The East Downland Benefice


The East Downland Benefice includes nine churches in the Downland north of Newbury, which are part of the Newbury Deanery in the Church of England Diocese of Oxford.

The parishes of this benefice are committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of the children and people of all ages in our church community. Further Safeguarding information can be found here.

 The Benefice Office is open for business usually on Thursday and Friday mornings only. Emails and telephone messages will be picked up then.  Telephone number is 07957 458107. For urgent enquiries, please contact the Rector or another member of the clergy (see bottom of this page)

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Team Contacts


Revd John Toogood

Tel: 01635 247566 or 07748 822336


The Benefice Office  

The office is normally open for business on Thursday and Friday mornings only.  For urgent enquiries, please contact a member of the clergy.

Tel: 07957 458107


Associate Priest

Revd Douglas Dales

Tel: 01635 247404


Associate Priest

Revd William McDowell