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 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 27th May - Trinity Sunday
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.
Isaiah 6: 1-8
Romans 8: 12-17
John 3: 1-17
Benefice Service at Northwood Park
Sunday 10th June at 11.00 am
As usual, there will be prayers held in Crawley at 9.15 am and Littleton at 10.00 am, before the walks to Northwood Park begin. Coffee will be available from 10.30 am.
Greg and Jill Vine from MAF Uganda (Mission Aviation Fellowship) will be joining us for the outdoor service (in the barn if weather inclement), accompanied by the Benefice Music Group, along with families from our Messy Church and from Chilbolton and Wherwell.
Everyone is welcome to join in either of the walks or alternatively drive straight to Northwood Park where there is plenty of parking.
Following the service there will be a ‘Bring and Share’ picnic during which there will be time to mingle and chat with one another and also with Greg and Jill.
There will be sign-up sheets at the back of all the churches where you can indicate what food you will be bringing to share.
BYO drinks (water will be available)
BYO glasses, plates, cutlery and serving implements for the food you are sharing.
We look forward to seeing as many parishioners as possible and all guests are very welcome (including 'well-behaved' dogs).
Live the Mission
Newsletter from the Diocese of Winchester. http://www.winchester.anglican.org/resources/communications-resources/enewsandnewsletter/