Weekly News

The Fourth Sunday of Advent - 19th December 2021

Dear all

Onsite Worship this week:

11.00am - Matins, Farnborough

11.00am - Christingle Service, Chieveley

4.30pm - Carol Service, Boxford

6.00pm - Carol Service, Peasemore

6.00pm - Carol Service, Stockcross

6.00pm - Carol Service, West Ilsley

Please note that following the announcement, 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/

Christmas Eve

4.30pm - Crib Service, Chieveley

5.00pm - Crib Service, Stockcross

11.00pm - Midnight Mass, Chieveley

Christmas Day

8.30am - Holy Communion, Oare

9.30am - Family Eucharist, West Ilsley

9.30am - Family Eucharist, Boxford

9.30am - Family Eucharist, Beedon

9.30am - Family Eucharist, Winterbourne

11.00am - Family Eucharist, Peasemore

11.00am - Holy Communion, Farnborough

11.00am - Family Eucharist, Chieveley

11.00am - Family Eucharist, Stockcross

Next Sunday:

There will be one onsite service:

9.30am - United Benefice Eucharist, Peasemore

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)

Included below is the Weekly Sheet, together with the sermon 'The Spirit of Prayer' and Services for December. 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

19th December 2021
The Fourth Sunday of Advent



The Spirit of Prayer


Serving Your Church

Information about
Parish Officer Roles


Services in the East Downland

For the month commencing
5th December 2021

12 Services.pdf