Prayer for today - Tuesday 22nd September
God, who in generous mercy sent the Holy Spirit
upon your Church in the burning fire of your love:
grant that your people may be fervent
in the fellowship of the gospel
that, always abiding in you,
they may be found steadfast in faith and active in service;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Services for Sunday 27th September
|10am||Wherwell||Holy Communion with Harvest|
To see the list of our services for
September and October,
please click 'Sunday Services' at the top of the page.
ALL SEATS MUST BE BOOKED VIA THE BENEFICE OFFICE: (01962) 880845 or
The government has now determined that face covering should be worn in all places of worship in England. If you intend to come to church please therefore wear a mask or face covering while you are in the church building.
The Churches in The Downs Benefice are also open for Individual Private Prayer at these times:
|St Mary the Less, Chilbolton||9am-4pm||Sundays|
|St Mary's, Crawley||10am - 4pm||Wednesdays and Sundays|
|St Catherine's, Littleton||10am - 4pm||Currently not open due to building works|
|St Stephen's, Sparsholt||10am - 4pm||Wednesdays and Sundays|
|St Peter & Holy Cross, Wherwell||10am - 4pm||Sundays|
Benefice Morning Prayer comes into your home
Tuesdays at 9:30am on Zoom.
If you would like to join us for this short service please call on 01962 880 845 or send an email to the
We can then get in touch with you, sending you a copy of the service and the link to Zoom.
The Five Parish Churches in the Downs Benefice
For a short history and photos of each church please click on the images 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
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.