Newsletter 4th October 2020

4th October 2020, No. 1898
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Father John 01590 612183, The Office 01590 612242 (currently working from home)

Please note: Monday is Father John's rest day. Urgent enquiries on this day should be directed to the Benefice Office. Details above.

The Bulletin & Magazine are a good source of information for Services & activities in the Benefice, please take your copy of each. Any articles for the Magazine need to be sent to the Office by the 12th of the month.

Sunday 4th October
9.30am Abbey Church Harvest FESTIVAL
11.15am St Paul’s, East Boldre HOLY COMMUNION

Tuesday 6th October
6.30pm In Church Beaulieu Abbey APCM

Wednesday 7th October
10.30am Via Zoom Coffee & Chat followed by a shortened Morning Prayer. (see below)

Benefice Administrator: Elizabeth Field. Office hours are Monday and Tuesday 10am – 3.30pm & Friday 1pm – 4pm.

Urgent reminder: Covid precautions for Abbey Church
The kitchen is CLOSED for everything, if you need a drink bring it with you. The single lavatory is open only for emergencies. The disabled toilet will only be opened by a steward. The Hall may NOT be used unless booked via the office. These rules are in place to keep EVERYONE safe.

Air flow during services
Following best practice and Government recommendations, it is essential that there is an effective flow of air through our churches during services. This is more acceptable when the weather is warmer, but less so on colder Sundays! Please wear more or fewer layers as appropriate. FJ.

All are welcome to attend this meeting, socially distanced. This meeting will be on zoom, but if you join via zoom and have any questions to please email these to either Peter Melhuish or Carol Mileusnic before the meeting. Please email the office for the zoom link.

On Wednesday 7th October, 10.30am there will be another Coffee and Chat followed by a shortened Morning Prayer Service. This is being done via Zoom and open to anyone in the Benefice. Please email the Office to indicate your interest and a link etc will be sent to you.

Donations can be delivered to the front door of the Foodbank in Blackfield on a Tuesday & Friday, between 10am – 12noon. Please knock on the door and wait, and someone will meet you. Items required – tinned carrots (very low stock), tinned rice pudding, sponge puddings, 500g bags of sugar, shampoo & conditioner, shower gel, soap, small packets of washing powder/detergent. For more information contact the Foodbank on 07768 713329.

The New Forest Basics Bank need particular items such as tins of meat/meat balls/chicken in white sauce/Irish Stew/chicken, tinned mince, Fairy Liquid, J clothes, Shampoo & conditioner, toothbrushes & toothpaste. Items can be brought to the Basics Bank location in the Cannon Street East car park in Lymington. Please phone first to check someone can receive donations, 01590 610008 Mon – Fri 10am – 2pm.

The Abbey Church is open to the visitors from the Museum 7 days a week from approx 2pm – 4pm. On some occasions over 100 visitors have been in to see our beautiful and historic church. We would like more stewards to join the team. Training will be given. Please contact Sally Brearley for more information.

Jane Barnicoat-Chongwe will be commissioned by Bishop Tim Dakin as Lay Minister (LLM) on Saturday 10th October, in his private chapel at Wolvesey. This is the culmination of a period of study and reflection and is a significant event in Jane’s life. Pray for her and her husband Reuben, and their family.

Sunday 4th October 9.30am. Beaulieu Abbey Church.

**NB, For those wishing to make their communion on Sunday 4th October, there will be a service of Holy Communion at 11.15am at St Paul's East Boldre**
! Please note – There will be no fresh food items displayed in the churches during Harvest. Instead we ask for donations of tinned meat and vegetables, packets of rice, pasta, and cereal. All donated food will be divided between Foodbanks.

Usually any produce from Harvest is given to the Honeypot Charity, but sadly in these strange times they are unable to accept any harvest produce from us. Although the Harvest Supper cannot take place this year, you might consider donating what would have been the price of the meal ticket to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC). This committee brings together 14 leading UK aid agencies to raise money at times of humanitarian crisis. We shall have a retiring collection during the course of the Abbey Church Harvest service. Find out more about the DEC at . Fr John.

The Trustees will be meeting during October. The aim of the Trust is to promote the social and educational wellbeing of children residing in the parish of East Boldre. If you would like to make an application for funds, please contact me through the Benefice Office as soon as possible, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or contact Mrs Jan Saunders c/o The Rectory, Palace Lane, Beaulieu SO42 7YG.            Fr John

Very many thanks to all those who participated, or who sponsored those who did. Preliminary figures suggest that we will have collected around £1100; when the final figures are known I will publish them. It was great fun, with delightful refreshments provided by the East Boldre congregation. Peter M.

PLEASE REMEMBER IN YOUR PRAYERS: Veronica & David House, Marigold Jordan, Jackie Hutchins, Ruth Willrich, Annette Southward, Dan, Honor Johnston.
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.
*If you would like a name added to this list, please speak to Fr John.

Recently departed: Dave Bursey (former Postman to the village)
Anniversaries of death: Roger Lushington (04/10/2004)