Church Notices

Farewell to Peter Hackston;Director of Music

Today, August 26, 2018, saw the retirement from his position as Director of Music, of Peter Hackston.  Peter has held this position for ten years, and is taking a well earned rest from the post.  He will continue a close association with the Abbey Church, singing in the small group Chorale, as well as acting as organist when neeeded,  The following photpgraphs, taken by Warden Sally Brearley, show Peter with the choir and with Father John White, Rector of the Parish of Beaulieu,  after the 9.30 service, 

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Girls Only Jazz Orchestra in Beaulieu Abbey

The "Girls Only Jazz Orchestra" is to give a concert in Beaulieu Abbey Church on Saturday 20th October 2018 starting at 7pm.

Tickets are £15, which Includes a glass of wine or fruit juice; they are available at the door(cash only) or online via

The concert is given in support of the Red Cross, and should be just great!!  More onformation about GOJO is available by clicking here

Future events looming up!

The next major event in our Social m Calendar is the Benefice Harvest Supper.  This will be held in The Domus Building, close to the Abbey Church within the Beaulieu Estate.  Ample parking in Church Meadow, access via a gateway close to the western side of the Abbey Church graveyard.  Date:- Monday 15 October:-  provisional start time, 6.30 pm

We have just enjoyed Songs of Praise with Hugh Ashley, held in  Beaulieu Abbey Church yesterday, Sunday 12 August.  Many hymns were sung, introduced by Hugh and dating from the eleventh century to the twentieth.  We were ably supported by both the Abey Choir and the Beaulieu Band.  Another splendid event!

The Exbury Fete; August 2018

Do please remember the Exbury Fete, which takes place on Saturday August 4th, at 12.00 noon.  Please come if you can.  Brian Hernaman is still collecting saleable items, such as books, bric-a-brac and collectables.  Phone Brian on 02380 897528, or email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Benefice BBQ 2018

The Benefice BBQ took place in the grounds of Palace House on the evening of Sunday 22 July.  The weather was beautiful, and around sixty people enjoyed the opportunity of someone else preparing, cooking and serving their supper.  The tentage (the Village Marquee and two large gazebos) was left over from the Village Fete the day before, as was both tables, chairs and the BBQa themselves.  The Beaulieu Abbey Church Social Committee was responsible for a splendid meal.  Pictures of the event can be seen by clicking here.  Father John proposed a vote of thanks to the Committee, and also to Dave Hoy and Chris Noble, who were our chefs for the evening.  Needless to say, the vore was passed 'nem con', by acclamation.  Thanks to all who worked so hard to give everyone else a delightful meal.