This is the official website of The Downs Benefice Winchester, Hampshire.

Parish Records

Notices in brief...

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

Final Spring Meditation at Wherwell Church

3rd June 2018 at 6pm

Please see our Notices  page for further information

The return of Cantores Episcopi - songs for a Summer Afternoon

Saturday 9th June, 3pm, St Catherine's Church Room, Littleton

Please see our Notices  page for further information

Save the dates 

9th June - 12 noon to 3pm - Wherwell Church Fete

24th June - afternoon - Wherwell Open Gardens

24th June - afternoon - Littleton Open Gardens, cream teas

30th June - 12.30-3.30pm - Chilbolton Church Fete and Village BBQ

30th June - 1.00-4.00pm - Sparsholt Village Fete

17th November - Charity Gift Fair, Crawley Village Hall. More info to follow.

Benjamin Britten

'WAR REQUIEM'

Saturday 23rd June 2018

7.30pm

Winchester Cathedral

In support of the Royal British Legion

Please see War_Req_Poster_rev1 for full details

Parish Magazine Deadline

Copy for August/September edition of the Benefice Parish Magazine should be submitted by 12.00 noon - 9 July.

Historic records transcribed from the originals

Church Baptisms Marriages Burials
St Catherine's
Littleton
 1736-1930  1839-1930  1738-1930
St Mary's
Crawley

1649-1812

1813-1930

1675-1836

1837-1930 

1675-1812

1813-1930 

St Mary the Less
Chilbilton
     
St Peter and Holy Cross
Wherwell
     
St Stephen's
Sparsholt with Lainston
 1609-1930  1630-1930  1628-1919

 

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For records after 1930 and for any other information please contact: fred@montague.me.uk