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Hi I am Jonathan Smith, the Webmaster for Bourne Abbey Church.


My aim is to give you the latest news and information by using a blog on our site.


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By Jonathan Smith, Feb 26 2021 09:05PM

The Wormen's World Day of Prayer gathering on Friday, March 5th is not taking place this year, owing to the pandemic.

However, the organisers are putting out a service on the internet instead. For more information about the World Day of Prayer, click HERE

The organisers will be updating the list of virtual services on Thursday, March 4th - for details click on the virtual services link on the Home page.

By Jonathan Smith, Feb 22 2021 01:54PM

To find out more about the Church of England's #LiveLent resources, click HERE

To sign up for free daily reflections during Lent, click HERE

By Jonathan Smith, Dec 24 2020 10:00AM

The well-known song The Twelve Days of Christmas has a hidden meaning:

The partridge in a pear tree is Jesus Christ

Two turtle doves are the Old and New Testaments

Three French hens stand for faith, hope and love

The four calling birds are the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John

The five gold rings recalled to Torah or Law - the first five books of the Old Testement

The six geeses a-laying stand for the six days of creation

Seven swans a-swimming represent the sevenfold gifts of the Holy Spirit - Phophesy, Serving, Teaching, Exhortation, Contribution, Leadership and Mercy

The eight maids a-milking are the eight beatitudes

Nine ladies dancing are the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit - Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness and Self Control

The ten lords a-leaping are the Ten Commandments

The eleven pipers piping stand for the eleven faithful disciples

The twelve drummers drumming sysbolizes the twelve points of the Apostles' Creed.


Yes, I said Merry CHRISTmas because Christmas is not Christmas without CHRIST

By Jonathan Smith, Dec 23 2020 12:56PM

At the moment, we shall be holding our Christmas Day Said Holy Communion as planned at 10.00am. The choir will sing during the Communion, and the organ will play at suitable points during the service. We must stress that our maximum seating has been expanded for this service - but we can still only seat 118 people, maximum.

There is a down-loadable Carol Service recorded from around the diocese which you can watch on the following link: Regrettably, we cannot offer a Sunday service on December 27th, however there will be a special service offered that day from Lincoln Cathedral. You can find this on the diocesan website. Just google 'Diocese of Lincoln England.'

May the birth of the Christ Child bring you peace in your hearts, and may he encourage you with renewed hope for the future.

Fr. Chris.

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