Newsletter 14th January 2018

14th January 2018 No. 1773
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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

Please continue to remember the recently confirmed in your prayers: Rosanna Young, Peter Murfin, Lesley Hernaman, Miranda Elliott, Andrew Elliott, David Black, Heather Smith and Dorothy Alston

January 2018 marks the centenary of the loss of submarine G8 in the 1st World War. It left for a patrol in the North Sea but failed to return and it is believed fell victim to a mine on or around 14th January. It has never been found. Sub-Lieutenant Philip Armstrong of Oxleys, Beaulieu, was a member of the crew and in his memory the wooden Calvary which stood at the south end was erected by Sir Frank and Lady Armstrong. It was the only memorial to the loss of G8.
Over the years the wooden parts of the memorial have been damaged by wind and rain and in 2007 a new stone cross took its place. Some of the wooden cross was used to produce the red cross which now stands behind the High Altar. The figures now stand on two of the window ledges in the church.

Thank you all for your tolerance when the meadow is closed to cars.  We have had along wet period.
Whether the meadow is open or not you might see green and white cones strategically placed to help with parking and asking you to avoid certain places. Please take notice of these and do not move them. There has to be, at all times, space to get a fire engine or ambulance down the Palace House Driveway.

Benefice and Friends’ Lunch
MJ’s Restaurant, Brockenhurst College
Friday 16th March 2018
Menus are now available from The Abbey Church Office or from Jill Wrightson (tel: 02380 846903). Cost £16.50.

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

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 

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,  John Thacker, Leonard Taylor and Helen Lloyd(Please help us to keep this up to date)

We pray for those who have died:
Frances Jenkin
Victoria Harris – Funeral Friday 12th January at St Katharine’s, Exbury
Brian Lappin - Memorial Service in the Abbey Church Friday 2nd February at 12.30pm.

Sunday  14th  January  EPIPHANY 2
10.00am       Abbey Church       CONFIRMATION SERVICE
4.30pm         Abbey Church               CHORAL EVENSONG

Wednesday 17th January
10.30am       Abbey Church               Holy Communion

Thursday  18th January
10.00 -12noon   Benefice Office
12noon        Lymington                      Clergy Chapter

Sunday  21st   January EPIPHANY
8.00am         Buckler’s Hard               Holy Communion
9.30am       Abbey Church               SUNG Communion
11.15am       St Paul’s, East Boldre     Holy Communion

St Paul’s Day
21st January Following the 11.15am service at East Boldre there will be  soup and a roll

Date for your diary
On the second Sunday in February, 11th at 4.30pm.
Choral Evensong in the Abbey Church will be sung by
The Romsey Singers.