Church Notices

Easter Services 2017

Easter Services in the Benefice of Beaulieu, Exbury and East Boldre

Sunday  9th April  PALM  SUNDAY

8.00am        Buckler’s Hard                  Holy Communion

9.30am        Meet at Beaulieu School    PalmSunday Parade   

10.30am      Abbey Church                   Combined Benefice Sung Communion

6.30pm        Abbey Church                   CHORAL EVENSONG 

Wednesday 12th  April

10.30am       Abbey Church              Holy Communion                       

Thursday 13th April    MAUNDY THURSDAY                                      

6.30pm      Abbey Church Chancel   SUNG Communion - Including the Washing of Feet, then  ‘The Watch Vigil’ until 9.00pm.If you would like to be included in the ‘Washing of the feet’ please let Fr John know via the office by Tuesday.   

Friday 14th April         GOOD FRIDAY 

10.00am     St Katharine’s, Exbury    Walk of Witness leaving St Katharine’s Church at Exbury and arriving at Home Close, where we shall enjoy soup.  

2.00pm       St Paul’s, East Boldre     An hour’s Devotion

7.00pm       Abbey Church                Sing Stainer’s Crucifixion                                             

Sunday  16th  April      EASTER DAY

8.00am         Buckler’s Hard              Holy Communion

9.30am         Abbey Church               Sung Communion

11.00am       St Katharine’s, Exbury   Holy Communion

11.00am       St Paul’s, East Boldre    Holy Communion 

Heritage at Risk - St Katharine's Church, Exbury

Exbury’s beautiful Grade II Listed St Katharine’s Church has been a place of worship for over the past 200 years, and continues to reach out to the local community providing a church for marriage, baptism, funeral and memorial services in addition to regular Sunday worship.  

The church building now has fundamental structural problems. The stonework has been badly eroded and unless action is taken urgently, the building will continue to crumble and become unusable. Indeed it is now on the English Heritage ‘At Risk’ Register, which is an indication of how serious the problems are. In response to this situation, an Appeal Fund was launched in May 2016, with an ongoing programme of events and activities planned.

If you can help with the appeal, help with fundraising events or if you have any practical skills you would be happy to offer towards the actual restoration, then contact 023 80 4608.

Action is needed now in order to preserve what is part of local heritage so that future generations, regardless of their beliefs, can still enjoy this place in whose building and grounds an oasis of peace and tranquillity can be found.

"Peacebuilding and Bach - Sat 18th March in the Abbey Church

"Peacebuiding and Bach"

 Saturday 18th March at 7.00pm in the Abbey Church. 


The Revd Donald Reeves MBE, formor Rector of St James' Piccadilly and founder director of "Soul of Europe"will give a presentation entitled "Peacebuilding and Bach".

Donald will be playing some of Bach's chorale preludes, interspersed with stories of peacebuilding in the Balkans, please put this date in your diary, we are assured of an insightful and challenging evening.              


Hampshire County Youth Choir Concert - 21st January at Beaulieu Abbey Church

Chairmans New Year New Forest Concert 

Beaulieu Abbey Church, Saturday 21st January at 7.00pm.

Hosted by Cllr Keith Chapman MBE, Chairman of Hampshire County Council

Join us for an evening of song and instrumental solos by Hampshire Country Youth Choir and Chamber Choir and Young Hampshire harp, violin, marimba and clarinet players.

Retiring collection in aid of Cancer Research UK.

Free entry with drinks reception at 6.30pm.    

Christmas Services

Christmas Services in the Benefice of Beaulieu, Exbury and East Boldre 

Sunday 18th December

3.00pm        St Katharine’s, Exbury     CAROL SERVICE

6.00pm       Abbey Church,  Beaulieu  VILLAGE Service of Readings and Carols

Saturday 24th December CHRISTMAS EVE

4.00pm       Abbey Church                 CRIB SERVICE (specially for parents, grandparents and children)

6.30pm       St Paul’s, East Boldre      CAROL SERVICE

11.30pm     Abbey Church, Beaulieu  MIDNIGHT MASS (please be seated by 11.15pm)

Sunday  25th  December   CHRISTMAS DAY

8.00am         Bucklers Hard                 Holy Communion

9.30am        Abbey Church, Beaulieu   Short Holy Communion with carols

10.00am       St Katharine’s, Exbury    Short Holy Communion with carols 

11.00am       St Katharine’s, Exbury    Short Holy Communion with carols