Newsletter 3rd December 2017

 

THE BEAULIEU, EXBURY & EAST BOLDRE  NEWSLETTER

3rd December 2017 No. 1767
Web site: www.beaulieuchurches.org.uk       
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Telephone the office on 01590 612242

BENEFICE WEBSITE

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

**DECEMBER/JANUARY MAGAZINE**

There is a double edition of the magazine Dec/Jan. Please note, this edition is FREE to all our readers. FJ                                                               

Christmas Day Lunch:

Are you elderly and on your own on Christmas Day?
Would you be interested in joining in and having lunch with others, cooked for you at a venue in Beaulieu?
If you would like further details or would to like to come along please contact  Elaine on 01590 612816 after 7 pm

ST KATHARINE’S AUTUMN FAYRE

The PCC of St Katharine's wish to thank all who supported our Autumn Fayre last Saturday. So many people came along to enjoy the event and £1,350 was raised.

BENEFICE KNITTERS  for Seafarers

300 items were knitted and delivered to the Mission to Seafarers last week. Many thanks for that and for the donations of wool which are always appreciated. Knitting patterns are available from Ruth Crouch and Marigold.

ST PAUL’S CHRISTMAS FLOWERS
Any donations in memory of loved ones,  please, to Marigold

RECTOR’S LUNCH

Thank you to Jan and the team for an excellent and lunch  and to Paul and Amy who provided the entertainment.    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

BOOK/GIFT STALL

This is proving very popular with Visitors and the congregation who enjoy the variety of items for sale which are changed regularly.  The stall now has some beautiful Advent and Christmas items for children and adults.

POSTAGE STAMPS

Please remember to save your used postage stamps which will be used to raise money for the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance Service. Collecting boxes for the stamps are in all the Benefice Churches                             

BENEFICE CONFIRMATION

Sunday 15th January Abbey Church 10am. 3rd Session Friday 15th December, Rectory 7.30-8.30pm

POPPY APPEAL

£63.44 was collected in the Abbey Church Poppy Appeal Boxes for the Royal British Legion and their welfare and benevolent work.

THE BEAULIEU WARBLERS’ CONCERT

Celebrate the Season with music and readings. Sat. December 9th 7.30pm tickets £10 in 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, and John Thacker. (Please help us to keep this up to date)

We pray for those who have died: Ken Thornber, Funeral on 1st December; Brian Lappin, private funeral with Memorial Service in the Abbey Church in the New Year; Henry Cadogan, Thanksgiving Service 30th November; Jan Church and Doris Drake- funeral 14 December 11am at East Boldre.

We pray for those preparing for Confirmation in January.


Sunday 3rd December ADVENT SUNDAY

8.00am         Buckler’s Hard               Holy Communion
9.30am         Abbey Church                 SUNG Communion
11.15am       St Paul’s, East Boldre    Morning Prayer

 Wednesday 6th December

10.30am       Abbey Church                Holy Communion  

Thursday 7th December

10.00-12noon  Benefice Office

Friday 8th December

11.30am – 1pm Abbey Church Hall    Baby Yoga

Saturday 9th December

7.30pm        Abbey Church               Warblers Concert

Sunday  10th December  ADVENT 2

8.00am         Buckler’s Hard               Holy Communion
9.30am        Abbey Church                 SUNG Communion
11.15am       St Katharine’s, Exbury  Morning Prayer



CHRISTMAS SERVICES

Sunday 17 th December  ADVENT 3

6.00pm         Abbey Church                Carol Service

Saturday 23rd December

6.00pm         St Paul’s, East Boldre      Carol Service  

Sunday  24th   December  ADVENT 4 CHRISTMAS EVE

8.00am         Buckler’s Hard                Holy Communion

No 9.30am service in the Abbey Church

11.15am      St Katharine’s, Exbury   Carol Service
4.00pm          Abbey Church                Crib Service
11.30pm        Abbey Church                Midnight Mass

Monday 25th December  CHRISTMAS DAY

8.00am         Buckler’s Hard                Holy Communion

9.30am         Abbey Church    SHORT HOLY COMMUNION SERVICE WITH CAROLS

11.15am      St Paul’s East Boldre    SHORT HOLY COMMUNION SERVICE WITH CAROLS