A warm welcome to the Downs Benefice, which lies to the north-west of Winchester, one time Capital City of England.
The Five Parish Churches in the Downs Benefice
For more information please click on the image of a church below.
St Mary the Less Chilbolton
Village Street, Chilbolton, Hampshire, SO20 6BQ
St Mary's Crawley
Main Road, Crawley, Hampshire, SO21 2PZ
St Catherine's Littleton
Main Road, Littleton, Winchester, Hampshire, SO22 6QY
St Stephen's Sparsholt with Lainston
Church Lane, Sparsholt, Hampshire, SO21 2NJ
St Peter and Holy Cross Wherwell
Church Street, Wherwell, Hampshire, SP11 7JJ
Services for Sunday 26th May - The Sixth Sunday of Easter
|8am||Wh||Holy Communion (BCP)|
|10am||Cr||4th Sunday Worship with Sunday School|
|10am||Li||Family Communion, with Chris and Kesia Pain of OMF Japan|
In this Benefice we welcome everyone to our altars during communion.
Communicant members from all denominations are most welcome and others are invited for a blessing.
Readings - Year C
|Exekiel 37: 1-14|
|Acts 16: 9-15|
|John 14: 23-29|
Trinity Sunday Service and 'Bring & Share' Picnic at Northwood Park - 16th June - 11am
This is our annual Benefice family-friendly Communion service followed by a 'Bring and Share' picnic - outdoors (in the barn if it's raining).
Please do come, bring tables and chairs for the picnic (if you would like - there will be straw bales for seating already there), drinks and some food to share, and join in with the whole Benefice for our get-together in this beautiful setting.
Prayers will held in St Mary’s, Crawley at 9.15am, and both St Catherine’s, Littleton and St Stephen’s, Sparsholt at 10am, before walking up to Northwood Park and everyone is welcome to join in. Alternatively, you can drive straight up to Northwood Park, where there is plenty of parking, and meet us there. There will be signs up from the main Stockbridge to Winchester road.
Live the Mission
Newsletter from the Diocese of Winchester. http://www.winchester.anglican.org/resources/communications-resources/enewsandnewsletter/