Newsletter 29th April 2018

29th April 2018 No. 1788
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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.

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 

** GDPR – General Data Protection Regulations
The new GDPR regulations come into force on 25th May 2108.
Beyond that date no-one in the Benefice may hold data relating to anyone in any of the churches without their permission.
It is vital, therefore, that you complete the appropriate form for your church and hand them into the office to be held on a Benefice Database. This is everyone on one of the Electoral Rolls, flower lists, sidesmen, readers, choir, brass cleaning, wedding couples, baptisms, any sub-committees of the PCCs or any other list of people held at the moment. You only need to fill in one form, not one for every list that you are on. Please do so without delay!

The next Men’s Breakfast is on Saturday 5th May and the one after that will be Saturday 7th July at the Turfcutter’s Arms.                      

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

Tuesday June 26th leave the Abbey Meadow at 10 am. Coffee stop at Wilton and on to Wells. Many places for lunch in Wells and the Cathedral has an excellent cafe. Self guided tour of the Cathedral as there are some music rehearsals taking place during our visit (which we can enjoy).Evensong at 1715, before returning to Beaulieu. Cost will be £23.00 which includes the bus and the entrance to the Cathedral. Contact John and Kathy Hughes 02380207433 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or through the Church Office 01590 612242.

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
I am keeping a diary of names of our departed loved ones and the dates on which they died so that they can be remembered during our services. If you wish to include the name of a loved one, pass the name on to Elizabeth in the church office on Mondays or Tuesdays.   FJ

Volunteers are needed to welcome visitors to Beaulieu Abbey Church. Meeting and greeting visitors is a pleasant and rewarding task. They are surprised and pleased to hear it’s a living church and love to hear all about the services, concerts and all the different events taking place. Help needed mornings/afternoons for as long or short a time as you have available. If you would like to help please contact Kathy Hughes 02380 207433 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Saturday 12th May    7.00pm     £15     The Spitfire Sisters
3 part vocal group who also play saxophones and flutes Music from the 1930s and 40s.  Tickets from the Box Office 07770 859900 or with a cheque made to Music at Beaulieu and with a sae to PO Box 84 Lymington SO41 3ZA or on line from

Monday 14th May to Friday 18th May 2018 the coach will leave Beaulieu on Monday morning, 14th May travel to our hotel, The Royal Tunbridge Wells, where we will stay for four nights. We will then return to Beaulieu on Friday 18 May. We will visit Canterbury Cathedral, Leeds Castle, the Chagall windows in Tudeley Church, Sissinghurst Castle Gardens and Petworth with free time to explore Canterbury and Royal Tunbridge Wells. 
Contact Sue Nicholas This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. tel: 01590 612736

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, Leonard Taylor, Jean Aartsen, Joyce Creamer, Mary Christian, David Knight and Beverly Hose.   (Please help us to keep this up to date)

We pray for those who have died:
John Thacker, Roger Smith
Douglas Betteridge Funeral St Katharine’s 8th May at 11am
Peter Biffin Funeral Abbey Church 10th May at 11am                                        

Sunday 29th April
8.00am               Buckler’s Hard         HOLY COMMUNION
10.00am               Abbey Church         HOLY COMMUNION    COMBINED BENEFICE SERVICE

Monday 30th April
10.00 – 12noon Benefice Office

Tuesday 1st May
10.00 – 12noon Benefice Office

Wednesday 2nd May
10.30am               Abbey Church           HOLY COMMUNION

Thursday 3rd May
10.00-12noon     Benefice Office

Saturday 5th May
8.30am               Turfcutter’s Arms         Men’s Breakfast

Sunday 6th May
8.00am               Buckler’s Hard           HOLY COMMUNION
9.30am                Abbey Church           SUNG COMMUNION  followed by Q&A for Wedding Couples
11.15am             St Paul’s, East Boldre  MORNING PRAYER

** NB, Incense will be at the 9.30am service in the Abbey Church on 2nd Sundays of the month.