St Mary the Less
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St Mary the Less

Notices in brief...

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

EASTER

Please click Easter_Services to see our Easter services across the Benefice.

Office Closure

Please note that the Benefice Office will close for Good Friday and Easter Monday.

Electoral Rolls

Just a quick reminder that it is time for the new Electoral Roll to be compiled.  Please don't forget to fill in your forms and return them to your Electoral Roll Officer or the Benefice Office.

The Downs Benefice Summer Walks

19th to 24th August 2019

 

DON’T MISS OUT!

Put these dates into your diary and join us during our week
of walks this summer.

 

It is for all of the communities of Chilbolton, Crawley, Littleton, Sparsholt and Wherwell: all are welcome.

 

There will be six full-length walks of between 8.5 and 9.5 miles and also eight half-day walks of about 4 to 5 miles.
Two years ago, we had about 100 walkers who each walked on average 2.2 walks.

It is hoped that all five communities will support this initiative.

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 June/July edition of the Benefice Parish Magazine should be submitted by 12.00 noon - Friday 10th May.

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