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

Chilbolton Mission Links

Notices in brief...

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

In Emergency 

The office is open during regular working hours, however if you need to contact a minister in an emergency, please call either:

Revd Kevin Rogers: 07584 162 594


Benefice Office: 07857 512 053

Further information about the phone line is available


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.

Parish Magazine Deadline

Copy for Aug/Sept edition of the Benefice Parish Magazine should be submitted by 12.00 noon - Friday 5th July.

Organisations supported by Chilbolton



Boaz Project 








Boaz was set up to help address the lack of facilities for people with learning disabilities once they have left full time education. Its aim is to create an atmosphere of the work ethic for people who otherwise cannot gain employment. Its long term desire is to be able to employ some of those who access its facilities.  The Project's Christian ethos seeks to address the whole person, body, mind and spirit, aiming to release and realise each person's full human potential to the glory of God.  Many volunteers choose to help at the project as part of their own healing journey following bereavement, relationship breakdown or redundancy.

Boaz Project 


Andover Food Bank

Andover Food Bank provides support for local people in crisis, and is supported by local churches. It is based at St John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church. 

Andover Food Bank


Andover Crisis Centre               

Supported at Harvest time with goods and a retiring collection. 

Recently rebranded as ‘Finding Freedom from Abuse’, the Andover Crisis and Support Centre has been helping survivors of domestic and sexual abuse move forward with their lives since 1975.  The organisation now includes a 19-bed refuge as well as a number of ‘moving on’ properties to help survivors of abuse gain their independence.  It also offers a growing number of outreach services and education and therapeutic programmes designed to support children, women, men and LBGT+ across the Test Valley region to recognise and deal with any experience or fear of domestic and sexual violence or abuse.

Andover Crisis Centre