Newsletter 22nd September 2019


22nd September 2019, No. 1861


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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 22nd September

8.00am    Buckler’s Hard   HOLY COMMUNION

9.30am   Abbey Church  SUNG COMMUNION BCP

11.15am   St Katharine’s, Exbury  HOLY COMMUNION  Harvest at St Katharine’s Church

Monday 23rd September

10am – 12noon  Benefice Office

Tuesday 24th September

10am – 12noon  Benefice Office

Wednesday 25th September

10.30am  Abbey Church   HOLY COMMUNION

Thursday 26th September

10am – 12noon   Benefice Office

Friday 27th September

2.00pm  Abbey Church   Funeral

Saturday 28th September

6.45pm for 7.30pm   Abbey Church    Alresford Choir Concert Funds to go to the Abbey Church

Sunday 29th September  St Michael and All Angels

8.00am  Buckler’s Hard  HOLY COMMUNION


12.30pm for 1.00pm   Abbey Church Hall   Rector’s Lunch

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

ALRESFORD CHOIR CONCERT   - NEXT SATURDAY.  Saturday 28th September, 7.30pm in Beaulieu Abbey Church, doors open 6.45pm. Alresford Choir, 90 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 to songs from West Side Story by Bernstein and some Abba. Tickets £15.00 from the Office (Mon, Tues 10am – 3.30pm & Thurs 10 am-12noon), or online from    All proceeds to the Abbey Church.

TO BENEFICE PCC MEMBERS.  Thank you for your understanding over the postponement of our scheduled meeting. Following Peter’s incapacity on Tuesday, it was thought best to re-arrange the occasion. I am sorry some of you did not receive the communication Elizabeth sent out on Tuesday. Father John                                                

THANKS Having worshipped in the splendidly decorated St Paul's church, we then enjoyed a delicious Harvest lunch provided by Sylvia Lovell, and wine donated by Dr Graham Sterling. It was a most happy occasion. Thank you to those who provided Harvest gifts which have been distributed to Honey Pot and the Food Bank.   FJohn

RECTOR’S LUNCH.   Sunday 29th September, Abbey Church Hall, 12.30 for 1pm. Tickets £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.  Last chance to book, Thursday 26th if there are any tickets left by then. 

ABBEY CHURCH HARVEST Sun 6th October,  Following the 9.30am Abbey Church Harvest Thanksgiving service, we shall  enjoy cheese, bread and wine ..... and then....

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 and coffee. Tickets £16, from Margaret Marshall. There will be, as usual, tables of 10. Cheques for either or both meals please make payable to Beaulieu Church Social Committee.

MUSIC AT BEAULIEU  NOVA FORESTA STRING QUARTET  in association with the Elgar Society. Saturday 19th October, 7.00pm, Beaulieu Abbey Church. Tickets £15, from the Box Office 07770 859900 or . ‘The Magic of Mozart’ including music by Elgar, Mozart, Borodin, Schubert and Albeniz. Violinists – Jon Visanji & Frank Handy. Cellist - Phil Daish-Handy. Viola – Rob Tuson. 

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY. 10.00am Sunday 10th November at Beaulieu Abbey Church with Act of Remembrance. 

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, Ginny French, Jack Salter, Anne, Jane B-C.  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                                                     

Recently Departed:  Tudor Morgan, Andrew Rawlings, Michael Tiley.

Anniversaries of death: Jane Bowdler (20/09/2018)

CONGRATULATIONS. We offer our best wishes to The Revd. Canon Ryc and Mrs Pauline Smith as they celebrate their Golden Wedding Anniversary. FJ.                                                                                               

FROM THE VISITORS’ BOOK. “Thank you for a moment of peace to reflect and re-centre. This is my second visit and will not be my last”   Pat. “Peaceful and beautiful church”  Veronica & Mike, Derbyshire.  “Peaceful and thought provoking. Beautiful place”  Quentin & Karen, West Australia.

REMEMBER  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.