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

Parish Records

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

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

Historic records transcribed from the originals

Church Baptisms Marriages Burials
St Catherine's
Littleton
 1736-1930  1839-1930  1738-1930
St Mary's
Crawley

1649-1812

1813-1930

1675-1836

1837-1930 

1675-1812

1813-1930 

St Mary the Less
Chilbilton
     
St Peter and Holy Cross
Wherwell
     
St Stephen's
Sparsholt with Lainston
 1609-1930  1630-1930  1628-1919

 

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For records after 1930 and for any other information please contact: fred@montague.me.uk