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

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Notices in brief...

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

Benefice Office

open daily 9am-5pm 

Tel: 01962 88084

Christmas Services 

Please see our page  Christmas Services

Winchester Churches Nightshelter

Please go to Christmas at the Nightshelter  for more information.

Karis Kids

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.

Rydal 2018 - Saturday 26th May-Saturday 2nd June

 Please go to Notices  for further information.

Sparsholt 100 Club 

Please go to Notices for further information.

Parish Magazine Deadline

Copy for February/March edition of the Benefice Parish Magazine should be submitted by 12.00 noon - 8th January

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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 January

Services for Sunday 7th January

The Epiphany

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

Services for Sunday 14th January

The Second Sunday of Epiphany

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 at Watermill Cottage, Wherwell

Services for Sunday 21st January

The Third Sunday of Epiphany

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 28th January

Presentation of Christ in the Temple - The Fourth Sunday of Epiphany

 8am (Wh) Holy Communion (BCP)
10.00am (Cr) 4th Sunday Worship with Sunday School
10.00am (Li) Family Communion
10.00am (Sp) Family Communion
4.00pm (Ch) Fireside Praise @ 'Pentons', Village Street, Chilbolton