THE BEAULIEU, EXBURY & EAST BOLDRE NEWSLETTER
4th March 2018 No. 1780
Web site: www.beaulieuchurches.org.uk
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
LENT DISCUSSION GROUPS
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
ABBEY CHURCH BOOKSTALL
Do please cast your eyes over the Lent and Easter Resources on show. FJ
PARKING OUTSIDE THE CHURCH HALL
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
BENEFICE AND FRIENDS LUNCH
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.
TRIP TO KENT
or telephone 01590 612736
DAY TRIP TO WELLS
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