Newsletter 1st September 2019


1st September 2019, No. 1858


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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 1st September

8.00am  Buckler’s Hard HOLY COMMUNION

9.30am  Abbey Church SUNG COMMUNION

11.15am  St Paul’s, East Boldre MORNING PRAYER

Monday 2nd September

10am  - 12noon   Benefice Office

Tuesday 3rd September

10am  - 12noon   Benefice Office

7.00pm   Abbey Church  Guild of Servers Service

Wednesday 4th September

10.30am  Abbey Church  HOLY COMMUNION

Thursday 5th September

10.00 – 12noon    Benefice Office

Saturday 7th September

8.30am   Turfcutter’s Arms   Men’s Breakfast

Sunday 8th September

8.00am   Buckler’s Hard  HOLY COMMUNION  

9.30am   Abbey Church  SUNG COMMUNION                                                      

11.15am  St Katharine’s, Exbury  MORNING PRAYER 

6.30pm  Abbey Church   EVENSONG

VISITORS’ MEETING. The next Visitors’ meeting is to be held on Friday 27th September, 10am in the Abbey Church Hall.  Jane B-C

RUNNING TO RAISE FUNDS.  Margaret and Sydney Jackson's daughter, Sally Hutton, has been training hard and is preparing for the Great North Run on 8th September. Looking forward to the prospect of the demanding 13.1 mile event, Sally confesses it "seems very daunting", and asks us  to think of her and Margaret on the day. As well as a personal goal, Sally is doing it to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society, conscious of the invaluable support and advice she and her family have received over the years.  You can support her by going to the following link: or send a cheque to me made payable to Alzheimer’s Society.  FJ

ALRESFORD CHOIR CONCERT Saturday 28thSeptember7.30pm in Beaulieu Abbey Church, doors open 6.45pm. Alresford Choir, 80 + singers present “From an Autumn Songbook” with guest soloists Amy Williamson and Chris Pott. An impressive programme of music from Rachmaninov, Bortnianski and Fauré, folk songs and spirituals arranged by John Rutter, songs from West Side Story by Bernstein and some Abba. Tickets £15.00 from the Office (Mon, Tues 10am – 2pm & Thurs 10 am-12noon), or on line from

MUSIC AT BEAULIEU  Martin Penrose - Organ Recital. Beaulieu Abbey Church, Saturday 7th September 7pm  £10 Tickets from , you can book them through  the Box Office 07770859900 or pay on the door. 

RECTOR’S LUNCH Sunday 29th September  Abbey Church Hall  12.30 for 1pm £6.00. Menu: Fillet of lamb casserole with vegetables, lemon posset and shortbread. Tickets from Margaret Marshall, 02380 892469, after the 9.30am service or from the office on Thursday mornings. 

PARKING AT THE ABBEY CHURCH. Please may I ask you to observe some general principles. Car share wherever possible. During Service times, please continue to park on the Church Meadow, cars facing the church.  There are clearly allocated spaces for disabled parking – please observe these signs.  Outside Service times, if you are wanting to access the Church, please park in the lower gravelled car park and walk up, however, if you are less mobile, and space permits, please use the Hall car park. Thank you for your co-operation.  F John

MEN’S BREAKFAST. Turf Cutter’s Arms, Sat. 7th September 8.30am. Speaker, Andy Clarke, Project Leader of 'The Crossings'. Names to Church Office.

ADVANCED NOTICE.  Sunday 29th September, 10am at St Paul’s, East Boldre. Combined Benefice Service of Holy Communion on the day of St Michael and All Angels.

HARVEST SERVICES AROUND THE BENEFICE Sun 15th September, 11.15am St Paul’s, East Boldre, followed by lunch at 1pm.  During this Harvest Festival service there will be a collection of food items for the Honeypot charity and the Foodbank. Please contact Dr Graham Sterling 01590 612378 with any delivery/collection of items. Sun 22nd September, 11.15am St Katharine’s, Exbury. Sun 6th October, 9.30am Abbey Church. All are welcome at any of the Services.

HARVEST SUPPER. The annual Harvest Supper will be on Monday 7th October, in the Domus, 7.00 for 7.30pm. Harvest Pie and Apple Crumble followed by cheese and biscuits/coffee. Tickets £16. There will be, as usual, tables of 10.

LLM LICENSING. Jane BC will be licensed by Bishop Tim as a Lay Minister on Saturday 12th October. The Licensing Service will take place in Winchester Cathedral at 11am. All are very welcome to attend (free seating in the nave). Car sharing would be helpful.

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, Tricia Spells,  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

ANNIVERSARIES OF DEATH: Peter Warne (31/08/2018), Lord Edward Montagu (31/08/2015).


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