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

Wellbeing

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

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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

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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.

Links to various organisations who may be able to offer support:

Crisis line for Young People

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Mental Health - A brand new collection of resources helping 5-18 year olds understand, express and improve mental health and emotional wellbeing, with a biblical perspective on anxiety, self-worth and more.

Endorsed by the Mental Health Foundation: content.scriptureunion.org.uk/mentalhealth

 

Mind and Soul Foundation (Christian resources and reflection around mental health):

https://mindandsoulfoundation.org/

MIND - the mental health charity: https://www.mind.org.uk/

The Mix - mental health support for under 25yrs: https://www.themix.org.uk/

The Mental Health Foundation: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/

Alzheimer's Society: https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/

NHS talking therapies (North East Hampshire): https://www.talkplus.org.uk/

(Central Hampshire): https://www.italk.org.uk/   (you can self refer)

Directory of NHS and charity helplines:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/mental-health-helplines/

 

 

 

Carer Support and Dementia Advice Service for Hampshire

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Providing advice, information and support to carers and people with dementia and memory problems.

Phone: 01264 332297 (option 3) / Email: enquiries@andovermind.org.uk

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