Church Notices

The Benefice BBQ yet once more!!

The BBQ will be held, in the delightful grounds of Palace House by kind permission of Lord and Lady Montagu, in the late afternoon of Sunday July 21st.  .  Shelter will be provided in the large Beaulieu marquee, which will be left over from serving as a Tea Tent in the Beaulieu Village Fete, held the day before.

Details of menu, pricing, times of start and stop and other important facts will be released as and when decisions are made.

But Book the Date now!!

Beaulieu Village Fete; July 21, 2018: Advance Notice

The Beaulieu Village Fete is held on the third Saturday of July, and each year attracts many hundreds of visitors.  It is unashamedly "old fashioned"!  There are many stalls for bargain hunters; arena events such as Fancy Dress (especially for children this year, with a theme of Nursery Rhymes), Dog Competitions, Maypole Dancing and other surprises.  For the energetic, there are games including a Cricket Net, a Coconut Shy and an Assault Course.  Come one; come all!!!

There are always opportunities for helpers in many tasks.  If you are a Beaulieu resident, an Abbey Church member or simply someone who would like to help on the day, please email Peter Melhuish at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Travelers from Beaulieu visit Kent; what a wonderful county this is!

For the fourth year in succession, a group of people from Beaulieu (and from Lymington) have traveled together under the guidance of Lucie Lewis and Sue Nicholas.  After overseas visits in previous years to Chartres, to Santiago del Compostela and to Normandy, this year they stayed in the UK, and enjoyed the springtime beauty of Kent.  In five days, they visited Tunbridge Wells, Canterbury, Leeds Castle near Maidstone, All Saints in Tudeley (to see astonishing modern stained glass windows), Sissinghurst Castle & Gardens, and Petworth House.  For many of us, this was part pilgrimage and part sight-seeing tour.  It was a wonderful and often moving experience. Some photos are included in the Gallery (follow this link).  Many thanks to Sue and Lucie!!  Peter Melhuish

A Chance to honour the memory of a young servicewoman.


Jane Barnecoat-Chongwe’s son, Peter, is a serving member of the RAF.  Peter’s friend, Emily Kendrick, also served with the RAF (including time spent in Afghanistan).   Sadly, Emily recently died of ovarian cancer, and her funeral will take place next week in Cardiff.  More details on the BBC Wales Newslink. Emily’s parents will receive on her behalf a medal for Service in Afghanistan.  Tragically, Emily was only 25 years of age.  There will be a Flypast, which Peter and other RAF / military personnel will attend .  

We continue to owe so much to our young women and men, serving, as members of Her Majesty’s Armed forces .  We thank God for them, firm in the knowledge that Emily will rest in peace and rise in glory.

Peter and Emily

Privacy Policy Statement; GDPR

The following Privacy Statement follows the guidelines of the Church of England, and will apply to all records kept by each of the PCCs of the Benefice.  The location of this statement in this website may change in the coming days, but the content is essentially 'as is'.



The Parochial Church Councils (PCC) of Beaulieu, Exbury and East Boldre

  1. Your personal data – what is it?

Personal data relates to a living individual who can be identified from that data.  Identification can be by the information alone or in conjunction with any other information in the data controller’s possession or likely to come into such possession. The processing of personal data is governed bythe General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”).

  1.  Who are we?

The Parochial Church Councils (PCC) of Beaulieu, Exbury and East Boldre are the data controllers (contact details below).  This means they decide how your personal data is processed and for what purposes.


  1. How do we process your personal data?

The Parochial Church Councils (PCC) of Beaulieu, Exbury and East Boldre comply with its obligations under the “GDPR” by keeping personal data up to date; by storing and destroying it securely; by not collecting or retaining excessive amounts of data; by protecting personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorised access and disclosure and by ensuring that appropriate technical measures are in place to protect personal data.

We use your personal data for the following purposes: -

  • To enable us to provide a voluntary service for the benefit of the public in a particular geographical area as specified in our constitution;
  • To administer membership records;
  • To fundraise and promote the interests of the charity;
  • To manage our employees and volunteers;
  • To maintain our own accounts and records (including the processing of gift aid applications);
  • To inform you of news, events, activities and services running within the Benefice
  • To share your contact details with the Diocesan office so they can keep you informed about news in the diocese and events, activities and services that will be occurring in the diocese and in which you may be interested.
  1. What is the legal basis for processing your personal data?
  • Explicit consent of the data subjectso that we can keep you informed about news, events, activities and services and keep you informed about diocesan events.
  • Processing is necessary for carrying out legal obligations in relation to Gift Aid or under employment, social security or social protection law, or a collective agreement;
  • Processing is carried out by a not-for-profit body with a political, philosophical, religious or trade union aim provided: -
    • the processing relates only to members or former members (or those who have regular contact with it in connection with those purposes); and
    • there is no disclosure to a third party without consent.
  1. Sharing your personal data
    Your personal data will be treated as strictly confidential and will only be shared with other members of the church in order to carry out a service to other church members or for purposes connected with the church. We will only share your data with third partiesoutside of the parish with your consent.


  1. How long do we keep your personal data[1]?
    We keep data in accordance with the guidance set out in the guide “Keep or Bin: Care of Your Parish Records” which is available from the Church of England website.

Specifically, we retain electoral roll data while it is still current; gift aid declarations and associated paperwork for up to 6 years after the calendar year to which they relate; and parish registers (baptisms, marriages, funerals) permanently.

  1. Your rights and your personal data

Unless subject to an exemption under the GDPR, you have the following rights with respect to your personal data: -

  • The right to request a copy of your personal data which the Parochial Church Councils (PCC) of Beaulieu, Exbury and East Boldre hold about you;
  • The right to request that the Parochial Church Councils (PCC) of Beaulieu, Exbury and East Boldre correct any personal data if it is found to be inaccurate or out of date;
  • The right to request your personal data is erased where it is no longer necessary for Parochial Church Councils (PCC) of Beaulieu, Exbury and East Boldre to retain such data;
  • The right to withdraw your consent to the processing at any time
  • The right to request that the data controller provide the data subject with his/her personal data and where possible, to transmit that data directly to another data controller.
  • The right, where there is a dispute in relation to the accuracy or processing of your personal data, to request a restriction is placed on further processing;
  • The right to object to the processing of personal data. [This only applies where processing is based on legitimate interests (or the performance of a task in the public interest/exercise of official authority); direct marketing and processing for the purposes of scientific/historical research and statistics]
  • The right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office.
  1.  Further processing

If we wish to use your personal data for a new purpose, not covered by this Data Protection Notice, then we will provide you with a new notice explaining this new use prior to commencing the processing and setting out the relevant purposes and processing conditions. Where and whenever necessary, we will seek your prior consent to the new processing.

  1.  Contact Details

To exercise all relevant rights, queries of complaints please in the first instance contact the Parish Administrator, on 01590 612242.

You can contact the Information Commissioners Office on 0303 123 1113 or via email or at the Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire. SK9 5AF.


[1] Details about retention periods can currently be found in the Record Management Guides located on the Church of England website at: -