Newsletter 18th November 2018

THE BEAULIEU, EXBURY & EAST BOLDRE   NEWSLETTER   18th November 2018   No. 1817


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Telephone the office on 01590 612242

Please note: Monday is Father John's rest day. Urgent enquiries on this day should be directed to the Benefice Office 01590 612242, where messages may be left.

Sunday 18th November

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          Baptism

2.30pm                Abbey Church          Baptism

Monday 19th November

10.00 – 12noon   Benefice Office

Tuesday 20th November

10.00 – 12noon   Benefice Office

Wednesday 21st November

10.30am             Abbey Church         HOLY COMMUNION

Thursday 22nd November

10.00 – 12noon   Benefice Office

Friday 23rd November

10.30am             Maris Cottage   Exbury PCC

Sunday 25th November

8.00am               Buckler’s Hard           HOLY COMMUNION

9.30am               Abbey Church            SUNG COMMUNION

11.15am       St Katharine’s, Exbury     HOLY COMMUNION

** NB: Incense will be used at the 9.30am service in the Abbey Church on 2nd Sundays of the month.


Thank you to PCC and Congregation members who helped in any way at Sunday’s Remembrance Service. It was much appreciated. The collection for the Royal British Legion, including Gift Aid, amounted to £1117.27.   FJ


As a thank you to all the ladies who arrange flowers at Beaulieu, Bucklers Hard, East Boldre & Exbury we are inviting you to a FREE demonstration in the Abbey Church Hall on Monday 19th November at 9.30am PROMPT given by Belle & Blossom on how to make a Christmas wreath & decorations. Followed by tea and cake! Please let Gerry Marling-Roberts know if you can come or inform the Office.


Join us for an evening in Salisbury Cathedral for the Darkness into Light Advent Service on Saturday 1st December. Our coach will leave the Abbey at 15.45 prompt (Please note change of time) and return after the service. (There will be a pick – up in Lymington at the Waitrose bus stop at 15.20 pm) The anticipated cost of the coach will be £12.00 a head. If you would like to join us please contact John and Kathy Hughes on either of the following: 02380 207433, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. or the Office.


Beaulieu Village School will be rehearsing for their Christmas event on Wednesday 19th December in the Abbey Church.
PLEASE NOTE: the 10.30am Service will be relocated to St Paul’s, East Boldre on this day.


We have started a review of our personal giving. We, the Finance Committee, simply ask that we all review our giving and talk to Andrew Percy, Mike Dawkins, John Hughes, Peter Melhuish or Mick Wigfield, with any queries     PM                                                                          


Please visit and make use of the church website,
( This week we have added photos of the Beaulieu School’s Memorial Garden (with poppies) and some spectacular aerial photos of the Abbey Church. Well worth a visit!       PM


This will be on Friday 14th December in the Abbey Church Hall. 1.00pm for 1.30pm start. Tickets £9, and include a welcome drink, Christmas turkey lunch, trifle, cheese. Bring your own wine. Tickets from Margaret Marshall, 02380 892469.


This is a friendly parent led playgroup for young children and babies, to play and learn social skills before they start school. Pregnant mums are also welcome! Please come along and have a chat and a cuppa with others while the little ones have fun and make friends. We get together every Tuesday 9.30am – 11.30am in Beaulieu Abbey Church Hall during term time. Contact Tania on 01590 612874.


We now have some passes available for members of our congregations who wish to visit Winchester Cathedral with their friends free of charge. They are available from the office and we will record the names of the people who use them as they must be returned promptly for further use.

Please remember in your prayers: Veronica & David House, Ruth Willrich, Ann & Bruce Wallace, Paul Humphries, Philip Cooper, Dorothy Alston, Charlotte Hammond, Valerie Wright, Leonard Taylor, Joyce Creamer, David Knight, Beverly Hose, Tom M, Sydney & Margaret Jackson, Marigold Jordan, Anna, Pat, Denise Abell-Parker, Gillian Loveland, Andrew and Isabel Tyrrell.            
Please help us to keep this up to date.
We respect the circumstances of the above named and leave it to them to disclose any personal details.    FJ

We pray for those who have died:
Constance Newcomb, Sally Moore, John Walker.

From the Visitors’ Book

2/11/18 Beautiful time had at Beaulieu – didn’t realise there was so much more than just cars!   2 families from Bath