This is the official website of The Downs Benefice Winchester, Hampshire.
Chilbolton Mission Links
Notices in brief...
For all the notices and more information, please see our Notices page
Please click Easter_Services to see our Easter services across the Benefice.
Please note that the Benefice Office will close for Good Friday and Easter Monday.
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.
The Downs Benefice Summer Walks
19th to 24th August 2019
DON’T MISS OUT!
Put these dates into your diary and join us during our week
of walks this summer.
It is for all of the communities of Chilbolton, Crawley, Littleton, Sparsholt and Wherwell: all are welcome.
There will be six full-length walks of between 8.5 and 9.5 miles and also eight half-day walks of about 4 to 5 miles.
Two years ago, we had about 100 walkers who each walked on average 2.2 walks.
It is hoped that all five communities will support this initiative.
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.
Boaz was set up to help address the lack of facilities for people with learning disabilities once they have left full time education. Its aim is to create an atmosphere of the work ethic for people who otherwise cannot gain employment. Its long term desire is to be able to employ some of those who access its facilities. The Project's Christian ethos seeks to address the whole person, body, mind and spirit, aiming to release and realise each person's full human potential to the glory of God. Many volunteers choose to help at the project as part of their own healing journey following bereavement, relationship breakdown or redundancy.
Andover Food Bank
Andover Food Bank provides support for local people in crisis, and is supported by local churches. It is based at St John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church. Website: andover.foodbank.org.uk
Chilbolton Church has also made donations to the following during 2016: