Weekly News

Trinity Sunday - 4th June 2023

Dear all

Trinity Sunday is one of the major feasts of the Christian year, and today we celebrate the Christian doctrine of the Trinity, in which God is understood to be revealed as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. No one has ever pretended that the doctrine of the Trinity is easy to understand. In fact, it is unquestionably one of the most confusing aspects of Christian theology. Whatever else we do (or do not) understand we would do well to remember this; it's all about loving relationships, and there is space for us! If the history is too distant, the theology too difficult then rest in the received witness that Jesus went back to the Father to make a space for us, and sent the Holy Spirit to dwell in and with us.


Onsite Worship:

Services this week are:


    8.30am - Holy Communion, Beedon

    9.30am - Eucharist, Chieveley

    9.30am - Eucharist, Peasemore

 11.00am - Family Service, West Ilsley

 11.00am - Eucharist, Boxford

    6.00pm - Evensong, Farnborough

Also today, a fundraising sale is taking place in Boxford after the service - see Pew sheet for details.


Next Sunday - 11th June 

There will be six onsite services:


   8.30am - Holy Communion, West Ilsley

   9.30am - Eucharist, Winterbourne

11.00am - Pet Service, Boxford

11.00am - Eucharist, Stockcross

  5.00pm - Songs of Praise, Beedon

  6.00pm - Evensong, Chieveley

Private Prayer :

Churches in the benefice open for private prayer are:

Beedon – by arrangement with the Rector

Boxford - Sundays (10am-4pm)

Chieveley – Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays (9.30am to 3pm), Wednesdays (12 to 3pm) during term time

Farnborough – Open

Peasemore - Open every day

West Ilsley - Saturdays & Sundays  (9.30am-6pm)

Also included below along with the Weekly Sheet we have the Saints for this Week as well as our services for June.  There are prayers for Ukraine and for peace in the world.  Do read Douglas' sermons in the Selected Sermons section, which can be found at this link. There is usually a new one each week.  

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: https://mailchi.mp/d58d3b280189/east-downland-sign-up


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

4th June 2023
Trinity Sunday


Saints for this Week

 For the week commencing
4th June 2023

Saints of the Week 06_04.pdf

Services in the East Downland

 For the month of
June 2023

06 Services.pdf

A Prayer for Peace

A Prayer for Ukraine