The Harvest Festival service will be held on Sunday 4th October at 11am. Other October services in Boxford will be on 11th and 25th at 11am. We will be operating under fairly tight Covid-19 conditions. You can “check in” with the NHS app on your smart phone or please email or phone me if you are intending to join us. 

It is not yet possible to arrange a regular schedule of services as in non-Covid times, so please check the East Downland benefice or Boxford websites for up to date information.

We now have five churches in the benefice open for private prayer. The details are:

Beedon – Sundays (10am-12pm), Wednesdays (2pm-4pm)

Boxford – Sundays 10am – 4pm

Chieveley – Wednesdays (11am-12pm)

Peasemore – Open every day as previously.

West Ilsley – Sundays (9.30am to 6pm)

We are not yet able to offer general opening for Oare, Stockcross or Winterbourne, but please contact the Rector for details if you would like access to any of the churches in the benefice outside the above hours, to discuss availability. Farnborough church is closed for the time being while some necessary building work is completed.

Videos for all services can be found on the benefice website, YouTube, and Facebook. Subtitles will be available.

For now, as always, all the best, God bless, and keep safe


Revd John Toogood

Tel: (01635) 247566 or 07748 822336