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a home of prayer

Meeting together to pray and worship and supporting each other on our walk with Jesus.

Open four times per week to share food with our community.

A monthly clothing exchange to share with our community.

We are a distribution centre for Salisbury Food bank.

We are starting a community garden to grow and share its produce.

(Currently not running_

Groups for young people on Sunday and during the week

At a glance


Morning Prayer - 8.30 - 9.30 am
Office open - 9.00 am - 1.00 pm
The LARDER -  6.00 pm - 7.00pm

Office open - 9.00 am - 1.00 pm

The LARDER - 9.00 am - 10.00 am
Office open -  9 00 am - 10.00 am.
Little Club - 9.00 - 11.30 am

The LARDER - 9.00 am - 10.00 am
Office open - 9.00 am - 1.00 pm
Thursday Church coffee - 10.30 am - 11.00 am
Thursday Church - 11.00 am - 11.45 am
Community Lunch - 12.00 pm - 12.45 pm (2nd and 4th Thursday)
The GARDEN - 2.30 pm = 4.30 pm (always check GARDEN page to confirm)
The LARDER - 6.00 pm - 7.00 pm

Morning Prayer - 8.30 am - 9.30 am
The WARDROBE - 2.00 pm - 3.30 pm (once a month)


Morning Service - 10.30 am
The GARDEN -2.30 pm - 4.30 pm (always check GARDEN page to confirm)
Evenings at DBC  - 7.00 pm (see newssheet)

Community Groups

Hello and welcome to our church. If you are a new visitor, we have a page for you to get to know us and learn more about planning a visit.Click here.

Planning your Visit

A Warm Hello to Downton Baptist Church

The following information is specifically for those planning a visit, so that you know, beforehand, what to expect on a Sunday morning.

Where and When?

We meet at our Church in South Lane, Downton, for our Sunday Service starting at 10.30 am. When you arrive, you should be greeted by someone on our Welcome Team and Duty Stewards.

We serve tea, coffee and biscuits following our service.. It is a great way to meet people, or simply take time to find your bearings. 

Accessibility: There is wheelchair access, and a sound loop for anyone who needs it. Please let one of the Welcome Team know on your arrival and they will help you to get set up. There is a disabled toilets.

Our Service

The Sunday Morning Worship service begins at 10.30 am with a warm welcome.
During the service there will be a time of sung worship, led by our band.  There will then follow readings from the bible and a talk about what we have heard.  There will be times of prayer.
Please ask if this is new for you and would like some support.

We are pleased to say we have a programme for our young people and everyone is welcome.

Children stay with their parent or grown-up at the start of the service for the welcome, songs and notices. We really value worshipping God all together as a family. At an appropriate moment,  the young people will be asked to go their various groups.  You will need to go with your children to their groups and register them as part of our child safety policy. 

Please pick your children up as soon as the service finishes.

Lots more going on

As you explore the website you'll find an active community involved in the ministry of the church all week.  Take a look around and please get in touch if you would like to know more.  

Getting in touch

Get in touch with us to plan your visit
If you would like to come and visit the church beforehand you are more than welcome! Get in touch and we can arrange a time that suits you.
Email Address:
Comments / Questions or anything you would like to say?

Next, we will contact you by email to say hello and help arrange anything necessary for your visit.


Philip   Katy
Rev Philip Rhoades   Rev Katy Ullyatt
Pastor   Pastor
We hope that whoever you are, you will feel at home at our church.