Weekly News

Stephen, Deacon, First Martyr - 26th December 2021

Dear all

Onsite Worship this week:

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

St Stephen's Day - Sunday 26th December

There will be one onsite service:

9.30am - United Benefice Eucharist, Peasemore

Please note that 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/

Next Sunday:

There will be six onsite service:

8.30am - Holy Communion, Beedon

9.30am - Eucharist, Chieveley

9.30am - Eucharist, Peasemore

11.00am - Family Service, West Ilsley

11.00am - Eucharist, Boxford

6.00pm - Evensong, Farnborough

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 a sheet with notes of the Saints' days of the week. Services for December and January are also below as well as 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

26th December 2021
Stephen, Deacon, First Martyr


Saints for this Week

For the week commencing
26th December

Saints of the Week 12_26.pdf

Services in the East Downland

For the month commencing
2nd January 2022

01 Services.pdf

Services in the East Downland

For the month commencing
5th December 2021

12 Services.pdf

Serving Your Church

Information about
Parish Officer Roles