Newsletter 4th March 2018

4th March 2018 No. 1780
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Telephone the office on 01590 612242

Please note: Monday is Father John's rest day.
Urgent enquiries on this day should be directed to the Benefice Office 01590 612242, where a message may be left.

**Last chance to put yourself on the Electoral Roll*

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

During Lent this year we shall be exploring Prayer. This is an opportunity to re explore how we pray using our experiences to draw us closer to God in our everyday lives .
Lent groups will meet at the Rectory on Tuesday evenings from Tues 20th at 7pm and on Wednesdays from Wed 21st at 11.30am in the Abbey Church room. A sharing soup lunch will follow the lunch time group. If any one would like to make a Soup please let Jane know in advance.
If you have never attended a Lent discussion group, please do consider joining us for this very special time of reflection.
Further details Jane Barnicoat 023 80879748

Our 3rd Rector's Lunch proved to be a very happy occasion. A huge thank you to Jan and her super efficient team of caterers and helpers. Paul was a splendid source of entertainment, and left us all asking "How did he do that?" Thank you to everyone, diners and team - we look forward to the next lunch - keep eyes, rather than potatoes, peeled....!   FJ                                

Do please cast your eyes over the Lent and Easter Resources on show. FJ

As you know parking spaces outside the Abbey Church Hall are limited – 8 vehicles at a squeeze. Blue Badge holders will always have priority.  FJ

MJ’s Restaurant, Brockenhurst College Friday 16th March 2018
Menus are now available from Jill Wrightson (tel: 02380 846903). Cost £16.50. only 6 places left.

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

Beaulieu Abbey Church responded to an appeal from the Force Chaplain of Hampshire Constabulary asking for support in offering  shelter in the event of a Snow Emergency. We offered warmth, loos and a kitchenette.

Monday 14th May to Friday 18th May 2018 For more details see notice board or contact Sue Nicholas This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
or telephone 01590 612736

Tuesday June 26th See notice board or contact John and Kathy Hughes 02380207433 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

FORUM On Thursday 15th March, 7.15pm-9pm, the British Heart Foundation are holding a FORUM at the Abbey Church. Based on the format of BBC's “Question Time”, an invited panel will respond to questions from the floor. The subject for the evening will be “The National Health Service; the best way forward.” Tickets will be £10 available from the Beaulieu Newsagents until 12noon.

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 (Please help us to keep this up to date)

We pray for those who have died:
Maria Rolfe, Funeral Abbey Church 22 February
Timothy Horn, Funeral Abbey Church 1st March.

Sunday 4th March
8.00am       Buckler’s Hard               Holy Communion
9.30am         Abbey Church                  SUNG Communion       followed by wedding Q&A
11.15am       St Paul’s, East Boldre       MORNING PRAYER

Monday 5th March
Abbey Church closed all day for maintenance

Tuesday 6th March
Abbey Church Closed all day for maintenance
9.30am           Abbey Church Hall Jelly tots
7.00pm           Rectory                   Lent Discussion Group3

Wednesday 7th March
10.30am        Abbey Church           Holy Communion
11.30am        Abbey Church Hall   Lent Discussion Group3

Thursday 8th March
9.30am                Rectory   Abbey PCC Standing Committee                                
11.00am             Abbey Church       Burial of Ashes
10.00 -12noon  Benefice Office

Sunday 11th March Mothering Sunday
8.00am           Buckler’s Hard             HOLY COMMUNION
9.30am           Abbey Church               SUNG COMMUNION
11.15am         St Katharine’s, Exbury   MORNING PRAYER and Baptism
4.30pm           Abbey Church               CHORAL EVENSONG

** NB, Incense will be at the 9.30am service in the Abbey Church on 2nd Sundays of the month. Exception is Mothering Sunday, 11th March.

Deadline for the April Magazine is 12th March. Copy may be sent to the Benefice Office.

Sunday 25th March Palm Sunday
9.30am Start outside village school where palm crosses blessed and distributed. Beaulieu Band and choir will lead us through village to the Abbey Church.
10.30am             Abbey Church         Holy Communion