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

Weddings

Notices in brief...

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

Christian Aid Week 13-19 May (Littleton)

Volunteers needed - Please see our Notices  page for further information

The return of Cantores Episcopi - songs for a Summer Afternoon

Saturday 9th June, 3pm, St Catherine's Church Room, Littleton

Please see our Notices  page for further information

Auction of Promises

Saturday 28th April at 7.30pm in Wherwell Village Hall

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A Spring Programme of Meditations at Wherwell Church

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Save the date - Saturday 30th June 12.30-3.30pm

Chilbolton Church Fete and Village BBQ

Sparsholt 100 Club 

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Parish Magazine Deadline

Copy for June/July edition of the Benefice Parish Magazine should be submitted by 12.00 noon - 7 May

Would you like to get married in the Downs Benefice?

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The Church of England offers three Marriage Services:

 

1662 Book of Common Prayer: In traditional language
1966 Book of Common Prayer: A modified version of the Book of Common Prayer service, (1966) as one of the Alternative Services: Series One
Marriage Service from Common Worship 2000: in modern language, and reflecting the current Christian understanding of marriage. The Common Worship marriage service offers the most flexibility in the choice of readings and prayers, but in all three, you can be involved in choosing hymns and other music, for the service.