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 (CAW) 2018 Littleton. 

CAW raised £1,605,

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St Catherine's Annual church yard clear-up

Saturday 7th July.

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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!?

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Parish Magazine Deadline

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

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.