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

Sermon Series. This new series started on 3 September.
Download or print as a two sided A4 document Sermon Series Autumn 2023
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The document gives the usual programme of services. Also Remembrance (12 November) and the Christmas services and events.

Services are in Person unless otherwise indicated.

November 2023

Sunday 26th November
    9.15am Café Church at Burghclere
    11.00am Holy Communion at Ecchinswell

December 2023

Christams Flyer.
Download or print a document giving events and services of Christmas in Our Churches
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Sunday 3rd December
    8.30am - Traditional Holy Communion at Newtown
    9.30am - Family Service at Burghclere

Saturday 9th December 3.30pm
    Carols around the outdoor tree, Burghclere

Sunday 10th December
    9.30am - Holy Communion at Burghclere
    4.00pm - Christingle at Ecchinswell

Sunday 17th December
    4.00pm - Christingle at Burghclere
    6.00pm - Candlelit Carol Service at Newtown

Sunday 24th December - Christmas Eve
    6.30pm - Carol Service at Burghclere
    11.30pm - Midnight Communion at Burghclere

Monday 25th December - Christmas Day
    9.30am - Family Service at Burghclere
    9.30am - Family Communion at Newtown
    11.00am - Family Communion at Ecchinswell

Sunday 31st December
    10.00am - United Service for all our churches, at Burghclere

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 14/11/2023

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