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

Waste Recycling Centre - Registration

Notices in brief...

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

 

Resources for Children and Families

 

Wild Worship Guide

http://thesanctuarycentre.org/resources/creative_prayer_idea_wild_worship_field_guide.pdf

 

Messy Church

https://www.messychurch.org.uk/tags/take-home

 

Sparsholt Church of England Primary School - Rainbows of Hope Challenge

Support the children in this challenge.

Full details: Sparsholt_Church_of_England_Primary_School_-_Rainbows_of_Hope_Challenge

Prayer Requests

If you have any prayer requests, for any concerns lying on your heart or to give thanks, please email the office on office@downsbenefice.org.uk

All prayer requests will be made anonymous before being passed on  to our Prayer Team.

COVID-19 Support

Chilbolton Coronavirus Support Group

Chilbolton Parish Council, with the Church and Chilbolton Stores have formed 'The Chilbolton CoronaVirus Support Group' to help vulnerable people in our village community with both practical support and to help alleviate anxieties over self-isolation. Please click the link below if you would like help or are able to offer help.

Chilbolton_Coronavirus_Information

Crawley Corona Helpers

Please contact the Helpers on 07807 363689 or Email: crawleycoronahelpers@gmail.com 

Littleton Coronavirus Support Group

Please click the link below if you would like help or are able to offer help.

Littleton_Coronavirus_Support_Group

Sparsholt Community Support

Information about the Sparsholt Community Support Group can be found here:  Support_Group

Wherwell Community Support

Coronavirus – Wherwell Help Line

Wherwell Parish Council has arranged a help line for Wherwell residents. Please click on the link below for full details.

Wherwell_Coronavirus_Helpline

THE DOWNS BENEFICE PARISH MAGAZINE

Please click on the link below for the online version of the Parish Magazine.

Parish_Magazine_-_April_May_2020

Chilbolton & Wherwell Magazine

Please click on the lnk below for the online version of the Village Magazine.

http://www.chilboltonandwherwell.info/index.php/local-publications2/community-magazine

ACROSS THE DOWNS

Weekly Benefice Newsletter - We intend to continue producing our weekly newsletter while services are suspended and will distribute it electronically on Fridays.  If you would like to receive a copy of Across The Downs, please could you email the office at office@downsbenefice.org.uk 

so you can be added to the distribution list.

SAFEGUARDING

Please click below for Safeguarding Links

Safeguarding

Citizens Advice - Winchester District

Please click below for information about Citizens Advice, Winchester District

Safeguarding

Parish Magazine Deadline

Copy for June/July edition of the Benefice Parish Magazine should be submitted by 12.00 noon - Friday 8th May.

Waste Recycling Centres - need to register!

In 2020 a new system is being introduced so that non Hampshire residents will have to pay to use Hampshire recycling centres. For residents it will be free BUT you will need to register your car registration number(s).

Full information plus the registration form can be found at https://www.hants.gov.uk/wasteandrecycling/recyclingcentres/vehicle-registration/register