When the waters rise

I wonder if you are feeling a bit overwhelmed at the moment: a bit overwhelmed by the demands of family or work; a bit overwhelmed by the political situation we find ourselves in; a bit overwhelmed by the changes coming to Bourne End. Sometimes we all feel as though we...

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Electoral Roll Renewal

This year we need to renew our Electoral Roll. Please read Rebecca’s letter below which explains what the Electoral Roll is and why you should be on it and complete the Application for Electoral Roll form. The form needs to be returned to Stephen Fletcher or the church by 1st...

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Looking back…looking forward

January may be rapidly disappearing but has not completely left us as I write this. The month which starts our year is named after Janus, the two faced Roman god of beginnings and transitions. This is appropriate as the short cold days and long dark nights of this time of...

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Jesus. The Reason for the Season

One of my Christmas decorations is a firm favourite with my godchildren: it is a set of Nativity stacking dolls. Borrowing from the tradition of Russian Dolls, mine feature characters from the Nativity story. Nestling inside the three kings are a shepherd, Mary, an angel, a donkey and in the...

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Jean Kidger 1936 – 2018

On Saturday 24th November at 2 pm we will be celebrating the life of Jean Kidger in a memorial service.  Please come along.  There will be a reception at the Boxmoor Lodge Hotel after the service.  Please let us know if you plan to come to the reception so that...

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St John’s Commemorates the Armistice Centenary

Over the weekend of 10th and 11th November 2018, the church welcomed visitors to an exhibition commemorating the Armistice.  There were biographies and photos of the young men from Bourne End who lost their lives, stories and artefacts contributed by current villagers as well as examples of trench art.  We...

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Rebecca Reflects on Foot Washing

We have just had ordination season in the Church of England and my newsfeed is full of pictures of new deacons and priests and photographs of past ordinations popping up as memories. It is exciting to see so many people answering God’s call to serve the Church in this particular...

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Rebecca blesses our new bench

Thanks to a recent bequest, we have been able to install a beautiful new bench in the church yard.  It overlooks the memorial garden and enjoys a lovely view over the local countryside.  Inscribed with the verse “Be Still and Know That I am God” (Psalm 46: 10) we hope...

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Rebecca on Thy Kingdom Come

Research conducted by the Church of England in the run up to Easter had some surprising results. Although the numbers of people coming to church have dropped, six out of seven people polled said that they believe prayer can be answered and only one in seven people said that they...

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