Bourne Abbey and Parish Church
Sunday, December 2 Advent Sunday
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.
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, Margaret Shaw, Gordon Muspratt, Paul Woodman, Dennis Read, Caroline Law, Joe and Vera Osborne, Sandra Rodgers and Arthur Lightfoot.
For those whose illness is acute, or are awaiting operation: Joshua Peters
For those recently added to our prayer board:
- Ann, Anne and Jean, Rose and Johnathan, Jamie, Peter, Shirley, Andrew, Jonathan, Trevor, Kay and Elizabeth & family.
- for the souls of the recently departed: Paul Crosby; Clive Powell; Ethel (Jane) Harding.
- also for those whose anniversaries fall during this week: John Frisby Boor, Alecander pateman, Graham Spencer, Phylis Michelson (7th) and John Copland (8th).
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.
Travelling Crib: The Crib will be blessed at today's 10am service and will begin its jourbey around the parish to those who have offered to accommodate it for one night during Advesnt. Thanks to Mark Raven for organising this annual event and we hope that it will give greater meaning to Christmas for those participating..
Services this week:
Wednesday - 1.45pm MU Carol Service
Thursday - 10am Said Eucharist (BCP) - St Nicholas, Bishop
Sunday - 8am Said Holy Communion
(Dec 9) - 10am Sung Eucharist
- 3.30pm Christingle Service
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.
Sunday 2 December - Advent Carols Service in the Abbey Church, 6.30pm.
Wednesday 5 December - Mothers' Union Carols Service in the Abbey Church at 1.45pm. All welcome, including members and staff of the Willoughby School in Bourne.
Friday 7 December - Bible Study for Adventat the Abbey Church - 3.45pm (refreshments) for 4pm start. Please note revised time. The second of three Friday Bible Syudies led by Fr. Chris.
Sunday 9 December - 3.30pm Christingle and Carols Service in the Abbey Church. Plese come early as this is a popular service.
Saturday 15 December - 7.30pm Bourne Choral Society present a Concert of Christmas carols for Choir and Audience. See poster for detyails. Includes light refreshments during the interval.