Church Information - 27th March 2021

Letter no 54, March 27th 2021

Benefice of Farleigh, Candover and Wield

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Dear friends,

Tomorrow is Palm Sunday, when we look at Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem on the back of a borrowed donkey, leading to what is called Holy Week, the last few days of Jesus’ life before the Last Supper on Maundy Thursday, on to Good Friday and Easter Day, the greatest Christian celebration of His rising from the dead, breaking the power and fear of death for all who put their trust in Him.

We have both live and online services tomorrow – details are:

28th March, Palm Sunday 

Farleigh end:

9.45 Dummer open air Morning Prayer for Palm Sunday 

11.15 Ellisfield Morning Praise for Palm Sunday

Palm crosses are available to collect at St. Leonard’s Cliddesden from 10.00 a.m. on Sunday morning – first come first served.

Candover Valley end:

11.00 Open Air Palm Sunday service at St. Peter’s Brown Candover

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).

The link for the Farleigh online service for 28 March is:-

The link for Candover Valley will be on website later.

The Lent course continues on Wednesday evening 7.15 for 7.30 with session 7 of the Bible Course, helping us grasp the wide narrative of scripture – this week, the epistles in the New Testament. The link is: -  Meeting ID: 885 3886 2923 Passcode: 750883


Services for Holy Week:

Maundy Thursday April 1st 

7.30 p.m. Stephen and David are going to do a LIVE ZOOM SERVICE – link here:
Meeting ID: 875 0531 9701 Passcode: 161057

Good Friday April 2nd


2.00 p.m. “Last Hour” live service at Cliddesden, with hymns to hum along to.

Candover Valley:

2.00 p.m. at Brown Candover “An hour at the cross”- if folk want to walk there as part of Good Friday pilgrimage they can but there isn’t an organised walk this year.

ONLINE Good Friday service link is here - with guest speaker, Rev’d Canon J. John.


CHILDREN’S STORY OF EASTER – beautifully narrated by Natalie Wood, which lasts about 20 minutes is now available, tracing the story from Palm Sunday to Easter Day, using the Children’s First Bible illustrations – please do use this with your children/grandchildren. Link:-


Next Sunday, Easter Day, live services as per usual pattern and there will also be an online service for those at home.

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.

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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