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 Easter
|Tuesday 16th April||4pm||(Crawley) Easter Garden|
|Thursday 18th April - MAUNDY THURSDAY||6.30pm||(Chilbolton) Maundy Thursday Supper with Holy Communion (Please contact the Benefice Office for details of venue)|
|8pm||(Sparsholt) Vigil - Holy Communion with foot washing|
|Friday 19th April - GOOD FRIDAY||9.30am||(Chilbolton) Children's Easter Activity|
|12noon||(Littleton) Good Friday Meditation|
|2pm||(Wherwell) Good Friday Meditation (Joined by Chilbolton)|
|Sunday 21st April - EASTER SUNDAY||10am||(Chilbolton) Easter Family Communion|
|10am||(Crawley) Easter Family Service|
|10am||(Littleton) Easter Family Communion|
|10am||(Sparsholt) Easter Family Communion|
|10am||(Wherwell) Easter Family Communion|
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 - Year C
|For Easter Sunday|
|Isaiah 65: 17-end|
|Acts 10: 34-43|
|Luke 24: 1-12|
|Psalm 118: 1-2; 14-24|
Saying Goodbye Service
On the 11th May at 10.30m, in Winchester Cathedral, the Mariposa Trust is holding one of its Saying Goodbye services for people to join together and remember the children they have lost.
The trust is one of the UK’s leading charities, founded in 2012 by Zoe and Andy Clark-Coates, to support people who have lost babies at any stage of pregnancy, at birth, or in infancy.
For further details and information about the Trust and the service, please see Notices
Live the Mission
Newsletter from the Diocese of Winchester. http://www.winchester.anglican.org/resources/communications-resources/enewsandnewsletter/