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Hi I am Jonathan Smith, the Webmaster for Bourne Abbey Church.


My aim is to give you the latest news and information by using a blog on our site.


I need our community to be the newsfeed and look forward to hearing from each of you. Please do keep me updated no matter how big or small the news or idea that you would like to share with our community.

By Jonathan Smith, Feb 18 2018 02:02PM

There are Lent courses in Bourne on Friday (from February 23) at 10.30am at Bourne Methodist Church at 10.30am(organised by Churches Together in Bourne) and at Edenham Regional House on Thursday evenings between 7.30 and 9pm.

Lent Lunches are served at Bourne Methodist Church Hall on Fridays from midday - organised by Churches Together in Bourne. Donation £2.50 for thw work of the Bible Society.

There are also a series of Deanery Evensong Services, as follows: February 25th Swinstead 6pm: March 4th Corby Glen 6pm: No service on March 11th; March 18th North Witham 6pm; and March 25th details to be confirmed.

Good Friday Walk of Witness - organised by Churches Together in Bourne - starts at Bourne United Reformed Church at 10am, with a short service at St Gilbert and the Sacred Heart RC Church, and conclusion service at Bourne Baptist Church, followed by refreshments.

By Jonathan Smith, Feb 11 2018 07:21PM

Candles are a source of light, both literally and metaphorically.

Would you like to commemorate someone or take part on your own behalf by sponsoring candles for the Sanctuary?

All donations, of whatever amount, are most welcome; the name(s) of those so commemorated, or the donor’s name, appear each month in the Parish Magazine.

If you would like to join in, please get in touch with me. Thank you.


Mrs Jennifer Maclean - 01778 393590

By Jonathan Smith, Dec 3 2017 08:52PM

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

By Jonathan Smith, Dec 3 2017 08:45PM

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

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