Weekly News

3rd January 2021

Dear all

This Sunday there are three onsite services:
9.30am - Eucharist, Chieveley
11.00am - Eucharist, Boxford
6.00pm - Evening Prayer, Peasemore

After some failed experiments we are back to our online provision being recorded, and as previously tat Eucharist will be live from 8.30am on Sunday morning. The videos for all benefice services can be found on the benefice website, YouTube, and Facebook. As always, subtitles will be available.

If you are coming to a service taking place indoors in one of the churches, please be aware that we will be operating under fairly tight conditions and in order to help with planning, please let us know by email or phone if you are intending to join us. Please also note the requirement to wear face coverings in church.

Next week we have the following services:
10/1 - 8.30am - Holy Communion, Oare
10/1 - 9.30am - Eucharist, Winterbourne
10/1 - 11.00am - Morning Prayer, Stockcross
10/1 - 11.00am - Eucharist, Boxford
10/1 - 4.00pm - Evening Prayer, Beedon

Watch this space for further announcements about services .

We now have six churches in the benefice open for private prayer. The details are:
Beedon - Sundays (10am-12pm ), Wednesdays (2pm- 4pm)
Boxford - Sundays 10am-4pm
Chieveley - Wednesdays (11am-12pm)
Farnborough – by arrangement with the churchwardens
Peasemore - Open every day as previously
West Ilsley - Sundays (9.30am-6pm)

We are not yet able to offer general opening for Oare, Stockcross or Winterbourne
, but please contact the Rector for details if you would like access to any of the churches in the benefice outside the above hours to discuss availability.

Also included below along with the Weekly Sheet we have a sermon and devotional aid from Douglas for Epiphanytide and a sheet with notes on the Saints' days of the week. Finally, the current issues of the Benefice Magazine and the Diocesan Magazine are available here.

Please do still encourage others to keep in touch with what is going on by signing up to these updates just cut and paste the link to them in an email:
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

3rd January 2021
keeping the Epiphany

01 - 03.pdf


A Sermon for Epiphanytide
Light - Life - Love

EPIPHANY 2021.pdf

Saints for this week

For the week commencing
3rd January 2021

Saints of the Week 01:03.pdf


Descent and Ascent
The Mystery of the Epiphany

EPIPHANY 1 - 2021.pdf