Weekly News

The Fifth Sunday of Lent - 21st March 2021

Dear all

This Sunday there will be one on-site service - Evening Prayer at Peasemore at 6pm.

We will be operating under fairly tight conditions and in order to help with planning and logistics for this service it would be useful if you could please let me know by email if you are intending to join us. Please also note the requirements to wear face coverings in church.

Also, this Sunday there will be a recorded Holy Communion, this week at All Saints', West Ilsley. As previously the video 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. The videos for all benefice services can be found on the benefice website, YouTube, and Facebook. As always, subtitles will be available.

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 'Approaching Passiontide' and a Lenten devotional sheet from Douglas on Keeping Passiontide and Holy Week, 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. 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 March 2021
The Fifth Sunday of Lent



The Fifth Sunday of Lent
Approaching Passiontide


Saints for this week

For the week commencing
21st March 2021

Saints of the Week 03_21.pdf

Keeping Passiontide & Holy Week

A sheet to help you in your

The Tree of Life.pdf