Newsletter 5th May 2019


5th May 2019   No. 1841


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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 5th May

8.00am    Buckler’s Hard   HOLY COMMUNION


11.15am  St Paul’s, East Boldre  MORNING PRAYER

Monday 6th May

Benefice Office closed

Tuesday 7th May

10am - 12noon       Benefice Office

Wednesday 8th May

10.30am   Abbey Church  HOLY COMMUNION

3.00pm   Abbey Church   Funeral

Thursday 9th May

10.00 – 12noon    Benefice Office

Friday 10th May

10am – 11am     Abbey Church Gallery Chapel  Parish Visitors’ Meeting

Saturday 11th May

1.00pm    St Katharine’s, Exbury Wedding

Sunday 12th May

8.00am  Buckler’s Hard  HOLY COMMUNION  

9.30am   Abbey Church   SUNG COMMUNION

11.15am    St Katharine’s, Exbury   MORNING PRAYER

1.00pm    Abbey Church  Baptism

6.30pm    Abbey Church    EVENSONG

POST EASTER THANKS In my list of thanks I neglected to include those who provided refreshments. I am sorry this caused offence. It was not intentional.  FJ                                                              

PROMOTING A SAFER CHURCH The Gospel speaks of welcome for all, being faithful to this compels us to take with the utmost seriousness the challenge of preventing abuse from happening and responding well where it has . For information, guidance & resources, please visit: 

BPSO Jane BC 02380879748   DSA Jackie R 01962737317

WATERSIDE FOODBANK  ‘Bags for Life’ Please place the bags and any food items in the Foodbank basket near to the organ in the Abbey Church. 

THE OPENING OF ST KATHARINE’S CHURCH, EXBURY The church will be open during the day to visitors on Tuesdays and Thursdays until further notice.

APOLOGY – No Exbury update in the May magazine due to problems with e mails.   BH

DECORATING TEAM During the School holidays, Brian, Paul, Ollie and Howard joined me in some painting and decorating at Beaulieu School. Our Head Teacher, Mrs Katherine Jones, writes, “Dear Fr John, on behalf of the children, staff and governors of Beaulieu Village Primary School, many, many thanks for giving up your time to paint our corridor! It has given us all a ‘lift’ and we really appreciate being so kindly supported in this way.  Katherine Jones”   FJ

TWO BENEFICE OUTINGS.  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 Chichesteron 17th September... details to follow.

MUSIC AT BEAULIEU   SATURDAY 18th MAY.  Conchord Ensemble – Bassoon, flute and oboe. A chamber ensemble of  internationally recognised soloists. Music by Bach, Ginastera, Beethoven, Benjamin Britten, Villa Lobos and Mozart. Tickets £15 book on line at  or by post to PO Box 84 Lymington SO41 3ZA with a cheque payable to Music at Beaulieu and a sae. 

D-DAY 75TH ANNIVERSARY With the upcoming 75th anniversary of D-Day approaching, there will be an official service of remembrance held at St Katharine’s Church, Exbury on Thursday 6th June, at 11.00am. Father John will conduct the service and has invited the Reverend Reg Sweet, Master of the Hospital of St Cross, Winchester, to join him in this commemoration. Everyone is invited to attend the service, after which will proceed to the Exbury Gardens car park where a wreath will be laid at the Anchor Memorial adjacent to the car park. All are welcome at this service. A small exhibition of memorabilia will be set out in the Azalea Room of Mr Eddy’s Restaurant. A ploughman’s lunch will be available at £9.50, but this must be booked previously via Marion Loveland before Monday 20th May. Please contact Marion on 02380 846309 to book the lunch.

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, Kathy Hughes, Tricia Spells, Gemma Pearson, Lynda Mead and Robert Wainwright. 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                                                               

Those who have died: Bryan “Bill” Ennis                                

Anniversaries of death: Clive Welch (03/05/2018)

Articles for the June edition of the Benefice News must be submitted by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by post to the Office, Beaulieu Abbey Church, Palace Lane Beaulieu, SO42 7YG by 12th May.