Church of England Diocese of Winchester Beaulieu

Facilities and features

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Accessibility

Toilets
Baby Changing Facilities

For Services we ask that you park in rows facing the Abbey Church.

Accessible Toilet

Our Building

This parish church was originally built between 1204 and 1246 as the refectory (dining room) for the monks of the Cistercian Abbey of Beaulieu. For this reason the building is not on the usual alignment; the altar faces South rather than East. After the dissolution of the monasteries in 1538, during the reign of Henry VIII, the Estate was bought by the Wriothesley family and the building was given to the village as its church and has remained so ever since.


Music and Worship

There are various concerts held in Beaulieu Abbey Church. For more information please visit https://www.musicatbeaulieu.org where you will find a list of concerts and how to obtain tickets.

The two manual (two manual meaning two keyboards) organ, in a fine oak case, was built by Messrs. Walker & Sons of London in 1893. Until 1940 the organ was in the chancel but was then moved to its present position. It is played regularly for services and concerts.

9.30am on the fourth Sunday of the month.

Beaulieu Abbey Choir are the regular Choir of the Abbey Church under the leadership of Music Director Philip Baxter and are available to sing at Services, Weddings and Funerals.


Groups, Courses and Activities

Jelly Tots is a friendly parent-led playgroup for young children and babies, to play and learn social skills before they start school. Pregnant Mums are also welcome! Please come along and have a chat and a cuppa with others while the little ones have fun and make friends.
Jelly Tots meet every Tuesday 9.30am - 11.30am, in Beaulieu Abbey Church Hall during school term time.


Help for Visitors

Beaulieu Abbey Church has a team of volunteers who Meet and Greet visitors to point out and explain about the beautiful and historic features of the Abbey Church. Please note: this is on a voluntary basis therefore there may not be a Meet and Greeter on the day you visit. Please check first by contacting the Beaulieu Abbey Church Office.

A Bookstall selling books, cards, stationery, and Church related items is located within the Abbey Church.

Beaulieu Abbey Church main door is open for visitors from approx 8am until 12noon everyday.


Other Features

Beaulieu Abbey Church Hall (attached to the Abbey Church via a corridor) can be hired out for Baptism/Birthday parties, meetings, social groups, talks etc. Please contact the Beaulieu Abbey Church Office for any enquiries or to book.