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Notices in brief...

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

In Emergency 

In an emergency, please contact the Rector, Revd Jax Machin on:

 Email: revdjax@downsbenefice.org.uk

Mobile: 07761 055228

Further information about the phone line is available

here

Coronavirus Support:

Chilbolton Coronavirus Support:

Coronavirus Support 

 

Crawley Corona Helpers:

Phone:  07807 363689 or Email: crawleycoronahelpers@gmail.com 

Littleton Coronavirus Support Group:

Update

 

Sparsholt Community Support:

Support Group

 

Wherwell Coronavirus Help Line:

Helpline

 

Hampshire Help Line:

0333 370 4000

(This number has been issued by Hants Constabulary.)

Prayer Requests

If you have any prayer requests, for any concerns lying on your heart or to give thanks, please email the office on office@downsbenefice.org.uk

All prayer requests will be made anonymous before being passed on  to our Prayer Team.

Parish Magazine Deadline

Copy for Feb/Mar edition of the Benefice Parish Magazine should be submitted by 12.00 noon - Friday 7th Jan.

Prayer for today - Friday 3rd December

Almighty God,
give us grace to cast away the works of darkness
and to put on the armour of light,
now in the time of this mortal life,
in which your Son Jesus Christ came to us in great humility;
that on the last day,
when he shall come again in his glorious majesty
to judge the living and the dead,
we may rise to the life immortal;
through him who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Amen.

 

Services for Sunday 5th December 2021 - The Second Sunday of Advent

10am - Morning Prayer - Chilbolton

10am - Morning Prayer - Crawley

4pm - Posada - Littleton

6pm - Advent Meditations (Maximillian Kolbe) - Wherwell

 

As it is requested we continue to observe social distancing, it is necessary to book places for these services.  Please contact the Benefice Office  on 01962 880 845 to do this.

It is also still necessary for everyone in church to be wearing masks.

 

Please click on the Sunday Services tab (above) for details of services going forward.

Benefice Morning Prayer comes into your home

Tuesdays at 9:30am on Zoom. 

Come and join us!

If you would like to join us for this short service please call on 01962 880 845 or send an email to the

Benefice Office

We can then get in touch with you, sending you a copy of the service and the link to Zoom.

Our Churches are also open for Individual Private Prayer at these times:

Masks must be worn in Church.

St Mary the Less, Chilbolton 10am - 4pm Sundays and Wednesdays
St Mary's, Crawley 10am - 4pm Sundays
St Catherine's, Littleton 10am - 4pm Every day
St Stephen's, Sparsholt 10am - 4pm Every day
St Peter & Holy Cross, Wherwell 10am - 4pm Every day

Our ONLINE Services

 SUNDAY 6th JUNE 

CAFE CHURCH

with the theme 'The Book of Psalms'


click on video to open video viewer

 

Previous online services can be accessed by clicking on the video link above.

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

Letters from Revd Jax

Sunday 5th December

To see previous letters please click

Letters from Revd Jax

 

Across the Downs

If you would like to receive our weekly Benefice Newsletter, please email the office so you can be added to the distribution list.

This Week's Newsletter

Last week's Newsletter

 

Parish and Village Magazines

Sparsholt Village Newsletter

                            Kids Corner                                 

Resources for Children and Families

           Resources

    Resources for   Wellbeing

Online Resources for live streamed Sunday and daily services

Church of England online services and prayers

Winchester Cathedral 

8.20am Morning Prayer

10am Sung Eucharist

3.30pm Evensong       

York Minster

1am and 4pm via YouTube 

Holy Trinity, Brompton 

1.30am via YouTube 

All Souls, Langham Place

9.30am; 11.30am; 

Southwark Cathedral

6pm Compline

St Giles in the Field

11am Choral Eucharist, BCP

6.30pm Choral Evensong, BCP

 

The Five Parish Churches in the Downs Benefice

For a short history and photos of each church please click on the images below.

St Mary the Less

 

St Mary's

 

St Catherine's

 

St Stephen's

 

St Peter and Holy Cross

 

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.