Bourne Abbey and Parish Church
Sunday, October 3, 2021
Please pray for:
The parish and deanery: for Father Chris, Revd Canon David Staples and our Ministry Team. Also for the Withams and Bythams group in their interregnum. We pray also for Bishop Hall in his role in Madagascar, and we give thanks for his ministry here and in Madagascar. We pray too for our Bishops Christopher, David and Nicholas in their ministry in the Diocese.
Peace and goodwill within and between nations: especially for peace in the Yemen and Afghanistan and for the end to wars fought by proxy. We also pray for the continuing situations for those in refugee camps for the displaced, wherever they may be.
We remember those suffering hunger, disease and oppression: especially those people suffering from the continuing situations of shortage of food, water and medicines, particularly in Syria, Central Africa, South Sudan, Yemen, Somalia, Kenya and Haiti; those affected by Coronavirus, both in this country and throughout the World; and we pray for those in our own country who are homeless, hungry, vulnerable and in need of support.
For those whose illness is acute, or are awaiting an operation: Alastair Woodman, Eric Howarth and Lorraine Walker.
For those whose illness or recovery is long term: Peter Woodland, Joyce Reeson, Kevin Moss, Vera Osborne, John Budd, Robin Barker, Bill Normington, Jonathan Darrell and Guiseppe Pizzo.
- for the souls of the recently departed: Joyce Brown, Michael Thorley, James Haggerty, Gordon Muspratt and Barry Woodhouse.
-also for those whose anniversaries fall in the next week: Patrick Lingard (priest), Rebecca Adnitt (28th); Nora Peggs (29th); Annie Wherry, Emma Woodcock (October 2nd); Alan Tilley 4th); Anthony Dawson (5th); Donald Newell (6th); Ian Ebbs (7th); and Donald Young (8th).
Your Church Magazine
The October edition is available as a printed magazine and as a downloadable document from the church website. Our thanks to Celia for all her hard work in producing this, the first physical magazine since April 2020.
Pick up a printed copy, or get an electronic copy of the magazine, by going to www.bourneabbey.org.uk, click on Magazine, and select October to download a copy (the electronic copyshould be uploaded later this week).
Harvest Nibble and Natter Coffee Morning
Bourne Abbey Social Committee are holding a Harvest Nibble and Natter Coffee Morning on Saturday 2nd October in Abbey Church Hall between 10am and 12 noon. Harvest refreshments, raffle and book stall. Proceeds to the Abbey Church.
Sung Eucharist recommences at Bourne Abbey on Sunday, October 10. The Abbey will also be open during the week as it was prior to lockdown 18 months ago.
The Julian Meeting will meet next tomorrow (Monday 4th October) at 10am in Bourne Abbey Church for half-an-hour. The Julian Meeting is held on the first Monday of the month. All welcome.
The Abbey at Home
The Christian Fellowship with Bible Study being run by the Revs Richard and Sylvia Rice-Oxley, whose second meeting will be on Friday 15th October, 10.00am to 11.30am. The final session is on Friday 19th November.
‘Prisons Week’- October 10th-16th
For more information see the display in church and do speak to Susan Macey to find out more.
The Birthday Club/Candle Names
Fundraising by means of the Birthday Club and candle names has tailed off over the last few years. After careful consideration, the PCC has concluded that these means of raising funds for the Abbey have reached their natural end, and that they should therefore cease at the end of 2021. The funds in the Birthday Club account will be transferred to the Fabric Fund; donations for candles are already paid into the General Fund.
The PCC is very grateful for your support of these ventures, and it encourages those who currently contribute towards either or both to support the wider work of the Abbey through a donation, regular or one-off, to the General Fund. Regular payment forms for the main four banks and details of the Abbey bank account are available at the rear of the church.
Fr Chris welcomes the names of those who are ill or awaiting an operation, so that prayers may be offered for them through the Sunday Service Sheet. We also continue to welcome the addition of the names of loved ones departed to be inscribed in the church’s Book of Remembrance. Apply to the Vicar on