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NB: All events subject to change. Please check back closer to the date
Day Date Time Location Event

2020

       
January        
Thursday 30th January 10am Wherwell School Christingle Service
February        
Saturday 8th February 4pm-6pm Sparsholt Messy Church
Sunday 9th February 12.15pm Littleton Interment of the Ashes of Lizzie May Jones
Friday 21st February 12 noon Crawley Thanksgiving Service for the life of Simon Every
WEDNESDAY 26th February     ASH WEDNESDAY
Wednesday 26th February 9.15am Sparsholt Holy Communion and Distribution of Ashes
Wednesday 26th February 9.30am Littleton Holy Communion and Distribution of Ashes
Wednesday 26th February 12.15pm Chilbolton Holy Communion and Distribution of Ashes
Friday 28th February 6.30pm Sparsholt Friends of St Stephen's AGM
March        
Sunday 1st March 6pm Wherwell Spring Meditations - St David
Tuesday 3rd March 7.15pm for 7.30pm Sparsholt Lent Series - Talk 1 - given by Mr. Mark Hibbert-Hingston, Winchester Street Pastors
Monday 9th March 7.15pm for 7.30pm Chilbolton Lent Series - Talk 2 - given by Mr. Tom Burden, Headmaster, Pilgrims School
Saturday 14th March 4pm-6pm Littleton Messy Church
Wednesday 18th March 7.15pm for 7.30pm Crawley Lent Series - Talk 3 - given by Mr. Jonathan de Sausmarez, Childrens' Society
SUNDAY 22nd March     MOTHERING SUNDAY
Friday 27th March 7pm Sparsholt St Stephen's APCM
Friday 27th March 7.15pm for 7.30pm Littleton Lent Series - Talk 4 - given by Mr. Howard Rowe, formerly Lead Chaplain of Winchester City Centre Chaplains.
April        
Thursday 2nd April 9.15am Sparsholt School Easter Service
Thursday 2nd April 7.15pm for 7.30pm Wherwell Lent Series - Talk 5 - given by Dr Guy Roland, Consultant Endocrinoloigist
Saturday 4th April 2pm Wherwell Wedding of Michael Darcy & Rachel Eddy
SUNDAY 5th April     PALM SUNDAY
Sunday 5th April 6pm Wherwell Spring Meditations - William Tyndale
Tuesday 7th April 7.20pm Chilbolton St Mary the Less APCM (in Village Hall)
THURSDAY 9th April     MAUNDY THURSDAY
FRIDAY 10th April     GOOD FRIDAY
SUNDAY 12th April     EASTER SUNDAY
Friday 24th April 6pm Crawley St Mary's APCM
Saturday 25th April 6pm Wherwell Auction of Promises
Sunday 26th April 11am Littleton St Catherine's APCM (following on from Sunday service)
Thursday 30th April 6pm Wherwell St Peter & Holy Cross APCM
May        
Sunday 3rd May 6pm Wherwell Spring Meditations - Maximillian Kolbe
Saturday 9th May 4pm-6pm Crawley Messy Church
Saturday 16th May  2.30pm Wherwell Wedding of James Blackmoor & Kate Riney
Sunday 17th May 10am Chilbolton Baptism of Chester Hunt
Friday 22nd May tbc Littleton Concert
Saturday 23rd May 2pm Sparsholt Wedding of Will Davies & Lucy Conroy
Saturday 30th May 1pm Chilbolton Wedding of Oliver Peach & Bean Mhi O'Boyle
Saturday 30th May tbc Wherwell Wherwell Singers Concert
Saturday 30th May to Saturday 6th June       BENEFICE HOLIDAY/RETREAT IN RYDAL
June        
SUNDAY 7th June     TRINITY SUNDAY
Sunday 7th June 11am Sparsholt Benefice Open-air service followed by Benefice Picnic (at Northwood Park)
Saturday 13th June 12 noon - 3.30pm Wherwell WHERWELL FETE
Saturday 13th June 12.30pm Littleton Wedding of Chris Westwood & Hilary Thomas
Saturday 13th June 4pm-6pm Sparsholt Messy Church
Sunday 14th June 12 noon onwards Littleton Littleton Village Open Gardens
Saturday 20th June 12.30-3.30pm Chilbolton CHILBOLTON FETE
Saturday 20th June 1-4pm Sparsholt SPARSHOLT FETE
Saturday 20th June 3pm Wherwell Wedding of Matthew Barrett & Nadine Abeledo
Sunday 28th June 12 noon onwards Wherwell Wherwell Village Open Gardens
July        
Saturday 11th July 4pm-6pm Littleton Messy Church
Friday 17th July 1.00pm Sparsholt Wedding of Callum Weir & Antonette Price
Saturday 18th July 12.30pm Sparsholt Wedding of Mark Zarb-Adami & Fiona Willsher
Tuesday 221st July 9.15am Sparsholt School Leavers Service
August        
Saturday 22nd August 3.30pm Sparsholt Wedding of Lee Hall and Jadine Crosswell
Saturday 29th August  12.30pm Sparsholt Wedding of Shane Webb & Terri Hyde
September        
Thursday 3rd September 4pm Littleton PET SHOW (at Recreation Ground)
Saturday 5th September 12noon - 5pm Littleton LITTLETON & HARESTOCK SHOW (in Marquee and at Recreation Ground)
Sunday 6th September 10am Littleton Littleton Show Service (in Marquee at Recreation Ground)
Saturday 19th September 3pm Chilbolton Wedding of John Newton & Emma Boswell
October        
November        
Saturday 14th November 2.30pm Littleton Wedding of Gary Baker & Pippa Walker
December        
Wednesday 23rd December 12.30pm (tbc) Chilbolton Wedding of Barnaby Reekes & Emily Souter

2021

       
Saturday 31st July 12 noon Littleton Wedding of Daniel Pickering & Sara Evans

 

KEY to event Location: Ch = Chilbolton; Cr = Crawley; Li = Littleton; Sp = Sparsholt; Wh = Wherwell

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