Newsletter 2nd February 2020


2nd February 2020, No. 1880


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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. 

Please note new Benefice Office Times:

Monday and Tuesday 10am – 12noon

Friday   1pm – 4pm


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

Monday 3rd February 

10am  - 12noon  Benefice Office

Church closed all day for essential building repairs.

Tuesday 4th February 

10am  - 12noon  Benefice Office

Church closed all day for essential building repairs.

Wednesday 5th February

10.30am  Abbey Church HOLY COMMUNION 

Thursday 6th February

9.30am  Rectory  Abbey Church PCC

9.30am  Beaulieu Abbey Church Standing Committee 

Friday 7th February

4.00pm  Music at Beaulieu Trustees’ meeting

1.00 – 4.00pm    Benefice Office

5.30pm  Abbey Church Hall  Chorale practice

Sunday 9th February 3RD SUNDAY BEFORE LENT

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  EVENSONG

PARISH ADMINISTRATOR. Today, Mrs Margaret Marshall retires from this post. Miss Elizabeth Field, who has been working alongside Margaret for some time, now assumes the position.  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.   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. 

**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,  Sausage & Egg Pie & tomato salad OR Fish Pie & peas. 25th March,  Lasagne and green salad. 1st April,      Fish Pie & peas OR Sausage & Egg Pie & 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 February. 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,   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      

Recently Departed:  David Matcham