Random photos of parish life.

Beaulieu Play Area

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The Play Area in the Abbey Church; prior to demolition by the young ones!!

Songs of Praise in the Abbey Ruins

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Waiting for the service to begin

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Looking over the shoulder of the Organist, Andrew, towards choir and Beaulieu Band


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Hugh 'the Ancient!!' Ashley calling on the Male Voices (called Alf!!) to sing.  Other cards at his feet!

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Enjoying Cistercian hospitality in the Cloisters!

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After the efforts of singing, a welcome break



Benefice BBQ 2017

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 Diners wait in anticipation!

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 Father Michael receives sausages from Chris Morley; Margaret Jackson looks on....

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Dave Hoy serves Gray with marinated chicken; the chicken was perhaps the star of the BBQ cooking!


Beaulieu Village Fete 2017

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Crowds stream in through the main gate into the Fete, held in Palace House grounds

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Stalwarts of the Beaulieu Horticultural Society take a break before the crowds arrive!

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Mike Dawkins seals another sale at the Plant Stall

Morris Men

The ever popular Morris Men come to the end of another energetic dance; greatly appreciated by all!


Ballard School Concert

Ballard School Concert Beaulieu Abbey Church  10th July 2017

For the third year running the Abbey Church was privileged to host  the Senior Musicians Classical Concert.

The staff and pupils particularly enjoy performing in the wonderful acoustics of building.  It was a challenging programme demonstrating the talents of soloists, ensembles, choirs and orchestra;  thoroughly enjoyed by the appreciative audience.

On Thursday 33 of the Ballard Senior Musicians and Alumni set off for Spain where they will give performances in Monserrat Abbey,  Barcelona Cathedral and an open-air venue in Vilassar De Mar.  We wish them a safe and happy experience. 

2017 Ballard School