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


Messy Church


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

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.


Crawley Corona Helpers

Please contact the Helpers on 07807 363689 or Email: 

Littleton Coronavirus Support Group

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


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.



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


Chilbolton & Wherwell Magazine

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


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 

so you can be added to the distribution list.


Please click below for Safeguarding Links


Citizens Advice - Winchester District

Please click below for information about Citizens Advice, Winchester District


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