Bourne Abbey Church

Bourne Abbey Pew Sheet

Bourne Abbey and Parish Church


Sunday, October 13, 2019     Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity

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 and Sarah in their new roles in Madagascar, and we give thanks for their ministries here and in Madagascar. We pray too for those under suspension in our diocese, and in particular Bishop Christopher and his wife Susan.


Those baptised here this afternoon: Elsie-Jade Everest; Matilda Sommerfield.


Peace and goodwill within and between nations: especially for peace in the Yemen and for the end to wards 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  and Kenya;   for wepray 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 operation: Joshua Peters, Nelly White and Fr. John Francis.


For those whose illness or recovery is long term:

- Jean Livesey, Sadie Pick, Peggy Pateman, Joyce Reeson, Ron Macey,  Robert Fuller, Gordon Muspratt, Arthur Lightfoot, Vera Osborne, Margaret Shaw, Barbara Barker, Canon David Staples, Clare Denison and Margaret Clarke.    


For those recently added to our prayer board:  

- Shirley, Keith, Lee and Katherine, Katie and Paul, Constance and Anne.


The departed:

-   for the souls of the recently departed:  Heidi Rock, Alan Green, Muriel Tomblin, Lewin Maggs and Alan Tilley.




-   also for those whose anniversaries fall during this week:   Jacqueline Key (14th); Jean Watts, Roland Adnitt, Kenneth Neale (15th), Elizabeth Smith, Joan Bentley (16th); George Stevenson (17th).


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.


Services this week:

Thursday, October 17 - 10am Said Eucharist (BCP)

                                         St Luke the Evangelist

Sunday, October 20   -   8am  Said Eucharist

18th Sunday after       -  10am Sung Eucharist  

Trinity                         -   6.30pm Choral Evensong.


See external notice board 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:



on Sunday, October 20, 6.30pm

in Bourne Abbey Church.

Why not join the Abbey Consort for this

traditional service?

All are welcome



On Saturday, October 26,

10am to midday

Abbey Church Hall.

Tea, coffee, raffle, book stall

All welcome



On Saturday, November 2, 2.30pm

in Bourne Abbey Church.

A service of thanksgiving and prayer

for loved ones departed.  

On arrival you will be given a candle

and asked if you wish the name(s)

of your loved ones to be read out

during the service.



The choir is planning to hold its

Friday evening rehearsals in the new vestry

- but needs a keyboard for accompaniment.

If you can help please talk to John Saunders

after the 10am service, telephone him

on 01780 480479 or