Newsletter 18th February 2018


18th February 2018 No. 1778
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Peter Melhuish and Lindy Shanks are pleased to keep our site up to date and interesting.  It is an excellent resource and means of publicity and communication. Pleased send them any material, including pictures and information pertaining to any Benefice activities. FJ

During Lent this year we shall be exploring Prayer. This is an opportunity to re explore how we pray using our experiences to draw us closer to God in our everyday lives .
Lent groups will meet at the Rectory on Tuesday evenings from Tues 20th at 7pm and on Wednesdays from Wed 21st at 11.30am in the Abbey Church room. A sharing soup lunch will follow the lunch time group. If any one would like to make a Soup please let Jane know in advance.
If you have never attended a Lent discussion group, please do consider joining us for this very special time of reflection.
Further details Jane Barnicoat 023 80879748

Jelly tots
Jelly tots is a friendly parent-led playgroup for young children/babies, to play and learn social skills before starting school. Pregnant Mums are also welcome! Come along and have a chat and a cuppa with others while the little ones have fun and make friends. Meet every Tuesday 9.30 – 11.30am at Beaulieu Abbey Church Hall during term time. Enquiries 01590 612874 Tania

Do please cast your eyes over the Lent and Easter Resources on show.                                                                                   FJ

As you know parking spaces outside the Abbey Church Hall are limited – 8 vehicles at a squeeze. Blue Badge holders will always have priority.    FJ

Benefice and Friends’ Lunch
MJ’s Restaurant, Brockenhurst College
Friday 16th March 2018
Menus are now available from The Abbey Church Office or from Jill Wrightson (tel: 02380 846903). Cost £16.50.

If you would appreciate a visit, or know of someone who would, please let Fr John or Jane Barnicoat have a name, address and telephone number so we can arrange it.  FJ

Rector’s Lunch
The date for the next Rector’s Lunch is Sunday 25th February 12noon for 12.30pm.
Numbers for both lunches are strictly limited No more than 2 left. Tickets from Margaret Marshall 0380 892469 and are £6.

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

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, John Thacker, Leonard Taylor (Please help us to keep this up to date)

We pray for those who have died:
Helen Lloyd
George Tregidga, Thomas Wise – Funeral at St Katharine’s, Tuesday 13th February at 2pm.
Kenneth Marvin – Funeral at Beaulieu Abbey Church on Thursday 15th February at 11.15am
Wilfred Jones – Thanksgiving Service on Friday 16th February in the Abbey Church at 11am
Maria Rolfe – Funeral at Beaulieu Abbey Church on Thursday 22nd February at 11.15am
Timothy Horn

Weddings: Mark Kieron James McNevin and Carlie Victoria Nicholas – Abbey Church Saturday 17th February

Baptisms: Elsie Amanda Ballingall – Abbey Church today

Sunday 18th February
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

Tuesday 20th February
7.00pm               Rectory                 Lent Discussion Group1

Wednesday 21st February
10.30am           Abbey Church           HOLY COMMUNION
11.30am          Abbey Church Hall Lent Discussion Group1

Thursday 22nd February
10.00 – 12noon     Benefice Office
11.15               Abbey Church           Funeral

Sunday 25th February
8.00am                Buckler’s Hard           HOLY COMMUNION
9.30am               Abbey Church           SUNG COMMUNION BCP
11.15am           St Katharine’s, Exbury HOLY COMMUNION
** NB, Incense will be at the 9.30am service in the Abbey Church on 2nd Sundays of the month.

FORUM On Thursday 15th March, 7.15pm-9pm, the British Heart Foundation are holding a FORUM at the Abbey Church. Based on the format of BBC's “Question Time”, an invited panel will respond to questions from the floor. The subject for the evening will be “The National Health Service; the best way forward.” Tickets will be £10 available from the Beaulieu Newsagents until 12noon.