Welcome to the parishes of Eye, Newborough and Thorney

Our parish churches seek to serve our communities as places of prayer, joyous worship, friendship and fun.    We hope our website will help you find out all about us, if you do need more information please do contact us.

November 2019 Music List

MUSIC LIST – November 2019 Sunday, 3rd November (All Saints) AMNS 305    For all the saints AMNS 245     Jesus, thine eyes have never seen AMNS 363     Glory to thee, O God AMNS 508     Rejoice in God’s saints During communion: AMNS…

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Music list October 2019

MUSIC LIST – October 2019   Sunday, 6th October – Trinity XVI AMNS    201   Stand up, and bless the Lord AMNS    193   Sing praise to God who reigns above AMNS    279   My God, accept my heart this…

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Noticesheet 22nd September 2019

notice sheet 15th sept 2019

Thorney Abbey Christmas Tree Festival 2018

Chrstingle Oranges for St Matthews

St Matthews are very grateful to Craig and our local High Street Coop store for supplying 120 plus oranges for our Christingle Service this Sunday at 4pm

Eye Community Runners decorating the St Matthew’s Christmas Tree

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!

Our Advent and Christmas Services across the parishes

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 events on our FaceBook page. St Bartholomew’s Church, Newborough Sunday 10 December Nativity Service at Moor Farm, Newborough Refreshments and costumes from 3pm, service, 4pm 16 and 17 December Christmas Tree Festival, 10.30am – 3pm Sunday 17 December Nine Lessons and Carols, service, 3pm Christmas Eve First Communion of Christmas, 11.30pm St Matthew’s Church, Eye 2 and 3 December Advent Wreath Festival, 10am-4pm Saturday and 11am-4pm Sunday Sunday 17 December Christmas Play, 10am Christmas Eve Christmas Carol Service, 6pm Christmas Day Holy Communion, 8am Family Communion, 10am Thorney Abbey Friday…

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Advent Wreath Festival – Exhibitors Wanted!

In an effort to try something new this year, the social committee at St.Matthew’s Church in Eye is holding an Advent Wreath Festival (with a difference). The Mayor of Peterborough, John Fox, is formally opening the event. As this is its first year, the church is hoping that it can establish a successful annual event, which will be visited by many people from far and wide and not just those living locally. St. Mary Magdelene in Lincoln has an average of 7,000 visitors to its wreath festival each year (which is great a promotion opportunity for any contributors) and while we do not expect to gather such a wide audience, we will try to draw in as many as possible. To start things off we will be hosting an open…

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Eye Fireworks Event

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.

Heritage Open Weekend, St Matthew’s Church, Eye

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.

A new quick and easy way to donate to Thorney Abbey

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…

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Sycamore Tree Removal at Thorney Abbey

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!