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Service Times Welcome to the Parish of Boston, Lincolnshire UK
ST BOTOLPH'S
8.00am Said Eucharist (BCP - First Sunday)
8.00am Said Eucharist (Traditional Language - all other Sundays)
10.30am Sung Eucharist
6.00pm Choral Evensong
ST THOMAS
First Sunday
8.00am Said Eucharist (Traditional Language)
11.00am Sung Eucharist
Other Sundays
11.00am Sung Eucharist
ST CHRISTOPHER
9.30am Said Eucharist with Hymns
WEEKDAY EUCHARISTS
10.30am Wednesday St Botolph's
11.00am Thursday St Thomas
9.30am Saturday St Botolph's
SUNDAY SERVICES in the Parish of Boston

Sunday, 20 July 2014 5th Sunday after Trinity

8.00am Said Eucharist (Traditional Language) St Botolph's

10.30am Sung Eucharist St Botolph's. Combined Parish Eucharist with the Licencing of the Revd Steve Holt as Associate Rector of the Parish of Boston

No Services at St Christopher and St Thomas' today.

6.00pm NO Choral Evensong

Sunday, 27 July 2014 6th Sunday after Trinity

8.00am Said Eucharist (Traditional Language) St Botolph's

9.30am Said Eucharist with Hymns St Christopher's

10.30am Sung Eucharist St Botolph's.

11.00am Sung Eucharist St Thomas

6.00pm NO Choral Evensong

MUSIC FOR SERVICES

Music for July 2014

BOSTON FOOD BANK
The Parish of Boston Foodbank, in partnership with the Trussell Trust, distributes food to families/individuals in crisis on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12 - 2 pm at St Christopher's Church, Fenside, Boston. A voucher is required to obtain the necessary food parcels which may be obtained from various charitable organisations around the town.
 
Donations of non-perishable food may be taken to the Parish Office at The Stump and there is a collection trolley at Asda supermarket. Monetary donations can also be left at the Parish Office.

HOW CAN I HELP NOW ?
Volunteers and helpers are always welcome. Please contact gill.paul@hotmail.co.uk or 01205 350913
NEWS UPDATE
St Botolphs Church

OPENING HOURS FOR ST BOTOLPH'S

St Botolph's (The Stump) is open daily throughout the year from 8.30am to 4.30pm.

The TOWER is open daily (Monday to Saturday) from 10.00am to 3.30pm. There is an admission charge (£3.00) to climb the Tower. THE TOWER IS TOWER OPEN

LATEST UPDATES
SACRED SPACE FOR EVERYONE

SACRED SPACE FOR EVERYONE CONSULTATION
The consultation period begins on Thursday, 17 July. Please visit The Stump for a display of suggested plans and opportunities for this project. There are feedback forms which you are invited to complete.
For more information : www.spacesforeveryone.com

Click here the feedback form.

WORLD WAR ONE COMMEMORATION

VIGIL SERVICE
To commemorate the beginning of the First World War
1914 - 1918

Monday, 4 August 2014 at 7.00pm at St Botolph’s (Boston Stump)

The Parish of Boston, in common with Cathedrals and Churches in the UK,  will be running a  thoughtful programme of World War One commemoration events for the local community, and our many visitors.  The commemoration begins at the end of June when we remember the assassination of the Archduke Ferdinand  on 28 June 1914 followed by a specific opportunity for reflection on the anniversary of the outbreak of war on Monday 4 August.

WELCOME TO THE PARISH OF BOSTON
We are a parish in the inclusive tradition, striving to be a welcoming community, where everyone is valued and diversity celebrated.
The Eucharist and Worship is at the heart of our life together where we experience the Living God.

We offer a beautiful sacred space where we can explore together what it means to find God in our lives.

CAFE AND STUMP SHOP (Re-opens at Easter 2014)

Our Cafe is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from10.00am to 3.00pm. Our Shop is open daily from 10.00am to 4.00pm

Tea, Coffee, cake, scones and toasted sandwiches are on Sale
The Shop has a large selection of Gifts and CD's available.
GUIDED TOURS Please call the Parish Office (01205 354 670) to arrange your Guided Tour.
FLOOD UPDATE

Several meetings have been held to discuss the future heating options for St Botolph’s. There are three key areas which we need to address :

  1. Site of a new Boiler House. Our present boiler room does not comply with gas and building regulations and is considered a high flood risk. There are a few potential options.
  2. What type of energy source? The three key options are : gas, renewable (biomass) or ground source heat pump. We are keen to explore cost effective heating for the Church. Added to this, there are other issues that need to be worked through, namely, faculty permissions, planning permissions, approval from English Heritage and potential archaeological issues.
  3. The team is now looking at underfloor heating for the whole church.

Electrical work : The remedial work will start in mid-June and it should be completed towards the end of August. After this, the sound system will be replaced.

The Shop is now open daily. Mark Simmonds MP, opened the shop on Wednesday, 29 May
The Café is only open on Wednesdays as we work on the power supply.

SUNDAY SCHOOL
10.30am Sunday School at St Botolph's : Sunday School is in recess until September.
CLERGY UPDATES

The Revd. Stephen Holt has been appointed to the post of Associate Rector of the Parish of Boston. He will be licenced on Sunday, 20 July at 10.30am at St Botolph's.

We welcome Ruth Carroll as our Curate in the Parish of Boston. Ruth is joined by her husand Keith and have moved into their home in Irby Street. Ruth was ordained Deacon in a service at Lincoln Cathedral on Sunday, 29 June 2014.

More information about Steve and Ruth can be found on our contacts page.

PARISH CONFERENCE
22 November 2014 from 10.00am at St Thomas Church Hall, London Road, Boston. The task group has met and will formulate the details of the day. More details to follow.
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