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Sunday Services

Notices in brief...

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

Faith and the Arts IV

Faith and the Arts IV will be held in Littleton Church Room in October.


  • Monday 22 October: Being Dean of Winchester: The Very Reverend Catherine Ogle
  • Monday 29 October: Round the Voice in 60 Minutes: Hilary Llystyn Jones

For further details see church noticeboard or contact David Targett.

Refreshments at 7pm. The talk will start at 7.30pm.

Tickets; £8 per event, £28 if all four booked together. Available from David Targett -, Margaret Harris 01962 807361 and Carol Ward 01962 883185.

Save the dates 

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

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 December/January edition of the Benefice Parish Magazine should be submitted by 12.00 noon - 12th 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 7th October

The Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity

8.00am (Sp) Holy Communion (BCP)
10.00am (Ch) Family Service
10.00am (Cr) Family Communion
10.00am (Wh) Holy Communion
4.00pm (Li) Cafe Church in Church Room
6.00pm (Wh) Autumn Meditations

Services for Sunday 14th October

The Twentieth Sunday after Trinity

10.00am (Ch) Morning Prayer
10.00am (Cr) Morning Worship
10.00am (Li) Family Communion
10.00am (Sp) Harvest Festival
6.00pm (Wh) Benefice Evensong

Services for Sunday 21st October

The Twenty-First Sunday after Trinity

8.00am (Cr) Holy Communion (BCP)
10.00am (Ch) Family Communion with REME (CW)
10.00am (Li) Harvest Festival
10.00am (Sp) Matins
10.00am (Wh) Family Pet Service
6.00pm (Li) Peace & Wholeness







Services for Sunday 28th October

The Last Sunday after Trinity - BIBLE Sunday

8.00am (Wh) Holy Communion (BCP)
10.00am (Cr) 4th Sunday Worship with Sunday School
10.00am (Li) Family Communion
10.00am (Sp) Family Communion
6.00pm (Ch) Benefice Evensong