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

St Mary the Less

Notices in brief...

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

Save the dates 

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

Carols at The Running Horse, Littleton

On Thursday 13th December starting at 7pm, patrons of The Running Horse will be entertained by Carol Singing (with a chance to join in).  If you are interested in being one of the Carol Singers, please contact the Benefice Office on 01962 880 845 or office@downsbenefice.org.uk.  Otherwise, do come along, join in and get into the spirit of Christmas.

'Carols on the Green'

Monday 17th December - 6pm

Start the countdown to Christmas and come along to Woodman Close, Sparsholt at 6pm on Monday 17th December to sing Carols.

Benefice Baptism Team

Would you be interested in becoming part of the Baptism Team?

For more details please see  Notices

Parish Magazine Deadline

Copy for February/March edition of the Benefice Parish Magazine should be submitted by 12.00 noon - 7th January.

St Mary the Less Chilbolton

Village Street, Chilbolton, Hampshire, SO20 6BQ

Link St Mary the Less on the Chilbolton and Wherwell website

The church is a prominent building within the village of Chilbolton and is well supported by the community. The name St Mary-the-Less is somewhat of a mystery and it is not really known to which St Mary the church is dedicated. The church was built in the 12th century and extensive alterations have been made over the years.

Chilbolton


Chilbolton Altar view Harvest Festival

Chilbolton East View

Chilbolton Millennium Sculpture

Chilbolton The Font

Church Organ

Church South Side

Church banner

Church south side

East Window

East window

Lectern and Priest hole

Lytch Gate

Millennium sculpture

The Altar

The Bell Tower west side

The Clock Tower

The Font

View to West window

West window

multi-purpose area