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

Weddings

Notices in brief...

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

Save the dates 

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

Carols at The Running Horse, Littleton

On Thursday 13th December starting at 7pm, patrons of The Running Horse will be entertained by Carol Singing (with a chance to join in).  If you are interested in being one of the Carol Singers, please contact the Benefice Office on 01962 880 845 or office@downsbenefice.org.uk.  Otherwise, do come along, join in and get into the spirit of Christmas.

'Carols on the Green'

Monday 17th December - 6pm

Start the countdown to Christmas and come along to Woodman Close, Sparsholt at 6pm on Monday 17th December to sing Carols.

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 February/March edition of the Benefice Parish Magazine should be submitted by 12.00 noon - 7th January.

Would you like to get married in the Downs Benefice?

Click on the link below to find out a little more and see our churches

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The Church of England offers three Marriage Services:

 

1662 Book of Common Prayer: In traditional language
1966 Book of Common Prayer: A modified version of the Book of Common Prayer service, (1966) as one of the Alternative Services: Series One
Marriage Service from Common Worship 2000: in modern language, and reflecting the current Christian understanding of marriage. The Common Worship marriage service offers the most flexibility in the choice of readings and prayers, but in all three, you can be involved in choosing hymns and other music, for the service.