"Though we are incomplete, God loves us completely. Though we are imperfect, He loves us perfectly. Though we may feel lost, God's love encompasses us completely."

He loves every one of us though flawed, rejected, awkward, sorrowful, or broken.


Christopher Durrant is the Rector to the Upper Itchen Benefice.

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Safeguarding in the Upper Itchen Benefice

If you have a concern about the safety of someone or the actions of someone working with children or vulnerable adults, please speak to: Clare Cholerton (Benefice Safeguarding Representative) Telephone: 01962 771779 or the link to the Diocesan Safeguarding Team's contact details is https://www.winchester.anglican.org/safeguarding/ If you are a young person and you feel unhappy about something happening to you, please call Childline on 0800 11 11.
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Churches and Photos of the Benefice


Tichborne is an ancient village which straddles the River Itchen as it passes on its way...

Church in the Wood

This charming corrugated iron chapel in the woods adjoining Bramdean Common was built in...


St. Andrew’s is listed Grade II and was built in 1772 on the foundations of what the...

Hinton Ampner

Situated as it is, within the grounds of, Hinton Ampner House, All Saints Church has...


St Michael and All Angels was built during the 1100.s it is situated on a small hill,...


The Church of St Simon and St Jude is listed Grade 1 and can seat about 120 people. It...


St James’s Church and the adjoining Village Hall lie at the heart of Beauworth, in...