Newsletter 5th November 2017



5th November 2017 No. 1763
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Peter Melhuish and Lindy Shanks are pleased to keep our site up to date and interesting.  It is an excellent resource and means of publicity and communication. Pleased send them any material, including pictures and information pertaining to any Benefice activities.  FJ


There will be a double edition of the magazine Dec/Jan. Please have your articles for both months to the printers by 12 November.  FJ

CHURCH VISITORS If you would appreciate a visit, or know of someone who would, please let Jane Barnicoat have a name, address and telephone number so we can arrange it.FJ


18th of November  St Katharine's Church.  12noon 

Enjoy hot soup with crusty bread, also warm drinks and delicious cake's. Browse the stalls, purchase that early Christmas gift, card or wrapping. There will be indoor plants for sale, books, pickles and preserves as well as crafts and quality bric a brac. Guess the weight of the Christmas cake, enter the raffle and try to win a great prize. Let the children pull a gift from the 'lucky dip'. Try your hand on the bottle tombola. An absolutely enjoyable afternoon. Don't miss it, see you there.
Donations of any of these things gratefully received.

BENEFICE CONFIRMATION Sunday 14th January 2018

I have been pleased to receive several names already. It is not too late to be included, but you need to speak to me as soon as possible. Our 1st session will be at the Rectory on Friday 17th November 7.30-8.30pm. FJ


Sunday 26th November 12.30pm for 1pm
Menu: Bangers, Mash and peas with onion gravy, followed by hot apple pie and ice-cream, coffee and mint.
Tickets £5 from Margaret Marshall, in the office on Thursdays, after church on Sundays, or by phone 02380 892469. Cheques payable - Beaulieu Church Social Committee. (Soup, Sweet and Sonnets postponed till next year)


‘Hope and Glory’ a concert for Armistice Day given by The Stars of Trinity Laban
Saturday 11th November Abbey Church 7pm    £15
More details on fliers at the back of the church


We would appreciate donations of double knitting wool for carrying on this outreach work. Please give to Ruth Crouch, Marigold Jordan or leave in the Benefice Office. Thank you.

Waterside Night Shelter

This is a Waterside Churches Together Project and is due to open on 1st December. The shelter will be based in a number of the Waterside Churches and will provide up to 6 beds for the homeless throughout the winter. For information about ways  to help contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Monday 20th November 3pm for the Honourable Caroline Cecily Montagu Weston. Members of the congregation are welcome to attend at the Abbey Church.                                                             

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

We pray for those who have died: Roland Taylor whose funeral will be on Tuesday 7th November at 12.15pm at Test Valley Crematorium.

Sunday 5th November

8.00am         Buckler’s Hard               Holy Communion

9.30am         Abbey Church                 SUNG Communion

11.15am       St Paul’s, East Boldre    Morning Prayer

Wednesday 8th November

10.30am      Abbey Church                Holy Communion  

Thursday 9th November

10.00-12noon  Benefice Office

Friday 10th November

10.00am         Abbey Church Gallery  Visitors’ Meeting

10.30am – 12noon Abbey Church Hall    Baby Yoga

Saturday 11th November

10.50am   St Katharine’s Church ACT OF REMEMBRANCE

7.00pm        Abbey Church              Stars of Trinity Laban,  Hope and Glory’, a concert  for Armistice Day

Sunday  12th November

8.00am         Buckler’s Hard               Holy Communion

10.00am   Abbey Church Combined benefice Service

3.00pm        St Paul’s, East Boldre    EVENING PRAYER WITH ACT OF REMEMBRANCE

No Evensong in the Abbey Church

Saturday 2nd December


The timing of our trip to Winchester for the service of readings and music on Saturday 2nd December has been changed. The coach will now leave the Abbey Meadow at 1630 arriving in Winchester at King Alfred's statue at 1730. There is a short flat walk to the Cathedral where we anticipate having reserved seating so we can enjoy the service all together at 18.30. The cost of the coach will be £12.00 per person. 
If you would like to join us please contact the Benefice Office (01590 612242) or John and Kathy Hughes 
(02380 207433 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

ADVENT CALENDARS for sale on the Book Stall. Nativity scene, 25 chocolates and a Christmas story booklet.  £5 each.