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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

october 2018


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.


Babies and Bathwater. (Thoughts on All Saints Day (November 1st) by Canon David Staples) One popular English pastime is to “knock” established institutions. Satire has been a popular media method - from “That was the Week that Was” in the 60’s to “Spitting Image” and in more recent times in some comedian’s or cartoonists repertoire today. It is not unknown in some political discourse. There is part of me which thoroughly enjoys satire. I prefer Hogarth to Reubens and have been known to read Private Eye (handed on to me by a former Archdeacon ). I thoroughly agree that satire can be very useful in order to find ways of pricking all the balloons of pomposity and hypocrisy, as well as to be able to laugh at ourselves. But what has filled the vacuum when satire went too far and those now rubbished values which helped to promote the common good were replaced by a cynical suspicion of role models, authority figures or institutions, flawed as some of these undoubtedly were?. Before this revolution there was, at least, a known framework of values there either for you to accept or reject. But you knew where you stood and that maintained a certain stability in family and social relationships. A devalued sense of community and the common good has been accompanied by an individualistic and fragmented society which assesses peoples’ worth by what they have or the power they wield rather than what they are in a grotesque parody of Darwin’s theory of the survival of the fittest, of nature red in tooth and claw. A society which recognises no moral values only considers individual, sectional or national expediency and self-interest. What has replaced the former moral consensus, which was largely based on Christian values, assumes a far too simplistic view of human nature and a starry-eyed optimism which has not been justified by the outcome. It is ironical and somewhat unfair when some politicians or media celebrities, looking for scapegoats, blame it all on the Church “for not giving a moral lead”, or think that by tightening up on Schools all problems will be solved, or lambasting parents who struggle to feed clothe and house their children in “sink” estates or in badly maintained urban tower blocks. It would be smug, but entirely excusable, to say “We told you so.” When will we learn that it is far easier to destroy either by positive action or by irresponsible apathy, by ridicule or satire than to build? Has the moral baby been thrown away with the popular bathwater? These thoughts are prompted both by recent headlines of street violence and also by the fact that at the beginning of November far more people will celebrate the potential destroyer Guy Fawkes than will worship to commemorate all those good men and women who have let themselves be built, as living stones into that spiritual temple of which St. Peter speaks ( 1 Peter 2:4-6) and whom we celebrate in Church on All Saints’ Day. We are all called to be saints and God’s grace is a promise.




THE MONDAY LUNCH CLUB MONDAY LUNCH at the ABBEY CHURCH HALL At 12.30pm every Monday We look forward to seeing all our friends Old and new! All Welcome Alison & Philip—01778 393458

Thought for the Month Though the heart be sad indeed let cheer go out from you to others. Meet them with kindly presence, considerate words and helpful actions.


Churchwardens Chat Last month we mentioned that there were visible signs of progress with the renovation work, we spoke too soon. Unfortunately the only visible sign of change in church is that the dust is slightly thicker around the new ramp and the north aisle pews. We continue to hope that all the work on Phase 1 will be completed by the end of October, this will enable the heating to be turned when British Summer Time ends. Once more we give you a gentle reminder about two services in November. All Souls Day will be celebrated on Saturday 3rd November at 2.30 p.m. Invitation letters will be sent to all families that have suffered the loss of a loved one in the past year and if a service was held for them by one of our priests. The service is open to everyone, whether you have received a letter or not, whether you worship at Bourne Abbey or not, whether your loved one died this year or in a previous year, you will be welcomed at the service. When you arrive at the church you will be given a candle and asked for the name(s) of the loved one(s) that you wish to be remembered. The names will be read out during the service and you will be invited to light the candle(s). The Book of Remembrance will also be open. Remembrance Sunday is 11th November and a service will be held in Bourne Abbey after the Bourne Town Service at the War Memorial. We will remember that the First World War ended one hundred years ago at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918. We will remember the sacrifices made by all those who served in the British armed forces during both World Wars and in all subsequent actions to date. Merryn and Dudley


SOCIAL COMMITTEE SATURDAY OCTOBER 6th HARVEST LUNCH 12.30.for 1.00p.m. Tickets £10 from Mrs. J.Smith 01778 42219 SATURDAY OCTOBER 20th NIBBLES AND NATTER COFFEE MORNING in ABBEY CHURCH HALL 10.0.a.m.-12 Noon. . SATURDAY 5th NOVEMBER BONFIRE QUIZ and Supper from 7.0.p.m. in Abbey Church Hall details to follow.



