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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

office@downsbenefice.org.uk 

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 

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

 A warm welcome to the Downs Benefice, which lies to the north-west of Winchester, one time Capital City  of England.

 

The Five Parish Churches in the Downs Benefice

For more information please click on the image of a church below.

St Mary the Less

St Mary's

St Catherine's

St Stephen's

St Peter and Holy Cross

 

St Mary the Less Chilbolton

Village Street, Chilbolton, Hampshire, SO20 6BQ

St Mary's Crawley

Main Road, Crawley, Hampshire, SO21 2PZ

St Catherine's Littleton

Main Road, Littleton, Winchester, Hampshire, SO22 6QY

St Stephen's Sparsholt with Lainston

Church Lane, Sparsholt, Hampshire, SO21 2NJ

St Peter and Holy Cross Wherwell

Church Street, Wherwell, Hampshire, SP11 7JJ

Services for this Sunday - 24th December - Christmas Eve and Fourth Sunday of Advent 

8am (Wh) Holy Communion
2.30pm (Wh) Crib Service
4pm (Ch) Crib Service
4pm (Li) Crib Service
4pm (Sp) Crib Service
4.30pm (Cr) Posada Service
11.15pm (Ch) Midnight Service, with Wherwell
11.30pm (Sp) Midnight Service

In this Benefice we welcome everyone to our altars during communion.


Communicant members from all denominations are most welcome and others are invited for a blessing.

 

Readings

2 Sam 7. 1-11, 16

Romans 16. 25-end

Luke 1. 26-38

Psalm 85

 
 

 

 

Services for Sunday - 31st December - 5th Sunday Communion Service

10am (Sp) Holy Communion

In this Benefice we welcome everyone to our altars during communion.


Communicant members from all denominations are most welcome and others are invited for a blessing.

 

Readings

Acts 7: 54-end

Matthew 10: 17-22

 

Live the Mission

Newsletter from the Diocese of Winchester. http://www.winchester.anglican.org/resources/communications-resources/enewsandnewsletter/