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For Sunday services, please see Sunday Services

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


Tuesday 19th February 11am Littleton Interment of the Ashes of Barbara Foulkes
Wednesday 20th February 11am Littleton Interment of the Ashes of Keith Guppy
Wednesday 20th February 12.30pm Sparsholt Funeral of Mary Moffat
Thursday 28th February 10am Littleton Funeral and burial of Delphene Wilson
Sunday 3rd March 6.00pm Wherwell Spring Meditations - Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Tuesday 5th March 10am Crawley Wedding of Peter Lelliott and Romney Reed
Wednesday 6th March 9.15am Sparsholt Ash Wednesday Service with Sparsholt School
Wednesday 6th March 9.30am Littleton Midweek Holy Communion with Distribution of Ashes
Wednesday 6th March 12.15pm Wherwell Ash Wednesday Service (with Chilbolton)
Saturday 9th March 4-6pm Sparsholt Messy Church, Sparsholt Memorial Hall
Tuesday 12th March 7.15pm Sparsholt Lent Series Talk (1) - see Lent
Wednesday 13th March 2pm Littleton Interment of the Ashes of Christine Herridge
Monday 18th March 7.15pm Chilbolton Lent Series Talk (2) - see Lent
Friday 29th March 7.15pm Littleton Lent Series Talk (3) - see Lent
Wednesday 3rd April 7.15pm Crawley Lent Series Talk (4) - see Lent
Thursday 4th April 7.00pm Sparsholt Sparsholt PCC - APCM
Sunday 7th April 3.00pm Wherwell Baptism of Grace Donald
Sunday 7th April 6.00pm Wherwell Spring Meditations - Brother Lawrence
Tuesday 9th April 7.00pm (tbc) Chilbolton Chilbolton PCC - APCM
Wednesday 10th April 7.15pm Wherwell Lent Series (5) - see Lent
Thursday 11th April 6.30pm Wherwell Wherwell PCC - APCM
Sunday 14th April     PALM SUNDAY
Sunday 14th April 3.30pm Wherwell Baptism of Rupert Webb
Thursday 18th April     MAUNDY THURSDAY
Friday 19th April     GOOD FRIDAY
Sunday 21st April     EASTER SUNDAY
Friday 26th April 7.30pm Crawley Crawley PCC - APCM
Saturday 27th April  4.00pm Sparsholt Wedding of Charles Craig Harvey and Rosalind O'Shaughnessy
Sunday 28th April 11.15am Littleton Littleton PCC - APCM
Tuesday 30th April 2.00pm Crawley Memorial Service for Nicholas Wiles
Sunday 5th May 2.30pm Littleton Baptism of Grace Rickman
Saturday 11th May 4-6pm Crawley Messy Church, Crawley Church Room
Sunday 2nd June 6.00pm Wherwell Spring Meditations - St Benedict
Saturday 8th June 4-6pm Littleton Messy Church, Littleton Church Room
Saturday 15th June 12.30pm Wherwell Wedding of Luke Ward and Clare Neave
Sunday  23rd June 2.30pm Chilbolton Baptism of Elizabeth Revell
Sunday 7th July 2.30pm Littleton Baptism of Cole Neville
Friday 12th July 2pm Chilbolton Wedding of David Moss and Annie Carder
Saturday 13th July 2.30pm Littleton Wedding of Andrew Maclachlan and Nichola Foster
Saturday 13th July 4-6pm Sparsholt Messy Church, Sparsholt Memorial Hall
Friday 19th July 1.30pm Littleton Wedding of Alexander Marshall and Clare Henley
Saturday 27th July 12.30pm Sparsholt Wedding of James Barstow and Katy King
Saturday 3rd August 12.30pm Littleton Wedding of Jack Hooker and Jessica Honess
Sunday 1st September 2.30pm Sparsholt Wedding of Ross Macdonald and Alma Sargeant
Saturday 14th September 2pm Crawley Renewal of Vows - Peter & Romney Lelliott
Saturday 21st September 12.30pm Littleton Wedding of James Scott and Lucy Arculus
Saturday 21st September 3.30pm Wherwell Wedding of Thomas Hogg and Felicia Bettin
Saturday 28th September 12.30pm Chilbolton Wedding of Michael Dolloway and Gill Granger
Saturday 26th October 12.30pm Sparsholt Wedding of Mark Giblin and Francesca Cook
  30th November 2.30pm (tbc) Wherwell Wedding of James Conway and Megan Thorne


Saturday 16th May  3.00pm Wherwell Wedding of James Blackmoor & Kate Riney
Friday 17th July 1.00pm Sparsholt Wedding of Callum Weir & Antonette Price
Wednesday 23rd December 12.30pm (tbc) Chilbolton Wedding of Barnaby Reekes & Emily Souter


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

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