Church Information - 1st May 2021

Letter no 59, May 1st 2021

Benefice of Farleigh, Candover and Wield

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Dear friends, 

We hope you are all feeling encouraged and are growing in confidence as we move out of the lockdown restrictions, and are able to join us live in worship Sunday by Sunday. God has answered many prayers for an end to this viral pandemic, although we will have to live with the likelihood of this variant being the predominant flu virus for a while yet. We give thanks to God for His inspiration to scientists who have been able to produce what we are told are effective vaccines, and although some would emphasise man’s ingenuity, we would acknowledge that it is all part of the creation in which God has placed us.

We also give thanks this week for answers to prayer for rain – much needed for the crops at this vital stage of spring growth.

We have not recorded any online services for tomorrow as we think the time has come for a return to usual live services, although some of these will be outside as weather and congregations permit and want – we are happy either way if folk are much blessed.

Candover Valley end:

  9.30                        Wield                            Matins BCP

10.00                       Preston Candover         Morning Worship

11.00                       Northington                    Holy Communion CW


Farleigh end:-

  8.00                       Ellisfield                         Holy Communion BCP

  9.45                       Cliddesden                    Holy Communion CW

11.15                       Dummer                         Family Service/Sunday Special (speaker Alex


For all indoor services  remember to wash hands before coming, to spatially distance, use hand sanitizer on entry, and wear masks if inside unless you are taking part. (not needed outside as long as spatial distancing).

We will continue to send letters out weekly and next week will highlight  the Ten Days of Prayer from Ascension Day to Pentecost – May 13th  to May 23rd, under the title “Thy Kingdom Come” with links to zoom prayer times and announcements of live prayer times as well.

This coming Wednesday Fellowship group will be meeting this week, and we are studying the gifts of the Holy Spirit and how they work in and through us. You are ALL invited!

The Link to Join Zoom Meeting is

Meeting ID: 896 2287 7192
Passcode: 235565

Any urgent pastoral needs, do get in touch with David or Stephen  - we are available on the phone, email, Zoom and in person at a social distance.

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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