By Jonathan Smith, Dec 3 2017 09:11PM
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Help bring light into the lives of UK’s vulnerable children
Bourne Abbey Church is calling on the local community to help bring some light to the lives of some of the UK’s most vulnerable children this Christmas by supporting their Christingle event in aid of The Children’s Society.
The 2017 Christingle Service will be held at Bourne Abbey Church, Church Walk, Bourne on Sunday 10th December at 3:30pm. Everyone is welcome to join the festivities and all money raised will go towards helping the children the charity works with, including victims of sexual exploitation.
Families and communities are welcome to come and celebrate together at the festive fundraising event, which revolves around children decorating oranges with red ribbon, cocktail sticks and sweets. These, as well as a candle, highlight different parts of the Christian story.
Christingle has been taking place now for the past 50 years and, with around one million people attending each year, it plays a huge role in supporting The Children’s Society’s vital work to help some of this country’s most vulnerable children. This year, the charity is aiming to raise £1.4 million and every penny will be crucial to its work.
Merryn Woodland, Churchwarden from Bourne Abbey Church said: “We are really excited to be putting on a Christingle event this year and hope to have lots of local people coming to see the lovely display of illuminated oranges and help us raise money for a very worthy cause.”
Matthew Reed, Chief Executive of The Children’s Society, said: “We are thankful for the massive difference that Christingle services make to vulnerable children, year after year.
“Every child deserves a childhood filled with joy and happiness. The support from everyone attending Christingle events up and down the country will help us to fight child sexual exploitation and allow us to support even more children who have been seriously affected by it.”
To find out about a local Christingle near you visit www.christingle.org
The Bourne Abbey family warmly invites you
to our Christmas celebrations
Saturday, December 9 - Messy Christingle between 10am - midday
in the Abbey Church Hall
Sunday, December 10 - Christingle and Carols at 3.30pm
All proceeds to the Children's Society
Sunday, December 17 - Carol Service led by the
Abbey Church Choir at 6.30pm
Sunday, December 24 - Midnight Mass at 11.30pm
Monday, December 25 - Said Eucharist at 8am.
Sung Eucharist for Christmas at 10am
We wish everyone a peaceful New Year
Contributions for the December 2017 magazine should be with Carol Atkins by lunch-time on Sunday 19th November. They can be given to her at church, or sent to 10 Broadlands Avenue, Bourne, or sen by email attachment - preferably as a Word document to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Michael and Mrs Margaret McGregor invite you to thir annual Coffee Morning in memory of their son John in aid of Bloodwise on Thurdsay, November 23, at Bourne Corn Exchange, between 10am and 1pm. Admission £1, including coff and mince pie. Stalls include: Bloodwise goods, homemade cakes, jams, preserves, gifts, Christmas gifts, games, books, jigsaws, raffles, chocolates, accessories, knitted goods, tombola, jewellery, tin stall, CDs and DVDs.
Please come and support us.
ontributions to any of the stalls will be gratefully received by November 18.
Contacts: Margaret and Michael McGregor 01778 422426.
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