Random photos of parish life.

Decorations of the Abbey Church, Christmas 2022

The first picture shows the Christmas Tree, and the illuminated Crib, ready for the Crib Service on Christmas Eve.

Once more, the Crib was a joint effort of Mike Dawkins (looking after the lighting), Derek Hewit our Verger, & Sacristan Tony Norris

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The next set of pictures display the Crib with Shepherds, and Gifts from the Magi


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Crib with MAry and Joseph

Crib with sheep


Many thanks to Sophie Burton for the last three photos, taken after the service at 11.30 on Sunday, January 8, 2023

Harvest Supper 2022

Harvest Supper 2022

The atmospheric Domus Building was once more made available, by Lord Montagu, to the  Social Committee of Beaulieu Abbey Church for its annual Harvest Supper.  Almost a hundred people from both Church and Community sat down for a traditional meal. These two photographs give some indication of the enjoyable event.

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Turkey and Tinsel 2022

The Abbey Church Hall, ready for visitors for the 2022 Turkey and Tinsel event

The Hall quite empty


The event itself, filling with eaters


The Hall with eaters

Remembrance at Beaulieu 2020

On the eleventh day of the eleventh month, close to the eleventh hour, a small crowd gathers at the Beaulieu War Memorial. 


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A small section of the Beaulieu Band (six in all) play appropriate music.  

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 Father John White, Rector of Beaulieu, Exbury and East Boldre, leads the service. 

Many of those attending wear masks as well as medals, and strive to maintain social distancing,

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 Thanks to Frederick Norris, Chair Beaulieu Parish Council for this photo.

Wreaths are laid once more.  The two minute silence is observed. 

Grateful thanks are given to those who died in the conflicts.

A rainbow over the War Memorial


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These two rather sombre photographs were taken by our Rector, Father John White, in the late afternoon

of Remembrance Sunday, November 8, 2020.

The rainbow somehow suggests hope and peace, necessary expectations in a troubled world.