Bulletin 18th April 2021


18th April 2021. No.1926

Website: www.beaulieuchurches.org.uk    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

Sunday 18th April

9.30am Abbey Church HOLY COMMUNION

11.15am St Paul’s, East Boldre MORNING PRAYER

Wednesday 21st April

10.30am From The Rectory via Zoom Morning Prayer

Sunday 25th April

9.30am Abbey Church HOLY COMMUNION

11.15am St Katharine’s, Exbury HOLY COMMUNION

Wednesday 28th April

10.30am From The Rectory via Zoom Morning Prayer


NB It will be necessary to continue signing in for the 9.30am Sunday service, and follow Government Guidelines.

The names of all those attending must be supplied for our Register.  Please adhere strictly to these government rules and help keep each other safe.

We shall be zooming the 9.30am Abbey service for those unable to attend.

Please book seats, as numbers are limited at each service, via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or the Office Mobile number 07375 773832. If you are unable to use them please let Elizabeth know via the Office email address asap and your seats can be re-allocated.


Benefice Administrator: Elizabeth Field. Office hours are working from home Monday and Tuesday 10am – 3.30pm and Friday 9.30am – 12.30pm. Please email the office to make an appointment to see the Administrator.


Wednesdays during April

For the Wednesdays in April, we shall be reverting to 10.30am for our service of Morning Prayer zoomed from the Rectory. All being well, during May we shall return to the Abbey Church for the service of Holy Communion. FJ.


Evensong will return on Sunday 9th May, 6.30pm in the Abbey Church. Fr John.


The Abbey Church will be open on Fridays, 11am – 12noon for private prayer only.



Philip Baxter played his last service for us in September 2020. I am most grateful to Mike Noble for kindly offering to play the organ for services from now on.     FJ


Fareshare are operating two ‘Larders’ in the New Forest area:

The Mobile Larder - Every Thursday, 1.00 – 2.30pm, located in the car park of St Mark’s Community Hall SO41 8EJ (opposite The Musketeer). This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. More information on the Benefice Website. The Ashley Larder - operating 9.30 - 11.30am at the Ashley Baptist Church, 3 Lower Ashley Road, New Milton, BH25 5AA.Please contact Sara Steele on 01590 612216 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. Run by volunteers, these are a membership scheme helping people of the local community with reducing food shopping bills and providing fresh and ambient foods provided by Fareshare. Cost of membership varies between £2.50 - £5.00 a week depending on the size of your household. A membership form needs to be completed and proof of address/ID provided unless a recognised referral agency refers you to this scheme.



Items required – tinned vegetables, rice pudding, sponge puddings, 500g bags of sugar, shampoo & conditioner, shower gel, soap, small packets of washing powder/detergent.

Eggs – The Foodbank are continuing with their egg fund to include eggs 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.


Veronica & David House, Jackie Hutchins, Ruth Willrich, Annette, Helen Matcham, Manfred, Barbara, Valerie Wright, Sienna Burns.

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: Viv Griffiths, Michael Cooper. Dennis Biddle, Marigold Jordan.

Last Monday, I officiated at the funeral of Marigold Jordan. Due to Government regulations, numbers able to attend the service were capped. Below is an extract from my Address, and I thought you would appreciate reading some of the biographical details. May she rest in peace and rise with Christ in glory. Fr John

Following my appointment, Marigold often came to the Rectory with Graham and the other four churchwardens of the benefice. She looked forward to greeting my labradors, first 'Barclay', then 'Wesley'. She joined the choir at St Paul's at the age of 12. Brian, her future husband, lived behind the 'Fleur de Lys' in Boldre, and as Marigold took the bus to work at Wellworthy, so she noticed him running to work at Rowan College, Lymington, where he taught English and PE. Eventually they met up. They married on 4th April, 1957. Their son, Peter, was born in the very cold winter of 1963.

For many years Marigold worked at the Post Office in East Boldre, initially for Vic Matthews. She was devoted to St Paul's Church, serving on our PCC, eventually succeeding her husband as churchwarden. She also played the organ at the church when necessary. She gave time and effort to the Square Dance Club, Luncheon Club and the Mothers Union. Among the many tasks she undertood was helping to co-ordinate the knitting of hats, gloves and scarves for The Sailors’ Society and Missions to Seafarers: thousands of items were sent, a reminder of home and home comforts, and that people really cared about seafarers.

In 2012, her community work was recognised in the award of ‘Diamond of the New Forest’, which gave her enormous pleasure. Marigold was a big Saints' fan, even in her latter years attending St Mary’s Stadium. One of the highlights of her life was attending the 1979 League Cup Final at Wembley Stadium.

Having been independent for so many years following Brian's death, it was always going to be a wrench for Marigold to leave 'Woodvale'. It took a little time to settle in, but Linden House would prove just the right place for her, very comfortable, and a lovely caring staff. They soon realised how important music was to her, encouraging her to sing in the House choir; she even appeared on BBC South Today, and on the Colten Radio request show, where she sang along to Louis Armstrong’s “Oh When the Saints go Marching in”.