Bardney, Parishes and Church
Do you come from Bardney?
Bardney is a village 16 km (10 miles) east of Lincoln, sitting on the north side of the River Witham in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England, notable for the huge British Sugar factory, which ceased processing on 9 February 2001. There is a mediaeval abbey, ruined in Henry VIII's dissolution of the monasteries, a church and a small primary school.
Bardney Abbey gave rise to a local legend. When St Oswald died, his body was brought to the Abbey en route to his burial place. when they arrived at the abbey, the doors were closed for the night . The monks refused them entry because of long standing disputes with Oswald. During the night a beam of light appeared and shone down on his bier reaching up into the heavens.The monks declared that it was a miracle and vowed never to turn anyone away again. This led to the saying that the doors were never locked in Bardney. If someone said "do you come from Bardney", it meant that you had left the door open
Lincoln is a cathedral city and county town of Lincolnshire, England.
A parish is a territorial unit that was usually historically served by a local church. This ecclesiastical administrative unit (see Civil Parish) is typically found in these Churches: Roman Catholic, Anglican Communion, the Eastern Orthodox Church, Lutheran churches, and some Methodist, and Presbyterian churches. It refers to a local, ecclesiastical community or territory, including its main church building, perhaps one or more chapels of ease and other property. The word "parish" is also used more generally to refer to the collection of people who attend a particular church. In this usage, a parish minister is one who serves a congregation.