Weekly News

Pentecost - 28th May 2023

Dear all

Today we celebrate Pentecost - the birthday of the church. We celebrate the fulfilment of the promise that Jesus does not leave us alone, but sends the Holy Spirit, the comforter, to be with us always. It is the Spirit that makes us brothers and sisters of Jesus and so brothers and sisters of one another. This is the same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead dwells in his church, so everything now becomes possible!

Onsite Worship:

Services this week are:


    8.30am - Holy Communion, Farnborough

    9.30am - Eucharist, Beedon

    9.30am - Family Service, Winterbourne

 11.00am - Morning Prayer, Boxford

 11.00am - Eucharist, Stockcross

    6.00pm - Evensong, Peasemore

Also today, a fundraising sale is taking place in Peasemore - see below for details.


Next Sunday - 4th June 

There will be six onsite services:


   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

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 to 3pm), Wednesdays (12 to 3pm) during term time

Farnborough – Open

Peasemore - Open every day

West Ilsley - Saturdays & Sundays  (9.30am-6pm)

Also included below along with the Weekly Sheet we have the Saints for this Week as well as our services for May and into June.  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

28th May 2023


Saints for this Week

 For the week commencing
28th May 2023

Saints of the Week 05:28.docx

Barn and Collectables Sale


Services in the East Downland

 For the month of
May 2023

05 Services.pdf

A Prayer for Peace

A Prayer for Ukraine