Birthday Fund: This Fund is for those who like to have their names noted in the parish magazine published in the month of their birthday, for a small donation to the fund. To join in, please contact Pauline Willingham (422356) who has taken over the running of this fund from Arthur Lightfoot.


Bourne Abbey Mothers’ Union September Report. For our September meeting we welcomed Kate Brown who is the leader of the Market Deeping branch. She did a power presentation explaining the history of the labyrinth. She showed various venues with labyrinths. It meant that congregations could follow a labyrinth near to their home without having to go on long pilgrimages. A labyrinth is different to a maze- which is a puzzle and a trick. Members then took part in walking a labyrinth which was set out on the floor, taking a pebble and thinking on the way in of what the Mothers’ Union meant to them and on the way out how others would view their role in the Mothers’ Union. We meet in the Abbey Church Hall on the first Wednesday of each month at 2.15p.m. unless otherwise stated. Reminders go on the Pew sheet. Visitors are always welcome to attend our meetings. We join with the 10.00a.m. Communion Service on the first Thursday of each month. DATES FOR YOUR DIARY Bourne branch are hosting the Cluster lunch on Wednesday 3rd October in the Abbey Church Hall 12 for 12.30.p.m. cost £10 for two courses. ( N.B. This is our normal meeting day) Yours Ann


THE JULIAN MEETING Mrs Alexander Another talented lady has caught my attention this month, Mrs Cecil Frances Alexander, whose life spanned the 19th century. She is revered and remembered in the part of Ireland where my husband comes from. She was the daughter of the land agent to the local aristocracy, the Marquess of Abercorn, and at the age of 32 she ruffled family feathers by marrying an Anglican clergyman, William Alexander, who was six years younger than herself. He later became Bishop of Derry. Cecil began writing verse in her childhood and her later religious work was strongly influenced by her contacts with the Oxford Movement. Her book ‘Hymns for Little Children’ was edited by John Keble and reached its 69 th edition by the end of the 19th century. The income from her publications helped build and maintain a Diocesan School for the Deaf. Some of her hymns, such as ‘All things bright and beautiful’, ‘There is a green hill far away’, and ‘Once in Royal David’s City’ are known by Christians the world over. I did not know that she is also the author of this well-loved hymn: ‘Jesus calls us! o’er the tumult Of our life’s wide restless sea, Day by day his sweet voice soundeth, Saying “Christian, follow me”. Jesus calls us! by thy mercies, Saviour, may we hear thy call, Give our hearts to thy obedience, Serve and love thee best of all.’ The next Julian meeting will be on Monday 1st October at 10.00 in the Abbey. All welcome. Contact Sarah 01778 421657 for further details.



Harvest Thanksgiving Service Sunday 7th October 10.00am

Gifts of produce will be donated to the Butterfield Day Centre. Long life food gifts will be given to the Bourne Food Bank


Lincolnshire Rural Support Network While we enjoyed the recent spell of hot dry weather, to many of the farming community this was nearly “the straw that broke thee camels back”! Alison Twiddy, the Project Manager writes, “In the last few weeks there have been two farming family suicides in Lincolnshire as well as one attempted suicide. Our work to sustain and preserve Lincolnshire’s Agricultural Chaplaincy has never been more important. It’s at times like this we need that spiritual compass which has been provided by Canon Alan Robinson in spades the last few days.” Working with other organisations to support rural communities LRSN aims to employ more operational Chaplains to support and extend the work already being delivered by Canon Alan Robinson. The LRSN needs our help and support in this vital work. Although we see ourselves as a small town parish nearly 90% of our Parish is agricultural. The weather may have been warmer than usual and it’s been good to leave the wellies and umbrellas behind but this has impacted on food production. For us the supermarket shelves are still full so please give thanks for your good fortune by providing support to those in our community who are finding it increasingly difficult to cope with the constantly changing conditions. Envelopes will be in Church for several weeks and your donations offered as part of our Harvest Thanksgiving


