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

ASH Wednesday Services

Come and join us for our services   Ash_Wednesday_2018

Lent Series 2018 come and join us

 Lent Series

The Cathedral Choir, Choristers & Lay Clerks are coming to

St Stephen's - 10th March

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A Spring Programme of Meditations at Wherwell Church

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Save the date - 23 April

The Lyra Singers from St Petersburg visit Littleton. 

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Confirmation 

Confirmation will take place in Winchester Cathedral during the Easter Eve Vigil. 

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Volunteer Treasurer wanted for charity

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Sparsholt 100 Club 

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Parish Magazine Deadline

Copy for April/May edition of the Benefice Parish Magazine should be submitted by 12.00 noon - 5th March

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.