Prayer for today - Tuesday 27th July
the light of the minds that know you,
the joy of the hearts that love you,
and the strength of the wills that serve you:
grant us so to know you that we may truly love you,
so to love you that we may truly serve you,
whose service is perfect freedom;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Services for Sunday 1st August 2021
10am - Holy Communion - Wherwell
10am - Morning Prayer - Crawley
As it is requested we continue to observe social distancing, it is necessary to book places for these services. Please contact the Benefice Office on 01962 880 845 to do this.
It is also still necessary for everyone in church to be wearing masks.
Please click on the Sunday Services tab (above) for details of services going forward.
Benefice Morning Prayer comes into your home
Tuesdays at 9:30am on Zoom.
Come and join us!
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.
Our ONLINE Services
SUNDAY 6th JUNE
with the theme 'The Book of Psalms'
Previous online services can be accessed by clicking on the video link above.
Our Churches are also open for Individual Private Prayer at these times:
Masks must be worn in Church.
|St Mary the Less, Chilbolton||10am - 4pm||Sundays and Wednesdays|
|St Mary's, Crawley||10am - 4pm||Sundays|
|St Catherine's, Littleton||10am - 4pm||Wednesdays|
|St Stephen's, Sparsholt||10am - 4pm||Sundays and Wednesdays - Every day from Monday 2nd August|
|St Peter & Holy Cross, Wherwell||10am - 4pm||Sundays and Wednesdays|
Online Resources for live streamed Sunday and daily services
8.20am Morning Prayer
10am Sung Eucharist
1am and 4pm via YouTube
1.30am via YouTube
11am Choral Eucharist, BCP
6.30pm Choral Evensong, BCP
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.