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 this Sunday 30th March - Mothering Sunday - The Fourth Sunday of Lent
|10am||(Ch)||Mothering Sunday Service|
|10am||(Cr)||Mothering Sunday Service|
|10am||(Li)||Mothering Sunday Service|
|10am||(Sp)||Mothering Sunday Service|
|10am||(Wh)||Mothering Sunday 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
|Exodus 2: 1-10|
|Colossians 3: 12-17|
|John 19: 25b-27|
Lent Series - 2019
Friday – 29th March - 7.30pm
Littleton Church Room
Speaker: John and Poppy Spens, The Brickworks
In 2006, sensing a call from God to Africa, John and Poppy resigned from their jobs and served with CMS Ireland as short-term mission partners in a town called Yei, in South Sudan. John had worked in social housing in Andover and Poppy was a health visitor in Winchester. John’s role in Yei was to interim manage the Diocesan vocational training college for returning refugees and Poppy helped establish the Diocesan Martha Primary Health Care Centre. They lived in South Sudan for five years, serving the Episcopal Church of South Sudan, and the clinic grew to include an eye clinic, children’s ward and Mobile Clinic. Ten years’ ago, they started a charity – The Brickworks – to raise funds to train South Sudanese young people and support clinics and schools, to which St Catherine’s makes an annual contribution.
Until 2017, John and Poppy were based in Winchester and were keen members of Littleton Croquet Club!
Live the Mission
Newsletter from the Diocese of Winchester. http://www.winchester.anglican.org/resources/communications-resources/enewsandnewsletter/