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Our benefice covers the parishes of Eye, Newborough and Thorney. Find out more about the churches and what's going on.
Many thanks to Eye Community Runners who donated the Christmas Tree outside St Matthew’s Church this year to also particularly to the Junior Runners who decorated it!
As we enter this advent season, we have lots going on across our parishes, we’re providing a quick list below of everything going on and you can get more details from our Website Calendar or watch out for our upcoming…
St Matthew’s Church and Eye School Association present the 2nd Eye Fireworks Event. Join us for our 2nd fireworks event! After a successful event last year we’re aiming for more of the same (and possibly a little bigger and better!). Gates open at 17:45, Fireworks at 18:45 on Friday 3rd November 2017. Glow toys. BBQ, drinks and sweets available. (Weather Permitting!) Entrance is by free ticket booked in advance, we are asking for a suggested donation of £10 per family on the night to raise funds for the church and school. Please book tickets for as many people as you have in your family! Tickets available here.
Whether you have lived in Eye for a few days, are just visiting, or have been here all your life, you are invited to Heritage Open Weekend in St Matthew’s Church, Eye. Friday 8th September 2017 at 7.30pm Talk about Photographs of old Eye, by David Fovargue. £3 entry, including refreshments. Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September 2017 Church open and displays on show. Free. Open 10am – 4pm Saturday, 11am – 3.30pm Sunday. Includes stories of World War I soldiers, industry and commerce in Eye, school life, Eye church’s history and a timeline you can add to. Refreshments on sale. Sunday 10th September 2017 at 3.30pm Service of prayers and dedication of timeline. All welcome. Details and updates will be on our FaceBook event.
Giving a donation to Thorney Abbey is even easier than ever, we’ve now signed up with ‘Give as you Live’, and there are two easy ways to give. For one off donations you can simply click the ‘Donate Now’ button which is on any of our Thorney pages on the website – it’s a great, simple and easy way to give. You can also sign up to help raise free funds for the Abbey by using Give as you Live to shop online. Simply visit the website (click on the image below!) and sign up, choose ‘Thorney Abbey PCC Peterborough’ as your chosen charity and then when you click through to each of the online shops and do your shopping you’re helping to raise funds for the Abbey at no…
For some time Thorney Abbey has been looking at the possible removal of the large Sycamore Tree in the front corner of the Abbey Grounds. All the permissions were granted and the work booked in – and quite a job it was, as you can see from the photos it was a lot of effort. If you look at the base you can see that the tree was rotten in the core of the trunk. There was also a Victorian nail in the tree which the Chainsaw struck – ribena bottle for scale! It certainly makes the view of the Abbey look a bit different!
St Matthew’s Church, Eye held an Art and Craft Festival on the 22nd-23rd July 2017. There was a large variety of Arts and Crafts on display including Crocheting, Paintings, Wood Turning, Jewellery, Plant Sale, Calligraphy, Card Making, Knitting and more. We also had a BBQ on the Saturday and there were Books and Bric-a-Brac as well. We have some photos from the weekend below.
On the 4th May 2017 we celebrated 100 years of the Mothers’ Union in Eye. We had a special centenary service at St Matthew’s with the theme for the evening being Faith in Action. We had worship lead by the St Matthew’s team, the service lead by the Vicar of Eye – Colin Hurst and a talk by the president of the Mothers’ Union in Peterborough Diocese, Barbara Haynes. It was a great evening, celebrating all that the Mothers’ Union has achieved in Eye and looking forward to the future.