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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

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

November Services.

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

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

December Services.
Friday 3rd December
    3.15 pm - Burghclere - Messy Church, Christmas Nativity

Saturday 4th December
    3.30 pm - Burghclere Outdoors - Carols as Christmas Tree decorated
        Bring a decoration to hang on the tree
        Switching on of the Christmas lights at 4pm

Sunday 5th December
    9.30 am - Burghclere - CW Holy Communion
    11.00 am - Ecchinswell - CW Holy Communion
    4.00 pm - Burghclere - Christingle

Sunday 12th December
    9.30 am - Burghclere - CW Holy Communion
    4.00 pm - Ecchinswell - Christingle
    6.00 pm - Newtown - Carol Service

Sunday 19th December
    9.30 am - Burghclere - CW Holy Communion
    11.00 am - Ecchinswell - Carol Service
    6.30 pm - Burghclere - Carol Service

Friday 24th December - Christmas Eve
    4.00 pm - Burghclere - Crib Service - for the whole family
    11.30 pm - Burghclere - Midnight Holy Communion

Saturday 25th December - Christmas Day
    9.30 am - Burghclere - Family Worship
    11.00 am - Newtown - Family Communion
    11.00 am - Ecchinswell - Family Communion

Sunday 26th December
    9.30 am - Burghclere - Said Traditional Holy Communion (Benefice)

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.
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.

Last updated 17/11/21

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