Knit & Sew Friendship Group Enjoy knitting, crochet or needlework? Why not join our friendly group for a couple of hours each month? We meet on the third Wednesday of the month in the Church Hall from 2.00 to 4.00 pm. Next meeting is on 17 October. Look forward to seeing you! Rosie Cudmore. 423569

Prayer of Dedication Lord Jesus I give my hands to do your work, I give my feet to go your way. I give you my eyes to see as you do. I give you my tongue to speak your words. I give you my mind that you may think in me. I give you my spirit that you may pray in me. Above all, I give you my heart That you may love in me. I give you my whole self that you may grow in me So that it is you, Lord Jesus, Who lives and works and prays in me


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We Lift Our Hearts in Thanks Today: Percival Chubb (1860-1960) We lift our hearts in thanks today for all the gifts of life; And first, for peace that turns away the enemies of strife; And next, the beauty of the earth, its flowers and lovely things, The spring's great miracle of birth, with sound of songs and wings; Then, harvests of its teeming soil in orchard, croft and field; But more, the service and the toil of those who helped them yield; And most, the gifts of hope and love, of wisdom, truth and right, The gifts that shine like stars above to chart the world by night. As we receive, so let us give, with ready, generous hand, Rich fruitage from the lives we live to bless our home and land. A huge thank you to everyone for your very generous donations throughout the year! As you are aware, many people struggle for many different reasons to feed their families and themselves but, thanks to you, we are able to make their lives a little more comfortable whilst they are going through their crisis. We are not able to give them fresh foods but we are able to satisfy their temporary need with non-perishable produce and essential toiletries and washing products. Every donation from you is so highly valued ………thank you so much!


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.

To make you smile Do you believe in life after death?” the boss asked one of his employees. “Yes sir, the employee replied. Well then, that makes everything just fine,” the boss went on to. “After you left early to go to your grandmother’s funeral, she stopped in to see you”. Little Johnny asked his grandma how old she was. Grandma answered “39 and holding.” Johnny thought for a moment and then asked, “And how old would you be if you let go?” A little boy in church for the first time watched as the sidesmen passed round the offertory plates. When they came near his pew the boy said loudly, “Don’t pay or me daddy. I’m under five.”

November 2018 Magazine Contributions for the November 2018 magazine should be with Carol Atkins by lunch-time on Sunday 21st. October. 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 C of E Primary Schools.

On Wednesday 12th September Father Chris treated us to a marvellously musical Collective Worship to introduce our new Christian Value this term – Creation. To begin, we sang ‘If You’re Happy and You Know it’ with different actions whilst Fr Chris played his guitar. We loved all the new actions Fr Chris showed us to show we are feeling happy! Fr Chris then explained that at the start of this new school year, we are going to be thinking of three words: Hope – we hope it will be a great year; Expectation – expecting things to be great and for great things to happen; Work – we are going to remember to work hard. This term is all about new beginnings. At the start of the Bible the very first words are ‘In the beginning God created the world. He created the Heavens and the Earth’. Fr Chris reminded us that we are all part of God’s creation. He explained that Creation is the perfect Christian Value to begin a new school year – as God created the world, we are starting a new school year creating new experiences to enjoy.


We finished Fr Chris’ Collective Worship by singing ‘Rise and Shine and Give God the Glory’ to celebrate God’s creation and to lead us into a brand new term full of our own amazing creations!


