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

Benefice Office

open daily 9am-5pm 

Tel: 01962 880845

To be a Pilgrim 

A course for the Christian  Journey. Please see our page To be a Pilgrim Course

All Souls Services

Traditionally, All Souls' Day is the time when the Church remembers those who have died and offers prayers of thanksgiving for their lives. 

Please see our  Notices  page for more information on all the Services.

Faith and the Arts III 2017 - Tickets now on Sale

Please go to Notices for further information.

An Autumn Programme of Meditations at Wherwell Church

Please go to Notices for further information.

Calling all choir leaders or potential choir leaders with an interest in Church music

St Catherine's Church is currently looking for a dynamic musician to lead and develop its worship. If you are interested please get in touch with the Benefice Office.

Sparsholt 100 Club 

Please go to Notices for further information.

Parish Magazine Deadline

Copy for December/January edition of the Benefice Parish Magazine should be submitted by 12.00 noon - 6 November



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)



Sunday Services for October

Services for Sunday 1st October

The Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity -

  8am (Sp) Holy Communion (BCP)
 10am (Cr) Family Communion
 10am (Wh) Holy Communion (CW)
 4pm (Li) Cafe Church in Church Room
 6pm  (Ch) Benefice Evensong

Services for Sunday 8th October

The Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity

10am (Ch) Morning Prayer with Thanksgiving for Baptism
10am (Cr) Morning Worship(Matins)
10am (Li) Family Communion
10am (Sp) Harvest Festival
 6pm (Wh) Benefice Evensong and Close of Flower Festival

Services for Sunday 15th October

The Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity

 8am (Cr) Holy Communion (BCP)
10am (Ch) Holy Communion (CW) & attended by REME
10am (Li) Harvest Festival
10am (Sp) Matins
11.30am (Wh) Harvest Festival
 6pm (Li) Peace and Wholeness


Services for Sunday 29th October

The Last Sunday after Trinity

 10.00am (Li) 5th Sunday Benefice Service @ Littleton 'Hope for a Broken World'
 6pm (Wh) Autumn Meditations - St Francis of Assisi



Services for Sunday 22nd October

The Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity

 8am (Wh) Holy Communion 
10am (Ch) Family Service
10am (Cr) 4th Sunday Worship with Sunday School
10am (Li) Family Communion 
10am (Sp) Family Communion
6pm (Wh) Meditations