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

In Emergency 

In an emergency, please contact the Rector, Revd Jax Machin on:

 Email: revdjax@downsbenefice.org.uk

Mobile: 07761 055228

Sparsholt Primary School

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Journey to Kampala

Further information about the phone line is available

here

Coronavirus Support:

Chilbolton Coronavirus Support:

Coronavirus Support 

 

Crawley Corona Helpers:

Phone:  07807 363689 or Email: crawleycoronahelpers@gmail.com 

Littleton Coronavirus Support Group:

Update

 

Sparsholt Community Support:

Support Group

 

Wherwell Coronavirus Help Line:

Helpline

 

Hampshire Help Line:

0333 370 4000

(This number has been issued by Hants Constabulary.)

Prayer Requests

If you have any prayer requests, for any concerns lying on your heart or to give thanks, please email the office on office@downsbenefice.org.uk

All prayer requests will be made anonymous before being passed on  to our Prayer Team.

Parish Magazine Deadline

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

Would you like to get married in the Downs Benefice?

Click on the photo to find out a little more and see our churches

 

 

The Church of England offers three Marriage Services:

 

Church of England - Weddings

 

Book of Common Prayer (1662) - In traditional language

 

Marriage Service from Common Worship 2000  [Open The Marriage] - 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.

 

Book of Common Prayer (Alternative Services: Series One) - A modified version of the Book of Common Prayer service, (1966)