Newsletter 26th January 2020


26th January 2020, No. 1879


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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 26th January  EPIPHANY 3

8.00am   Buckler’s Hard   HOLY COMMUNION

9.30am   Abbey Church  SUNG COMMUNION 

11.15am  St Katharine’s, Exbury  HOLY COMMUNION

Monday 27th January

10.00 -12noon   Benefice Office

Tuesday 28th January 

10.00 -12noon   Benefice Office

Wednesday 29th January

10.30am  Abbey Church HOLY COMMUNION

Thursday 30th January

10.00-12noon  Benefice Office 

Friday 31st January

2.00pm  St Katharine’s, Exbury  PCC Meeting

Sunday 2nd February 


8.00am  Buckler’s Hard HOLY COMMUNION

9.30am  Abbey Church  SUNG COMMUNION

11.15am   St Paul’s, East Boldre  MORNING PRAYER

1.00pm  Abbey Church Baptism                                                                                                                                             

MEN’S  BREAKFAST. The next Men’s Breakfast will be on Saturday 1st February at 8.30am at the Turfcutter’s Arms, East Boldre. The speaker will be Simon Chadwick, a local author and artist.

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.   The Church Finance Team request that donors  fill in the details on the standard yellow envelopes so the Church can accurately claim the 25% from HMRC. Also, please can any regular givers using the weekly boxed sets of envelopes simply add their name on each one.  Further details from Mike Dawkins.

KNITTING FOR SEAFARERS – WOOL NEEDED. 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. 

PARISH ADMINISTRATOR. Mrs Margaret Marshall retires from this post at the end of January. There will be a presentation to her at the Abbey Church on Sunday 2ndFebruary. Miss Elizabeth Field, who has been working alongside Margaret for some time, will formally take the position from 1stFebruary. If you would like to contribute to the presentation gift to Margaret, please place it in an envelope, addressed to the churchwarden, Adam Mills, and hand it directly to him or c/o the office on Sunday morning.  FJ

ST KATHARINE’S  PCC  MEETING. St Katharine’s Church, Exbury will be holding their PCC meeting on Friday 31st January in the Church, starting at 2.00pm.

**WEDNESDAYS  IN LENT 11am**. Wednesday 26 February, 11am ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE,  Holy Communion  with ashing in the Chancel. Please note: All Wednesdays in Lent (4th, 11th, 18th, 25th March, & 1st April) are 11am, not 10.30am.  Followed by Lent Lunch in the Church Hall as follows:  4th March, Chilli con carne with jacket potato and sour cream. 11th March, Thai Chicken Massaman. 18th March,  Fish Pie and peas. 25th March,  Lasagne and green salad. 1st April,  Sausage and Egg Pie and tomato salad. Please let us know in advance if a vegetarian option is required.

RECYCLE YOUR USED STAMPS. Don’t forget to save used postage stamps? 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 themfor the stamps to be complete and not damaged. Thank you for the continued support of this outreach project throughout the year. 

PLEASE NOTE. Annie and Peter Melhuish will be absent overseas between 14thJanuary and 10th March. All communication regarding day to day business of the Abbey Church which would normally have been directed to Peter should go either to the other Church Warden, Adam Mills, or to the Office.

RECTOR’S  LUNCH   Sunday 23rd Feb. 12.30 for 1pm. Welcome drink in the church then walk through to the hall. Warming Hotpot followed by apple pie with custard/cream. Tickets £6 from Margaret Marshall after the 9.30am service on Sundays or by post to 55 Crawte Avenue, Holbury, Southampton SO45 2GQ. Cheques to Beaulieu Church Social Committee.

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                                                            

Anniversaries of death:   John Field (28/01/2007).