Newsletter 23rd April 2017


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Thank you for making the benefice Easter celebrations so special: our churches looked magnificent and thanks are due to the flower arrangers and decorators, and to those to kindly donated funds in memory of loved ones for the purpose. Thank you churchwardens and those who have taken on additional responsibilities during Holy Week and Easter, including organists, choir, servers, welcomers, readers and caterers. Thank you, also, for your cards, good wishes and most generous Easter gifts, which I much appreciate. Every blessing as we celebrate together during this Easter season. Fr John 


Donations for Easter flowers were made in memory of: Les & Kitty Payne; Ralph & Rita Showering; Ead & Nen; Mrs G Jones; Kitcher and Symons families; Brian Jordan; Perce & Edith Munden; Chris & Laura Munden; Lovell & Wallis families; Fee Ratcliffe; Murray Sterling.


Next one: Sat. 20th May at 0830 where we will be joined by John Attenborough, Port Chaplain to the Mission to Seafarers. Names to Parish Office no later than May 18.

Annual Parochial Church meetings

St. Katharine’s, Exbury 23/4/17 - today


Tuesday 2nd May 2.30pm  Abbey Church Hall

I am so sorry but this event has had to be ‘put off’. We might be able to arrange it again for later in the year, but for the time being I will refund the money I have taken for tickets. 


Every fourth Wednesday we have a two course lunch at the Walhampton Arms for £9.95. We have a choice of menu, including the Carveryand a choice of desserts. Next lunch will be Wed. 26th April at 12noon. If interested contact Marion Loveland on 02380 846309 before Mon 24th

I.o.w. Benefice Outing  

Tuesday September 26th September.

Leave 0900 and return at about 1900.  Visit to St Mildrid's Church in Whippingham for guided tour and morning coffee. Lunch at  Godshill and afternoon tea and Vespers at Quaar Abbey. Cost (without lunch or tea) will be about £30.00. Fuller details nearer the time.

If interested please contact either John & Kathy Hughes

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They have expressed a need for good quality garden furniture and games/construction kits to help mothers to play with their children. Any furniture offer, see SB


I would like to thank all those who gave their support for my participation in the Oakhaven Half Marathon and to those who were kind enough to donate towards the cause.

The run was not easy, especially with the driving wind and lashing rain doing its best to  slow things down however with all of your kind support driving me on I managed to complete the course and in a time that I was happy with. And much more importantly we managed to raise £190 for the good people of Oakhaven Hospice.

So thank you all. Jamie


Saturday 13th May 9.30am – 11.30am

Beaulieu Abbey Church Hall

The training is mandatory for Church Wardens and BEEB Visiting Group Members.)

We pray for the sick and convalescing: Veronica House, Ruth Willrich, Ann and Bruce Wallace, Paul Humphries, Denise Abell-Parker, Jo Hordle, Chris Hutchins, Helen Cowle, Philip Cooper, Dorothy Alston, Adele Andrews, Charlotte Hammond,  Dawn Reith, Olive Badland, John Walker, and Valerie Wright.(Please help us to keep this up to date) 

Those who have died: We pray for family and friends of:

Ross Mason: whose Thanksgiving Service will be in the    Abbey Church on Tues. 25th April at 2pm

The Honorable Caroline Cecily Weston.


Mark Allan Robert Ovens and Victoria Patricia Baker – Abbey Church 22nd April


Jack Andrew Joseph Wondin – Exbury Church today

Florence Victoria Niccolls – Abbey Church next Sunday 

Sunday  23rd April

8.00am         Buckler’s Hard                Holy Communion

9.30am         Abbey Church                 SUNG Communion BCP

11.00am       St Katharine’s, Exbury      FAMILY SERVICE with baptism

12.15pm       St Katharine’s, Exbury      Vestry meeting followed by APCM

3.00pm         Abbey Church                  St George’s Day Parade NF East District Scouts

Tuesday 25th   April

2.00pm        Abbey Church                Thanksgiving Service

Wednesday 26th April

10.30am       Abbey Church               Holy Communion

2.00pm       St Katharine’s, Exbury    Funeral

Thursday  27th  April

10.00 -12noon   Benefice Office 

Sunday 30th April

8.00am       Buckler’s Hard             Holy Communion

10.00am     St Paul’s, East Boldre  COMBINED BENEFICE HOLY COMMUNION

1.00pm         Abbey Church             Baptism