East Downland



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 an other member of the clergy (see bottom of this page)

Muheza update - 2020

This is the address recorded for us by Dr Karilyn Collins that was (until tech failures beset us!) to be played at the Mueza Service in St. Mary's, Chieveley on 18/10/20 - the feast of St. Luke.

Other videos on our YouTube channel

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