Newsletter 24th March 2019

THE BEAULIEU, EXBURY & EAST BOLDRE NEWSLETTER   

24th March 2019   No. 1835

Website: www.beaulieuchurches.org.uk

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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 24th March

8.00am     Buckler’s Hard    HOLY COMMUNION

9.30am      Abbey Church      SUNG COMMUNION BCP

11.15am     St Katharine’s, Exbury     HOLY COMMUNION followed by APCM

Monday 25th March

10am  - 12noon    Benefice Office

Tuesday 26th March

No cover – training day

Wednesday 27th March

10.30am   Abbey Church   HOLY COMMUNION

1.00pm - 1.45pm  Abbey Church     Organ Recital - Tim Rice

Thursday 28th March

10am - 12noon      Benefice Office

2.00pm - 3.00pm   Rectory  Lent Course

Friday 29th March

2.30pm    Abbey Church   Thanksgiving Service 

Saturday 30th March                                        

2.00pm – 5.00pm   Abbey Church   Plainsong 1 Lecture & Workshop

Sunday 31st March  MOTHERING SUNDAY

8.00am    Buckler’s Hard  HOLY COMMUNION

10.00am   Abbey Church COMBINED BENEFICE FAMILY SERVICE (no Communion)

**ORGAN RECITALS 2019** 1.00pm to 1.45pm

Wed 27th March - Tim Rice. Soup and roll will be served at the start 12.30pm. The retiring collection will be going to the Abbey Church funds. All are welcome.

LENT COURSE 2019  WHY DID JESUS DIE?

2.00pm - 3.00pm on Thursdays 28th March, and 4th April, in the Rectory. Each session will include a talk, a Q&A, and discussion, a short time of meditation and quiet.

ANNUAL PAROCHIAL CHURCH MEETINGS (APCMs)

St Katharine’s, Exbury, TODAY following 11.15am Service

St Paul’s East Boldre   Thursday 11th April, 6.00pm

ADVANCE NOTICE – MOTHERING SUNDAY

There will be a combined Benefice family service (no Communion) 10am, at the Abbey Church on Sunday 31stMarch.

DECORATING TEAM AT BEAULIEU SCHOOL

Thank you for responding to my request. The actual work will be done during the school holidays - week beginning 8th April.Please contact me for further details.   FJohn

THE OPENING OF ST KATHARINE’S CHURCH, EXBURY

The Churchwardens and I have agreed that the church will be open during the day to visitors on Tuesdays and Thursdays until further notice    FJ                                                    

WATERSIDE FOODBANK

Thank you for continuing to donate food items for the Waterside Foodbank. A further request: if anyone has any carrier bags in the ‘bag for life’ style that are in good condition that you could donate, the Foodbank would be most grateful. Please place the bags and any food items in the Foodbank basket near to the organ. For more information speak to Gillian Field.

TWO BENEFICE OUTINGS

Tuesday 25th June will be an afternoon visit to St Cross Hospital in Winchester with The Master of St Cross,Revd Reg Sweet, known to many in our Benefice. The afternoon will include a guided tour of the hospital by one of the Brothers, afternoon tea and Evensong in the beautiful chapel. If you are interested please give your name to John or Kathy Hughes 02380 207433. Full details of cost and pick up times nearer the time. For the 2nd Benefice Trip we are hoping to return to Chichester on 17th September... details to follow.

WATERSIDE HOMELESS PROJECT

The original idea of offering overnight accommodation at a number of church halls in the Waterside area did not succeed because of an apparent lack of demand. An organisation “The Crossings” has subsequently been set up; it is a drop-in centre on Wednesday & Saturday mornings (9.30am – 1.30pm) within St John’s Church, Hythe – adjacent to the new Lidl supermarket. It will cater for clients who are homeless or need help getting their life back on track. The new co-ordinator is Sarah Helliwell, www.thecrossings.co.uk Several of our Beaulieu Benefice Parishioners are volunteers. Further info from Oliver Stanley. 

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, Sydney Jackson, Marigold Jordan, Anna, Pat,Denise Abell-Parker, Andrew & Isabel Tyrrell, Glo Howat, Allan Humby and Dan Smith. 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: Margaret Jackson.

Anniversaries of death: George Whitcher 21/03/2018

Thanksgiving Service in Beaulieu Abbey Church: Margaret Jackson: Friday 29th March, 2.30pm

MUSICAL EVENTS AT BEAULIEU ABBEY CHURCH

Sat 6th April, 7.00pm, Choirs - Vox Humana & Gregoriana  

You may treat this as a preparation for the climax of this holy season and at the same time gather something of the wonderful evolution of sacred music from 4th century to now. A fascinating timetable of sacred music as we are guided from early Milanese chant, motets of NotreDame, hymns of St Hildegard and on to the Renaissance for Passiontide music and beyond. Tickets £10 on the door, or via the Benefice Office.

Good Friday Fri 19th April, 7pm,  Music at Beaulieu

Sing Stainer’s Crucifixion. Tickets £5  Scores for hire £1