Weekly News

The First Sunday of Lent - 21st February 2021

Dear all

This Sunday our service of Holy Communion will once again be recorded. As previously the Eucharist will be live from 8.30am on Sunday morning, streaming from that time and then available at any time later for you to use in your devotions. This week the service comes from All saints', Farnborough. The videos for all benefice services can be found on the benefice website, YouTube, and Facebook. As always, subtitles will be available.

There will be no onsite services this Sunday.

However, next Sunday - 28th February - we will be holding our first on-site service since the beginning of January. This will be: 11am Eucharist at St Andrew's, Boxford

Watch this space for further announcements about services .

The situation regarding church opening remains a little fluid at the moment so please check before venturing out in the cold if you plan to go to a church for 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 – by arrangement with churchwardens
Peasemore - Open every day as previously
West Ilsley - Sundays (9.30am-6pm)

Also included below along with the Weekly Sheet we have a sermon on 'A Mirror for Lent' and a Lenten devotional sheet from Douglas, and a sheet with notes on the Saints' days of the week. There is also a page with details of our Lent course which you can find here. Do sign up for the Quiet Morning to be hosted on Zoom by Bishop Andrew Proud this Saturday, 20th February. 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

21st February 2021
The First Sunday of Lent



Lent 1
A Mirror for Lent

A Mirror for Lent.pdf

Saints for this week

For the week commencing
21st February 2021

Saints of the Week 02_21.pdf

How to keep Lent

A sheet to help you in your
devotions for Lent 2021

How to Keep Lent.pdf

Quiet Morning

On Zoom
20th February 2021

Quiet Morning poster 2021.pdf