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

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.

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

Getting_Married_in_The_Downs_Benefice

 

 

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.