Random photos of parish life.

Remembrance Sunday 2019


1 the war memorial

The great South Buttress of the thirteenth century Beaulieu Abbey Church, is a fitting background to the War Memorial

2 flowers chancel

Poppies beautifully arranged on the Chancel Rail of the Abbey Church

3 flowers font plus book

More poppies, this time arranged on a plinth over the Font.

The table holds a memorial candle, the Beaulieu Book of Remembrance and a Toc H lamp.

4 waiting for the service to start

Members of the Procession wait for the start of the service

5 Father John wears the traditional cope

Father John White, Rector of Beaulieu, wears the traditional cope as he processes towards the Chancel

6 wreathes brought from the Church

Members of the Navy, and the Beaulieu Fire Brigade carry wreaths from the altar towards the War Memorial

8 waiting to lay wreathes

The wreath laying party looks on as Major Dan Brooks lays the first wreath.

9 around the memorial

Frederick Norris, Chairman of the Beaulieu Parish Council, and one time Church Warden of Beaulieu Parish

solemnly reads the nmes of those from the village and surrounding areas, who have fallen in conflict.

Swallows in the Porch

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High above the entrance to the Church and Hall Porch, evidence of two swallows


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A nestling surveys the strange new world!

2019 Benefice BBQ


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Welcome drinks of Pimms or Elderflower, dispensed by Anne Coles


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Master Chef Dave Hoy, and Sous Chef, Chris Noble

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Eagerly awaiting food!


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Members of the Social Committee distribute Strawberry Trifle and Shortbread


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Father John, with patient parishioners, wait their turn!!

2019 Beaulieu Village fete

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Chitty chitty Bang Bang at the Beaulieu Fete

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The ever-popular plant stall (plants courtesy of Fairweather Nurseries and Mike Dawkins)

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Pupils from Beaulieu Village Primary School exhibiting their Maypole dancing skills

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Entrants to the Children's Fancy Dress; clearly having fun!!


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The South Lawn, thronged with Fete-goers!




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The Beaulieu Band takes a well earned breather  on the South Lawn

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The Uke Box Glory Ukulele Band with audience participation!

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A VERY young ukelele player!