Newsletter 13th January 2018


13th January 2019   No. 1825


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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 13th January

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

Monday 14th January                                        

10.00 -12noon   Benefice Office

Tuesday 15th January                                          

10.00 -12noon   Benefice Office

Wednesday 16th January

10.30am       Abbey Church   Holy Communion

Thursday 17th January

10.00 -12noon   Benefice Office

Sunday 20th January EPIPHANY 3

8.00am         Buckler’s Hard                 Holy Communion

9.30am       Abbey Church                 SUNG Communion

11.15am     St Paul’s, East Boldre         Holy Communion Followed by light lunch, see below.

Sunday 20th January, 11.15am Holy Communion Service at St Paul’s, East Boldre, followed by a light lunch (Soup & roll, cheese and a sweet). All are welcome. Please contact Graham Sterling 01590 612378 to let him know numbers.

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.

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

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.

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

All articles for the February magazine must be sent to the printers by 12th January.

Friday March 22nd   Tickets £17. Cheques payable to Beaulieu Abbey Church. Menus are available from the office.

**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.

This will be held on Sunday 17th February in the Abbey Church Hall, 12.30pm for 1pm. Tickets are £5 and available now via Margaret/Elizabeth in the Benefice Office: Mon, Tues, Thurs 01590 612242. Menu: turkey and leek pie, apple crumble, tea/coffee. Bring your own drink to have with your meal.

Please visit and make use of the Church Website ( There are photos of the Beaulieu School’s Memorial Garden and some spectacular aerial photos of the Abbey Church. Well worth a visit!  PM

Jonathan Percy and Joanna Grant – Abbey Church on 12th January at 12.30pm
Congratulations to Russell and Katie, over from Australia who renewed their marriage vows last week, 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, Sydney & Margaret Jackson, Marigold Jordan, Anna, Pat, Denise Abell-Parker, Gillian Loveland, Andrew & Isabel Tyrrell and Glo Howat. 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.

We pray for those who have died:
Christine Bentall.

Anniversaries of death:
Thomas Wise 14/01/2018

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