Newsletter 7th April 2019


7th April 2019   No. 1837


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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 7th April

8.00am    Buckler’s Hard  HOLY COMMUNION

9.30am  Abbey Church  SUNG COMMUNION

11.15am  St Paul’s, East Boldre   MORNING PRAYER

1.30pm  St Katharine’s Exbury  Baptism

Monday 8th April

10am - 12noon  Benefice Office

Tuesday 9th April

10am - 12noon  Benefice Office

Wednesday 10th April

10.30am   Abbey Church  HOLY COMMUNION

Thursday 11th April

10.00 – 12noon    Benefice Office

6.00pm     St Paul’s, East Boldre    APCM

Sunday 14th April     Palm Sunday

8.00am  Buckler’s Hard HOLY COMMUNION  

9.30am  Village School  Donkey-led   procession through the village to the Abbey Church

10.30am  Abbey Church   BENEFICE SUNG COMMUNION

6.30pm Abbey Church   EVENSONG   


St Paul’s East Boldre  Thursday 11th April, 6.00pm

The Minutes of the Beaulieu Abbey APCM are available at the back of the Abbey Church for anyone to read.   FJ


The Foodbank would be most grateful for carrier bags in the ‘bag for life’ style. Please place the bags and any food items in the Foodbank basket near to the organ in the Abbey Church. 

St Paul’s, East Boldre will be making their Lent Collection for the Waterside Foodbank today, Sunday 7th April, therefore any food items or bags for this to be given to Graham Sterling or for more information please contact him on 01590 612378.


Monday 8 April 9am-1pm painting
Tuesday 9 April 1pm-4pm
Depending on volunteers, there may be additional sessions at end of week.     FJ


The Churchwardens and I have agreed that the church will be open during the day to visitors on Tuesdays and Thursdays until further notice   FJ                                                                                 


Tuesday 25th June will be an afternoon visit to St Cross Hospital in Winchester with The Master of St Cross,Revd Reg Sweet, known to many in our Benefice. The afternoon will include a guided tour of the hospital by one of the Brothers, afternoon tea and Evensong in the beautiful chapel. If you are interested please give your name to John or Kathy Hughes 02380 207433. Full details of cost and pick up times nearer the time. For the 2nd Benefice Trip we are hoping to return to Chichester on 17thSeptember... details to follow.


The original idea of offering overnight accommodation at a number of church halls in the Waterside area did not succeed because of an apparent lack of demand. An organisation “The Crossings” has subsequently been set up; it is a drop-in centre on Wednesday & Saturday mornings (9.30am – 1.30pm) within St John’s Church, Hythe – adjacent to the new Lidl supermarket. It will cater for clients who are homeless or need help getting their life back on track. The new co-ordinator is Sarah Helliwell, Several of our Beaulieu Benefice Parishioners are volunteers. Further info from Oliver Stanley. 

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 Jackson, Marigold Jordan, Anna, Pat,Denise Abell-Parker, Andrew & Isabel Tyrrell, Glo Howat, Dan Smith and Kathy Hughes. 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                                             

Sunday 14th April   PALM SUNDAY

(Please note later start time and no service at Exbury)

8.00am    Buckler’s Hard  HOLY COMMUNION

9.30am Meet at Village School for blessing of palm crosses and donkey led procession through the village. Hymns sung with the Beaulieu Band.

Refreshments in the Abbey Church Hall followed by 

10.30am   Abbey Church     Combined Benefice   SUNG HOLY COMMUNION

6.30pm    Abbey Church     CHORAL EVENSONG       

Tuesday 16th April

7.00pm     Abbey Church   Stations of the Cross Devotion

Thursday 18th April   MAUNDY THURSDAY

7.00pm    Abbey Church   HOLY COMMUNION  Stripping of the Altar followed by prayer vigil until 9pm

Friday 19th April, Good Friday

10.00am  St Katharine’s, Exbury Walk of Witness to Hilltop and refreshments at Homeclose

2.00pm   St Paul’s, East Boldre    Tenebrae Service. 

7.00pm  Abbey Church   Music at Beaulieu

Sing Stainer’s Crucifixion. Tickets £5, Scores for hire £1

From the Visitors’ Book: “So peaceful and the chants helped to ease a troubled mind.”

Doors open at 5.45pm for a brief rehearsal at 6.16pm.