Sunday 11th December 2022
Third Sunday of Advent
10am - Holy Communion with Celebration of Canon Bruce Kington's 50th Anniversary of Ordination - Littleton
10am - Carol Service - Wherwell
4pm - Carol Service - Chilbolton
6pm - Carol Service - Crawley
6pm - Carol Service - Sparsholt
6pm - Autumn Meditations - Wherwell (St Augustine of Hippo; theologian and philosopher; Doctor of the Church; AD 354 - 430)
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 Churches are also open for Individual Private Prayer at these times:
|St Mary the Less, Chilbolton||10am - 4pm||Every day|
|St Mary's, Crawley||10am - 4pm||Sundays|
|St Catherine's, Littleton||10am - 4pm||Every day|
|St Stephen's, Sparsholt||10am - 4pm||Every day|
|St Peter & Holy Cross, Wherwell||10am - 4pm||Every day|
Benefice Mission Partner
Our Benefice supports Karis Kids
Karis Kids is an initiative, started in 2007, which brings hope to children orphaned by AIDS in Uganda. The Christian charity integrates these children into, and supports them with, adoptive families. The aim is to place orphans with the families of relatives, but when this is not possible, then with other households in the local church, St Paul's, Kampala. The majority of those in the parish live in the Okuvu slum, and this is one of the poorest areas of Kampala.
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.