Newsletter 3rd November 2019


3rd November 2019, No. 1867


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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 3rd November

8.00am  Buckler’s Hard  HOLY COMMUNION

9.30am   Abbey Church  SUNG COMMUNION

11.15am  St Paul’s, East Boldre  MORNING PRAYER

Monday 4th November

10am  - 12noon  Benefice Office

Tuesday 5th November

10am  - 12noon  Benefice Office

Wednesday 6th November

10.30am  Abbey Church  HOLY COMMUNION

6.30pm  Abbey Church Hall   Beaulieu PCC

Thursday 7th November

10.00 – 12noon    Benefice Office

Sunday 10th November  REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY

8.00am  Buckler’s Hard  HOLY COMMUNION

10.00am  Abbey Church    SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE with talk by Major Dan Brooks, 4PWRR

4.00pm  St Katharine’s, Exbury  EVENSONG with ACT OF REMEMBRANCE

REMEMBRANCE SERVICES  &  ACTS OF REMEMBRANCE. Beaulieu Abbey Church – Sunday 10th November, 10.00am with Act of Remembrance with Guest Speaker Major Dan Brooks, 4thPrincess of Wales’ Royal Regiment.  St Katharine’s, Exbury, Sunday 10th November 4.00pm Evensong with Act of Remembrance.  On Monday 11th November, 11.00am, St Paul’s, East Boldre – Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial.

ST KATHARINE’S  CHURCH  CHRISTMAS  FAYRE. St Katharine’s Christmas Fayre is taking place on Saturday 23rd November in St Katharine’s Church starting at 11.30am. There will be our famous home made soup and crusty bread, not to mention tea and the delicious ‘Ladies of St Kath’s’ cakes for you to enjoy! There will be many Christmas items for sale, gifts, Christmas cards and festive wrapping for all tastes to purchase. Santa has left his sack for us to use as a lucky dip with ‘a gift every time’ for the children. There will be books to browse, a raffle, which may well win you one of the excellent prizes on offer; opportunity to win a fabulous Christmas cake - all you have to do is guess its weight correctly; guess the name of the cuddly toy  - maybe your choice will be the winner! This event promises to be as popular as all of our previous events. So put the date in your diaries, we will be waiting!  There will be plenty of parking opposite the church. Look for the signs. 

DONATIONS OF NEW GIFTS If anyone has any items of new/good quality/unwanted gifts that they no longer want and would like to donate to St Katharine’s Christmas Fayre, please contact 02380 892243 where arrangements can be made. 

ADVENT PREPARATION. These will be held on Thursdays 5th, 12th, 19th December, between 2pm – 3pm at the Rectory.  During Advent we will be exploring worship in different ways. The Revd Lynda Mead will lead us.  Session 1 - A Prayer Walk - using the rooms of the Rectory - no umbrellas or stout walking shoes necessary!  Session 2 - The Advent Journey.  Session 3 - A Silent Communion Service.  You are welcome to join us for any or all of these sessions. Simply turn up on the day, but if you would like further details, please speak to Lynda.  FJ

WALKING AND CYCLING GROUP.  The Benefice Walking and Cycling Group is about to spring into life starting with a gentle bike ride from the Abbey Church to the Tea Rooms at Bucklers Hard. The plan (weather permitting) will be to leave the Abbey at 10 am on Saturday November 9th with a coffee stop at Bucklers Hard and a gentle ride back to Beaulieu by 12 noon. So if you have a bike and fancy a ride with the Rector please join us. Further information from John Hughes 02380 207433.

MUSIC AT BEAULIEU. Saturday 16th November  Beaulieu Abbey Church   7.00pm. James Kirby – piano. Music by Tchaikovsky, Beethoven and Mussorgsky.  Tickets £15 from or on at the door

BEAULIEU BANK NOTES  CONCERT.  Autumn Serenade: An evening concert displaying a variety of music sung by the Beaulieu Bank Notes conducted by Adam Blosse, featuring soloists, in aid of the Honeypot Charity. The evening will be a chance to hear the Beaulieu Church Abbey ring with voices! Beaulieu Abbey Church, Saturday 23rd November. 7.15pm.  Tickets - Adults £12, Children under 14 - £8. Purchase tickets via email request: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Refreshments included with ticket price.

COME AND SING REQUIEMS  Saturday 2nd November. Unfortunately this event will not take place on this date. Philip Baxter is hoping to re-schedule it in the New Year.  Following Philip Baxter's postponement of the RSCM Requiems occasion, please let us have any names of departed loved ones as requested. These names will be included at the 9.30am service on Sunday 3rd November.  FJohn

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, Anne, Jane B-C, Liz Francom.  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                                                     

FROM THE VISITORS’ BOOK. “Ray and Val Humby from Orpington, Kent. Companions of the Northumbrian Community, a new monastic dispersed community. So good to feel the support of history to our calling. So peaceful in Turbulent times.”

A date for your diary Turkey and Tinsel Lunch   £12. Friday 6th December  tickets from Margaret Marshall after church in the Abbey Church Hall or from the Parish Office on Thursday mornings.