Newsletter 17th November 2019


17th November 2019, No. 1869


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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 17th November

8.00am  Buckler’s Hard  HOLY COMMUNION

9.30am  Abbey Church  SUNG COMMUNION with baptism. 

11.15am  St Paul’s, East Boldre   HOLY COMMUNION

Monday 18th November

10am  - 12noon  Benefice Office

Tuesday 19th November

10am  - 12noon   Benefice Office

Wednesday 20th November

10.30am   Abbey Church  HOLY COMMUNION

Thursday 21st November

10am – 12noon    Benefice Office

Friday 22nd November

2.30pm   Abbey Church    Memorial Service

Saturday 23rd November

11.30am – 3.30pm   St Katharine’s Church  Christmas Fayre

7.15pm   Abbey Church   Bank Notes Choir Concert

Sunday 24th November  Christ the King

8.00am  Buckler’s Hard  HOLY COMMUNION

9.30am   Abbey Church   SUNG COMMUNION

11.15am   St Katharine’s, Exbury   HOLY COMMUNION

ST KATHARINE’S  CHURCH  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. 

JURY SUMMONS. Father John has been called to Jury Service. His term begins on Monday 25th November. The expectation is that he will not be available during the day time for the next two weeks. Enquiries may be directed to the Parish Office during this time.

MEN’S BREAKFAST The next one will be: Saturday 7th December 8.30am at the Turfcutters’ Arms

ADVENT FOODBANK COLLECTION. Please bring any food items for the Advent Foodbank collection to the 11.15am service at St Paul’s, East Boldre, on Sunday 15thDecember. For more details please contact Graham Sterling 01590 612378.  

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

BEAULIEU BANK NOTES  CONCERT. Autumn Serenade: Beaulieu Abbey Church, Saturday 23rd November. 7.15pm. 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 Abbey Church ring with voices! 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.

SOLD OUT. TURKEY AND TINSEL LUNCH    Beaulieu Abbey Church Hall Friday 6th December, 12.30pm for 1.00pm Glass of sherry and canapés in the church, then lunch in the hall: Roast Chicken with all the trimmings, Raspberry Roulade, Coffee with mints and mini mince pies. Please wear something sparkly. There will be some singing. Tickets, £12,  from Margaret Marshall after church in the Abbey Church Hall or from the Parish Office on Thursday mornings. Cheques payable to Beaulieu Church Social Committee.

BEAULIEU, EXBURY AND EAST BOLDRE NEWS Please note that the next one will be a combined Dec/Jan edition and will be available before the end of November. 

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