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

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.

 

 

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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