Mosaic reredos - two angels guard the cross.Services


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

Sanitising, Masks
We continue to have hand sanitiser available as you enter the church and masks should you wish to wear one.

Your financial support is always important. If you would like to support our churches financially, please visit our Giving page. Thank You.

Sermon Series. This new series started on 21 January.
Download or print as a two sided A4 document Sermon Series Spring 2024
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The document gives the dates for the 6 week Exploring Chistianity course started on 30 January. Last sesison Tuesday 5 March.
For more on the course please visit our Events page.

Services are in Person unless otherwise indicated.

March 2024

Sunday 3rd March
    9.30am Holy Communion at Burghclere
    11.00am Holy Communion at Ecchinswell

Sunday 10th March - Mothering Sunday
    9.30am Family Service at Burghclere
    11.00am Family Service at Ecchinswell

Sunday 17th March
    8.30am Traditional Holy Communion at Newtown
    9.30am Holy Communion at Burghclere (Passion Reading)

Sunday 24th March - Palm Sunday
    9.15am Benefice Café Church at Burghclere

Thursday 28th March - Maundy
    7.30pm Holy Communion at Newtown

Friday 29th March - Good Friday
    2.00pm Reflections at the foot of the cross at Burghclere

Sunday 31st March - Easter
    8.30am Traditional Holy Communion at Newtown
    9.30am Family Communion at Burghclere
    11.00am Family Communion at Ecchinswell

Café Church at Burghclere
This is for all the family. Come in good time and enjoy orange juice, coffee/tea, croissants and cereal, before the service starts at 9.45am.
The service will include hymns/songs, readings, prayers and a short talk but will be less formal than other services and there will be a separate activity for the children during the talk.

Our services are open for everyone, and you will be very welcome. We look forward to seeing you.
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.

      Post Coronavirus, Covid-19.
As of 24 February 2022 the UK government ended all of the mandatory Covid-19 restrictions.
Government guidance places the onus on the individual of what to do with regard to the wearing of masks, sanitizing and maintaining some social distance in crowded areas.
Should you get Covid the recommendation is you isolate for 5 days and only return to normal life when you test negative for two consecutive days.

Last updated 25/2/2024

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