Church Notices

A trip to Salisbury; December 1st

Early notice

Join us for an evening in Salisbury Cathedral for the "Darkness into Light" Advent Service on Saturday 1st December.

Our coach will leave the Abbey at 1730 and return after the service. The anticipated cost of the coach will be £12.00 a head.

If you would like to join us please let John and Kathy Hughes know on 02380207433 or email John This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

Peter Hackston's Last Day as Director

Despite Peter Hackston's contract as Director of Music ending on 31 August, he was back at the Abbey Church on September 2, playing the organ!  Father John used to opportunity to present Peter with a gift, made up of contributions from the congregation (the Choir had generously made their own gift a few days earlier).

This picture was taken in the Cloisters, outside the Abbey Church, with Peter, the choir, Father John White (Rector), Tony Norris (partially hidden by the processional cross) and Peter Melhuish, Church Warden.

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We all send our best wishes to Peter in the next stage of his musical career.

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!