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Prayer Tree

Prayers

Our thoughts and hopes expressed in words as leaves on the tree -

God sees us and God hears us...

and knows our every need.

This is Janes Prayer tree

 

 

 

May 12; Father Michael's birthday!

A fine Spring morning allowed the congregation at Beaulieu Abbey Church to celebrate Father Michael's birthday in some style!  The 'wine, juice and cake' celebration was a means of thanking Father Michael for all his assistance to the Parish and Benefice over the last years.  Pictures of the event, held outside in the Cloisters, can be seen by clicking here.

Easter 2019

Alleluia, Christ is Risen

He is risen indeeed; Alleluia

 

This is the day that the Lord has made.

We will rejoice and be glad in it

 

Easter Day in Beaulieu Abbey Church will be blessed with some beautiful arrangements of spring flowers.  Follow the link to see both the flowers, the Easter Garden, and especially the good people who achieved such a transformation!!  Click here!

 

Palm Sunday report...

On a crisp, sunny morning Father John, Rector of Beaulieu and around 50 members from the congregations of the three churches in the Beaulieu, Exbury & East Boldre Beneļ¬ce assembled at the Beaulieu Village School to re-enact the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, riding on a donkey, on what we now call Palm Sunday.

From toddlers, to school children through to those not quite so young we held our Palm Crosses on high to be blessed, sang a hymn, ably led by the Beaulieu Band and the Abbey Church Choir, before processing around the village led by Dolly the donkey, kindly loaned by the local Agister, Robert Maton. After two more stops to sing hymns the procession wound around the mill and arrived at the Abbey Church.

Various pedestrians, cyclists and motorists were witness to the walk and hopefully recalled the significance of the day in the Christian calendar. Sustained by welcome refreshments in the Church hall we then went into the Abbey Church for a Sung Holy Communion service where we listened to a dramatic reading of the story of the Passion.

Pictures of the walk are now available on this website; click here

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More from The Crossings, an iniative to help the homeless

It is hard to believe we have been open 2 months and we are therefore halfway through our pilot! As most of you will know we have had one guest who visits us fairly frequently whom we have been able to offer support. What you may not know is that there has also been 2-3 phone or other inquires from people wanting support/advice about homelessness issues. We don't know, but we assume these folk have contacted us after hearing about us through the churches or The Herald and feel we are a 'safe place' to ask their questions rather than approach the statutory services.

Going forward with the project.

While we have started well the Trustees do not yet feel we have had sufficient visitors to be able to approach outside funders for support at this time. We have sufficient funds to meet our costs until the end of the pilot 4 months, but do not feel 4 months is sufficient time to fully assess the need locally. So the plan is to put our needs before the local churches through the Waterside Churches Together group, as the original project started through that group, to ask if they would fund us for a further 2-4 months.

Other premises

We are continuing to explore any possible buildings in Hythe that come up and 'pushing a few doors' as the saying goes. If something did turn up that would become a much greater commitment both financially and in time commitment as it would probably require at least a year commitment. So no definite news at present.