This is the official website of The Downs Benefice Winchester, Hampshire.

Chilbolton Mission Links

Notices in brief...

For all the notices and more information, please see our Notices page


Lent Series 2018 come and join us

 Lent Series

Christian Aid Week 13-19 May (Littleton)

Volunteers needed - Please see our Notices  page for further information

A Spring Programme of Meditations at Wherwell Church

Please see our Notices  page for further information

Save the date - 23 April

The Lyra Singers from St Petersburg visit Littleton. 

Please see our Notices  page for further information


Confirmation will take place in Winchester Cathedral during the Easter Eve Vigil. 

Please go to Notices for further information.

Sparsholt 100 Club 

Please go to Notices for further information.

Parish Magazine Deadline

Copy for April/May edition of the Benefice Parish Magazine should be submitted by 12.00 noon - 5th March




Boaz Project 








Boaz was set up to help address the lack of facilities for people with learning disabilities once they have left full time education. Its aim is to create an atmosphere of the work ethic for people who otherwise cannot gain employment. Its long term desire is to be able to employ some of those who access its facilities.  The Project's Christian ethos seeks to address the whole person, body, mind and spirit, aiming to release and realise each person's full human potential to the glory of God.  Many volunteers choose to help at the project as part of their own healing journey following bereavement, relationship breakdown or redundancy.



Andover Food Bank

Andover Food Bank provides support for local people in crisis, and is supported by local churches. It is based at St John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church. Website:





Chilbolton Church has also made donations to the following during 2016:

Streets Ahead Football Club, Andover


Andover Crisis Centre



Countess of Brecknock Hospice, Andover