Newsletter October 15th 2017


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Many thanks to all who supported St Paul’s Harvest Festival with gifts for the Foodbank and Honeypot. 

We enjoyed a lovely Harvest Supper in the splendid setting of the Domus.  I am grateful to Lord Montagu for once again making it available to us. Our thanks to the Social Committee who produced a delicious series of courses. Well done Jan and her excellent team: Gloria, Annie, Margaret, Gillian, Helen & Lindy...and to David and John for their help. Thanks also to the accommodating Estate team who cleared away so efficiently after us. Leigh Jerwood at the keyboard enabled us to sing the humourous community songs with enthusiasm. Thank you one and all.   FJ 

 BENEFICE CONFIRMATION Sunday 14th January 2018 

I have been pleased to receive several names already. It is not too late to be included, but you need to speak to me as soon as possible. Our 1st session will be at the Rectory on Friday 17th November 7.30-8.30pm.    FJ 

 Soup, Sweet and Sonnets

Beaulieu Abbey Church Hall Wednesday 8th November  

Lunch at 1pm Come and have a light lunch at 1pm, bowl of soup and crusty bread followed by a dessert. Then we will listen to the favourite poems you have brought with you to read, preferably light-hearted and even funny. 

Tickets £6 from Margaret Marshall, in the office on Thursdays, after church on Sundays, or by phone 02380 892469.  Please do not come before 12.30pm 

 VISITORS' MEETING. Our next meeting is Friday 10th November at 10am in the Abbey Church gallery. If you would appreciate a visit, or know of someone who would, please let Jane Barnicoat have a name, address and telephone number so we can arrange it.   FJ 


I am most grateful to those of you who spend time welcoming visitors This has proved valuable and is much appreciated. Reading the Visitors’ Book, it is quite clear how much the opportunity to explore, pray and sit quietly is valued. If you could offer any time to maintain this important and significant ministry speak to Kathy Hughes.   

  MEN'S BREAKFAST  Saturday 4th November  8.30am-9.30am at the Turfcutter'sArms.    FJ   

Part time Position (Eight hours per week in Beaulieu Abbey) 

A position of Administrative Assistant to the Benefice Administrator is now vacant.  Good computer skills and office experience are needed.  Attendance for two hours on each of four days a week is required.  Interested persons should apply for further details to Mrs Sally Brearley 01590 612287; e mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

THANKSGIVING SERVICE Monday 20th November 3pm for the Honourable Caroline Cecily Montagu Weston. Caroline's son, Galvin Weston, has asked me to announce that members of the congregation are invited to attend at the Abbey Church. FJ        


We would appreciate donations of double knitting wool for carrying on this outreach work. Please give to Ruth Crouch, Marigold Jordan or leave in the Benefice Office   Thank you.

Waterside Night Shelter 

A small group met with Jan Hayter, one of the organisers of the Waterside Night Shelter. This is a Waterside Churches Together Project and is due to open on 1st December. The shelter will be based in a number of the Waterside Churches and will provide up to 6 beds for the homeless throughout the winter. For information about ways  to help contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

We pray for the sick and convalescing: Veronica House, Ruth Willrich, Ann and Bruce Wallace, Paul Humphries, Denise Abell-Parker, Chris Hutchins, Philip Cooper, Dorothy Alston, Charlotte Hammond, John Walker, Valerie Wright, Jan Church and John Thacker. (Please help us to keep this up to date)  

Baptisms: Barnaby Jonathan Lovell 8th Oct Exbury Church; Ivy Elizabeth Oliver and Olivia Ann Rowland, both in the Abbey Church on 15th October at 1pm. 

Those who have died: Betty Purdie. 

Sunday 15th October 

8.00am         Buckler’s Hard             Holy Communion 

9.30am         Abbey Church               SUNG Communion 

11.15am       St Paul’s, East Boldre   Holy Communion 

1.00pm         Abbey Church               Baptisms    

Wednesday 18th October 

10.30am       Abbey Church              Holy Communion  

Thursday  19th October 

10.00 -12noon   Benefice Office 

Friday 20th October 

11.30am – 1pm Abbey Church Hall    Baby Yoga 

Sunday  22nd  October 

8.00am         Buckler’s Hard            Holy Communion 

9.30am         Abbey Church      SUNG Communion BCP 

11.15am       St Katharine’s, Exbury   MORNING PRAYER 

Advance Notice 12th November is Remembrance Sunday 

10am at the Abbey Church. 

3pm Evening Prayer and an Act of Remembrance at St Paul’s, East Boldre 

Please Note: No Evensong in the Abbey Church on 12th Nov.

Saturday 2nd December "ADVENT PROCESSION" - this year we shall be making a trip to Winchester Cathedral for this service of readings and music for the season of Advent.   Our coach will leave the Abbey Meadow at 1430, so there will be time to visit the Christmas market before the service, which starts at 1830. The cost of the coach will be £12.00 per person.   If you would like to join us please let the Benefice Office know or call John and Kathy Hughes (02380 207433 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)