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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.
PRAYERS ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS OUBREAK
Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy
in this time of uncertainty and distress.
Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may rejoice in your comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.
God of compassion,
be close to those who are ill, afraid or in isolation.
In their loneliness, be their consolation;
in their anxiety, be their hope;
in their darkness, be their light;
through him who suffered alone on the cross,
but reigns with you in glory,
Jesus Christ our Lord.
A PRAYER FOR THOSE WHO ARE ILL
we entrust to your tender care
those who are ill or in pain,
knowing that whenever danger threatens
your everlasting arms are there to hold them safe.
Comfort and heal them,
and restore them to health and strength;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Barbara Glasson, President of the Methodist Conference
Today (October 10) marks the centenary of the death of Harry Allen. Harry was serving in the First World War with the 2nd Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment. He died of wounds received in action in France, aged 20, and is buried at Nieppe Communal Cemetery, near Armentieres. His memorial in the chancel was erected by his parents, Albert and Frances Allen, of The Willows, Meadowgate, Bourne, and contains the following: "He died the noblest death a man can die, fighting for God, right and liberty, and such a death is immorality." The message from his mother on his headstone at Nieppe is "Faithful Unto Death."
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