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The service diary has entries in it for the United Benefice of Burghclere with Newtown, Ecchinswell with Sydmonton.

Churches in the Benefice are:
Church of the Ascension, Burghclere
St Mary the Virgin and St John the Baptist, Newtown
St Lawrence, Ecchinswell

CW - Common Worship          BCP - Book of Common Prayer

      Post Coronavirus, Covid-19.
On July 19 2021 the UK government ended the majority of the mandatory Covid-19 restrictions. In England, the legal requirement to wear a face covering ended.
But government guidance says it "expects and recommends" the continued wearing of masks and maintaining some social distance in crowded areas.

In our churches the seats to the rear of the church will be reserved for those who wish to wear a mask and sit socially distanced.
The front seats will be for those who are happy not to wear a mask. Singing is permitted.
We hope this will allow everyone to feel confident about coming to church.

Sanitising, Track and Trace
We continue to have hand sanitiser available as you enter the church, however we have stopped doing Track & Trace.
Should you test positive for Covid-19 and have recently been to one of our church services, please let Rev. Anthony Smith know soonest on 01635 278470 or email Anthony Smith

Your financial support is crucial at this time. If you would like to support our churches financially, please visit our Giving page. Thank You.

For October all services are in Person (see guidelines above); unlikely any will be broadcast on Zoom.

October Services.
Sunday 3rd October - Harvest
    9.30 am - Burghclere - Family Service
    11.00 am - Ecchinswell - Family Service

Sunday 10th October - Homelessness
    8.30 am - Newtown - BCP Holy Communion
    9.30 am - Burghclere - Holy Communion

Sunday 17th October - Health care
    9.30 am - Burghclere - Holy Communion
    11.00 am - Ecchinswell - Holy Communion

Sunday 24th October - Bible Sunday
    8.30 am - Newtown - BCP Holy Communion
    9.30 am - Burghclere - Morning Worship

Sunday 31st October - All Saints
    10.00 am - Ecchinswell - Benefice Worship for All
    4.00 pm - Burghclere - Time to Remember
        An opportunity to give thanks for your loved ones departed

November Services.
Sunday 7th November
    9.30 am - Burghclere - Family Service with Baptism

Sunday 14th November - Remembrance
    9.20 am - Ecchinswell - At War Memorial
    10.50 am - Burghclere - At War Memorial then in church

Sunday 21st November - Christ the King
    9.30 am - Burghclere - Holy Communion
    11.00 am - Ecchinswell - Holy Communion

Sunday 28th November - Advent
    8.30 am - Newtown - BCP Holy Communion
    9.30 am - Burghclere - Morning Worship

Please check our noticeboards and website regularly for the most up to date information about church services and on Burghclere Facebook page

Private Prayer
Burghclere church is now open everyday from before 10.00 am to after 4.00 pm.

Last updated 11/10/21

Enquiries about services ether email the Rector or phone the number on Contacts page.