Weekly News

The Presentation of Christ in the Temple (Candlemas) - 31st January 2021

Dear all

This Sunday our service of Holy Communion will once again be recorded. As previously the Eucharist 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.

This Sunday there will be no onsite services.

Watch this space for further announcements about services .

With the onset of lockdown once more and the new variant, it has been decided to cancel onsite services. The situation regarding church opening is also a little fluid at the moment so please check before venturing out 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 Candlemas and Prayers for Candlemas from Douglas and a sheet with notes on the Saints' days of the week. We also have a letter to the nation from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, which can also be found here. 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

31st January 2021
The Presentation of Christ in the Temple



A Sermon for Candlemas
Candlemas 2021

CANDLEMAS 2021.pdf

Saints for this week

For the week commencing
31st January 2021

Saints of the Week.pdf


Prayers for Candlemas


Letter to the nation

Letter from the Archbishops
26th January 2021

Letter from the Archbishops.pdf