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Generous June is a collaborative initiative between the Diocese of Sheffield and the Diocese of Winchester. 

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.                             Philippians 2: 3-4

One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want. Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.            Proverbs 11: 24–25

We know that this year, June is going to look very different. We want to take this opportunity to reflect on what generosity can mean in the most challenging of times, but also look forward to what our generosity might look like in the future, as our communities come back together.

Join us by listening to the daily reflections throughout June. There will be voices from across the UK; contemplations and reflections to get involved with, plus other resources that we have been developing. This is your chance to delve deeper and explore generosity.

Today's daily reflection is from:

Debbie Sellin - Winchester

Subscribe to the Generous June podcast to get reflections exploring generosity delivered to your phone every day. You can find the podcast by searching ‘Generous June’ on your podcast app or by clicking on the following links: Apple , Google , Spotify .

We hope and pray that Generous June can be a real blessing and encouragement to you.

If you have any issues or questions throughout the month of June just get in touch with us:

Coronavirus Support:


Chilbolton Coronavirus Support Group



Crawley Corona Helpers

Phone:  07807 363689 or Email: 


Littleton Coronavirus Support Group



Sparsholt Community Support


Sparsholt Community Support

Group  Newsletter 


Wherwell Coronavirus Help Line



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

All prayer requests will be made anonymous before being passed on  to our Prayer Team.


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Citizens Advice - Winchester District

Please click below for information about Citizens Advice, Winchester District


Parish Magazine Deadline

Copy for June/July edition of the Benefice Parish Magazine should be submitted by 12.00 noon - Friday 10th July.