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

Christian Aid Week (CAW) 2018 Littleton. 

CAW raised £1,605,

Please see our Notices  page for further information

St Catherine's Annual church yard clear-up

Saturday 7th July.

Please see our Notices  page for further information

Save the dates 

24th June - afternoon - Wherwell Open Gardens

24th June - afternoon - Littleton Open Gardens, cream teas

30th June - 12.30-3.30pm - Chilbolton Church Fete and Village BBQ

30th June - 1.00-4.00pm - Sparsholt Village Fete

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

Would you like to ring Church Bells to mark 100 years since the end of WW!?

Please see our Notices  page for further information

Parish Magazine Deadline

Copy for August/September edition of the Benefice Parish Magazine should be submitted by 12.00 noon - 9 July.

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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 July

Services for Sunday 1st July

The Fifth Sunday after Trinity

8.00am (Sp) Holy Communion (BCP)
10.00am (Ch) Thanksgiving Service for the Fete (in the Marquee)
10.00am (Cr) Family Communion
10.00am (Wh) Holy Communion
4.00pm (Li) Cafe Church in Church Room

Services for Sunday 8th July

The Sixth Sunday after Trinity

10.00am (Ch) Morning Prayer
10.00am (Cr) Morning Worship
10.00am (Li) Family Communion
10.00am (Sp) Welcome Worship
6.00pm (Wh) Benefice Evensong

Services for Sunday 15th July

The Seventh Sunday after Trinity

8.00am (Cr) Holy Communion (BCP)
10.00am (Ch) Family Communion (CW)
10.00am (Li) Morning Worship 
10.00am (Sp) Matins
10.00am (Wh) Family Service
6.00pm (Li) Peace Wholeness



Services for Sunday 29th July

The Ninth Sunday after Trinity

10.00am (Wh)  5th Sunday Benefice Family Communion 



Services for Sunday 22nd July

The Eighth Sunday after Trinity 

8.00am (Wh) Holy Communion (BCP)
10.00am (Cr) 4th Sunday Worship with Sunday School
10.00am (Li) Family Communion
10.00am (Sp) Family Communion
6.00pm (Ch) Benefice Evensong