Newsletter 13th September 2020

13th September 2020, No. 1895
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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 13th September
9.30am Abbey Church HOLY COMMUNION
11.15am St Katharine’s, Exbury MORNING PRAYER

Sunday 20th September
9.30am Abbey Church HOLY COMMUNION
11.15am St Paul’s, East Boldre HOLY COMMUNION

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 WARM, BUT LESS SO ON COLDER Sundays! Please wear more or fewer layers as appropriate. FJ.

Director of Music
Philip's final Sunday as our Director of Music will be Sunday 27th September. Any gift contributions please place it in an envelope, clearly marked, and hand to one of our churchwardens, Adam or Peter. Thank you. Fr John.

A second Benefice Zoom Quiz is being organised for Friday 18th September, 7.00pm. Quiz Master is Sarah Jacques. If you would like to take part, please email your interest to the office. A link for the Quiz will be sent to you nearer the time.

The Abbey Church is open to the visitors from the Museum 7 days a week from 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.

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.

Eggs – please refrain from donating eggs for Harvest, but instead consider giving money for the Foodbank/Basics bank to purchase eggs for food boxes given to families.

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 Electoral Roll of the Abbey Church must be revised before the coming APCM on 6th October, 6.30pm in Church. This means that anyone who is not on the Electoral Roll and who would like to come to that meeting must join. A notice with details about the Revision of the Electoral Roll, explaining who is eligible to join, is on both church notice boards. Enrolment Forms will be available from Margaret Marshall between 6th and 20th September, and after that a full list of names will be displayed.

At its meeting on August 26, the Beaulieu Abbey Church PCC formally thanked Sydney Jackson and family for the gift of the Oak Framed Shed which has now replaced the dilapidated wooden shed, close to the entrance from Church Meadow to the Rectory. Keith Hutton (Sydney's son-in-law) acted as Project Manager. It is a truly splendid building. Among other things, we plan to house many of the Village Fete artefacts, thus continuing the Jackson family tradition of storing them for many years! The PCC unanimously thanked Sydney for his outstanding generosity.

Sunday 20th September 11.15am Morning Prayer & Harvest Thanksgiving at St Paul's, East Boldre. Regret no lunch, but donations to the Foodbank welcome. Contact Dr Sterling 01590 612378.

Sunday 27th September 11.15am Morning Prayer & Harvest Thanksgiving at St Katharine's Church, Exbury.

Sunday 4th October 9.30am Harvest Service at the 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.

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.

PLEASE REMEMBER IN YOUR PRAYERS: Veronica & David House, Marigold Jordan, Jackie Hutchins, Ruth Willrich. 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 Father John.

Recently departed: Yolanda Silvester, Sydney Jackson.

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