Newsletter 6 August 2017



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Don’t forget to pick up a copy of the August magazine.




A big thank you to the Social Committee for their preparations, and to Dave, Chris and John the BBQ-ers, for producing such an excellent evening for us. As it turned out, there was just a light drizzle during the evening, but our decision to re-locate from the Rectory garden seemed to be a sensible one. It proved to be a very happy and relaxed occasion      FJ




I am hoping that we can have a Confirmation Service at the Abbey Church in January. I have pencilled a date in the diary, but this is dependant on candidates for the Bishop to confirm. If you are not confirmed and would like to consider it, please speak to Fr John before 10th September so that the date can be confirmed with the Bishop.     FJ


BDBS certificates and date of issue
Please could everyone holding a current DBS certificate, email Jane with the certificate number and date issued.  email; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Please send the info, even if you have previously done so.




6.30pm  13th August with the Beaulieu Band and the Abbey choir leading the singing. It will be led by Hugh Ashley, formerly of BBC Radio Solent.  FJ




Sunday 3rd September 9.30am


Following the Collect, parents with children are invited to join Father Michael and Miranda in the Hall. They will re-join us at the Peace.    FJ




Our Benefice Visiting Group have now completed their training and safeguarding and will begin visiting in July. They will do so with my authority and will be carrying photo and card identification.


If you would appreciate a visit, or know of someone who would, please let me have a name, address and telephone number so that I can arrange it.FJ


next men’s breakfasts


The next 2 Men’s Breakfasts at the Turfcutter’s Arms will be Saturday 2nd September and Saturday 4th November, both at 8.30am. On 2nd September the guest will be Peter Burch, para-athlete. Please tell Fr John if you will be there. 


ISLE OF WIGHT TRIP        September 26rd 2017


Leave Abbey Church by coach at 0900 and board the Red Funnel Ferry for the 1100 crossing to East Cowes.


First stop St Mildred’s Church at Whippingham, where we will have a guided tour. On to Godshill for lunch where there are a number of excellent cafés. Final stop will be Quarr Abbey which has historic links with Beaulieu Abbey and which continues as a working Benedictine Monastery. Day concludes with Evening Prayers with the Monks before returning to Beaulieu by about 2030. The cost of the day for the coach and ferry crossing will be about £30.00.    All are welcome….


Please let either the Benefice Office


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or John & Kathy Hughes know.


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Abernethy memorial cricket match


The Annual Terry Abernethy memorial cricket match will be held on Sunday 13th August, starting at 2.00pm, with tea at approximately 4.30. The Abernethy family would be delighted to see you, especially as we have decided that this is going to be the last one. In future, the family will be supporting the Colts team on an annual basis, and will present a new Terry Abernethy cup to the most promising Colt. If you'd like to play please contact Matthew on 07973 963450.


We pray for the sick and convalescing: Veronica House, Ruth Willrich, Ann and Bruce Wallace, Paul Humphries, Denise Abell-Parker, Chris Hutchins, Philip Cooper, Dorothy Alston, Charlotte Hammond, John Walker, Valerie Wright, Jan Church, Jane Barnicoat-Chongwe and John Thacker. (Please help us to keep this up to date) 




Brennan Tuoso Watt and Victoria Louise Hemsley on 11th August – Abbey Church


Nicholas Richard Cherry and Charlotte Gillian Devonshire on 19th August – Abbey Church


Those who have died: We pray for the family and friends of Harriet Phipps. A service of thanksgiving will be held on Tuesday 12th September at 11am in the Abbey Church.


Calendar for the week


Sunday 6th August


8.00am         Buckler’s Hard             Holy Communion


9.30am         Abbey Church               SUNG Communion


11.15am       St Paul’s, East Boldre    MORNING PRAYER



Wednesday 9th August


10.30am       Abbey Church              Holy Communion  




Thursday 10th August


10.00-12noon  Benefice Office



Friday 11th August


2.00pm       Abbey Church                  Wedding



Sunday  13th August


8.00am         Buckler’s Hard              Holy Communion


9.30am         Abbey Church               Holy Communion


11.15am      St Katharine’s, Exbury  Holy Communion


2.00pm        Cricket Pitch                Abernethy v. Beaulieu   


                                                      Tea 4.30pm all welcome


6.30pm**   Abbey Ruins                   SONGS OF PRAISE


                  with the Abbey Choir and the Beaulieu Band