Church Notices

Fifth Sunday of the Month East Boldre

A short note to remind all our readers that this Sunday is the Fifth Sunday in the month, and Holy Communion will be celebrated at St Pauls, East Boldre.

Father John hopes to see as many from the Benefice as practicable with us in that service.  Coffee and tea (biscuits also!!) served after the service.

Harvest Supper

The Benefice Harvest Supper will be held, as usual, in the Domus Building (thanks to the kindness of Lord Montagu) on the evening of Monday October 15, 2018.  There is ample parking in Church Meadow, and access to the Estate will be via a gateway close to the western wall of the Beaulieu Abbey Church Churchyard.  Final details are still to be decided, but we can be assured that there will be a welcome drink, a traditional 'harvest supper' meal, wine able to be purchased from the Bar, entertainment and a raffle.

The evening is regarded as one of the highlights of the Benefice' Social Calendar, and tickets (£16.50 from Margaret Marshall (by telephone on 02380 892469, or Thursday mornings in the Office.  Cheques payable to Beaulieu Church Social Committee) sell fast!  Seating will be in tables of ten persons, so perhaps you might like to arrange a table for yourselves??


Please note that Evensong will be held in the Abbey Church on Sunday 9th September at 6.30pm.

A trip to Salisbury; December 1st

Early notice

Join us for an evening in Salisbury Cathedral for the "Darkness into Light" Advent Service on Saturday 1st December.

Our coach will leave the Abbey at 1730 and return after the service. The anticipated cost of the coach will be £12.00 a head.

If you would like to join us please let John and Kathy Hughes know on 02380207433 or email John This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

Peter Hackston's Last Day as Director

Despite Peter Hackston's contract as Director of Music ending on 31 August, he was back at the Abbey Church on September 2, playing the organ!  Father John used to opportunity to present Peter with a gift, made up of contributions from the congregation (the Choir had generously made their own gift a few days earlier).

This picture was taken in the Cloisters, outside the Abbey Church, with Peter, the choir, Father John White (Rector), Tony Norris (partially hidden by the processional cross) and Peter Melhuish, Church Warden.

rsz peter hackston gift

We all send our best wishes to Peter in the next stage of his musical career.