Our Prime Minister has told everyone to stay in their homes in a national effort to limit the transmission of Coronavirus (COVID-19). It means all churches must close with immediate effect.
Sadly, there will be no Church weddings or baptisms at this time.
Funerals at the graveside or in crematoria can still take place, in line with the Prime Minister’s Statement with only next of kin present.
For live streaming of daily prayers and services, please visit: www.churchofengland.org
We can still be church beyond our buildings as we pray, love and care for the vulnerable.
Be assured of my love and prayers for you all, Revd Jax
In Emergency – Coronavirus
In an emergency, please contact the Rector,
Revd Jax Machin on:
Mobile: 07761 055228
Please also look at these websites to find details of how to join others online for prayer, worship, study, and community life:
Diocese of Winchester: www.winchester.anglican.org
The Church of England: www.churchofengland.org
‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength… and love your neighbour as yourself. There is no other Commandment greater than these.’ (Luke 10:27)
To protect the vulnerable amongst us, please do not leave your home except for essential trips!
Letters from Revd Jax
The Downs Benefice Parish Magazine
Chilbolton & Wherwell Magazine
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The Five Parish Churches in the Downs Benefice
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St Mary the Less Chilbolton
Village Street, Chilbolton, Hampshire, SO20 6BQ
St Mary's Crawley
Main Road, Crawley, Hampshire, SO21 2PZ
St Catherine's Littleton
Main Road, Littleton, Winchester, Hampshire, SO22 6QY
St Stephen's Sparsholt with Lainston
Church Lane, Sparsholt, Hampshire, SO21 2NJ
St Peter and Holy Cross Wherwell
Church Street, Wherwell, Hampshire, SP11 7JJ
In this Benefice we welcome everyone to our altars during communion.
Communicant members from all denominations are most welcome and others are invited for a blessing.