Newsletter 6th December 2019

THE BEAULIEU, EXBURY & EAST BOLDRE  NEWSLETTER

6th January 2019   No. 1824

Website: www.beaulieuchurches.org.uk

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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 6th January 
EPIPHANY

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

Monday 7th January                                         

10.00 -12noon   Benefice Office

Tuesday 8th January                                          

10.00 -12noon   Benefice Office

Wednesday 9th  January

10.30am       Abbey Church Holy Communion

12.30pm       Abbey Church  Renewal of Wedding Vows

Thursday 10th January                                          

10.00 -12noon   Benefice Office

Saturday 12th January

12.30pm        Abbey Church  Wedding  

Sunday 13th January  EPIPHANY 2/BAPTISM OF CHRIST

8.00am         Buckler’s Hard      HOLY COMMUNION

9.30am         Abbey Church      SUNG COMMUNION

11.15am        St Katharine’s, Exbury      MORNING PRAYER

4.30pm        Abbey Church      CHORAL EVENSONG  

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

THANKYOU

Thank you for making the Christmas Festivities so memorable. I am grateful to our benefice church wardens, administrative team, musicians, flower arrangers, cleaners, readers, sidespeople and all who took on additional tasks over the festivities.
Thank you also for your cards and gifts to me – and “Wesley”. May 2019 be happy and fulfilling for you and yours.
With my love and prayers, Fr John.

BEAULIEU VILLAGE SCHOOL

Thank you for your enthusiastic response to my invitation to help decorate a classroom. Further details to follow.    FJ                              

RECYCLE YOUR USED STAMPS

Have you saved the stamps over Christmas? There is a box in the corridor between the Hall and the Church where used stamps can be deposited. These will be collected by Ruth Crouch and sent to The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance. Please can all stamps being donated be trimmed clear of the perforations.

ADVANCE NOTICE

On Wednesday 30th January 2019, the Holy Communion Service usually in the Abbey Church will be relocated to St Katharine’s, Exbury for 10.30am. This is due to the Abbey Church being closed all day for urgent tree work to be safely carried out.      SB/FJ

**ORGAN RECTIALS 2019  STARTING 7th February**

There will be a number of lunchtime organ recitals at the Abbey Church in February and March. 1.00 – 1.45pm,
Thurs 7th February - Ian Harrison, Thurs 14th February - Andrew Elliott  Thurs  21st February – Duncan Bradley – a former organist at the Abbey Church. Soup and roll will be served at the start. The retiring collection at these recitals will be going to the Abbey Church funds. Further details for the March recitals to follow.

Please visit and make use of the church website

(www.beaulieuchurches.org.uk) Recently added are photos of the Beaulieu School’s Memorial Garden (with poppies) and some spectacular aerial photos of the Abbey Church. Well worth a visit!   PM

NEW FACILITY

We have introduced the facility of donating to the Abbey Church by Text Message. Instruction slips are available by the welcome desk. There is now a "Donate" option on the home page of the web-site, enabling on-line donations to be made to our churches.    FJ

Weddings:
Jonathan Percy and Joanna Grant – Abbey Church on 12th January at 12.30pm
Congratulations to Russell and Katie, over from Australia to renew their marriage vows, 25 years after they were married here in the Abbey Church.

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, Beverly Hose, Tom M, Sydney & Margaret Jackson, Marigold Jordan, Anna, Pat, Denise Abell-Parker, Gillian Loveland, Andrew & 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

From the Visitors’ Book

‘A beautiful church and a lovely man to tell us the history of the Abbey’  1/1/19