Newsletter 20th January 2019


20th January 2019   No. 1826


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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 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.

Monday 21st January                                         

10.00 -12noon   Benefice Office

Tuesday 22nd January                                         

10.00 -12noon   Benefice Office

Wednesday 23rd January

10.30am       Abbey Church  Holy Communion

Thursday 24th January

10.00 -12noon   Benefice Office

Sunday 27th January, EPIPHANY 4

8.00am         Buckler’s Hard   Holy Communion

9.30am       Abbey Church  SUNG COMMUNION

11.15am     St Katharine’s, Exbury   Holy Communion

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.

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

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

**ORGAN RECITALS 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

Weddings: Jonathan Percy and Joanna Grant – Abbey Church on 12th January at 12.30pm

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:
Katherine Stevens (17/01/2018), Helen Lloyd (18/01/2018), Kenneth Marvin (18/01/2018)

From the Visitors’ Book
‘A peaceful few minutes. An interesting pulpit and chapel of the Blessed Sacrament.   Bob & Marion’ 10/1/19
‘Beautiful, inspiring, spiritual place. I feel the Power around us. Peaceful and tranquil place, it’s been a pleasure and privilege to enter. Thank you.  Mick & Grace’   15/1/19