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.

Music List for October at Thorney Abbey

MUSIC LIST – October 2017 – Ordinary Time Sunday, 1st October – Harvest Family Service Hymns to be announced During communion: All things bright and beautiful (Rutter) Sunday, 8th October – Trinity XVII AMNS 179 God of mercy, God of grace…

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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…

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Thorney Abbey Flower Festival is on this weekend!

Well, our wonderful Thorney Abbey Flower Festival has got off to a great start, the weather is looking like it’s going to be sunny and dry over the the weekend. Why not come along and see all the great displays…

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Music List for September 2017 at Thorney Abbey

MUSIC LIST – September 2017 – Ordinary Time Sunday, 3rd September – Trinity XII AMNS 209 Through all the changing scenes of life Sheet Think of a world without any flowers AMNS 148 At the name of Jesus (omit *…

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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…

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Music List for August 2017 at Thorney Abbey

Each month we’ll update you on the music list for our services at Thorney Abbey, here’s the list for August; MUSIC LIST – August 2017 – Ordinary Time Sunday, 6th August -Trinity VIII SoF 73 –  Come on and celebrate…

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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!

Thorney Abbey Flower Festival

Thorney Abbey is holding it’s flower festival on the 26th-28th August 2017, 10am-5pm each day. This years theme is Song and Dance. There are groups and individuals from around the village are coming together to create floral decorations around this theme. As well as the display of flowers we are also having a Grand Draw, Refreshments, Crafts, Plants, Books, Bags, Jewellery, Bric-a-brac and Toys & Games. The Flower Festival helps us raise money for Abbey Funds – do come along and support this great event! A copy of our poster is included below; if you’d like to print and display simply right click on the image and select ‘Save As’ to download.

A Song and Dance Concert featuring Lincoln Noel

On Friday 25th August 2017, Thorney Abbey will be holding A Song and Dance Concert featuring Lincoln Noel, famous pianist and singer. The evening will start at 7.30pm with wine and nibbles followed by the main performance at 8.00pm. Tickets are £8.00, including refreshments and are available from Adrian Tasker (07802 569525) and Jane Crossland (01733 270875). You can find our more about the wonderful Lincoln Noel at his website, www.lincolnnoelpianomusic.co.uk The concert is helping to raise money for the Abbey. A copy of our poster is included below; if you’d like to print and display simply right click on the image and select ‘Save As’ to download.

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.

Mothers’ Union Centenary Service in Eye

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.