Weekly News

The Fourth Sunday of Advent - 24th December 2023

Dear all

Onsite Worship:

Services this Sunday, Christmas Eve,  in the benefice:

   8.30am - Holy Communion, Farnborough

   4.30pm - Crib Service, Chieveley

   5.00pm - Crib Service, Stockcross

11.00pm - Midnight Mass, Chieveley

Christmas Day services:

    8.30am - Holy Communion, Oare

    9.30am - Family Communion, West Ilsley

    9.30am - Family Communion, Boxford

    9.30am - Family Communion, Beedon

    9.30am - Family Communion, Winterbourne

 11.00am - Family Communion, Peasemore

 11.00am - Holy Communion, Farnborough

 11.00am - Family Communion, Chieveley

 11.00am - Family Communion, Stockcross




    Next Sunday - 31st December

There will be just the one onsite service:



    9.30am -  United Benefice Eucharist, Beedon




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

24th December 2023
The Fourth Sunday of Advent


Saints for this Week

 For the week commencing
24th December 2023

Saints of the Week 12_24.pdf

Services in East Downland

 For the month of
December 2023

12 Services.pdf

A Prayer for Peace

A Prayer for Ukraine