Church Notices

Stop Press; No Men's Breakfast

As a smallish scale Rugby Union game is being played in Japan tomorrow (Saturday morning our time, November 2nd), the Benefice's Men's Breakfast is cancelled, and will be re-scheduled for a later Saturday.  Apologies to any who do not pick up this message in time!  May the best team win!  Of course, The Turfcutters will be showing the game!


St Katherine's Exbury: Christmas Fayre


Our next fundraising event is a Christmas Fayre which is taking place on the 23rd November in St Katharine’s starting at 11.30am. There will be our famous home made soup and crusty bread for which there is always a great demand not to mention tea and the delicious ‘Ladies of St Kath’s’ cakes for you to enjoy! There will be many Christmas items for sale and gifts, Christmas cards and festive wrapping for all tastes to purchase.

Santa has left his sack for us to use as a lucky dip with ‘a gift every time’ for the children. There will be books to browse, ideal to curl up with in front of the fire on a cold winter’s night.

There is a raffle which you never know, may well win you one of the excellent prizes on offer. You can win a fabulous Christmas cake as well; all you will have to do is guess its weight correctly. There is a very large cuddly toy just waiting to be taken home, but it needs a name maybe your choice will be the winner. This event promises to be as popular as all of our previous events. So put the date in your diaries, bring your children and grandchildren, if you haven’t got any to hand borrow some from friends and neighbours instead. Come to think of it why not bring the friends and neighbours along as well. We will be waiting! There is plenty of parking opposite the church where you can leave your vehicle safely. Look for the signs.

Ride or Stride for our Historic Churches

This Saturday, the 14th September, is Ride and Stride day across the county of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, In our district, this means we work to raise money for  the Hampshire and Islands Historic Churches Trust (HIHCT), which assists local churches, our wonderful ecclesiastic heritage, when they are in need of supporting  finance to care for their fabric.   Beaulieu Abbey Church has been a recipient of the generosity of this Trust.

As part of the day the Hampshire section of the  are encouraging people to visit the many churches in Hampshire that have offered to be open. The idea is that the visits are by bike or horse (!) but many people go by car. Of course,most of the churches will be open on the Sunday too.

If you think that you would like to take part it could be a most enjoyable way of seeing local churches AND contribute to the upkeep of Hampshire churches. It is clearly a bit late to get sponsorship, as the website suggests, but there will be the opportunity to contribute at each church as it is visited and that church will keep 50% of what is raised with the other 50% going to the HIHCT.

This link takes you to the relevant page on the charity’s website, and gives advice as to how to become a participant:

For those who are Riding and Striding on Saturday 14th September 2019, you are free to choose your own route and to visit as many of the churches in your area you choose to visit as you wish, between 10 am and 6 pm.



The Three Tenors Start time confirmation

The Three Tenor concert takes place in Beaulieu Abbey Church next Saturday, September 14.  Please note that the start time for this concert is 7.00 pm, NOT 7.30 pm as stated in some Newsletters.  All proceeds to the British Heart Foundation.

Martin Penrose plays at the Abbey Church

"Music at Beaulieu" has invited Martin Penrose, a very popular and well known local organist, to play at the Abbey Church this coming Saturday.

Martin has put together a varied programme with works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Samuel Wesley, Louis Lefebure-Wely, Nigel Ogden and many more.

A night to savour!  Tickets at £10.00.  Box Office 07770 859900.  There may be tickets for sale at the door.