Newsletter 21st July 2019


21st July 2019, No. 1852


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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 21st July

8.00am   Buckler’s Hard  HOLY COMMUNION

9.30am   Abbey Church  SUNG COMMUNION

11.15am  St Paul’s, East Boldre  HOLY COMMUNION

1.00pm  Abbey Church  Baptism x 2

Monday 22nd July

10am  - 12noon   Benefice Office

Tuesday 23rd July

10am  - 12noon   Benefice Office

Wednesday 24th July

10.30am  Abbey Church  HOLY COMMUNION

Thursday 25th July

10am – 12noon      Benefice Office

Saturday 27th July

1.00pm  Abbey Church  Wedding

Sunday 28th July

8.00am  Buckler’s Hard  HOLY COMMUNION

9.30am  Abbey Church  SUNG COMMUNION BCP

11.15am   St Katharine’s, Exbury  HOLY COMMUNION

NEW FOREST SHOW CHURCH TENT 30TH/31ST JULY, 1ST AUGUST Volunteers needed to help with hospitality in the church tent on all 3 days of the show. Interested? Contact Rev. Barry Kent, on 01425 611348 or 07999 504388.    JH

EXBURY FETE Saturday 3rd August 12noon onwards in the grounds of Exbury Club. St Katharine’s Church are holding a stall and asking for contributions for the stall to help raise funds for the day-to-day running costs of the Church. Requested items: bric-a-brac, good second had books, plants, raffle prizes, bottles for the bottle tombola. Any donations or offers of help on the day please contact Brian Hernaman on 02380 897528.                                                                                                

BENEFICE BBQ - Sunday 4th August  5.30 – 8pm Rectory Lawn. Tickets £13. Please park in Church Meadow. Welcome Drink, Menus yet to be finalised but probably chicken, sausage, dauphinoise potatoes, salads, raspberry trifle, cheese and biscuits. Wine and soft drinks will be on sale. Tickets from Margaret Marshall in the office on Thursdays or after the 9.30am service in the Abbey Church on Sundays. Cheques payable to Beaulieu Church Social Committee

MUSIC AT BEAULIEU - FB Pocket Orchestra (Jazz)       Sat 17th August, Tickets £15 Blues, Ragtime, Hot Jazz, Songs and Dances from long ago.
Working backwards from the 1930s, the trio explores repertoire that formed the embryo of what is now known as popular music. Book through the Box Office 07770 859900, with a cheque payable to Music at Beaulieu, and post to PO Box 84 Lymington, SO41 3ZA, or buy tickets online from or on the door, subject to availability.  

MUSICAL GALA What a splendid Gala it proved to be! My thanks to all those who contributed to its success. I have written personally to the performers and those who organised the evening. Thank you to everyone who supported the evening and enabled us to raise funds for the Abbey Church. Father John. Peter, Church Warden for Beaulieu Abbey Church, adds: This was a grand event! Excellent items from many entertainers, with a blend of music and fun. Many thanks to Jan Hoy for supervising everything so well, for those who made canapés, served drinks, labelled pews and generally did the many, many jobs that ensures a successful evening. No final figure yet, but the Abbey Church will greatly benefit from the evening.  PM

SEA SUNDAY Thank you for supporting the Sea Sunday. There were competing calls on our time and attention this year, not least from Lord's and Wimbledon! It was a lovely evening, as it always seems to be on Sea Sunday at Buckler's Hard, and we were privileged to have Canon Andrew Wright with us, General Secretary of the Mission to Seafarers, who offered us a fascinating overview of their work throughout the world. It was particularly exciting to have a replica of "HMS Pickle", calling to mind the Battle of Trafalgar, moored so close to us; hopefully the group photo will have captured a bit of it... I am grateful to our choir and the village band for providing us with the music and vocal support. (Incidentally, bandmaster Peter insists that the correct word is 'Facsimile', and not 'Replica'.) Our thanks also go to Jane and Kelvin Yapp for organising the chairs and for supplying the sound system for us. The Collection amounted to £605.25, which is an excellent gift we have sent to the Mission. We are also excellent knitters and have for many years sent on mittens and hats to the Mission;      I know how popular these practical and colourful items are with Seafarers - so if you are not already involved and would like to engage your needles for the cause, do let us know.  Father John. Following my note of thanks to Canon Andrew, he writes:  “Dear John, Many thanks. I loved being with you - it was a very special occasion. The financial result is really excellent and our profound thanks go to all!”  

ABBEY CHURCH VESTMENTS I am most grateful to Lincia and Derek for carrying out repairs on some of our vestments and white cope that have been hanging forlornly in the Sacristy. Not part of our regular Sunday sets, these items were in a poor state; we shall enjoy seeing them back in circulation after several years' absence. Well done Derek and Lincia.  FJ

SONGS OF PRAISE Beaulieu Abbey Church   Sunday 11th August, at 6.30pm. All are welcome to come along and sing accompanied by the Abbey Church Choir and the Beaulieu Band. Light refreshments, including cake, will be served afterwards.

Please remember in your prayers: Veronica & David House, Ruth Willrich, Ann & Bruce Wallace, Paul Humphries, Dorothy Alston, Charlotte Hammond, Valerie Wright, Leonard & Joy Taylor, Joyce Creamer, Sydney Jackson, Marigold Jordan, Pat, Andrew & Isabel Tyrrell, Dan Smith,  Tricia Spells, Nicholas, Denise Abell-Parker and Ginny French.  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