Newsletter 23rd September 2018

23rd September 2018   No. 1809 Website:
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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 23rd September

8.00am               Buckler’s Hard      HOLY COMMUNION
9.30am               Abbey Church       SUNG COMMUNION
11.15am             St Katharine’s, Exbury    HARVEST  HOLY COMMUNION

Monday 24th September

10.00 – 12noon     Benefice Office

Tuesday 25th September

10.00 – 12noon     Benefice Office

Wednesday 26th September

10.30am             Abbey Church    HOLY COMMUNION

Thursday 27th September

10.00 – 12noon   Benefice Office

Saturday 29th September

5.30pm – 6.30pm   Winchester Cathedral     Diocesan Choir Festival
7.00pm                 Abbey Church   Music at Beaulieu

Sunday 30th September

8.00am         Buckler’s Hard   HOLY COMMUNION
10.00am St Paul’s, East Boldre   Combined Benefice HOLY COMMUNION

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

At our recent committee meeting we discussed the pressing need for more assistance with various key events. If you would like to consider playing a part, for instance by offering cooking skills, time or serving, your contribution would be warmly welcomed. In the first instance speak to me. A conversation with FJ does not imply commitment!   FJ

Sunday 23rd September, Service
at St Katharine’s Church, Exbury, 11.15am. Tins and non perishable items will go to the food bank and fresh produce to Honeypot.
Sunday 14th October 9.30am Beaulieu Abbey Church.
Family Service Speaker Mr Mike Dolbear.

BEAULIEU HARVEST SUPPER in the Domus, Mon 15th October.
Tickets are available now. £16.50 via Margaret Marshall, on 02380 892469, or Thursday mornings in the Office. Cheques are payable to Beaulieu Church Social Committee.
On arrival in Beaulieu, drive through the main entrance to the Motor museum and follow signs to park in the arena. There is ‘no parking’ outside the Domus – drop off only.

At Winchester Cathedral on Saturday 29th September - Choir rehearsal 1.45pm, Tea & cake 4pm, Service 5.30 - 6.30pm.

Its aim is to serve and meet the needs of the whole of the Waterside community from Eling to Calshot, Beaulieu to East Boldre and offers 3 days of food to people facing a crisis, whilst signposting extra help that might be needed. As well as food, donations of clothing can be given to the Foodbank.
Grateful thanks to those who have donated items for the Waterside Foodbank. Items for collection is ongoing & any donations at anytime is most welcome, especially for UHT milk 500ml, dried milk powder, small jars of coffee, sugar, tinned soup, tinned vegetables, tinned fruit, tinned sponge puddings/rice puddings, instant mashed potato & toiletries for male/female. A more detailed list can be found on the notice board. For more information about any of the above, please speak to Ann Moore or Gillian Field

Tins and non perishable items from the Harvest Services in the three churches will go to the food bank and fresh produce to Honeypot.

The Trustees of the “East Boldre Educational Charity” will be meeting in October. Its purpose is to promote the education, including social and physical training, of children resident in East Boldre. Applications for grants may be directed to me or to Mrs Jan Saunders, c/o The Benefice Office, Beaulieu Abbey Church. Applications should be received by 1st October.      Fr John

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 1730 and return after the service. 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..   

Marigold Jordan is no longer able to collect your knitted items or donations of wool. She has done this tirelessly for many years and many people must be grateful to her. Please give items now to Ruth Crouch, or leave them in the Abbey Church Office for Ruth to collect. If you require any wool for knitting, please ask Ruth.

Combined Benefice Service St Paul’s, East Boldre
Sunday 30th September at 10am

Please remember in your prayers:
Veronica & David House, Ruth Willrich, Ann & Bruce Wallace, Paul Humphries, Philip Cooper, Dorothy Alston, Charlotte Hammond, John Walker, Valerie Wright, Leonard Taylor, Joyce Creamer, David Knight, Beverly Hose, Tom M, Sydney & Margaret Jackson, Marigold Jordan, Anna, Pat, Denise Abell-Parker, Jean Aartsen and Anita Marr. 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:
Peter Warne, Mary Christian

Quotes from the Visitors’ Book: “Blessed to be in such a holy place. Thank you for the opportunity.” Trinidad and Tobago