Prayer for today - Thursday 29th October
who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning:
help us so to hear them,
to read, mark, learn and inwardly digest them
that, through patience, and the comfort of your holy word,
we may embrace and for ever hold fast
the hope of everlasting life,
which you have given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Services for Sunday 1st November - All Saints' Day
|10am||Chilbolton||All Souls' Service|
|10am||Crawley||All Souls' Service|
|10am||Littleton||Holy Communion with All Souls'|
|6pm||Sparsholt||All Souls' Service|
|6pm||Wherwell||All Souls' Service|
To see the list of our services for
November and December,
please click 'Sunday Services' at the top of this page.
ALL SEATS MUST BE BOOKED VIA THE BENEFICE OFFICE: (01962) 880845 or
Orders of Service for Sunday - 1st November
The government has now determined that face covering should be worn in all places of worship in England. If you intend to come to church please therefore wear a mask or face covering while you are in the church building.
The Churches in The Downs Benefice are also open for Individual Private Prayer at these times:
|St Mary the Less, Chilbolton||9am-4pm||Sundays|
|St Mary's, Crawley||10am - 4pm||Wednesdays and Sundays|
|St Catherine's, Littleton||10am - 4pm||Wednesday 28th October and Wednesday 4th November|
|St Stephen's, Sparsholt||10am - 4pm||Wednesdays and Sundays|
|St Peter & Holy Cross, Wherwell||10am - 4pm||Sundays|
Benefice Morning Prayer comes into your home
Tuesdays at 9:30am on Zoom.
If you would like to join us for this short service please call on 01962 880 845 or send an email to the
We can then get in touch with you, sending you a copy of the service and the link to Zoom.
Letters from Revd Jax
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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 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.