Newsletter 16th December

THE BEAULIEU, EXBURY & EAST BOLDRE    NEWSLETTER  16th December 2018   No. 1821


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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.

Sunday 16th December

8.00am                Buckler’s Hard            HOLY COMMUNION

9.30am                Abbey Church              SUNG COMMUNION

11.15am         St Paul’s, East Boldre       HOLY COMMUNION

Foodbank collection – see below.

Monday 17th December

10.00 – 12noon      Benefice Office

Tuesday 18th December

10.00 – 12noon      Benefice Office

Wednesday 19th December

10.30am       St Paul’s, East Boldre       HOLY COMMUNION

6.00pm    Abbey Church   Beaulieu School Christmas Service

Thursday 20th December

10.00 – 12noon      Benefice Office

Sunday 23rd December

8.00am                Buckler’s Hard            HOLY COMMUNION

9.30am                Abbey Church      SUNG COMMUNION BCP

11.15am        St Katharine’s, Exbury            CAROL SERVICE

6.00pm               Abbey Church                    CAROL SERVICE

** NB: Incense will be used at the 9.30am service in the Abbey Church on 2nd Sundays of the month.                                     FJ

19th December

10.30am Service will be relocated to St Paul’s, East Boldre on this day.


Thank you to John and Kathy Hughes for arranging our coach outing on 1st December, to Salisbury for the “Darkness to light” Service. It was a memorable evening and an inspiring candle-lit act of worship with superb music from the choristers that launched us so well on our journey through Advent.    FJ                            


The Advent Collection of food for the Foodbank will take place on Sun 16th December - today. Ring Graham Sterling if you have any queries 01590 612378.  GS


Carol Singing at Exbury will be on Thursday 20th December. Meet at Maris Cottage at 6.00pm                                            


I am exploring the possibilities of getting together a group of volunteers to help decorate a classroom. If you would be interested in this project please speak to me.    FJ


With Christmas nearly here and the Christmas post due for the congregations, please save your used stamps and bring them to the Abbey Church. These will be collected and sent to The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance. There is a box in the corridor between the         Hall and the Church where used stamps can be deposited. Please can all stamps being donated be trimmed clear of the perforations. Ruth Crouch has taken over from Marigold Jordan and will be overseeing the collection/delivery of the stamps to the charity.


Thank you for supporting the work of CRISIS UK (national charity for homeless people) through the collections at Beaulieu Abbey Church and Buckler’s Hard last Sunday. We will let you know the amount raised as soon as possible.    FJ


Grateful thanks to the Benefice knitters and to John Hughes who recently transported 276 hats to the Mission to Seafarers.


We now have some passes available for members of our congregations who wish to visit Winchester Cathedral with their friends free of charge. They are available from the office and we will record the names of the people who use them as they must be returned promptly for further use.

Please visit and make use of the church website

( Recently added are photos of the Beaulieu School’s Memorial Garden (with poppies) and some spectacular aerial photos of the Abbey Church. Well worth a visit!      PM


We have introduced the facility of donating to the Abbey Church by Text Message. Instruction slips are available by the welcome desk. There is now a "Donate" option on the home page of the web-site, enabling on-line donations to be made to our churches.      FJ


Many thanks for a very interesting and happy visit to your beautiful church. Thank you to Elizabeth and Derek who facilitated this for us.  Milford-on-Sea  U3A

Please remember in your prayers:
Veronica & David House, Ruth Willrich, Ann & Bruce Wallace, Paul Humphries, Philip Cooper, Dorothy Alston, Charlotte Hammond, Valerie Wright, Leonard Taylor, Joyce Creamer, David Knight, Beverly Hose, Tom M, Sydney & Margaret Jackson, Marigold Jordan, Anna, Pat, Denise Abell-Parker, Gillian Loveland, Andrew & Isabel Tyrrell, John Brown.    
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

We pray for those who have died:
John Walker,
Enid Hutton.

Please note:

30th December, Combined Benefice Holy Communion in the Abbey Church at 10am. For full details of Christmas services see the printed sheets or the December magazine which is now available.