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


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.

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

Samaritans: 116 123

Anxiety UK: 03444 775 774

CALM: 0800 58 58 58

PAPYRUS: 0800 068 4141

YoungMinds: 0808 802 5544

Crisis text line (Text 'Shout to 85258)

Youth Options

We believe that every child and young person should have the opportunity to realise their potential whatever their life circumstances.

We need your help!

We need your help to ensure that we can keep providing services and support to young people in the region. As well as fundraising and volunteers, we're aiming to raise our profile to broaden our reach for support. If you can help us we'd love to hear from you. We can offer you support and guidance and of course a huge thank you!

If you would like to make a difference, please ring 01794 525510 or email

Crisis line for Young People


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:


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

MIND - the mental health charity:

The Mix - mental health support for under 25yrs:

The Mental Health Foundation:

Alzheimer's Society:

NHS talking therapies (North East Hampshire):

(Central Hampshire):   (you can self refer)

Directory of NHS and charity helplines:




Carer Support and Dementia Advice Service for Hampshire


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

Phone: 01264 332297 (option 3) / Email: