Newsletter 29th July 2018



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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 messages may be left.

A huge thank you to everyone who worked so hard for the Village Fete. Financial details later, but the numbers were good , the weather sensational and overall it was an excellent Fete. Especial thanks to all who managed stalls and all those stalwarts who worked so hard to set up and breakdown. PM

Sat 4th August 12noon onwards, Exbury Fete & Flower Show, at Exbury Club & Grounds.

The Exbury Fete is nearly upon us Sat 4th August.    St Katharine’s Church Stall will be there, however they   will be short of help this year. If you are willing and able to help please speak to me or contact Brian Hernaman 02380 897528   

Wed 8th August, 1 – 1.45pm, Abbey Church, Organ Recital by Martin Penrose, Organist from St Thomas’, Lymington. Retiring collection to Abbey Church Funds.


Sunday 12th August, 6.30pm, in the Abbey Church, led by Hugh Ashley, followed by tea and cake.

Sunday 29th July

10.00am     St Katharine’s, Exbury     Combined Benefice HOLY COMMUNION
12.00 - 2.00pm   Rectory Garden       Benefice Family Picnic 

Monday 30th July

10.00 – 12noon      Benefice Office

Tuesday 31st July

10.00 – 12noon      Benefice Office

Wednesday 1st August

10.30am             Abbey Church             HOLY COMMUNION

Thursday 2nd August

 10.00 – 12noon      Benefice Office

 Saturday 4th August

1.30pm                 Abbey Church       Wedding
12noon onwards   Exbury Club Exbury Fete & Flower Show

Sunday 5th August

8.00am                Buckler’s Hard           HOLY COMMUNION
9.30am                Abbey Church            SUNG Communion
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.

1st September 8.30am to 9.30am at the Turfcutter’s Arms.

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

A big thank you to those who laid on the Benefice BBQ last Sunday. The Social Committee as always came up trumps, despite a very busy day before it with the Village Fete. Lord & Lady Montagu kindly agreed to us retaining the marquee and enjoying Palace House Grounds. Thank you to Paul for providing the vocal entertainment, to Dave & Chris for barbequing, and to the hugely efficient Jan Hoy team. Thank you to all of you, who organised, cooked, set up and cleared etc etc. Do check out the Benefice Website for the pictures taken during the event. FJ                                               

Visiting Group update meeting to be held on Friday 10th August, 10am in the Gallery Chapel.      FJ

Grateful thanks to those who have donated items for the Foodbank. Items for collection is ongoing & any donations at anytime is most welcome, especially for UHT milk, small jars of coffee, tins of steak or mince & toiletries for male & female. A more detailed list can be found on the notice board. For more information, please speak to Ann Moore and/or Gillian Field. 

Winchester Cathedral on Saturday 29th September - Choir rehearsal 1.45pm, Tea & cake 4pm, Service 5.30 - 6.30pm.

After 10 years as our Director & several years of singing as a Chorister before that appointment, Peter Hackston has recently resigned. We are enormously grateful to him for his commitment & hard work over these years. There will be opportunity to thank him publicly, & to make a presentation to him. Further details to follow.     Father John

Thank you to The Revd Reg Sweet, Jane Mills, Kelvin Yapp, the Beaulieu Band, our Choir, and to all who helped to organise this successful event.    FJ

Please remember in your prayers:

Veronica & David House, Ruth Willrich, Ann & Bruce Wallace, Paul Humphries, Denise Abell-Parker, Chris Hutchins, Philip Cooper, Dorothy Alston, Charlotte Hammond, John Walker, Valerie Wright, Leonard Taylor, Joyce Creamer, Mary Christian, David Knight,   Beverly Hose, Tom M, Sydney & Margaret Jackson,      Stephen McManus, Marigold Jordan, Anna and Pat. Please help us to keep this up to date. We respect the circumstances of the above named and leave it to them to disclose any personal details.        FJ

Thank you for your kind messages of condolence following the death of my mother. They have been a source of support and comfort. May the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace and rise with Christ in glory. FJ

We pray for those who have died:
Tim Joint, Freda White