Newsletter 1st November 2020

1st November 2020, No. 1902
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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 a copy of each. Any articles for the Magazine need to be sent to the Office by the 12th of the month.

Note from the Magazine Editor - Any articles for the joint December/January magazine need to be sent to the Office no later than Thurs 12th November. Many thanks.

Sunday 1st November All Saints Day
9.30am Abbey Church HOLY Communion
11.15am St Paul’s, East Boldre MORNING PRAYER

Wednesday 4th November
10.30am Via Zoom Coffee & Chat followed by Shortened Morning Prayer (see below)

Sunday 8th November REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY
10.50am Abbey Church SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE  -   ** Edit - PLEASE NOTE, THIS EVENT WILL NOW NOT HAPPEN **   This event cannot happen due to the Lockdown restrictions. Instead Church Services will be zoomed from the Rectory. Please email the office to indicate your interest if you wish to join in. The link etc will be emailed to you in due course. 

Wednesday 11th November
10.30am Via Zoom Coffee & Chat followed by Shortened Morning Prayer (see below)

Benefice Administrator: Elizabeth Field. Office hours are Monday and Tuesday 10am – 3.30pm working from home, and Friday available for 1 hour from 10.30am by appointment – please email the Office to arrange appointment.

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 warm, but less so on colder Sundays! Please wear more or fewer layers as appropriate. FJ.

Wednesdays 4th and 11th November, 10.30am, Coffee and Chat followed by a shortened Morning Prayer Service. This is via Zoom and open to anyone in the Benefice. Please email the Office to indicate your interest and a link, order of service etc will be sent to you.

Each week there is a Church of England service online and available to watch at any time. These are updated regularly. There is also the Daily Hope Line 0800 804 8044 which is a free telephone number for hymns, reflections and prayers that is regularly updated and can be accessed 24/7.   Jane B-C

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.
Eggs – The Foodbank have started up an egg fund. This is to enable them to purchase boxes of eggs to include in food boxes that are given to families in need. For more information or to donate contact the Foodbank first on 07768 713329.

Items required - tins of meat/meat balls/chicken in white sauce/Irish Stew/chicken, tinned mince, Fairy Liquid, J clothes, Shampoo & conditioner, toothbrushes & toothpaste. For more information and to check someone can receive donations, please contact 01590 610008 Mon – Fri 10am – 2pm.

PLEASE REMEMBER IN YOUR PRAYERS: Veronica & David House, Marigold Jordan, Jackie Hutchins, Ruth Willrich, Annette Southward, David Kelso.
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.