Church Information - 19th December

19th December 2020

Benefice of Farleigh, Candover and Wield

Dear friends,

A few days away we will be celebrating the birth of our Saviour Jesus Christ, as God become human in a baby at Bethlehem. We are in much constrained circumstances, but always we can find ways of blessing one another in the name and power of Jesus, for with God “all things are possible.”(cf Luke 1:37).

For those unable to get to a Carol Service, there is a “9 Lessons and Carols” online now – link below – enjoy the carols and readings. Stephen’s talk is on “fear not” – a hugely important message this Christmas time.

And as promised, the “Virtual Nativity” also premieres at midnight – thank you to all who contributed to it -girls and boys, well done, and well done your mums and dads in their filming!

Virtual Nativity link premiering Sunday morning:-

9 Lessons and Carols link:-

Please remember that communion services on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day will be limited number due to social distancing, so you will need to book in with your churchwarden or other person so that we can make sure we keep our distance and restrict the possibility of any infection being spread – we can all use our common sense. 

Farleigh Parish

Thursday       24 December

4.00 p.m.         Carol Service at Farleigh House outdoors – no booking required

8.00 p.m.         Dummer           Holy Communion CW MAXIMUM 35 – Book


11.30 p.m.       Cliddesden       Midnight Holy Communion MAXIMUM 30 Book


08.00                Ellisfield           HOLY COMMUNION MAX 30 –  Book


09.30                 Ellisfield          Family Communion CW MAX 30 Book


10.45               Dummer           Family Communion CW MAX 35 Book



Candover Valley

Thursday       24 December Christmas Eve

4.00                 Preston Candover       Carols and Crib Service in churchyard NO booking required

Friday 25 December Christmas Day

8:30                 Bradley                        Family Holy Communion

9:30                 Wield                           Family Holy Communion (1)

10.15               Wield                           Family Holy Communion (2)

11.00               Preston Candover       Christmas Family Worship

11.15               Northington                  Christmas Family Worship

There is one service for the whole benefice on Sunday 27 December at 11.00 a.m. at Ellisfield – a Carol Praise short service. NO booking required

May God bless you and your families in these difficult times – Do not fear – do not worry: God is good, all the time.

With every blessing,

In His love, 

David and Stephen


Stephen Mourant,  

Associate Rector

Benefice of Farleigh, Candover and Wield, 


The Rectory, Church Lane, Ellisfield, 

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