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Letters from Revd Jax

Notices in brief...

For all the notices and more information, please see our Notices page

In Emergency 

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

 Email: revdjax@downsbenefice.org.uk

Mobile: 07761 055228

In Crisis - Need to talk 

Wellbeing

Further information about the phone line is available

here

COVID Vaccination Scam ALERT!

There have been reports of a new scam where a person receives a text saying they need to book a vaccination appointment and it takes them to a fake NHS form which then asks for their bank details to prove their identity. 

The NHS will never ask for a person’s banking information so please do not provide as it will be a scam   

There is a texting scam leaflet you can download here: https://cfa.nhs.uk/resources/downloads/fraud-awareness/covid-19/COVID-19_SMS_and_Text_Message_Scams.pdf

 

The scam has been reported in the media here: https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/science-technology/1378158/NHS-Covid-19-Vaccination-Vaccine-Appointment-Pfizer-BioNTech-Text-Scam-How-To-Avoid

Coronavirus Support:

 

Chilbolton Coronavirus Support 

Coronavirus Support 

 

Crawley Corona Helpers

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

 

Littleton Coronavirus Support Group

Update

 

Sparsholt Community Support

Support Group

 

Newsletter

 

Update - Lockdown 2

 

Wherwell Coronavirus Help Line

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 Apr/May edition of the Benefice Parish Magazine should be submitted by 12.00 noon - Friday 5th March.

 

Letters from Revd Jax

 

 

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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

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