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Letters from Revd Jax

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In Emergency 

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


Mobile: 07761 055228

Further information about the phone line is available


Coronavirus Support:

Chilbolton Coronavirus Support:

Coronavirus Support 


Crawley Corona Helpers:

Phone:  07807 363689 or Email: 

Littleton Coronavirus Support Group:



Sparsholt Community Support:

Support Group


Wherwell Coronavirus Help Line:



Hampshire Help Line:

0333 370 4000

(This number has been issued by Hants Constabulary.)

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All prayer requests will be made anonymous before being passed on  to our Prayer Team.

Parish Magazine Deadline

Copy for Oct/Nov edition of the Benefice Parish Magazine should be submitted by 12.00 noon - Friday 9th Sept.


Letters from Revd Jax



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Ninth Sunday after Trinity - 14aug22

Eighth Sunday after Trinity - 7aug20

Seventh Sunday after Trinity - 31jul22

Sixth Sunday after Trinity - 24jul22

Fifth Sunday after Trinity - 17jul22

Fourth Sunday after Trinity - 10jul22

Third Sunday after Trinity - 3jul22

Second Sunday after Trinity - 26jun22

First Sunday after Trinity - 19jun22

Trinity Sunday - 12jun22

Pentecost/Jubilee - 5jun22

Seventh Sunday of Easter - 29may22

Sixth Sunday of Easter - 22may22

Fifth Sunday of Easter - 15may22

Fourth Sunday of Easter 8may22

Third Sunday of Easter - 1may22

Easter Day - 17apr22

Palm Sunday - 10apr22

Fifth Sunday of Lent - 3apr22

Mothering Sunday - 27mar22

Third Sunday of Lent - 20mar22

Second Sunday of Lent - 13mar22

First Sunday of Lent - 6mar22

Sunday Next before Lent - 27feb22

Second Sunday before Lent - 20feb22

Third Sunday before Lent - 13feb22

Fourth Sunday before Lent - 6feb22

Candlemas - 30jan22

Third Sunday of Epiphany - 23jan22

Second Sunday of Epiphany - 16jan22

The Baptism of Christ - 9jan22

Christmas Day 2021

Fourth Sunday of Advent - 9dec21

Third Sunday of Advent - 12dec21

Second Sunday of Advent - 5dec21

First Sunday of Advent - 28nov21

Christ the King - 21nov21

Remembrance Sunday - 14nov21

Third Sunday before Advent - 7nov21

All Souls - 31oct21

Last after Trinity - 24oct21

Twentieth after Trinity - 7oct21

Nineteenth after Trinity -10oct21

Eighteenth after Trinity - 3oct21

Seventeenth after Trinity - 26sep21

Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity - 19sep21

Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity - 12sep21

Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity - 5sep21

Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity - 29aug21

Twelfth Sunday after Trinity - 15aug21

Eleventh Sunday after Trinity - 15aug21

Tenth Sunday after Trinity - 8aug21

Ninth Sunday after Trinity - 1aug21

Eighth Sunday after Trinity - 25jul21

Seventh Sunday after Trinity - 18jul21

Sixth Sunday after Trinity - 11jul21

Fifth Sunday after Trinity - 4jul21

Fourth Sunday after Trinity - 27jun21

Third Sunday after Trinity - 20jun21

Second Sunday after Trinity - 13jun21

First Sunday after Trinity - 6jun21

TRINITY SUNDAY - Sunday 30th May

Pentecost - 23may21

Seventh Sunday of Easter - 16may21

Sixth Sunday of Easter - 9may21

Fifth Sunday of Easter - 2may21

Fourth Sunday of Easter - 25apr21

Third Sunday of Easter - 18apr21

Death of HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh - 9apr21


Holy Saturday - 3apr21

GOOD FRIDAY - 2apr21

Maundy Thursday - 1apr21

Wednesday in Holy Week - 31mar21

Tuesday in Holy Week - 30mar21

Monday in Holy Week - 29mar21

Palm Sunday - 28mar21

Fifth Sunday of Lent - 21mar21

Mothering Sunday - 14mar21

Third Sunday of Lent - 7mar21

Second Sunday of Lent - 28feb21

First Sunday of Lent - 21feb21

Sunday before Lent - 14feb21

Second Sunday before Lent - 7feb21

Candlemas - 31jan21

Third Sunday of Epiphany - 24jan21

Second Sunday of Epiphany - 17jan21

Epiphany - 10jan21

New Year's Eve - 31dec20

Christmas Day - 25dec20

Fourth Sunday of Advent - 20dec20

Third Sunday of Advent - 13dec20

Second Sunday of Advent - 6dec20

First Sunday of Advent - 29nov20

Christ the King - 22nov20

Second Sunday before Advent - 15nov20

Remembrance Sunday - 8nov20

All Saints'/All Souls' - 1nov20

Last Sunday after Trinity - 25oct20

Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity / Luke the Evangelist - 18oct20

Eighteenth after Trinity - 11oct20

Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity - 4oct20

Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity - 27sep20

Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity - 20sep20

Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity - 13sep20

Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity - 6sep20

Twelfth Sunday after Trinity - 30aug20

Eleventh Sunday after Trinity - 23aug20

Tenth Sunday after Trinity - 16aug20 - Reflection by Andrew Kent

Ninth Sunday after Trinity - 9aug20

Eighth Sunday after Trinity - 2aug20

Seventh Sunday after Trinity - 26jul20

Sixth Sunday after Trinity - 19jul20

Fifth Sunday after Trinity - 12jul20

Fourth Sunday after Trinity - 5jul20

Third Sunday after Trinity - 28jun20

Second Sunday after Trinity - 21jun20

Corpus Christi - 14jun20

Trinity Sunday - 7jun20

Pentecost - 31may20

The Seventh Sunday of Easter - 24may20

Ascension Day - 21may20

The Sixth Sunday of Easter - 17may20

75th Anniversary of VE Day - 8may20

The Fourth Sunday of Easter - 3may20

The Third Sunday of Easter - 26apr20

The Second Sunday of Easter - 19apr20

EASTER DAY - 12apr20

Holy Saturday - 11apr20

GOOD FRIDAY - 10apr20

Holy Week - Thursday - 9apr20

Holy Week - Wednesday - 8apr20

Holy Week - Tuesday - 7apr20

Holy Week - Monday - 6apr20

Palm Sunday - 5apr20

Fifth Sunday of Lent - 27mar20

Mothering Sunday - 22mar20