Farewell to Betty. I first met Betty when I joined the Bourne Twinning Association in 2000, she was the secretary and at that time the association was a good club to join. Not many will know that Betty was also the secretary for the magazine for a few years, she may have retired from being the correspondent for the Bourne Local, but writing was in her want and found her fulfilment in the magazine. She was the person that started a column called ‘How it all Began’ the task was to interview respective business owners for the magazine, this not only helped the owners of the business but informed readers of any new businesses that opened in Bourne and district. Among many of the good works she did was to be secretary/press officer for the Restoration Fund many years ago (eleven or twelve) it now seems so long ago but with a strong working committee organising fund raising events for us all to enjoy she entered into this job full of energy. I remember some of the events with much enjoyment. Betty always made sure that the Press was informed what Bourne Restoration Committee was doing, the events were nearly always weekly if not that month- ly. There is one event that is still going to-day, by special request from the participants, the Whist Drive. This is a monthly meeting on the last Thursday of the month (at 7pm in the church hall). Most of this was before I became editor of the magazine, but I eventually was asked to join the magazine committee because I had knowledge (very little) of working on a computer. These meetings were always happy ones and so much work was accomplished, we meet at first at the home of Arthur Lightfoot the chairman of the Magazine, later we meet at Betty and Jim’s home. The welcome was always warm the refreshments always freshly baked. Jim was there to prepare the drinks when Betty gave him the nod. I am sure I have missed some of the ideas that came from Betty one I remember is, the cross-stitch kneelers that are now in church. This must be on going, as there is still many places for them. All the while there was not only Betty BUT Jim on hand to help when it was needed. You will be sadly missed, Betty, but remembered with love.


Harvest Home The church bells be a-ringing And we must all obey The call that sets us singing Our harvest songs to-day. But some of us remembers Afore them songs beginIt didn’t pay for planting When it was gathered in. When parson starts a-preaching ‘Twill seem a cruel joke For most of them as hears him Will soon be going broke. And some as stands a-singing The songs of Harvest Home, They haven’t got no harvest, They haven’t got no home. They tells us this Protection Will put the matter straight. But what’s the good of waiting Until it be too late? And I, for one be thinking These chaps as we elect Will give us this Protection When there’s nothing to protect.


Recipe of the Month Smoked Haddock Quiche Server 4 Ingredients 8oz (225g) smoked haddock 6oz (175g) shortcut pastry 2 eggs 5fl oz (150ml) single cream or milk Black pepper 3 spring onions chopped 2oz (50g) Cheddar cheese grated Tomato slices and dill to garnish. Method 1. Put haddock in a large saucepan ad cover with water. Bring to boil and simmer for 7-10 mins. Drain well. 2. Preheat oven 200c/400F/gas 6. Roll out pastry and line a 20cm (8in) fluted flan tin. Line with greaseproof paper or foil, fill with baking beans put on baking sheet and bake blind for 10-15 mins. 3. Beat together eggs, cream and pepper. Flake fish, discarding bones and skin. Put in flan case with spring onions. Top with cheese. 4. Pour over egg mixture. Reduce oven to 190C/375F/gas 5 and bake for 25-30 mins until well risen and golden. Serve hot or cold, garnish with tomato slices and dill. From August magazine the 4oz Cheddar cheese, grated was missed of the ingredients.


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Quiz Page The answers are all names of countries. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Animal’s home followed by a stain or scratch Do nuts come from this South American country? Cups, saucers, plates etc. Part of a fish, country Longing for food Frozen water country Eaten at Christmas Cause of disease, a lot Is Ada able? S agony Neckwear country Very cold Sounds like oil or fat I went in a race Serenade a skin opening Sounds like part of your skull, short Daniel Australia minus AL German ‘yes’, cooking utensil Nearly north direction Sounds like large black bird and a continent. Answers to last month’s quiz

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Chilli Sage Rosemary Thyme Nutmeg Mace Lovage Basil Chives Bay leaf

