Weekly News

The Third Sunday of Advent - 12th December 2021

Dear all

Onsite Worship this week:

8.30am - Holy Communion, West Ilsley

11.00am - Eucharist, Stockcross

11.00am - Family Service, Boxford

4.30pm - Carol Service, Winterbourne

6.00pm - Carol Service, Beedon

6.00pm - Carol Service, Chieveley

6.00pm - Carol Service, Farnborough

Please note that following the announcement this week, face coverings are now a legal requirement in church unless you have a legal exemption.

Online Worship

Douglas’ sermons will still be available here on the website and there are some excellent online services available via the Diocesan website: www.oxford.anglican.org/coronavirus-covid-19-2/livestream/

Next Week

There will be six onsite services:

11.00am - Matins, Farnborough

11.00am - Family Service, Chieveley

4.30pm - Carol Service, Boxford

6.00pm - Carol Service, Peasemore

6.00pm - Carol Service, Stockcross

6.00pm - Carol Service, West Ilsley

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 - Saturdays & Sundays (9.30am-sunset)

Also included below along with the Weekly Sheet we have a sermon on 'The Spirit of Prayer', as well as a sheet with notes of the Saints' days of the week. Services for December are shown below. There is also a copy of the Diocesan booklet, 'Serving Your Church', containing information about key parish officer roles, which may encourage you to explore what God is calling you to do.

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

12th December 2021
The Third Sunday of Advent



The Spirit of Prayer


Saints for this Week

For the week commencing
12th December 2021

Saints of the Week 12_12.pdf

Services in the East Downland

For the month commencing
5th December 2021

12 Services.pdf

Serving Your Church

Information about
Parish Officer Roles