Weekly News

The Ninth Sunday after Trinity - 1st August 2021

Dear all

Onsite Worship this week:

9.30am - Outdoor Family Service at Chieveley
9.30am - Eucharist at Peasemore
11.00am - Outdoor Family Service at West Ilsley

11.00am - Eucharist at Boxford

6.00pm - Evening Prayer at Farnborough

Although Government restrictions have been relaxed, we are continuing to encourage the use of face masks and hand sanitiser in church.

Online Worship
Also, this Sunday there will be a recorded Holy Communion service, this week coming from All Saints', West Ilsley. As previously the video will be live from 8.30am on Sunday morning, streaming from that time and then available at any time later for you to use in your devotions. The videos for all benefice services can be found on the benefice website, YouTube, and Facebook. As always, subtitles will be available.

Next week there will be four onsite services:

8.30am - Holy Communion at Oare

9.30am - Eucharist at Winterbourne

11.00am - Eucharist at Stockcross

4.00pm - Evening Prayer at Beedon

See below for further announcements about services.

Private Prayer
Churches in the benefice open for private prayer are:
Beedon – by arrangement with the Rector
Boxford - Sundays (10am-4pm)

Chieveley – by arrangement with the Rector

Farnborough – Open

Peasemore - Open every day as previously

West Ilsley - Sundays (9.30am-6pm)

Also included below along with the Weekly Sheet we have a sermon on 'St James' as well as a sheet with notes of the Saints' days of the week. The list of services in the benefice for August is shown below. There is also a copy of the Diocesan course book with a summary of courses for the Autumn and next year. As always, there are some excellent courses on offer, so do take a look. In addition, there is a booklet on 'Serving Your Church' containing information about key parish officer roles, which may encourage you to explore what God is calling you to do.

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Very importantly, if there are any people who you know would like a hard copy of this then please print it off for them or let me know, and I’ll take care of it.

For now, as always, all the best, God bless, and keep safe


Pew Sheet

1st August 2021
The Ninth Sunday after Trinity



St James


Saints for this Week

For the week commencing
1st August 2021

Saints of the week 01_08.pdf

Services in the East Downland

For the month commencing
1st August 2021

08 Services.pdf

Serving Your Church

Information about
Parish Officer Roles


Equipping for Life

Courses from the Diocese
for April to July 2021