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Notices in brief...

For all the notices and more information, please see our Notices page

SAFEGUARDING

Contacts:

NSPCC - For adults concerned about a child: 0808 800 5000

ChildLine - For children and young people on: 0800 1111

Action on Elder Abuse helpline: 0808 808 8141

24-hour National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247

NAPAC – Offer support and advice to adult survivors of childhood abuse: 0808 801 0331

Stop It Now – preventing child sexual abuse: 0808 1000 900

Cruse – bereavement helpline: 0808 808 1677

Christmas Services

Please either see here or on the dedicated page for full details. Christmas_Services_-_2019

Citizens Advice - Winchester District

has now officially opened its doors at their new location on Colebrook Street in Winchester, next to Winchester City Council offices. 

If you need advice you can visit the office during the following times:

Monday: 10:00-16:00

Tuesday 10:00-13:00

Wednesday 10:00-16:00

Thursday 10:00-16:00

Friday 10:00-13:00

Or alternatively call the Adviceline on: 03444 111 306

or visit www.citizensadvice.org.uk 

Parish Magazine Deadline

Copy for February/March edition of the Benefice Parish Magazine should be submitted by 12.00 noon - Friday 10th 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 Sunday 24th November - The Sunday next before Advent - Christ the King

8am (Wh) Holy Communion
10am (Cr) 4th Sunday Worship
10am (Sp) Family Communion
11am (Li) Patronal Festival followed by 'Bring & Share' Lunch
6pm (Ch) Benefice Evensong

 

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 - All Souls'

 
Jeremiah 23: 1-6
Colossians 1: 11-20
Luke 23: 33-43
Psalm 81