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Sunday Services

Notices in brief...

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

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.

Advent Compline with Music - led by Dale Webb

Friday 21st December - 6.30pm

St Peter and Holy Cross, Wherwell

For full details please click Advent_Compline_-_21st_December_2018.

Alpha is coming!

Starts 13th January 2019.

For more details, please click Alpha_Course_-_January_2019

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.

 

 

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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