Weekly News

The Third Sunday of Advent - 17th December 2023

Dear all

Onsite Worship:

Services this week in the benefice:

   9.30am - Eucharist, West Ilsley

11.00am - Matins, Farnborough

   4.00pm - Carol Service, Beedon

   4.30pm - Carol Service, Boxford

  6.00pm  - Carol Service, Stockcross

  6.00pm  - Carol Service, Chieveley

  6.00pm  - Carol Service, Peasemore




    Next Sunday - 24th December

There will be four onsite services:



    8.30am -  Holy Communion, Farnborough

    4.30pm - Crib Service, Chieveley

    5.00pm - Crib Service, Stockcross

 11.00pm - Midnight Mass, 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 - 3pm) and Wednesdays (12 noon - 3pm) during term time.

Farnborough – Open

Peasemore - Open every day

West Ilsley - Saturdays & Sundays  (9.30am-dusk)

Also included below along with the Weekly Sheet we have the Saints for this Week  as well as our services for  December. 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

17th December 2023
The Third Sunday of Advent


Saints for this Week

 For the week commencing
17th December 2023

Saints of the Week 12_17.pdf

Services in East Downland

 For the month of
December 2023

12 Services.pdf

A Prayer for Peace

A Prayer for Ukraine