Newsletter 24th November 2019


24th November 2019, No. 1870


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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 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

Monday 25th November

10am – 12noon  Benefice Office

Tuesday 26th November

10am – 12noon   Benefice Office

Wednesday 27th November

10.30am   Abbey Church  HOLY COMMUNION

Thursday 28th November

10am – 12noon  Benefice Office

Saturday 30th November

12noon  Abbey Church   Burial of Ashes

Sunday 1st December  Advent Sunday

8.00am   Buckler’s Hard   HOLY COMMUNION

9.30am    Abbey Church   SUNG COMMUNION

11.15am   St Paul’s, East Boldre  MORNING PRAYER

4.00pm   Abbey Church   Advent Carol Service

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 15th December. For more details please contact Graham Sterling 01590 612378.  Every day people in the UK go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income. A simple box of food makes a big difference, with foodbanks helping prevent crime, housing loss, family breakdown and mental health problems. Food is donated, is sorted and stored by the volunteers, Professionals identify people in need, and the Clients receive the food. The Foodbank are short of the following items: Powdered milk, sugar, tinned cold meats, sponge puddings, tinned fruit, 500ml long life milk, 100g coffee, toilet rolls, tinned vegetables, tinned soup. 

THE CROSSINGS LINKED WITH ST JOHN’S CHURCH, HYTHE. We are a charity (Registered Charity Number 1175115) initiated by churches in the area called the Waterside but now also involving churches across the New Forest. We provide support to those who are homeless (including those in temporary accommodation) or at risk of being made homeless or otherwise vulnerable or marginalised. We are doing this by means of a drop-in centre which provides: access to WiFi and use of a laptop on the premises, opportunity to charge mobile phones, support to engage with statutory and other voluntary services in order to secure accommodation, an opportunity to talk about their concerns in a confidential and accepting environment, refreshments including a simple meal and facilities to wash.

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

SOLD OUT.  TURKEY AND TINSEL LUNCH    Beaulieu Abbey Church Hall. Friday 6th December, 12.30pm for 1.00pm


SUN 1st December.  4pm Beaulieu Abbey Church    Advent Carol Service   

SUN 22nd December. 11.15am  St Katharine’s, Exbury CAROL SERVICE.   6.00pm  Beaulieu Abbey Church  CAROL SERVICE. 

TUES 24th December CHRISTMAS  EVE. 4.00pm Beaulieu Abbey Church  Nativity.   6.30pm  St Paul’s, East Boldre  CAROL SERVICE.   11.30 Beaulieu Abbey Church Midnight Mass (please be seated by 11.15pm), 

WED 25th December CHRISTMAS DAY.  10.00am   Beaulieu Abbey Church    Benefice Holy Communion.  

SUN 29th December.  10am   Beaulieu Abbey Church. Combined Benefice Service, 

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                                                     

Those who have died: Jane Downes