Church Notices

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.

Coffee and Cake on Wednesdays

Coffee & Cake is served on the first & third Wednesdays of the month at 11am, at the back of the Abbey Church.  This follows the normal Wednesday morning communion service, in the Abbey Church at 10.30.  All are welcome.  Thosewho cannot make the service are neverthelessvery welcome at the Coffee & Cake afterwards! See the quality of the cakes!!

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Beaulieu Village Fete, July 21; An Update

 Crowds enteringMike Dawkins selling plants

Please help us to make this year's Fete special.  We now need high quality Jewelrey, Books, Handbags, DVDs and CDs, Toys and Bottles.  All items can be delivered on the morning of the fete, or can be left in the passageway between Church Hall and the Abbey Church.  Contact Peter Melhuish (02381 788034 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further guidance.  And do please come!  The Fete is to be opened by Dom and Steph Parker, TV and Radio celebrities!

Exbury Fete:- Volunteers Needed

   " St Katharine's Needs You."

Can you help us to run our stall at Exbury's Village Fete? Because of unforseen circumstances we are short of hands this year. The fete takes place on the 4th of August. It opens at mid day so we would welcome you with open arms if you could join us at the stall between eleven and half past. 

This event is an important source of much needed income to meet our day to day running costs.

If you feel you can spare us some time please give one of our church wardens, Brian Hernaman, a ring for information as to how you can support us on telephone number :- 023 80 897528