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

Crawley Mission Links

Notices in brief...

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

September Harvest Festivals in the Downs Benefice

For full details and all our Harvest services please see Notices

Autumn Sale, Littleton - Saturday 29th September

For full details, please see Notices

Cenotaph - 1st November

Marking the Centenary of The Armistice of November 1918, the Coldstream Guards Band present the first performance of Cenotaph, a major new orchestral and choral work, composed and conducted by its Director of Music, Major Simon Haw MBE.

Admission only by complimentary ticket - For full details, please see Notices

World's Biggest Coffee Morning

Friday 28th September

Come and join us for the Macmillan  Coffee Morning and help raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support at either

Memorial Green, Sparsholt - 8.30am onwards, or

The Running Horse, Littleton - 9am to 12 noon, or

St Mary the Less, Chilbolton - 10.30am to 12 noon

Urgent help needed for a refugee family

For full details, please see Notices

Faith and the Arts IV

LAST FEW TICKETS available

8th, 15th, 22nd, & 29th October - For full details and how to buy tickets, please see Notices

Autumn Meditations at Wherwell Church 

 7 Oct, 4 Nov - For full details, please see Notices

Save the dates 

Sparsholt Harvest Supper, Saturday 13 October - tickets on sale 10 September

Autumn Sale - 29th September, Littleton -please see Notices

17th November - Charity Gift Fair, Crawley Village Hall. More info to follow.

Parish Magazine Deadline

Copy for December/January edition of the Benefice Parish Magazine should be submitted by 12.00 noon - 12th November

 

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. It began nine years ago and became a charity in its own right in November 2007. 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.

Boaz Project                                                                                                                

 

Winchester Street Pastors

 

 

Street pastors are trained volunteers from local churches and we care about our community.We are on patrol from 9.30 p.m. to 3 a.m. on a Friday and Saturday night – as well as a Thursday once a month – to care for, listen to and help people who are out on the streets.We are part of a national team first pioneered in 2003, and Street Pastors continues to grow throughout the UK and across the world.We are led by our local coordinator and we also have support from local churches and community groups in partnership with the police, local council and other statutory agencies. 

Street Pastors

 

Crawley Church currently also makes annual donations to: 

   
  • Karis Kids (see Benefice Mission page)
  • Trinity Centre, winchester (see Benefice mission page)
  • Winchester Churches Night Shelter (see Benefice mission page) Night Shelter Manager, Michele Price lives in Crawley
  • Kevin Lay Foundation (see Littleton mission page)