Weekly News

Palm Sunday - 28th March 2021

Dear all

This Sunday there will be one onsite service - Holy Communion at Boxford at 11am.

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 service. 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.

Next week (Holy Week) we will be holding Midday Prayer at St Barnabas', Peasemore each day. There will also be online services of Compline at 8pm from Monday to Wednesday.
Maundy Thursday - 8pm - Eucharist at St Andrew's, Boxford
Good Friday - 2pm - An Hour at the Cross at St Mary's, Chieveley.

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 'Psalm 118 and Palm Sunday' and a Lenten devotional sheet from Douglas on St Bonaventure's Meditations for Holy Week. 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

28th March 2021
Palm Sunday



Palm Sunday
Psalm 118 and Palm Sunday

Psalm 118 & Palm Sunday.pdf

Holy Week

The Mystical Vine
St Bonaventure's Meditations