Bourne Abbey and Parish Church
Sunday, January 6 The Epiphany
Please pray for:
The parish and deanery: for Father Chris, Fr. Hall Speers, Canon David Staples and our Ministry Team. Also for the Edenham beneficeas they await their new priest.
For those being baptized today: Emma and Amelia Burgess.
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, Gordon Muspratt, Paul Woodman, Dennis Read, Vera Osborne, Sandra Rodgers, Arthur Lightfoot, Caroline Law and Gordon and Gloria.
For those whose illness is acute, or are awaiting operation: Joshua Peters; Clare Denison
For those recently added to our prayer board:
- Anne and Jean, Rose and Johnathan, Jamie, Peter, Shirley, Andrew, Jonathan, Trevor, Ann, Hugo, Kay and Elizabeth & family.
- for the souls of the recently departed: David Creasey, priest; and Neil Boughey
- also for those whose anniversaries fall during this week: John Bentley, Karen Paterson, George Picket (6th), Myra Mason, Jill Kee (7th), Paul Bennett, Christine Orbell (8th), Dorothy Wright (10th), May Vaughan (11th) and Constance King (12th).
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.
Stewardship: Weekly and Monthly Stewardship envelopes fir 2019 are availableat the back of the church. Envelopes will remain there until the first Sunday of January. If you normally give in this way and there are no envelopes for you please contact Ceri Guppy on 01778 423873..
Services this week:
Thursday - 10am Said Eucharist (BCP) - feria
Sunday - - 10am Sung Eucharist
Please note: Due to circumstances beyond our control there will be no Said Eucharist at 8am on Sundays January 13 and 20.
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.
Sonday 7 January - 10am Julian Prayer Meeting in the Abbey
Wednesday 9 January: Mothers' Union AGM in the Abbey Church Hall at 2.15pm followed by a MULOA session led by Mrs Elizabeth Page.
Saturday 12 January: 10am to 12noon - Nibble and Natter Coffee Morning organised by the Social Committee in the Abbey Church Hall.