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Carols at The Running Horse, Littleton

On Thursday 13th December starting at 7pm, patrons of The Running Horse will be entertained by Carol Singing (with a chance to join in).  If you are interested in being one of the Carol Singers, please contact the Benefice Office on 01962 880 845 or office@downsbenefice.org.uk.  Otherwise, do come along, join in and get into the spirit of Christmas.

'Carols on the Green'

Monday 17th December - 6pm

Start the countdown to Christmas and come along to Woodman Close, Sparsholt at 6pm on Monday 17th December to sing Carols.

Advent Compline with Music - led by Dale Webb

Friday 21st December - 6.30pm

St Peter and Holy Cross, Wherwell

For full details please click Advent_Compline_-_21st_December_2018.

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 February/March edition of the Benefice Parish Magazine should be submitted by 12.00 noon - 7th January.

 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

St Mary's

St Catherine's

St Stephen's

St Peter and Holy Cross

 

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 this Sunday 16th December - The ThirdSunday of Advent

10am (Li) Morning Worship
10am (Sp) Matins
10am (Wh) Family Service with Baptism - Beatrice and Martha Aspinall
4pm (Ch) Carol Service
6pm (Cr) Carol Service
6pm (Li) Carol Service

 

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

 
Zephaniah 3: 14-end
Philippians 4: 4-7
Luke 3: 7-18
Psalm 50: 1-6

Live the Mission

Newsletter from the Diocese of Winchester. http://www.winchester.anglican.org/resources/communications-resources/enewsandnewsletter/