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

Daily Readings

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.

 

Readings for Tuesday 11th August

Morning Prayer

Reading   1 Samuel 20: 1-17
Reading   Acts 1: 15-end
Psalm(s)   48

Evening Prayer

Reading   Ezekiel 37: 15-end
Gospel   Mark 1: 14-20
Psalm(s)   50

Readings for Sunday 16th August - The Tenth Sunday after Trinity

Principal Service

Reading   Isaiah 56: 1; 6-8
Reading   Romans 11: 1-2a; 29-32
Psalm   67
Gospel   Matthew 15: 10-28
Morning Prayer
Reading   Jonah Ch 1
Reading   2 Peter 3: 14-end
Psalm(s)   92
Evening Prayer 
Reading   2 Kings 4: 1-37
Reading   Acts 16: 1-15
Gospel   John 6: 51-58
Psalm(s)   90