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

Sunday Services

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 very warm welcome to all the services in The Downs Benefice of St. Mary the Less Chilbolton (Ch), St. Mary's Crawley (Cr), St. Catherine's Littleton (Li), St. Stephen's with Lainston Sparsholt (Sp) and St. Peter and Holy Cross Wherwell (Wh)

  

 

Services for December

 

Services for Sunday 2nd December

The First Sunday of Advent

8am (Sp) Holy Communion (BCP)
10am (Ch) Family Service
10am (Cr) Family Communion
10am (Li) Posada Service
5.30pm (Wh) Advent Candlelight Service following Advent Fayre

Services for Sunday 9th December

The Second Sunday of Advent

10am (Ch) Morning Prayer
10am (Cr) Morning Worship (Matins)
10am (Li) Family Communion
6pm (Sp) Carol Service
6pm (Wh) Benefice Evensong - please contact the Benefice Office to confirm venue

Services for Sunday 16th December

The Third Sunday of Advent

10am (Li) Morning Worship
10am (Sp) Matins
10am (Wh) Family Service with Baptism
4pm (Ch) Carol Service
6pm (Cr) Carol Service
6pm (Li) Carol Service

Services for Sunday 23rd December

The Fourth Sunday of Advent

10am (Ch) Benefice Family Communion

Services for Monday 24th December

CHRISTMAS EVE

2.30pm (Wh ) Crib Service
4pm (Ch) Crib Service
4pm (Li) Crib Service
4.30pm (Cr) Posada Service
11.15pm (Wh) Midnight Service (with Chilbolton)
11.30pm (Sp) Midnight Service

 

Services for Sunday 30th December

The First Sunday of Christmas
10am (Sp) Benefice Holy Communion (BCP)

Services for Tuesday 25th December

CHRISTMAS DAY

8am (Cr) Holy Communion BCP
10am (Ch) Family Service
10am (Cr) Family Service with Nativity Play by the Sunday School
10am (Li) Family Communion
10am (Sp) Family Service

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