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Notices in brief...

For all the notices and more information, please see our Notices page

Faith and the Arts IV

Faith and the Arts IV will be held in Littleton Church Room in October.


  • Monday 22 October: Being Dean of Winchester: The Very Reverend Catherine Ogle
  • Monday 29 October: Round the Voice in 60 Minutes: Hilary Llystyn Jones

For further details see church noticeboard or contact David Targett.

Refreshments at 7pm. The talk will start at 7.30pm.

Tickets; £8 per event, £28 if all four booked together. Available from David Targett -, Margaret Harris 01962 807361 and Carol Ward 01962 883185.

Save the dates 

17th November - Charity Gift Fair, Crawley Village Hall. More info to follow.

Benefice Baptism Team

Would you be interested in becoming part of the Baptism Team?

For more details please see  Notices

Parish Magazine Deadline

Copy for December/January edition of the Benefice Parish Magazine should be submitted by 12.00 noon - 12th November

<< Current Month's Sunday Services


A very warm welcome to all the services in The Downs Benefice of St. Mary the Less Chilbolton (Ch), St. Mary's Crawley (Cr), St. Catherine's Littleton (Li), St. Stephen's with Lainston Sparsholt (Sp) and St. Peter and Holy Cross Wherwell (Wh)

NB: this website is updated weekly, but please check services with the Benefice Office: Tel: +44 1962 880845


Sunday Services for November

Services for Sunday 4th November

The Fourth Sunday before Advent


10.00am (Cr) All Souls' Service
3.00pm (Wh) All Saints' Service (with Chilbolton)
4.00pm (Li) Cafe Church in Church Room
6.00pm (Sp) All Souls' Service 
6.00pm (Wh) Autumn Meditations

Services for Sunday 11th November

The Third Sunday before Advent


8.00am (Li) Holy Communion
10.45am (Li) Remembrance Service in Church
10.50am (Ch) Remembrance Service in Church (with Wherwell)
10.55am (Cr) Remembrance Service at the War Memorial
10.55am (Sp) Remembrance Service at the War Memorial

Services for Sunday 18th November

The Second Sunday before Advent

8.00am (Cr) Holy Communion (BCP)
10.00am (Ch) Family Communion (CW)
10.00am (Li) Morning Worship
10.00am (Sp) Matins
10.00am (Wh) Family Pet Service
6.00pm (Li) Peace & Wholeness







Services for Sunday 25th November

The Last Sunday before Advent


8.00am (Wh) Holy Communion (BCP)
10.00am (Cr) 4th Sunday Worship with Sunday School
10.00am (Sp) Family Communion
11.00am (Li) Patronal Festival Family Service followed by lunch to which The Friends of St Catherine's' will be invited.
6.00pm (Ch) Benefice Evensong