This is the official website of The Downs Benefice Winchester, Hampshire.

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Notices in brief...

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

Littleton Christmas ADVENTure.
 
Normally during December, St Catherine's Church, Littleton, organises a Posada around the village, with knitted nativity figures spending a night with each family, representing Mary and Joseph's journey to Bethlehem.
 
For this year's Posada we have been thinking 'outside the box', or rather 'inside the bag'! We are offering Littleton families a bag of activities for the 4 weeks of Advent. Each bag also includes a Posada sheep and some sheep challenges! Bags will be delivered on the weekend of 21st/22nd November.
 
If you would like to take part, please sign up by Sunday 8th November so that we have sufficient time to prepare the bags:
 
Littleton Christmas ADVENTure

In Emergency – Coronavirus

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

 Email: revdjax@downsbenefice.org.uk

Mobile: 07761 055228

 

Please also look at these websites to find details of how to join others online for prayer, worship, study, and community life:

Diocese of Winchester: www.winchester.anglican.org

The Church of England: www.churchofengland.org

Further information about the phone line is available

here.

Coronavirus Support:

Update from the Littleton Helpers -

Please see Notices

Chilbolton Coronavirus Support Group

Chilbolton_Coronavirus_Information

 

Crawley Corona Helpers

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

 

Littleton Coronavirus Support Group

Littleton Coronavirus Support Group

 

Sparsholt Community Support

Support Group

 

Sparsholt Community Support

Group  Newsletter

Update - Lockdown 2

 

Wherwell Coronavirus Help Line

Wherwell_Coronavirus_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 Feb/Mar edition of the Benefice Parish Magazine should be submitted by 12.00 noon - Friday 8th January.

Resources

The Church of England site gives access to Daily Worship, Readings and Prayers.  This page (link below) with Coronavirus Information has several resources which can be accessed at home.

https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-churches

 

Liturgy and Prayer resources

https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/coronavirus-covid-19-liturgy-and-prayer-resources

 

Online services and prayers

https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/church-online

 

Throughout this time, prayers and daily reflections from members of the Cathedral community are being uploaded to the Winchester Cathedral website,

 

 

Resources for Reading, Reflection and Praying

Resources_-_Northumbria_-_Morning_Prayer

Resources_-_Northumbria_-_Midday_Prayer

Resources_-_Northumbria_-_Evening_Prayer

Resources_-_Northumbria_-_Seven_Complines_for_Seven_Days