Newsletter 5th January 2020


5th January 2020, No. 1876


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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 5th January 2020   EPIPHANY

8.00am  Buckler’s Hard  HOLY COMMUNION

9.30am   Abbey Church    SUNG COMMUNION with procession of kings

11.15am  St Paul’s, East Boldre   MORNING PRAYER

Monday 6th January

10.00 -12noon   Benefice Office

Tuesday 7th January

10.00 -12noon   Benefice Office

Wednesday 8th  January

10.30am  Abbey Church  HOLY COMMUNION

Thursday 9th January

10.00 -12noon   Benefice Office

Sunday 12th January BAPTISM OF CHRIST

8.00am  Buckler’s Hard  HOLY COMMUNION

9.30am  Abbey Church  SUNG COMMUNION

11.15am  St Katharine’s, Exbury   MORNING PRAYER

4.30pm   Abbey Church CHORAL EVENSONG 

THANK  YOU. Thank you for making the Christmas Festivities so memorable. I am grateful to our Benefice Church wardens, Administrative Team, Musicians, Flower arrangers, Readers, Sidespeople and all who took on additional tasks over the festivities. Thank you also for your cards and gifts to me – and “Wesley”.  May 2020 be happy and fulfilling for you and yours.  With my love and prayers, Fr John

VISITOR’S MEETING. There will be a Visitor’s Meeting in the Gallery, on Friday 10th January 2020. Please note proposed later start of 11.15am. Many thanks. FJ.

YELLOW WEEKLY GIVING  ENVELOPES.  There are some boxes available containing an envelope for each week of the year. You may wish to give in this way. If you are unable to come sometimes, simply hold on to the envelopes containing your collection and bring them when you are able. Further details from Mike Dawkins.. 

KNITTING FOR SEAFARERS – WOOL NEEDED. In October 227 items (151 hats, 18 balaclavas, 50 pairs of mittens and 8 scarves), and in December 51 items (45 hats and 6 scarves) were transported to the Mission to Seafarers. For our Benefice knitters to continue with this cause they need wool. If anyone has any double knitting wool please pass this to Ruth Crouch or leave in the Benefice Office for Ruth to collect. Alternatively, if you would like to donate money for Ruth to purchase wool, this would be much appreciated. If you knit or crochet and wish to help, please see Ruth who can give you the patterns. 

RECYCLE YOUR USED STAMPS. Don’t forget to save used postage stamps over Christmas? There is a box in the corridor between the Hall and the Abbey Church where the stamps can be deposited. These will be collected by Ruth Crouch and sent to The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance. It would be much appreciated if all stamps being donated could be trimmed with enough paper around them for the stamps to be complete and not damaged. Thank you for the continued support of this outreach project throughout the year. 

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, Andrew & Isabel Tyrrell,  Denise Abell-Parker, Ginny French, Anne, Jane B-C, Peter Murfin.  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:  Douglas Jamieson