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Chilbolton Mission Links

Notices in brief...

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

Carols at The Running Horse, Littleton

On Thursday 13th December starting at 7pm, patrons of The Running Horse will be entertained by Carol Singing (with a chance to join in).  If you are interested in being one of the Carol Singers, please contact the Benefice Office on 01962 880 845 or office@downsbenefice.org.uk.  Otherwise, do come along, join in and get into the spirit of Christmas.

'Carols on the Green'

Monday 17th December - 6pm

Start the countdown to Christmas and come along to Woodman Close, Sparsholt at 6pm on Monday 17th December to sing Carols.

Advent Compline with Music - led by Dale Webb

Friday 21st December - 6.30pm

St Peter and Holy Cross, Wherwell

For full details please click Advent_Compline_-_21st_December_2018.

Alpha is coming!

Starts 13th January 2019.

For more details, please click Alpha_Course_-_January_2019

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 February/March edition of the Benefice Parish Magazine should be submitted by 12.00 noon - 7th January.

 

 

 

Boaz Project 

                            

 

 

 

                        

                                  

 

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.

Website: www.boazproject.co.uk                                                                                                               

 

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:

Streets Ahead Football Club, Andover

Hampshiregateway.info/en/Streets_Ahead_Football_Club

 

Andover Crisis Centre

Andovercrisisandsupportcentre.org.uk

 

 

Countess of Brecknock Hospice, Andover

Countessofbrecknockhospice.co.uk