We were then free to practice the art of washing all over with a bucket of water and a jug. There was a fan whirring away in the ceiling. We untied the mosquito net above the bed and tucked it round the mattress, trying to ignore the none too clean sheets. And thus ended our first day in Mahajanga. Sarah Speers


The Julian Meeting Monday 6 May 2019 in the Abbey First Reading Do not be afraid. Insecurity and weakness are like a door through which passes the strength of God. Do not flee then from insecurity. Do not seek to have all the answers. If you do, you risk turning away from God who is leading you into the Kingdom. We must learn to rest in that peace which comes when he touches our hearts. We must know that this peace is the presence of God, that this is how God speaks to us – through this love which touches us at our core and flows through all our being and plunges us into silence. Silent prayer for half an hour Second reading The Lord gives power to the weary and to the helpless ones he gives strength. Those who trust in the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall rise up with wings, like eagles. They shall run and not be weary. They shall walk and never falter. Isaiah 40.31 The Grace Next meeting Monday 3rd June 2019 at 10.00 in Bourne Abbey


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Just to say that attendance at the newly launched Lunch Club has grown week by week and is proving to be a very popular venue, along with tasty lunches . To book for lunch – please contact Debbie or Judy 24 hours before (Debbie – 01778 421422 – Judy 01778 422219). At the moment, we still are asking for anyone interested in volunteering to contact the manager Debbie. Two Job Vacancies. We require a Minibus Driver, once again contact Debbie on 01778 421422 for information. And a Domestic Cleaner for The Butterfield Domestic Services, once again contact Debbie on the above number for details and terms. Coffee Morning. Will be held at the Centre on Saturday 18th May from 10.00am -12 noon. Usual Refreshments, Raffle, Stall etc. Judy Smith 01778 422219.

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June 2019 Magazine Contributions for the June 2019 magazine should be with Carol Atkins by lunch-time on Sunday 19th May. 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



Mike Atkins Ada Barnard Arthur Barnard Marie Bell John Bentley Colin David Blackman John Bolton Olive Bolton Maurice Brewster Mona Brewster Noel Broughton Stanley Burd Jessie Burrell Ted Burrell Alfred F Carter Pauline Carter Chris Charlton Nan Charlton Father Douglas Clarke Shirley Clarke June Cole Laurence Cope Phyllis Cope Patricia Crosby Paul Crosby Daniel Dagger Alan Danby Ivy Danby Margery Ellen Danby

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Leslie Mapleston Margaret Mapleston Bryony Marshall(baby) David Minchin Elizabeth Mullock Wilmot Mullock Pauline Nelson Jessie Nunn Patrick Nunn John Osborne Norman Pain Monica Pain Bernard Partridge Robert Partridge Harold Peasley Norah Peggs Rev.George Ranson Joseph Revell Rodger Revell Janet Revell Eric Roberts Maisie Roberts PearlRoberts Daisy Farrow Robinso George Ernest Robinson Rev.Joe Rogan Andrew Rodgers Ray Rodgers Tony Rodgers PTO


Easter Candles Continued. Samuel Roy Danby Edwin Samuel Danby William Dandridge Gwendoline Dandridge Ian Darby Ronald Derbyshire Elizabeth Dickinson Maurice Dickinson Ellen Dynes Peter Dynes Janet Faux Walter Fawcett Charlotte Fowler Joseph Fowler Thomas Freeman Pat Friend Darren Fuller John Gamble Derek Glover Gwen Goldsmith Terry Goldsmith Kaye Goodall Cyril Gray Jim Gray

Joan Jones John Jones June Alexandra Jones Malcolm Burton Jones Clarence Roy Kelby Ted Kelby Carole Kitchener Robert Kitchener John Knight Albert Knowles Florence Knowles(Mrs) Florence Knowles(Miss) Molly Knowles Norma Laidler Frank Lamb Jack Leaton Sheila Lee Zan Leeds Baby John Lightfoot John Albert Lightfoot Rodney Lightfoot Rosemary LightfootCecil Joyce Loughlin John McGregor

Bill Sage Cynthia Sage Patricia Mary Salmon Nellie Sanders Audrey Scotney Bernard Scotney Leah Scott Marie Scott Fred Seymour Alan Shaw Catherine Sibborn Frank Sibborn John Smith Janet M Staples Leslie Sutton Phyllis Sutton Bobbie Wainwright Eric Wainwright Mary Ward Doris Wells Samuel Wilkinson William Wright James York John Young Sylvia Young

Thanks to all who contributed in memory of their loved ones. ******************** Children’s Society Box Collections The total raised from the Children’s Society boxes that I have banked in March was £749.00. This is a considerable sum from all your spare change! Thank you to everyone for your generosity. I am also grateful to the ladies in the post office who have very kindly handled every bag of change! I have some spare boxes available if anyone else would like one – they are an ideal way of making your purse lighter or saving your trouser pocket! Plus, that change can change the life of a child for the better. Thank you for your support. Sarah Roberts (01778 426255 or email Roberts.sarahm@gmail.com.)


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Found on a beach, circle, pig meat. (House) Put your - - - - - - - round your waist. (House) Water features (Abbey) Strong breeze, painful (Castle) Keep your dogs on these (Castle) Not soft, in a candle (Hall) Not old, used by Noah (Castle) D above (Castle) Means beautiful view but sounds like an animal (Castle) Headquarters of Robin Hood’s enemy (Castle) O S , where I live (House) Nearly a ball, ethical (Castle) Male deer, very quick (Abbey) Informal talks, value (House) Headwear, small meadow (House) Kenneth, talk musically, weight (Palace) Acorn producing tree, pig meat (Castle) - - - - - - - - a cradle, bacon (Castle) Dye, almost an angel (Castle) Misery, ignite (Abbey) Answers to last month’s quiz

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Margaret’s Page I recently went to a funeral in the village where I used to teach. It was the funeral of the lady who used to be our school lollipop lady, who was also a personal friend and colleague. There were many people attending so I had to park a long way from the church and, despite an umbrella, arrived at the service wet and cold. I belatedly remembered that there would be no heating as the boiler broke down many months ago and the parish cannot afford a new one. So I sat and shivered as I struggled to hear the first reading and the first eulogy: as frequently happens at such times the readers had no idea how to use the microphone and I couldn’t hear a thing. Luckily by the time the Rector (vicar) gave the sermon things had improved and I heard every word of one of the most inspirational funeral sermons I have ever heard. The village has a new Rector, who had never met Dorothy as she has only been there for a few weeks. Nevertheless her sermon was outstanding and I commented on it to a friend who still lives in the village. She told me what a good preacher the new Rector is and what a wonderful sense of humour she has. She went on to recount a story used in the sermon on the previous Sunday. I have no idea what the theme of the sermon was but I can’t resist telling you this excerpt from it. A little girl asked her mother where people come from ( not where babies come from, but where people, human beings, come from). Her mother told her the story of Adam and Eve and explained that they had children, who had children, who had children, etc. So that’s where all the people in the world originate from. The little girl was not convinced so she asked her father the same question – where do people come from? Her father explained that many, many years ago there were animals of all kinds in the world but the most intelligent were the monkeys. One day some monkeys came down from the trees and learned how to walk on the ground on two legs. Then they learned how to talk and to make things and they gradually developed into what we now call human beings. The little girl was puzzled and she went back to her mother and told her that daddy had said that people came from monkeys, so why were the two stories different? Which one was the true story? Her mother replied “Oh, daddy was talking about his side of the family.” After the service I walked down to the village hall for the refreshments. Luckily the sun came out and from there on I was able to enjoy myself, as I met many past pupils and their parents, in fact one previous pupil was doing the catering and making an excellent job of it. I spent over an hour catching up with news and sharing reminiscences of days of long ago. At one time I had a lovely family in the school – eleven children altogether – and four of them were there in the hall with their mother. I had taught them between the ages of five and eleven and now, here they were, telling me about their children and GRANDCHILDREN. How time flies!



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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- May 2019 When the children were small the arrival of visitors caused great excitement, even more so when they brought playmates and presents. The arrival of our summer migrant birds is accompanied by no such noise- they just seem to appear. Whereas the calls of the chaffinch used to hang in the air, they are now swamped by that most melodious of songs- that which belongs to the willow warbler. It is described as a “fluting descent� but this does not do it full justice as the quality of the sound is so pure that it is difficult to put into words. I heard perhaps 10 singing clearly in a half mile stretch of path, announcing their presence to any creature who was listening. Of course, they may have been just passing through, moving on to areas further north but we had the joy of their songs to enhance our day. Although a small bird we could find them easily, guided by the call. Other small birds make very little sound so are often overlooked. Later during our walk, we saw one such species- the tree-creeper. True to their name, he (or she) crept up a branch seeming to defy gravity as they moved up the underside of that particular branch, before flying off to the base of another tree to try again. I do not know how it did not fall off as it was upside down, presumably the arrangement of their toes helps. Apparently the tree-creepers living in the Channel Islands are a different species and have shorter toes- I wonder if this makes them more or less likely that they will come a cropper? Watching for wildlife is often unpredictable and seeing a tree-creeper is always a surprise- but a very pleasant one at that. Flowers have more regular habits though they too can catch one out. We never know when will be the best date to enjoy the bluebells as sometimes it is mid/late April though some years it can be well into May before they form those wonderful blue carpets. They should be quite a picture by the time you read this article as they are gradually coming out into full flower. The greater stitchwort is also on display looking like a delicate daisy. They always make me think of the joys of spring with light green leaves seeming so fresh. This is another good reason to take a stroll in the woods, a decision with which my dog is in full agreement! For more information on the Friends of Bourne Wood see the website www.friendsofbournewoods.org.uk or phone 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 20th May Tony Stubbs War Memorials 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.



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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 (3rd Thursday in month) Whist Drive 7.00pm-10pm (Last Thursday in month) Nubourne WI 7.30pm (1st Thursday in the month)

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FROM THE REGISTERS Baptisms March 10 Noah Dickinson Marriages None Funerals None Happy Birthday to 4th Yvonne Elmer 15th Jim Jones 16th Ben Casey 20th Dudley Guppy 21st Lynette Fuller 23rd Derek Hugh Page In Memorium 9th Violet Patterson 12th Frank Sanders 21st Rebecca Adnitt FLOWER ROTA –MAY HIGH ALTAR

May 3rd & 10th -Mrs.M.Woodland th th May 17 & 24 -Mrs C.Ankerson st May 31 - Mrs.C.Bentley June 7th ( WHITSUN). - Mrs.C.Bentley

LADY CHAPEL June 7th (WHITSUN) ST.PAUL’S CHAPEL June 7th (WHITSUN) Martha Mrs J .Fownes

- Mrs.A.Northen. -Mrs.A.Northen

Mrs J. Moxley

Candles In memory of Phyllis and Leslie Sutton Angela Taylor in Dumfries Carol Atkins


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 : karenkey@nhs.net P.C.C. TREASURER Mr A. G. Payne, Oldhall Farm House, Wilsthorpe …………...01778 560633 READER Mr D.H.Page, 3 Sycamore Close

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


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Bourne Abbey Parish Magazine - May 2019  

Bourne Abbey Church and Parish Magazine - May 2019

Bourne Abbey Parish Magazine - May 2019  

Bourne Abbey Church and Parish Magazine - May 2019