Newsletter 25th November 2018

THE BEAULIEU, EXBURY & EAST BOLDRE   NEWSLETTER   25th November 2018   No. 1818


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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.

Sunday 25th November

8.00am               Buckler’s Hard           HOLY COMMUNION

9.30am               Abbey Church             SUNG COMMUNION

11.15am       St Katharine’s, Exbury     HOLY COMMUNION

Monday 26th November

10.00 – 12noon     Benefice Office

10.00am     Abbey Church Hall   Finance Sub-Committee

Tuesday 27th November

10.00 – 12noon     Benefice Office

Wednesday 28th November

10.30am             Abbey Church      HOLY COMMUNION

3.00pm              Abbey Church       Memorial Service

Thursday 29th November

10.00 – 12noon     Benefice Office

Saturday 1st December

1pm – 6pm     Abbey Church      Church closed for a private booking

See details below Salisbury Cathedral Advent Service

Sunday 2nd December

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 used at the 9.30am service in the Abbey Church on 2nd Sundays of the month.    FJ

*We are pleased to welcome Derek to the merry band of Sunday Servers in the Abbey Church.


Huge thanks to Fin from Belle and Blossom for giving the flower team an inspirational and most enjoyable demonstration on Monday.    SB


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 15.45 prompt (Please note change of time) and return after the service. (There will be a pick – up in Lymington at the Waitrose bus stop at 15.20 pm) 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, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. or the Office.


Friday 14th December in the Abbey Church Hall. 1.00pm for 1.30pm start. Sorry, fully booked.


Beaulieu Village School will be rehearsing for their Christmas event on Wednesday 19th December in the Abbey Church.
PLEASE NOTE: the 10.30am Service will be relocated to St Paul’s, East Boldre on this day.


We have started a review of our personal giving. We, the Finance Committee, simply ask that we all review our giving and talk to Andrew Percy, Mike Dawkins, John Hughes, Peter Melhuish or Mick Wigfield, with any queries    PM                                                                          


Please visit and make use of the church website,
( Recently added are photos of the Beaulieu School’s Memorial Garden (with poppies) and some spectacular aerial photos of the Abbey Church. The times of Christmas services throughout the Benefice are there as well.  Well worth a visit!     PM


Thursday 13th December 7.30pm   Tickets £7.50 The Beaulieu Warblers present ‘An Evening of Seasonal Music’. Directed by Robin Phillips with accompanist - Leigh Jerwood. The varied programme will include readings, traditional carols, popular songs and audience carols.


This is a friendly parent led playgroup for young children and babies, to play and learn social skills before they start school. Pregnant mums are also welcome! Please come along and have a chat and a cuppa with others while the little ones have fun and make friends. We get together every Tuesday 9.30am – 11.30am in Beaulieu Abbey Church Hall during term time. Contact Tania on 01590 612874.


We now have some passes available for members of our congregations who wish to visit Winchester Cathedral with their friends free of charge. They are available from the office and we will record the names of the people who use them as they must be returned promptly for further use.

Please remember in your prayers:
Veronica & David House, Ruth Willrich, Ann & Bruce Wallace, Paul Humphries, Philip Cooper, Dorothy Alston, Charlotte Hammond, Valerie Wright, Leonard Taylor, Joyce Creamer, David Knight, Beverly Hose, Tom M, Sydney & Margaret Jackson, Marigold Jordan, Anna, Pat, Denise Abell-Parker, Gillian Loveland, Andrew and Isabel Tyrrell.            
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:
John Walker.(memorial Service 3pm in the Abbey Church on Wed. 28th November) and Enid Hutton.

Jack Christopher George Harding and Jessica Angela Clifford. Both were baptised in the Abbey Church last Sunday.

Please note:,

30th December, Combined Benefice Holy Communion in the Abbey Church at 10am

For full details of Christmas services see the printed sheets or the December magazine which is now available.