Weekly News

The Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity - 29th August 2021

Dear all

Onsite Worship this week:

9.30am - Benefice Eucharist at Peasemore

Although Government restrictions have been relaxed, we are continuing to encourage the use of face masks and hand sanitiser in church.

Online Worship
Please note that while the Rector is on holiday there will not be a recorded service from this benefice. 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 week there will be five onsite services:

9.30am - Eucharist at Chieveley

9.30am - Eucharist at Peasemore

11.00am - Family Service at West Ilsley

11.00am - Eucharist at Boxford

6.00pm - Evening Prayer at 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 - Sundays (9.30am-6pm)

Also included below along with the Weekly Sheet we have a sermon 'The Heart of the Matter', as well as a sheet with notes of the Saints' days of the week. The lists of services in the benefice for August and September are shown below. There is also a copy of the Diocesan course book with a summary of courses for the Autumn and next year. As always, there are some excellent courses on offer, so do take a look. In addition, there is a booklet on 'Serving Your Church' containing information about key parish officer roles, which may encourage you to explore what God is calling you to do.

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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

29th August 2021
The Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity



The Heart of the Matter


Saints for this Week

For the week commencing
29th August 2021

Saints of the week 29_08.pdf

Services in the East Downland

For the month commencing
1st August 2021

08 Services.pdf

Services in the East Downland

For the month commencing
5th September 2021

09 Services.pdf

Serving Your Church

Information about
Parish Officer Roles


Equipping for Life

Courses from the Diocese
for April to July 2021