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


Cayenne Aniseed Chervil Cinnamon Caraway Cardamom Dill Marjoram Oregano Fennel

Margaret’s Page Many years ago I took my small class of Primary School children to visit the Major Oak in Sherwood Forest, the one in which Robin Hood and his men supposedly used to hide from the Sheriff. In those days visitors were allowed to actually go inside the trunk of the oak and my class all fitted inside the tree, together with myself and adult helper. It was quite an experience and one which I still remember vividly. I have been back a number of times since but, sadly, the oak is now surrounded by a fence keeping the public well away. It is also held up by ropes and iron stays which make it look old and infirm, no longer proud and noble as it was in my youth. How glad I am that I saw it in its prime. When I first came to Bourne I noticed a sign beside the road to Stamford advertising the Bowthorpe Oak at Manthorpe and I decided I must go and have a look at it and compare it to its cousin in Sherwood Forest. It has taken me 18 years to get round to it but I have at last made that visit. This summer my friend and I set off on a glorious Sunday afternoon to see the Bowthorpe Oak. We were not disappointed. The Bowthorpe Oak is thought to be England’s oldest oak tree with an estimated age of over 1000 years. It has a girth of 12.30 metres (40 feet 4 inches) and stands up completely on its own with no supports of any kind. It is difficult at first to believe how old it is as, when we saw it, it was in full leaf and was bearing lots of acorns. Standing some distance away it looked like a row of trees but as we moved nearer and could see the massive trunk we realised that it is indeed an impressive sight. It is apparently featured in the Guinness Book of Records and has appeared on television. At one time the hollow interior was fitted with seats and was used as a dining room for twenty people. The seats have now been removed and visitors are no longer allowed inside the trunk but it stands proud and healthy and amazingly young-looking. There is a small fee to pay if you want to visit it but it is well worth the effort. We visited on a normal Sunday afternoon but the owners now sometimes hold special events there for families when the children can meet the farm animals and take part in all sorts of activities. We had the field to ourselves and enjoyed sitting on a seat soaking up the peaceful atmosphere and taking in one of the loveliest views in Lincolnshire. As I left church this morning I had another ‘tree moment’ from the past. The Abbey Church car park is littered with hundreds of beech nuts and their shells (known as beech mast I believe) – the best crop I have ever seen since I came to live in Bourne. It brought back happy memories of childhood days in Sleaford when we used to have ‘fights’ with the beech nuts in the Recreation Ground, stuffing as many as we could down the necks of the boys we played with. I’m sure childhood was much more fun in those days when we were able to wander free in the countryside with no adult eyes permanently watching and keeping us from danger.



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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- October 2018 I think that buzzards have bred again in the woods this year. Although I have not seen their nest (or nests) this is not unexpected as they can be well camouflaged in the tops of the trees. However I have seen them on many occasions, flying through the trees and feeding on the ground. I have also heard the calls of the young frequently resounding through the foliage, particularly loud and clear in the last few weeks. I do sympathise with the adults as they attempt to meet the increasing demands of the young (does this sound familiar?). Our supplies to our children are different though as we do not often deliver them parcels of worms! Ospreys can feed for an hour or more on a larger high protein trout and then perch quietly for several hours digesting their food. I guess that the food of the buzzards- mostly small mammals, carrion, worms and insects is not so sustaining- so that the young buzzards are constantly calling for more. Hence the adults have busy lives. They will soon be soaring high in the sky again, circling in the thermals with the young seeming to enjoy the experience as they mew perhaps with excitement? Back down to earth and the bracken is dying back, transforming from a green thick verdant mass of foliage to a brown/bronze forest with passageways between the stalks. These may be highways for the small mammals of the woods as they scurry about, hiding from the gaze of aerial predators. The colours will soon be ripening and we should have those wonderful autumn coppers and golds to enjoy. We might get some muddy puddles back, much to the satisfaction of my dog, visiting Newfoundlanders and any other canine individual who likes to paddle up to their armpits. Of course they then have to transport the mulch home to deposit it on the kitchen floor- which must be part of the fun as their owners brandish buckets and mops again! Our October event is a Fungi Foray on Sunday October 21st, 2pm in the main car park, led by Dr Vin Fleming, who will be able to help us identify our finds. More information on www.friendsofbournewoods.org.uk or 07760468052.




