Newsletter 7th May 2017


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As you all probably know by now, Belinda and Paul Searle-Barnes have moved away from the area to be nearer to their family. Belinda played a very active role in the Benefice during the Interregnum and has continued giving ministerial support to Fr John during his incumbency. Paul was also a familiar face, often playing the organ and leading Taize services.

If you would like to contribute to a collection to enable them to buy something as a gift from us for their new home, please place it in an envelope, cheques payable to Beaulieu  Abbey Church, and write BS-B on the back of the cheque.  Give the envelopes to a church warden.

We will collect until 14th May.


Sunday 28th May, Abbey Church Hall, 12.30 for 1pm

Menu: chicken casserole with new potatoes followed by apple crumble and custard. Tickets £5 available from Margaret Marshall after church on Sunday mornings or in the church office on Thursdays.


Questa Voce and Questa Musica ‘Bach to the Future’

Saturday 13th May  7.00pm   Tickets £15

An evening of songs from Bach to the present day from the renowned choir of 40 voices, Questa Voce, accompanied by a small group of the principal strings of the orchestra, Questa Musica.

Tickets by post from PO Box 84 Lymington SO41 3ZA

with a cheque payable to Music at Beaulieu and a s.a.e.

or from the website  or booked by phone from the Box Office 07770 859900

Tickets will be available on the door. 


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.

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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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) 


Andrew Ronald Kitcher and Jodie Marie Wilson –

St Katharine’s Church 27th May


Florence Victoria Niccolls – Abbey Church last Sunday

Thomas Arther Charrett and Harvey George Hewett, both at St Katharine’s Church next Sunday. 

Calendar for the week

Sunday  7th May

8.00am          Buckler’s Hard            Holy Communion

9.30am         Abbey Church              SUNG Communion

11.15am       St Paul’s, East Boldre   Morning Prayer

Wednesday  10th May

10.30am       Abbey Church               Holy Communion                                                     

Thursday 11th May

10.00-12noon  Benefice Office

12noon- 2pm   Abbey Church Hall     Deanery Chapter Meeting

Saturday 13th May

9.30am         Abbey Church Hall       Visitors’ Group

7.00pm         Abbey Church              Music at Beaulieu - Questa Voce and Questa Musica

Sunday  14th May

8.00am         Buckler’s Hard              Holy Communion

9.30am         Abbey Church               Holy Communion

11.00am      St Katharine’s, Exbury   Family Service with baptisms          

6.30pm        Abbey Church              CHORAL EVENSONG

From now on the service at East Boldre on the 1st Sunday of each month will be Morning Prayer and the 3rd Sunday will be Holy Communion.

Both services will be at 11.15am


From the Visitors’ Book

Thank Heaven we have beautiful places like this – preserved for all the World to see.  The Pilgrims, Kent


Such a wonderful, peaceful place to spend my daughter’s 8th birthday. Pray for my family and for all those families across the world.    Happy Easter