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

Advent and Christmas Services

Notices in brief...

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

LENT SERIES 2019

'Mission and responding to God's Call'.

This year we have invited various speakers to come and talk to us about how they have responded to God's Call and how their faith directs their life and work - to vocation and to their charitable works.

For full details of the dates and time please go to our Lent page.

Mothering Sunday

Sunday 31st March 2019

We will be holding special Mothering Sunday services in all five churches at 10am on Sunday 31st March. 

Everyone is most welcome to attend, and please spread the word to any families you think might like to come along.  Even better, bring them with you!

Spring Meditation Series 

St Peter & Holy Cross, Wherwell

7th April - Brother Lawrence, Carmelite lay brother and writer, 1614-1691

2nd June - St Benedict, founder of Western monasticism and Patron Saint of Europe, ca AD480-ca AD 547

Electoral Rolls

Just a quick reminder that it is time for the new Electoral Roll to be compiled.  Please don't forget to fill in your forms and return them to your Electoral Roll Officer or the Benefice Office.

Benefice Baptism Team

Would you be interested in becoming part of the Baptism Team?

For more details please see  Notices

Parish Magazine Deadline

Copy for June/July edition of the Benefice Parish Magazine should be submitted by 12.00 noon - Friday 10th May.

Day

Date

Time

Place

Service

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday

2nd Dec

10am

St Catherine’s, Littleton

Posada Service

Sunday

2nd Dec

5.30pm

St Peter & Holy Cross, Wherwell

Candlelight Service following Advent Fair

Wednesday

5th Dec

6.30pm

St Catherine’s, Littleton

Advent Compline

Sunday

9th Dec

6pm

St Stephen’s, Sparsholt with Lainston

Carol Service

Wednesday

12th Dec

12.30pm

St Mary’s, Crawley

Arqiva Carol Service

Sunday

16th Dec

4pm

St Mary the Less, Chilbolton

Carol Service

Sunday

16th Dec

6pm

St Mary’s, Crawley

Carol Service

Sunday

16th Dec

6pm

St Catherine’s, Littleton

Carol Service

Monday

17th Dec

6pm

Woodman Close, Sparsholt

‘Carols on the Green’

Friday

21st Dec

6.30pm

St Peter & Holy Cross, Wherwell

Advent Compline with Music

Sunday

23rd Dec

10am

St Mary the Less, Chilbolton

Benefice Communion

Monday

24th Dec

2.30pm

St Peter & Holy Cross, Wherwell

Crib Service

Monday

24th Dec

4pm

St Mary the Less, Chilbolton

Crib Service

Monday

24th Dec

4pm

St Catherine’s, Littleton

Crib Service

Monday

24th Dec

4pm

St Stephen’s, Sparsholt with Lainston

Crib Service

Monday

24th Dec

4.30pm

St Mary’s, Crawley

Posada Service

Monday

24th Dec

11.15pm

St Peter & Holy Cross, Wherwell

Midnight Service

Monday

24th Dec

11.30pm

St Stephen’s, Sparsholt with Lainston

Midnight Service

Tuesday

25th Dec

8am

St Mary’s, Crawley

Holy Communion

Tuesday

25th Dec

10am

St Catherine’s, Littleton

Family Communion

Tuesday

25th Dec

10am

St Mary the Less, Chilbolton

Family Service

Tuesday

25th Dec

10am

St Stephen’s, Sparsholt with Lainston

Family Service

Tuesday

25th Dec

10am

St Peter & Holy Cross, Wherwell

Family Service

Tuesday

25th Dec

10am

St Mary’s, Crawley

Family Service with Nativity Play by the Sunday School

Sunday

30st Dec

10am

St Stephen’s, Sparsholt with Lainston

Benefice Family Communion