Church Information - 13th March 2021

Letter no 52, March 13th 2021

Benefice of Farleigh, Candover and Wield

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Dear friends,

The spring storms have been with us this week but respite is here and especially we pray for good weather tomorrow, Sunday 14th March, being Mothering Sunday, with open air services at each end of the benefice.

In Farleigh Parish, services are at Ellisfield at 9.45 a.m. – Mothering Sunday service with communion inside, and at 11.15, an Open Air Mothering Sunday service at Dummer. This will be a short service, and we are trusting the Lord for no wind or rain – come warmly dressed, and as we are outside, socially distanced we can sing. Flowers will be distributed at both services.

In the Candover Valley, there is an Open Air Mothering Sunday service at 10.00 at St. Mary’s Preston Candover, and at 6.00 p.m. Wield Evensong so we are beginning to get back into our gathering together.

For all indoor services  remember to wash hands before coming, to spatially distance, use hand sanitizer on entry, and wear masks if inside (not needed outside as long as we stand far enough away from others).

Next week services will be:

21 March Farleigh Parish

Ellisfield 8.00 a.m. Holy Communion BCP 

11.15 Open Air Family Service at Cliddesden for Passion Sunday, when the theme is the cross of Jesus.

21st March Candover Valley 

Wield 9.00 a.m. Holy Communion BCP 

11.00 a.m. Preston Candover Holy Communion.

The link for the Farleigh service for Mothering Sunday is here:

The link for Candover Valley will be on website later.

The second talk from J. John in a series of three on Faith, Hope and Love, the first of which you heard last week (we hope you enjoyed it) is now on the website link is here:-

The Lent course continues on Wednesday evenings 7.15 for 7.30 helping us grasp the wide narative of scripture, how it fits together and how it impacts our lives – there’s still time to join in.

The link is: - Meeting ID: 885 3886 2923 Passcode: 750883

As always, David and Stephen are available on the phone, email, Zoom and in person at a social distance – do get in touch with us.

With our prayers for each of you to be sustained and encouraged as the virus infections are diminishing rapidly and vaccinations increasing more, so that should give us all courage and confidence to come out and rekindle our fellowship and worship together.

Every blessing,

David and Stephen



Stephen Mourant,  

Associate Rector

Benefice of Farleigh, Candover and Wield, 


The Rectory, Church Lane, Ellisfield, 

RG25 2QR 01256-381217

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