Bourne Abbey Church

Bourne Abbey Pew Sheet

Bourne Abbey and Parish Church


Sunday, 21th April 2019                            Easter Sunday

Please pray for:

The parish and deanery:  for Father Chris, Canon David Staples and our Ministry Team. Also for the Withams and Bythams group in their intertrgnum.


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 continuing 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 thiose in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and malawi affected by the Cyclone Idai. Also those who lost their lives and were  injuried in the terrorist attacked in Sri Lanka.


For those whose illness or recovery is long term:

- Jean Livesey,  Fr. John Francis,  Sadie Pick,   Peggy Pateman,  Joyce Reeson, Ron Macey,  Robert Fuller,  Gordon Muspratt,  Dennis Read,  Sandra Rodgers, Arthur Lightfoot,  Vera Osborne,  Caroline Law,  Matthew Curran,  and  Gordon and Gloria,  John Harvey  and  Marjorie Simmons.        


For those whose illness is acute, or are awaiting operation: Joshua Peters and Clare Denison.


For those recently added to our prayer board:  

- Jamie,  Peter,   Shirley,   Andrew,  Jonathan,  Trevor,  Ann,  Hugo, Kay and Elizabeth & family,   Brook  and  Mavis, and Samantha.  


The departed:

-   for the souls of the recently departed: Beverley Clayton, Christina Smitheringale, Malcolm Mould and  Paul Woodman



-   also for those whose anniversaries fall during this week:  Roolyn Edwards, Snya Chorazek (21st), Samuel Danby, Barbara Stancer (25th), Bridie Hurst, Douglas Clarke , Priest (26th) and Jack Leaton (27th)..    

We welcome all to our services today, including those newly resident in the town and those visiting and on holiday. If you 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.


Fr Chris and Merryn and Dudley, our churchwardens, would like to wish you all a vert happy Eastertide, and also a big thank you to all who have worked hard behind the scenes to make this a memorable occasion.


Services this week:


Holy Week   

Thursday  -  Said Eucharist (BCP)  10.00am

Sunday      -   Said Eucharist  8.00am

                        Sung Eucharist  10.00am  - Second Sunday of



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 and services) in the Abbey.                              


Forthcoming Events:

Wednesday 1 May: Mothers' Union meeting at 2.15pm in the Church Hall. Jonathan Smith will be giving a presentation "Twenty thing you might not know about Bourne Abbey" - Everyone welcome.


Monday 6 May: 10am - Julian Prayer Meeting in the Abbey Church.


Thursday 9 May: Mothers' Union Commissioning Service at St Peter at Gowts Church in Lincoln, when the new trusdtees and officers will be commissioned, including our Diocesan President, Elizabeth Page for her second term of office. Refreshments will be availbale in the Church hall there, after the event.


Saturday11 May: Bourne Choral Society is giving a Spring Concert at 7.30pm in the Abbey Church with performances of Vivaldi's Gloria, the Pergolesi Magnificat and other items of European Sacred Music. See posters for further details.