Newsletter 20 August 2017




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My thanks to the choir and band, to Sally B, Peter M and all who in anyway helped during the course of the evening. It was a lovely occasion in the Abbey ruins and we were blessed with beautiful weather and impressive hymn-singing.        FJ         




I am hoping that we can have a Confirmation Service at the Abbey Church in January. I have pencilled a date in the diary, but this is dependant on candidates for the Bishop to confirm. If you are not confirmed and would like to consider it, please speak to Fr John before 10th September so that the date can be confirmed confirmed witht he Bishop  FJ                                                                  


DBS certificates and date of issue
Please could everyone holding a current DBS certificate, email Jane with the certificate number and date issued.  email; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Please send the info, even if you have previously done so.                         FJ




Sunday 3rd September 9.30am


Following the Collect, parents with children are invited to join Father Michael and Miranda in the Hall. They will re-join us at the Peace.    FJ


WINTER SHELTER  Meeting Friday 25th August 10am


A Winter Shelter is being set up in the Waterside locality in November. Several people here expressed a desire to support this important venture which impinges on our locality, as we are able.   There will be a short meeting with Jan Hayter 10am – 11am at the Rectory.  FJ



If you would appreciate a visit, or know of someone who would, please let me have a name, address and telephone number so that I can arrange it. FJ


Abbey Church; Flower Festival September

If any member of the congregation is willing to provide food for the Catering Group during the Festival (15, 16 and 17 September) please see Annie Melhuish after Church, or telephone her 02381788034 or email  her This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All profits from the Festival are donated to Church Funds.


next men’s breakfasts

The next 2 at the Turfcutter’s Arms will be Saturday 2nd September and Saturday 4th November, both at 8.30am. On 2nd September the guest will be Peter Burch, para-athlete. Please tell Fr John if you will be there. 


ISLE OF WIGHT TRIP        September 26rd 2017

Leave Abbey Church by coach at 0900 and board the Red Funnel Ferry for the 1100 crossing to East Cowes. First stop St Mildred’s Church at Whippingham, where we will have a guided tour. On to Godshill for lunch where there are excellent cafés. Final stop, Quarr Abbey, (with historic links with Beaulieu Abbey) and which continues as a working Benedictine Monastery. Day concludes with Evening Prayers with the Monks before returning to Beaulieu by about 2030. The cost of the day for the coach and ferry crossing will be about £30.00. Please tell either the Office  01590 612242 or John & Kathy Hughes 02380 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, Jane Barnicoat-Chongwe, John Thacker and Steven. (Please help us to keep this up to date) 


Baptisms: We pray for Lilly-Anne Rogers and Charles Robert Lewis. Both will be baptised in the Abbey Church today.

Weddings: Nicholas Richard Cherry and Charlotte Gillian Devonshire on 19th August – Abbey Church and Cate and Stuart Barker whose marriage vows will be renewed in the Abbey Church on Tuesday 22nd August


Those who have died: We pray for the family and friends of Harriet Phipps. A service of thanksgiving will be on Tuesday 12th September at 11am in the Abbey Church.


Calendar for the week


Sunday 20th August


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 


Tuesday 22nd August


2.00pm         Abbey Church    Renewal of Marriage Vows



Wednesday 23rd August


10.30am       Abbey Church              Holy Communion


6.30pm         Abbey Church              BAC PCC



Thursday  24th August


10.00 -12noon   Benefice Office



Friday 25th August


10am-11am    Rectory                     Night Shelter Meeting



Sunday  27th  August


8.00am         Buckler’s Hard              Holy Communion


9.30am         Abbey Church      SUNG Communion BCP


11.15am       St Katharine’s, Exbury HOLY COMMUNION



HARVEST Thanksgiving



East Boldre: Sunday 17th September 11.15am with a collection of non-perishable items for the Food Bank followed by soup/cheese lunch..



Exbury:  Sunday 24th September 11.15am



Beaulieu: Sunday 8th October 9.30am


The Harvest Supper in the Domus, £16.50 will be Monday 9th October at 7 for 7.30pm. Be thinking about your tables of 10!