Church Notices

Sea Sunday at Bucklers Hard

Yet another Sea Sunday, blessed with beautiful weather, on the shores of the Beaulieu River at Bucklers Hard.  How blessed we are to live in this beautiful part of Britain, with views and building essentially untouched for two centuries!  About sixty worshippers joined the Beaulieu Band and the choir of the Beaulieu Abbey Church to celebrate Sea Sunday in this historic place, where warships were launched to defend Britain during the Napoleonic Wars.  

The service was conducted by Father John White, Rector of Beaulieu.  Readings were taken from Psalm 107, and from the Gospel according to Matthew, Chapter 25.  The address was given by the Revd Reg Sweet, who had served both as a Chaplain in the Royal Navy, and as a member of the Mission to Seamen (Mission to Seafarers as it is now known.  Traditional hymns were sung, and the service was evacative of the immense debt that we all owe to 'those who have their business in deep waters'  Pictures of the event are now available by clicking here.

Update on the BENEFICE BBQ

The annual Benefice BBQ will take place, as advertised on Sunday 22 July in the grounds of Palace House.  Futher details of this event are now available. The time will be from 5.30 pm until 8.00 pm. The menu (which includes a welcome drink) is BBQed chicken and sausage, Dauphenoise potatoes, salads, strawberries and cream, shortbread and cheese and biscuits.  Both wine and soft drinks will be available for sale.  Tickets are priced at £13.00 per person, and can be obtained from Margaret Marshall, either after Sunday morning service at the Abbey Church, or by telephone contact 02380 892469.  Do come!  It is invariably a memorable social event.

More news about our Beaulieu Village Fete

Preparations are well under weigh for the Fete on July 21.  We are still looking for a bit of help.  The Teat Tent is hoping to attract two people, one to assist with taking the money (a sitting down job) and the other to help in washing up crockery during the afternoon.  Interested folk, please apply to Diane Bacon, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   Other tasks include setting up the Fete on Friday morning in the grounds of Palace House, starting at 9.00 am, and equally importantly, taking down the fete on Saturday afternoon at 4.30.  Volunteers to Peter Melhuish please, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or 02381788034.  And please, to all readers of this, please come alonmg to the Fete yourselves, bring a bottle or two for the bottle store and hope for fine weather!

A visit to Wells

On Tuesday June 26, John and Kathy Hughres led a group from the Benefice to Wells.  The day included coffee at Wilton, lunch and sightseeing in Wells itself, and attendance at the Choral Evensong in the Cathedral.  A delightful day was only slightly impaired by a mechanical problem with the coach, but even this was mitigated by happening within easy walking distance of a local hostelry. The weather was fine and hot, but all members of the group reported a satisfactory trip.  Many thanks to John and Kathy, who had to cope with a number of 'no shows', people unable to travel for a wide range of excellent reasons.  A few photographs from John can be seen by clicking here.  Many thanks to the Tour Guides!

Beaulieu Village Picnic July 29 2018

This is Advance Notice of the inaugural Village Picnic, scheduled to be held in the grounds of Beaulieu Rectory at lunchtime on Sunday, July 29.  More details will be available very soon, but essentially, this is a picnic for families and children.  Bring your own food and seating.  Fun and games will be provided in a very informal manner.

More details soon.