Random photos of parish life.

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.

Christmas in the Abbey Church 2019



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The Crib located under the High Altar of the Abbey Church, Beaulieu

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Putting the Final Touches.  Verger Derek Hewitt adds candles to the scene. 


Confirmation in Hythe December 2019


This picture shows (from left to right), Debbie, Bishop of Southampton;.Khama Barnicoat; Liz Frankcom and the Father John White, Rector of Beaulieu, Exbury and East Boldre.  It was taken in St Johns Church, Hythe, Southampton, on December 15, the occasion of the confirmation of Khama, Liz and others.


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.