Newsletter 19th May 2019


19th May 2019   No. 1843


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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 19th May

8.00am    Buckler’s Hard   HOLY COMMUNION

9.30am     Abbey Church   SUNG COMMUNION

11.15am    St Paul’s, East Boldre   HOLY COMMUNION

Monday 20th May

10am  - 12noon    Benefice Office

Tuesday 21st May

10am  - 12noon    Benefice Office

7.30pm    Romsey Abbey   Archdeacon’s Visitation

Wednesday 22nd May

10.30am   Abbey Church   HOLY COMMUNION

Thursday 23rd May

10am – 12noon     Benefice Office

7am – 10pm   Church Hall    Polling Station

Sunday 26th May

8.00am   Buckler’s Hard  HOLY COMMUNION

9.30am    Abbey Church   SUNG COMMUNION BCP

11.15am  St Katharine’s, Exbury   HOLY COMMUNION

PROMOTING A SAFER CHURCH The Gospel speaks of welcome for all, being faithful to this compels us to take with the utmost seriousness the challenge of preventing abuse from happening and responding well where it has. For information, guidance & resources, please Further information is displayed on the notice boards in the Church porch. Rector: Fr John 01590612183, BPSO: Jane BC 02380879748,   DSA: Jackie R 01962737317.

WATERSIDE FOODBANK  ‘Bags for Life’ Please place the bags and any food items in the Foodbank basket near to the organ in the Abbey Church. All donations are gratefully received.

THE OPENING OF ST KATHARINE’S CHURCH, EXBURY The church will be open during the day to visitors on Tuesdays and Thursdays until further notice.  FJ

TWO BENEFICE OUTINGS. Benefice Visit to St Cross, Winchester - Tuesday 25th June: Our coach will leave the Abbey Meadow at 13.30. Once at St Cross, we will have a guided tour of the Hospital by the Brothers. This will be followed by afternoon tea ... a slice of homemade cake and tea (or coffee). At 16.30 we will end our visit with evensong in the lovely Norman chapel returning to Beaulieu by about 18.30. There are seats still available; the cost (which includes the coach fare, entry into St Cross and afternoon tea) will be £22.00. Cheques are payable to Beaulieu Abbey Church. If you would like to join us please let John or Kathy Hughes know 02380 207433 or through the Parish Office. For the 2nd Benefice Trip we are hoping to return to Chichester on 17th September... details to follow.

D-DAY 75TH ANNIVERSARY With the upcoming 75th anniversary of D-Day approaching, there will be an official service of remembrance held at St Katharine’s Church, Exbury on Thursday 6th June, at 11.00am. Father John will conduct the service and has invited the Reverend Reg Sweet, Master of the Hospital of St Cross, Winchester, to join him in this commemoration. Everyone is invited to attend the service, after which will proceed to the Exbury Gardens car park where a wreath will be laid at the Anchor Memorial adjacent to the car park. A small exhibition of memorabilia will be set out in the Azalea Room of Mr Eddy’s Restaurant. Afterwards, a ploughman’s lunch will be available to those who have booked with Marion Loveland (bookings are now full for this). 

RECTOR’S LUNCH This will be held on Sunday 9th June, in the Abbey Church Hall, 12.30pm for 1.00pm. Tickets £6 from Margaret Marshall after the 9.30am service on Sundays or from Church Office on Thursdays. Menu: Salmon OR Vegetarian Quiche, warm new potatoes and various salads, strawberries, cream and meringues. 

COME AND SING!  Come and sing Haydn Missa Brevis (Little Organ Mass) in a liturgical setting for the Eucharist on Corpus Christi Thursday 20th June, 7.00pm. Optional rehearsals on Sat 15th June, 10.00am and Thursday 20th June, 5.30pm. All at Beaulieu Abbey Church, in association with RSCM. Open to all singers but please inform in advance  to Philip Baxter 01590 676493.

MUSIC AT BEAULIEU Saturday 15th June 7pm Tickets £20. The Piccadilly Dance Orchestra presents ‘High Society’, toe-tapping dance music and glorious songs from a by-gone era with music from Cole Porter’s ‘High Society’. Tickets from  or with a cheque made payable to music at beaulieu and posted wth a SAE to PO Box 84  Lymington  SO41 3ZA

Please remember in your prayers:   Veronica & David House, Ruth Willrich, Ann & Bruce Wallace, Paul Humphries, Dorothy Alston, Charlotte Hammond, Valerie Wright, Leonard & Joy Taylor, Joyce Creamer, Sydney Jackson, Marigold Jordan, Pat, Andrew & Isabel Tyrrell, Glo Howat, Dan Smith, Kathy Hughes, Tricia Spells, Lynda Mead and Robert Wainwright. 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                                                               

From the Visitors’ Book:  “Warm, friendly welcome, fascinating history, so much to absorb, thank you.”