Letter from the Bishop of Grantham

There is no letter from Lincoln this month _________________________________________________________

SPECIAL POEM FOR SENIOR CITIZENS. A row of bottles on my shelf Caused me to analyse myself, One yellow pill I have to pop, Goes to my heart so it won’t stop, A little white one that I take Goes to my hands so they won’t shake, He blue ones that I use a lot Tell me I’m happy when I’m not. The purple pill goes to my brain And tells me that I have no pain. The red ones, smallest of them all Go to my blood so that I won’t fall. The orange ones, very big and bright Prevent my leg cramps in the night Such an array of coloured pills Help to cure all my ills. But what I would really like to know Is what tells each other where to go!



Baldocks Mill, 21 South Street, Bourne, PE10 9LY Tel 01778 424740 Once a working watermill, powered by the Bourne Eau. Now a Heritage centre displaying information and artefacts relating to the town and Raymond Mays. Exhibitions on three floors. Charles Worth Gallery now open. OPENING TIMES: Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays 2- 4pm All year round. ADMISSION: Free of charge. LOCATION: On A15, 200 metres south of town centre, near Red Hall. CIVIC SOCIETY Monday 15th October Jack Slater India: Rich or Poor?

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

01778 422304

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



Weightwatchers 9.30—11.00a.m. (Every Monday except Bank Holidays) Monday Lunch Club 12.30pm– (393458) Karate 5.30-7.30pm (tel. 01780 762261 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) Scouts 7.30pm

Bookings for the Hall contact Merryn Woodland 01778 423232




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 arrange 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: mikedunnelectrician@hotmail.co.uk

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


FROM THE REGISTERS Baptisms August 12 18 19 26 Marriages August 04 11

Theodore Thorley, Alexander Pugh, Lucas Jedinak Danielle Snart Anntonia Mason (correct spelling!) Bella Smith Robert Peeling & Jane Murphy Simon Hall and Emma Haslam

Funerals August 15 Jean and George Parrish 21 Stephen Bush 24 Dorothy Fox 28 Peter Rakowski Happy Birthday to 2nd Edith Rose Carter 9th Charlotte Smith 15th Leanne Roberts 20th Emma Johns 20th Robert Fuller 28th Phillip Pettitt In Memorium 14th Wilfred Manderfield 17th Henry Hewitt 21st George Pickett 27th Rosemary Lightfoot FLOWER ROTA –OCTOBER October 5th ----------------- Mrs .P.Gray ( Harvest Festival) October 12th & 19th--------Mrs. C.Bentley October 26th& 2nd Nov.---Mrs .J.Payne Lady Chapel October 5th--------------------Mrs .A.Northen. (Harvest Festival) St.Pauls Chapel October 5th-------------- -Mrs. J.Stokes. (Harvest Festival) Windows. Mrs. E.Boss, Mrs. S. Casey, Mrs. J.Hicks, Mrs. M.Woodland and Mrs. A.|Northen. Back Pillars. Mrs. C.Bently. High Altar

Candles In memory of Norman Holmes and Kenneth Neale.


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 ASSOCIATE PRIEST The Revd Father Peter Lister, 4 Linden Rise, Bourne……….. 01778 423730 CHURCHWARDENS Mr. D. Guppy…16 Gladstone Street……. …………………...01778 423873 Mrs Merryn Woodland, 26 Harvey Close, Bourne……………01778 423232 VERGER 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……………….01778 421029 P.C.C. TREASURER Mr A. G. Payne, Oldhall Farm House, Wilsthorpe …………...01778 560633 READER Mr D.H.Page, 3 Sycamore Close

…………………………...01778 422512

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


Profile for Bourne Abbey Church

Bourne Abbey Parish Magazine - October 2018  

Bourne Abbey and Parish Magazine - October 2018

Bourne Abbey Parish Magazine - October 2018  

Bourne Abbey and Parish Magazine - October 2018