Church Services: see also the Downs Benefice website
St Catherine’s – Church of England (Littleton)
Rector: Rev. Jacqueline Machin 01962 880845
Office: 01962 880845
Church Wardens: Carol Coleman 01962 881886
Simon Kingston 01962 880903
Clive Thompsett 01962 885039
NEW: First Sunday 4.00pm Café Church in the Church Room (an informal service with tea and cakes)
Second Sunday 10.00 am Family Communion (shorter format)
Third Sunday 10.00am Morning Worship (Non-communion service)
6:00 pm Service of Peace and Wholeness
Fourth Sunday 10.00 am Family Communion
Fifth Sunday 10.00 am Combined Benefice Family Communion –see Parish Paper or notice in porch for venue
• Tuesday: 4.15pm Prayer for those on the Benefice Payer List
• Wednesday: 9.30 a.m. Holy Communion, first and third Wednesdays of month
• Westholme Residential Home 3.00pm on the 1st (non-Communion) and 3rd (Communion) Wednesdays
• Flowerdown Care home 2.30pm on the 3rd Tuesday
• Meditation in the Church 7.00pm on the 4th Wednesday
Held on the second Saturday of each month except August, 4-6pm. For families of all ages: Bible based crafts and activities, Bible story, song, prayers and a cooked tea, all free of charge (donations welcome). Location circulates between Crawley, Littleton and Sparsholt – check the notice in the church porch, visit our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/MessyChurchInTheDownsBenefice) or contact Carol Coleman (01962) 881886 for more details.
St Barnabas – Church of England
Fromond Road, Weeke SO22 6DS www.stbw.org.uk
Vicar: Rev Ed Dines
01962 885252 firstname.lastname@example.org
Parish Office: Open Mon – Fri 9am – 12noon 01962 886629 email@example.com
Church Wardens: Mrs. Vicky Rutherford 01962 880797
8am BCP Said Communion (2nd and 4th Sundays)
9am Parish Communion with traditional hymns and choir
10am Coffee time in the Church Hall
10.45am Encounter Service with worship band and groups for
children and youth.
1st Sunday: All Age Service
3rd Sundays Holy Communion.
4.30 pm (1st Sunday) Songs of Praise
4 – 6pm (2nd Sunday) Messy Church: crafts and games, enjoy a cooked meal together and a short talk and celebration with songs.
4.30 pm (3rd Sunday) Taizé Service
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
9am Morning Prayer in the Church Foyer 3rd Tuesday
10am Holy Communion in the Chapel Wednesdays
1pm Holy Communion in the Chapel
Other Regular Church Groups:
Tiddlywinks toddler group – Fridays 10am – 11.30am (during term time) 50p suggested donation per family.
The Beehive – Over 60s social group 11am Wednesdays: Meet for coffee, chat, play table games and other activities, with occasional lunches and outings throughout the year.
@Barnies Thursdays in school holidays 11am – 2pm: Holiday club for pre-school and primary school children with crafts, toys, games, movie, cakes, drinks, bring your packed lunch.
“LONDONERS” Monthly Group Outings – Get the train together and have a day out seeing the sights of the Capital. Contact Tony: 01962 885534
North Winchester Basics Bank Thursdays 10am – 1pm in the Fromond Room, Church Hall.
Weeke Mothers’ Union – 4th Tuesdays 10am
Several small groups meeting during the week, Contact John Spens 01962 841812 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Other groups in the Church Hall: Age Concern Lunch Club and WRVS Lunch Club, Lace Club, Nepalese Elders Craft Group, Winchester Morris Men, Zumba, Gauge 0 Guild (Railway Enthusiasts), Brownies and Rainbows.
For more information about groups or to hire St Barnabas Church Hall for meetings, events and children’s parties contact Brian Fletcher: 01962 882746 or email email@example.com
North Winchester Community Church
Minister: Revd. Neil Simpson (623727)
Secretary: John Wheadon (880749)
10.30 am Weeke Community Centre, Taplings Road, Weeke
Retirement Group – Last Wednesday in month except August and December: 3.15 pm at Community Lounge, Henry Beaufort School.
Gardening – Harestock shops – 1st Saturday in the month, 9.30 am.
Homegroups – daytime and evening; for details tel 01962 880745 or 880749
Wesley Methodist Church (Fromond Road, Weeke)
Minister: Rev Dawn Carn Manse: 01962 735278 (or e-mail)
10.30 am (Holy Communion on 2nd Sunday in month)
6.30 pm (Holy Communion on 3rd Sunday in month)
Creche and junior church provided on Sunday mornings
7-8.30 pm Two Thursday evenings a month: Klubhouse – youth club for 11-15 year olds
5.15-6.30 pm Fridays – Friday Fun Club for 7-11 year olds