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

Future Months

Notices in brief...

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

Benefice Office

open daily 9am-5pm 

Tel: 01962 880845

To be a Pilgrim 

A course for the Christian  Journey. Please see our page To be a Pilgrim Course

All Souls Services

Traditionally, All Souls' Day is the time when the Church remembers those who have died and offers prayers of thanksgiving for their lives. 

Please see our  Notices  page for more information on all the Services.

Faith and the Arts III 2017 - Tickets now on Sale

Please go to Notices for further information.

An Autumn Programme of Meditations at Wherwell Church

Please go to Notices for further information.

Calling all choir leaders or potential choir leaders with an interest in Church music

St Catherine's Church is currently looking for a dynamic musician to lead and develop its worship. If you are interested please get in touch with the Benefice Office.

Sparsholt 100 Club 

Please go to Notices for further information.

Parish Magazine Deadline

Copy for December/January edition of the Benefice Parish Magazine should be submitted by 12.00 noon - 6 November

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A very warm welcome to all the services in The Downs Benefice of St. Mary the Less Chilbolton (Ch), St. Mary's Crawley (Cr), St. Catherine's Littleton (Li), St. Stephen's with Lainston Sparsholt (Sp) and St. Peter and Holy Cross Wherwell (Wh)

NB: this website is updated weekly, but please check services with the Benefice Office: Tel: +44 1962 880845


Sunday Services for November

Services for Sunday 5th November

All Saints' / All Souls' / The Fourth Sunday before Advent

  10am (Cr) All Souls' Service
 3pm (Ch) All Saints' Service (with Wherwell)
 4pm (Li) Cafe Church in Church Room
 6pm  (Sp) All Souls' Service

Services for Sunday 12th November

Remembrance Sunday / The Third Sunday before Advent

10.30am (Li) Remembrance Sunday Service at Flowerdown Barracks (anyone wishing to attend will need to sign up on the sheets at the back of St Catherine's church, Littleton)
10.50am (Wh) Remembrance Sunday Service at the War Memorial (with Chilbolton)
10.55am (Cr) Remembrance Sunday Service at the War Memorial
10.55am (Sp) Remembrance Sunday Service at the War Memorial

Services for Sunday 19th November

The Second Sunday before Advent

 8am (Cr) Holy Communion (BCP)
10am (Ch) Holy Communion (CW) 
10am (Li) Morning Worship
10am (Sp) Matins
10am (Wh) Family Service
 6pm (Li) Peace and Wholeness





Services for Sunday 26th November

Christ the King / The Sunday next before Advent

 8am (Wh) Holy Communion 
10am (Ch) Family Service
10am (Cr) 4th Sunday Worship with Sunday School
10am (Sp) Family Communion 
11am (Li) Family Communion and Patronal Festival
6pm (Wh) Autumn Meditations - Julian of Norwich