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.

Christmas Tree lights switch-on

On Friday 8th December at 6.30pm everyone is welcome to come along and see the Christmas Tree lights being switched on. There will be communal carol singing around the tree and refreshments will follow. A real community event. Please do…

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Christmas Tree Festival

Come and join us at this year’s Christmas Tree Festival where the theme of the many trees in the abbey is “colour”. On the Saturday at 2.00pm, there will be our usual “Sponsor a Carol” where visitors can request a…

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Thorney Abbey music list – December 2017

THORNEY ABBEY MUSIC LIST – DECEMBER 2017 Sunday, 3rd December – Advent Sunday AMNS 31 Come, thou long-expected Jesus CHOIR Advent Prose AMNS 25 The advent of our King AMNS 27 On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s cry AMNS 24 Hark,…

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Remembrance Services

Our three parishes have Remembrance Services this weekend, Sunday 12th November 2017. St Bartholomew’s, Newborough; 10:00am in the Church, 10:55am at the War Memorial St Matthew’s Eye, 09:45am in the Church, 10:55am at the War Memorial. Thorney Abbey, 10:50am in…

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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…

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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!).…

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Music List for November 2017 at Thorney Abbey

MUSIC LIST – November 2017 – Ordinary Time Sunday, 5th November – 3rd before Advent (All Saints’ Day) AMNS 208 O happy band of pilgrims SoF 40 Be still for the presence of the Lord AMNS 305 For all the saints AMNS 508 Rejoice in God’s saints During communion: NEH 299 My spirit longs for thee Sunday, 12th November – Remembrance Sunday Introit: Drop, drop slow tears AMNS 100 All people that on earth do dwell Anthem The Long Day Closes AMNS 292 Eternal Father, strong to save AMNS 361 For the beauty of the nations SoF 62 Christ Triumphant Sunday, 19th November – 2nd Sunday before Advent AMNS 219 Soldiers of Christ, arise AMNS 374 Help us to help each other, Lord AMNS 280 O perfect love AMNS 367…

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Men’s Breakfast – 14th October at 9.30am

We’re starting a new series for the men of the parishes of Eye, Newborough and Thorney. Come along and enjoy breakfast together, we’re serving up sausage or bacon baps or croissants along with tea or coffee. Then our new trainee youth minister, Sam Higgins, will be introducing himself to us all with a short talk. We hope to rotate this around the parishes in the benefice, meeting across the new year in each of the three parishes. This month we’re at St Matthew’s in Eye. Keep an eye out for future events!  

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!

Art and Craft Festival

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.