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

In Emergency – Coronavirus

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

 Email: revdjax@downsbenefice.org.uk

Mobile: 07761 055228

 

Please also look at these websites to find details of how to join others online for prayer, worship, study, and community life:

Diocese of Winchester: www.winchester.anglican.org

The Church of England: www.churchofengland.org

Bishop David has produced four homilies from Matthews Gospel for the final four Sundays of August which can be accessed

here.

Further information about the phone line is available

here.

Coronavirus Support:

Update from the Littleton Helpers -

Please see Notices

Chilbolton Coronavirus Support Group

Chilbolton_Coronavirus_Information

 

Crawley Corona Helpers

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

 

Littleton Coronavirus Support Group

Littleton_Coronavirus_Support_Group

 

Sparsholt Community Support

Support_Group

Sparsholt Community Support

Group  Newsletter

 

Wherwell Coronavirus Help Line

Wherwell_Coronavirus_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.

Winchester Street Pastors

As pubs and restaurants are now open again, our teams are once again out there on Friday and Saturday evenings to OFFER REASSURANCE, SAFETY AND SUPPORT, BY CARING, LISTENING AND HELPING.

If you would be interested in becoming

a Street Pastor, please  click here

Parish Magazine Deadline

Copy for Oct/Nov edition of the Benefice Parish Magazine should be submitted by 12.00 noon - Friday 4th September.

 

 

 

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