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In Emergency – Coronavirus

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

 Email: revdjax@downsbenefice.org.uk

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

SCAM WARNING

If you are contacted by anyone claiming to be from the NHS Track and Trace scheme and who wants to send you a testing kit and asks for your card number to pay for it - THIS IS A SCAM. The proper NHS Testing Kit is free.

For full details see Notices

Further information about the phone line is available

here.

Coronavirus Support:

 

Chilbolton Coronavirus Support Group

Chilbolton_Coronavirus_Information

 

Crawley Corona Helpers

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

 

Littleton Coronavirus Support Group

Littleton_Coronavirus_Support_Group

 

Sparsholt Community Support

Support_Group

Sparsholt Community Support

Group  Newsletter

 

Wherwell Coronavirus Help Line

Wherwell_Coronavirus_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 June/July edition of the Benefice Parish Magazine should be submitted by 12.00 noon - Friday 10th July.

Prayer for Today -  Tuesday 7th July

Gracious Father,
by the obedience of Jesus
you brought salvation to our wayward world:
draw us into harmony with your will,
that we may find all things restored in him,
our Saviour Jesus Christ.
Amen.

OUR CHURCHES ARE OPEN AGAIN

 for Individual Private Prayer.  

 The Churches in The Downs Benefice will be open at the following times:

St Mary the Less, Chilbolton   9am-4pm - Sundays
St Mary's, Crawley   10am-4pm - Wednesdays and Sundays
St Catherine's, Littleton   10am-4pm - Daily
St Stephen's, Sparsholt   10am-4pm - Wednesdays and Sundays
St Peter & Holy Cross, Wherwell   TBC

 

   

Be assured of my love and prayers for you all, Revd Jax

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

Benefice Office  

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

Cafe Church - Sunday 5th July


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The Widow's Mite

 

 If you wish to watch any of the our previous service videos, please go to Archived_Videos

       

 

  This week's letter from Revd Jax

 

 

 

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

 

 

The Downs Benefice Parish Magazine

 

Chilbolton & Wherwell Magazine

                            Kids Corner                                 

Resources for Children and Families

           Resources

    Resources for   Wellbeing

 

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.