Restoration and renovation project starts
The building work has commenced at Bourne Abbey. The old boiler house and toilets have been demolished, and new foundations have been laid. The work is on schedule. We would like to give more information, but we must first make a detailed report to the PCC at its Meeting on 5th October.
We can tell you that the church might be chilly during October because the boilers, which had to be removed when the boiler house was demolished, are with the contractor in Yorkshire. Fr. Chris has insisted that they are installed, tested and working by the 31st October. If they are not working by then, Fr. Chris will vent his wrath upon the contractor!
The temporary lights in church have all been replaced – hopefully these are from a different batch and will comply with the guarantee of 30,000 hours or two years use.
The annual service to commemorate the faithful departed will be held at Bourne Abbey on Saturday 4th November. At 2.30 p.m. If you have suffered the loss of a loved one in the past year and if a service was held by one of our priests, then you will receive an invitation letter. The service is, however, open to everyone. If you did not receive an invitation letter, whether you worship at Bourne Abbey or not, and irrespective of when your loved one died, you are welcome to attend. On arrival you will be given a candle and asked if you wish the name(s) of the loved one(s) that you wish to be remembered. The names will be read out during the service and you will be invited to light your candle. The Book of Remembrance will also be open so that you can see your loved one's entry.
Merryn and Dudley