Sunday 25th February
Second Sunday of Lent
8am - Holy Communion (BCP) - Wherwell
10am - Morning Worship - Littleton
10am - Morning Worship - Sparsholt
Please click on the Sunday Services tab (above) for details of services going forward.
It is with great pleasure that we are able to announce the appointment of Revd Kevin Rogers to be the new Rector of the Downs Benefice.
We look forward to welcoming Kevin and his wife Lorna to the Benefice.
Kevin's licensing service will be on Tuesday 19th March at 7.30pm in Sparsholt Church. Do put the date in your diaries!
Our Churches are open for Individual Private Prayer at these times:
|St Mary the Less, Chilbolton
|St Mary's, Crawley
|St Catherine's, Littleton
|St Stephen's, Sparsholt
|10am - 4pm
|St Peter & Holy Cross, Wherwell
|10am - 4pm
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.
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.