Newsletter 30th September 2018

30th September 2018   No. 1810 Website:
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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.

Sunday 30th September

8.00am               Buckler’s Hard      HOLY COMMUNION
10.00am             St Paul's East Boldre Combined Benefice Holy Communion

Monday 1st October

10.00 – 12noon     Benefice Office
4.00pm St Paul's East Boldre   Burial of Ashes

Tuesday 2nd October

10.00 – 12noon     Benefice Office

Wednesday 3rd October

10.30am             Abbey Church    HOLY COMMUNION

Thursday 4th October

10.00 – 12noon   Benefice Office
11am Abbey Church    Funeral

Sunday 7th October

8.00am         Buckler’s Hard   HOLY COMMUNION
9.30am         Abbey Church    SUNG COMMUNION
11.15am       St Paul's East Boldre   MORNING PRAYER
1.00pm         Abbey Church     Baptism 

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

At our recent committee meeting we discussed the pressing need for more assistance with various key events. If you would like to consider playing a part, for instance by offering cooking skills, time or serving, your contribution would be warmly welcomed. In the first instance speak to me. A conversation with FJ does not imply commitment!   FJ

Sunday 23rd September, Service
at St Katharine’s Church, Exbury, 11.15am. Tins and non perishable items will go to the food bank and fresh produce to Honeypot.
Sunday 14th October 9.30am Beaulieu Abbey Church.
Family Service Speaker Mr Mike Dolbear.

BEAULIEU HARVEST SUPPER in the Domus, Mon 15th October.
Tickets are available now. £16.50 via Margaret Marshall, on 02380 892469, or Thursday mornings in the Office. Cheques are payable to Beaulieu Church Social Committee.
On arrival in Beaulieu, drive through the main entrance to the Motor museum and follow signs to park in the arena. There is ‘no parking’ outside the Domus – drop off only.

As a thank you to all the ladies who arrange flowers at Beaulieu, Bucklers Hard, East Boldre & Exbury we are inviting you to a FREE demonstration in the Abbey Church Hall on Monday 19th November at 9.30am PROMPT. This is given by Belle & Blossom on how to make a Christmas wreath & decorations. Followed by tea and cake! Please let Gerry Marling-Roberts know if you can come or inform the Office.

Following his recent interview with myself and our churchwardens, I am delighted to announce that Mr Philip Baxter BA LGSM ACertCM MBIM has accepted my invitation to be our Director of Music. Philip comes with a great deal of experience. He has a degree in music, and is a Licentiate of the Guildhall School of Music in organ teaching. He is an accredited Royal School of Church Music course director, and holds the Archbishop's qualification in Church Music, in choir training. He also holds qualifications in management.
Most recently, he was Director of Music at Clare in Suffolk. Formerly, he was Diocesan Deputy Director of Education for Salisbury, a voluntary organist for the cathedral, and Vicar Choral for the Precentor. He is, as Visiting Scholar at Sarum College, lecturing on the “Sarum Use”; and has almost completed his second publication, “Sarum Chant – Plainsong of the English Church”. Philip may be in post before the end of the year. We have been incredibly fortunate that Robin Phillips has been at the helm since Peter's departure, taking choir practices, as well as giving his distinctive strong bass lead from the choir stalls. We are most grateful to him for graciously filling the gap!

Please remember Philip in your prayers as he prepares to take up this important post at the Abbey Church; and the choir, as we look with confidence to the future.  Fr John

Sunday 11th November, 10am in the Abbey Church followed by the Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial. Speaker: The Revd Robin L Nash SSC, formerly Vicar of St Alban's and St Luke's parishes, Bournemouth

Join us for an evening in Salisbury Cathedral for the Darkness into Light Advent Service on Saturday 1st December. Our coach will leave the Abbey at 16:30 (Please note change of time) and return after the service. The anticipated cost of the coach will be £12.00 a head. If you would like to join us please contact John and Kathy Hughes on either of the following: 02380 207433, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   

Marigold Jordan is no longer able to collect your knitted items or donations of wool. She has done this tirelessly for many years and many people must be grateful to her. Please give items now to Ruth Crouch, or leave them in the Abbey Church Office for Ruth to collect. If you require any wool for knitting, please ask Ruth.

Please remember in your prayers:
Veronica & David House, Ruth Willrich, Ann & Bruce Wallace, Paul Humphries, Philip Cooper, Dorothy Alston, Charlotte Hammond, John Walker, Valerie Wright, Leonard Taylor, Joyce Creamer, David Knight, Beverly Hose, Tom M, Sydney & Margaret Jackson, Marigold Jordan, Anna, Pat, Denise Abell-Parker, and Jean Aartsen. 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                                

We pray for those who have died:
Mary Christian, Anita Marr, Jane Bowdler