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 23rd February - The Sunday next before Lent and Ash Wednesday
|SUNDAY - 23rd February|
|8am||(Wh)||Holy Communion (BCP)|
|10am||(Cr)||4th Sunday Worship|
|ASH WEDNESDAY - 26th February|
|9.15am||(Sp)||Holy Communion and Distribution of Ashes|
|9.30am||(Li)||Holy Communion and Distribution of Ashes|
|12.15pm||(Ch)||Holy Communion and Distribution of Ashes|
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 A
|for Sunday 23rd February|
|Exodus 24: 12-end|
|2 Peter 1: 16-end|
|Matthew 17: 1-9|
|for Ash Wednesday - 26th February|
|Joel 2: 1-2; 12-17|
|2 Corinthians 5:20b - 6:10|
|Matthew 6: 1-6; 16-21|
|Psalm: 51: 1-18|