Newsletter 14th May 2017


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Abbey Hymns for today

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From David Williams, Bishop of Basingstoke

Archbishop of Canterbury to Preach at Winchester Cathedral ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ Beacon Event at Pentecost (4th June)

This will be the culmination to the Archbishop’s call to prayer from Ascension Day to Pentecost – please see further details and book tickets on the Diocesan website.

With blessings +David


At the next PCC meeting on 25th May we shall be considering our Charitable Giving. As in the past we shall hope to support one overseas and one local charity. If you have any particular thoughts about supporting a charity, would you please speak to one of the Church Wardens, Peter or Sally or any member of the PCC.                      FJ


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. 


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 Quarr 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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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, 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


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

Those who have died: We pray for family and friends of Patricia Currie: private Memorial Service on 17th May in the Abbey Church.

Jennifer MacNair-Wilson: private Memorial Service at Buckler’s Hard Chapel. 

Calendar for the week

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

Monday 15th May

French Trip  -  Departure  - Bon Voyage 

Tuesday 16th May

4.00pm         Abbey Church      Flower Festival meeting                                                         

Wednesday 17th  May

10.30am       Abbey Church                 Holy Communion

2.00pm         Abbey Church Chancel    Memorial Service


Thursday 18th May   

10.00 -12noon   Benefice Office

Friday 19th May

French Trip - return   

Saturday 20th May

Bucklers Hard  Memorial Service

Sunday  21st  May

8.00am         Buckler’s Hard            Holy Communion

9.30am         Abbey Church             SUNG Communion

11.15am       St Paul’s, East Boldre  Holy CommunioN

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

I wish the world around us would be as peaceful as this wonderful place. God bless us all!    Wolfgang (Germany)