Newsletter 13 August 2017



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



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

Abernethy memorial cricket match -TODAY

Sunday, August 13 starting at 2.00pm, with tea at approximately 4.30pm. The Abernethy family would be delighted to see you, especially as they 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.    Sue A.



 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

 DBS certificates and date of issue
Please could everyone holding a current DBS certificate, email Jane with the certificate number and date issued.
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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

 WINTER SHELTER  Meeting Friday 25th August 10am

A Winter Shelter is being set up in the Waterside locality in November. Several people here expressed a desire to support this important venture which impinges on our locality, as we are able.   There will be a short meeting 10am – 11am at the Rectory.                                           FJ


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

 Abbey Church; Flower Festival September

 If any member of the congregation is willing to provide food for the Catering Group during the Festival (15, 16 and 17 September) please see Annie Melhuish after Church, or telephone her 02381788034 or email  her This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All profits from the Festival are donated to Church Funds.

 next men’s breakfasts

The next 2 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 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. Please tell either the Office  01590 612242 or John & Kathy Hughes 02380 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 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, John Thacker and Steven. (Please help us to keep this up to date)

 Weddings: Brennan Tuoso Watt and Victoria Louise Hemsley on 11th August – Abbey Church and 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 on Tuesday 12th September at 11am in the Abbey Church.

We also pray for the family and friends of Lucy Kasamale and Bishop Manktelow, former Bishop of Basingstoke.

 Calendar for the week

 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

 Wednesday 16th August

 10.30am       Abbey Church               Holy Communion

 Thursday 17th August   

 10.00 -12noon   Benefice Office

 Saturday 19th August

 10.30-11.30am  Abbey Church Hall    Visitors’ Group

 2.30pm         Abbey Church                 Wedding

 7.00pm         Abbey Church                 Music at Beaulieu

                                                               Ian Evans - piano

 Sunday 20th August

 8.00am         Buckler’s Hard              Holy Communion

 9.30am         Abbey Church               SUNG Communion

 11.15am       St Paul’s, East Boldre   Holy CommunioN

 1.00pm         Abbey Church               Baptisms