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Notices in brief...

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Christian Aid Week (CAW) 2018 Littleton. 

CAW raised £1,605,

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St Catherine's Annual church yard clear-up

Saturday 7th July.

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Save the dates 

24th June - afternoon - Wherwell Open Gardens

24th June - afternoon - Littleton Open Gardens, cream teas

30th June - 12.30-3.30pm - Chilbolton Church Fete and Village BBQ

30th June - 1.00-4.00pm - Sparsholt Village Fete

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

Would you like to ring Church Bells to mark 100 years since the end of WW!?

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Parish Magazine Deadline

Copy for August/September edition of the Benefice Parish Magazine should be submitted by 12.00 noon - 9 July.

 A warm welcome to the Downs Benefice, which lies to the north-west of Winchester, one time Capital City  of England.

 

 

The Five Parish Churches in the Downs Benefice

For more information please click on the image of a church 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

Services for this Sunday 24th June - The Fourth Sunday after Trinity

8am (Wh) Holy Communion 
10am (Cr) 4th Sunday Worship with Sunday School
10am (Li) Family Communion
10am (Sp) Family Communion
6pm (Ch) Benefice Evensong

There are only services in the Benefice this Sunday owing to the Benefice Holiday to Rydal.

 

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.

 

Readings

 

Isaiah 40. 1-11

Acts 13. 14b-26

Luke 1. 57-80

Psalm 80

Live the Mission

Newsletter from the Diocese of Winchester. http://www.winchester.anglican.org/resources/communications-resources/enewsandnewsletter/