Bourne Abbey and Parish Church
Sunday, June 17 Third Sunday after Trinity
Please pray for:
The parish and deanery: for Father Chris, Fr. Peter on his return from sabbatical this week, for Fr. Hall and for our Ministry Team. For the Colsterworth Group and Ringstone in Aveland benefice in interregnum; and also for the Edenham benefice where interviews are taking place this week for someone to follow Fr. Andy when he retires later this year.
Peace and goodwill within and between nations: especially for peace between Israel and Palestine: For the people in Iraq and Afghanistan in their struggles against extremeism. We also pray for the continuing situations in Yemen and Myanmar; and for those in refugee camps for the displaced from these areas.
We remember those suffering hunger, disease and oppression; especially those people suffering from the present crisis situations of shortage of food, water and medicines, particularly in Syria, Nigeria, South Sudan, Yemen, Somalia and Kenya; for those in our own country who are homeless, hungry and in need of support.
For those whose illness or recovery is long term:
- Nichola Shaw, Jean Livesey, Fr. John Francis, Rosemary Hopkins, Sadie Pick, Lorraine Etches, Peggy Pateman, Joyce Reeson, Ron Macey, Robert Fuller, Arthur Lightfoot, Margaret Shaw, Jim Moody, Jasmine Farrow, Gordon Muspratt, Paul Woodman and Barbara Barker.
For those whose illness is acute, or are awaiting operation: - Jean Gagne.
For those recently added to our prayer board:
- Shirley, Aiden, Pauline, John, Mandy, Louise, Noah, Nell, Angela, Heidi, Jonathan, Geoff, Trevor and Zoe.
- for the recently departed: Stanley Hewitt, Martin Jervis, Anthony William (Bill) Clark and Ray Toulson.
- also for those whose anniversaries fall during this week: Phyllis Sheffield (18th)
We welcome all to our services today, including those newly resident in our town and those visiting. If you are a visitor and receive Communion in your own church, you are most welcome to receive the Sacrament here. If you wish to receive a blessing instead, please bring your service sheet with you when you come up to the altar.
Diocesan Synod Elections are taking place shortly. If you are interested in taking part in the life of the Diocese through its major decision-making body, you need to be nominated by one of our Deanery Synod representatives - Merryn Woodland, Dudley Guppy or Derek Page. Please speak to them (or Fr Chris) for additional information and a nomination form if you are interested in being elected. Completedforms need to be returned to Ceri Guppy no layer than 12 noon on 23rd June at 16 Gladstone Street, Bourne, Lincs PE10 9AX.
Services this week:
Today - 8am Said Holy Communion
- 10am Sung Eucharist (Common Worship)
Thursday - 10am Said Eucharist (BCP) - feria
See external notice board and this website for details of Morning and Evening Prayer and times of funeral services and other events (such as rehearsals) in the Abbey.
This year we are celebrating our Patronal Festival of Ss. Peter and Paul on the previous Sunday - 24th June. Our main service, the Sung Eucharist, is at the usual time of 10am..
Saturday 30 June: Strawberry tea in the Abbey Church Hall 2.30pm to 4.30pm. Tickets available at 5pm from Judy Smith.
Judy Smith can be contacted via email@example.com