Church Notices

Palm Sunday report...

On a crisp, sunny morning Father John, Rector of Beaulieu and around 50 members from the congregations of the three churches in the Beaulieu, Exbury & East Boldre Benefice assembled at the Beaulieu Village School to re-enact the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, riding on a donkey, on what we now call Palm Sunday.

From toddlers, to school children through to those not quite so young we held our Palm Crosses on high to be blessed, sang a hymn, ably led by the Beaulieu Band and the Abbey Church Choir, before processing around the village led by Dolly the donkey, kindly loaned by the local Agister, Robert Maton. After two more stops to sing hymns the procession wound around the mill and arrived at the Abbey Church.

Various pedestrians, cyclists and motorists were witness to the walk and hopefully recalled the significance of the day in the Christian calendar. Sustained by welcome refreshments in the Church hall we then went into the Abbey Church for a Sung Holy Communion service where we listened to a dramatic reading of the story of the Passion.

Pictures of the walk are now available on this website; click here

For further information on Services around the Benefice please visit the 'Newsletter' tab on this page, and scroll down until you find 'Services'

More from The Crossings, an iniative to help the homeless

It is hard to believe we have been open 2 months and we are therefore halfway through our pilot! As most of you will know we have had one guest who visits us fairly frequently whom we have been able to offer support. What you may not know is that there has also been 2-3 phone or other inquires from people wanting support/advice about homelessness issues. We don't know, but we assume these folk have contacted us after hearing about us through the churches or The Herald and feel we are a 'safe place' to ask their questions rather than approach the statutory services.

Going forward with the project.

While we have started well the Trustees do not yet feel we have had sufficient visitors to be able to approach outside funders for support at this time. We have sufficient funds to meet our costs until the end of the pilot 4 months, but do not feel 4 months is sufficient time to fully assess the need locally. So the plan is to put our needs before the local churches through the Waterside Churches Together group, as the original project started through that group, to ask if they would fund us for a further 2-4 months.

Other premises

We are continuing to explore any possible buildings in Hythe that come up and 'pushing a few doors' as the saying goes. If something did turn up that would become a much greater commitment both financially and in time commitment as it would probably require at least a year commitment. So no definite news at present.

A Concert for Lent this coming Saturday in the Abbey Church

Two choirs, Vox Humana and Gregoriana, combine to present a fascinating programme of sacred music, as we are guided from Milanese chants, motets of Notre Dame, hymns of St Hildegard and on to the Renaissance for Passiontide music and beyond.  Tickets are £10.00 on the door or via the Benefice Office. 

Opening of St Katharine's Exbury and St Pauls, East Boldre

 St Katharine's Exbury will be open during the day to visitors on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

St Paul's Church Eat Boldre will be open during the day to visitors on Thursdays.

Further details may be had by contacting the Benefice Office on 01590 612242

Safeguarding; an important message

Safeguarding Aide-Memoire

The Benefice is committed to theSafeguarding, care and nurture of everyone within the our ChurchCommunity.

In accordance with the Diocese ofWinchester Safeguarding policies and practice and with theoverarching Church of England National Safeguarding Policy and Practiceguidelines.

Within the Benefice of Beaulieu, Exburyand East Boldre with Buckler’s Hardthe appointed Benefice and ParishSafeguarding Officer is:

Mrs Jane Barnicoat-Chongwe,

Telephone contact: 023 8087 9748 or

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The Incumbent / Rector - Revd John CWhite & The Benefice Safeguarding Representative - Jane Barnicoat-Chongwe

Dated and Effective from 7th March2017

For more information visit the DiocesanWebsite:


The main forms of abuse are:

Physical: bruises, burns, cuts, bites,fractures, etc. which do not have anexplanation.

Emotional: changes in mood orbehaviour, withdrawn or clingy.Depression, aggression or extreme

anxiety, nervous, low self esteem.

Neglect: under nourishment, failureto grow, constant hunger, inadequatecare, dirty, inappropriate clothing,unkempt.

Sexual: knowledge of adult sexualbehaviour – words / drawing. Sexuallyprovocative, sexual infections.

Discriminatory: racist, sexist, based ona person’s disability.

Spiritual: using faith, spirituality, trust tomanipulate and control people.

Financial: money, possessionsdisappearing, no money for essentials,

jewellery, valuables missing.

Institutional: care home, etc.

Grooming: of individual, family, church.

We may become aware of abuse or concerns about someone’s behaviour in anumber of ways.

  • •A disclosure from a person who has or is experiencing abuse;
  • •An allegation about someone’s conduct;
  • •A concern about someone’s behaviour.

All must be taken seriously and acted on.

Child Protection

Adult at Risk of Abuse

Domestic Abuse

It is everyone’sresponsibility to safeguard children,young people and vulnerable adults.




Attempt to investigate yourself;

Discuss the case with anyone else;

Speak to theaccused;

Ignore it.



Never promise to keep a secret, orconfidentiality. Tell them you may needto share this.

Assure them they are not to blame forwhat happened.

Reassure the person they have done theright thing by telling you.

React calmly, be aware of non-verbalmessages and body language.

Listen, do not ask leading questions orinvestigate. Avoid making comments orjudgements.

Tell them what you are going to do andthat they will be told what is happeningat each stage.

Refer as soon as possible to theDiocesan Safeguarding Adviser.

Find support for yourself.



Make full notes of what you are told –including names, the person making thedisclosure / referral, and date and time.

Date and sign your notes.

Use the words the child/ vulnerableadult used – do not ‘translate’ intoproper names, etc. As far as possibleuse the exact words used in thedisclosure.

If someone else is making an allegationor raising a concern you will need toinclude their contact details.

The original document should be keptsafely and a copy forwarded to theDiocesan Safeguarding Adviser. If youtype up the notes keep a copy of thehand written notes.

What to record: (6WH)

Who was involved – names of key people;

what happened – facts not opinions;

where it happened;

when it happened – date and time;

why it happened;

whom it was referred to;

how it happened.



You are not expected to be an expert inthese areas so refer on.

All Allegations and Disclosures mustbe referred to theSafeguarding Advisor.

If you believe the person is at immediaterisk of harm when they leave you, makea referral directly to the appropriateagency – Police or Social Services.

All disclosures, allegations, concernsshould be referred initially to theDiocesan SafeguardingAdviser, who willinform the bishops, archdeacons, deans,clergy, etc. as appropriate.

No concern is too small – all disclosures,issues or concerns seen or that you aremade aware of must be acted on assoon as possible.

Do not investigate yourself and nevermake assumptions.

Your Parish Safeguarding Rep is:Jane Barnicoat-Chongwe



Diocesan Safeguarding Manager

01962 737317 or 07921 865374

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Evening and weekends safeguarding

advice available from Hampshire

County Council (covers the whole of the

Winchester Diocese) 0300 555 1373

In an emergency use the 999

emergency number. If you do you should

contact the Safeguarding Manager as

soon as possible.

List of National Help Lines

Stop It Now Helpline:0808 1000 900

Childline: 0800 11 11 (free from mostphones and won’t show on phone bill)

Action On Elder Abuse Helpline:080 8808 8141

National Domestic Violence Helpline0800 2000 247

Mens Advice Line 0808 801 0327