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 21st July - The Fifth Sunday after Trinity
|8am||Cr||Holy Communion (BCP)|
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
|Genesis 18: 1-10a|
|Colossians 1: 15-28|
|Luke 10: 38-end|
Bishop’s Commission for Mission (BCM)
Taster Evening – 15th July 2019
This autumn we are offering two BCM programmes within in this area. These are BCM Worship at All Saints, North Baddesley and a new BCM, Pioneering, which is for those with a heart to develop new forms of church outside the walls. BCM Pioneering will be offered in Swaythling, Southampton.
Prior to the start of these programmes we are offering a taster evening at All Saints, North Baddesley which is open to anyone who might like to find out a bit more about the BCM and how it works. There is no obligation to go on to take a BCM if someone comes to a Taster, just an opportunity to ask questions and see what we do.
Karis Kids movie night
7.30pm, Wednesday 17th July
at Christ Church Winchester.
The movie is a story about a young girl, Phonia, growing up in Katwe, one of the slums in Kampala. It's based on a true story and gives an insight into what it's like to live in that part of the world. Life rapidly changes one day for Phonia when she meets Robert, a missionary who teaches children how to play chess.
It stars British-actor David Oyelowo (Selma, A United Kingdom, Spooks) and Oscar-Winner Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave, The Jungle Book, Black Panther).
It’ll be a great evening for the whole family just before the end of term.
Tickets are free and there’s even free popcorn too!
All you have to do is register for your free tickets.