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

Kids Corner

Notices in brief...

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

In Emergency 

The office is open during regular working hours, however if you need to contact a minister in an emergency, please call either:

Revd Kevin Rogers: 07584 162 594


Benefice Office: 07857 512 053

Further information about the phone line is available


Prayer Requests

If you have any prayer requests, for any concerns lying on your heart or to give thanks, please email the office on

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 6th Sept.

Resources for Children and Families

Sparsholt Church of England Primary School 




These activities come from the Education Department for the Dioceses of Winchester and Portsmouth.  There are a lot of fun ideas, challenges and activities here - do please give some of them a go.   

                                                                                         Who was St Valentine?


Candle Moments                                                   Is our World working?                                                      Mirror Moments


Our beautiful World                                                  You've got a friend                                      How do we look at things?


For more, please scroll down this page.



Our Planet 

This amazing series of programmes about the natural world is now available to view for free. Netflix have now released all eight episodes on their YouTube channel, as well as a selection of other educational content for teachers, parents and kids.

More details HERE

If you are worried or upset and need help for yourself or a friend, click on the link for contact numbers.



The CofE is also launching #FaithAtHome on today (Thursday 30th April). This will be available to many children and young people through our partnership to provide collective worship with Oak Academy, and through church and school networks. It will offer people of all ages and faith backgrounds a chance to pause, think and reflect, and to rebuild lost habits of prayer and faithful reflection in the home.

These weekly 10-12 minute packages of video content will be available from 7th May.  

The first can be accessed at Faith at Home


Daily videos for teenagers using challenges from sport and culture to help explore the Bible and how it might be relevant today.

Created for teenagers with no experience of church, as well as those who’ve been there all their lives:

Scripture Union - Inspire

Activities and resources from the Education Department for the Dioceses of Winchester and Portsmouth.