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Holiday Club is three days of fun for young people, full of stories, games, sports, noise, dancing, challenges and singing and activities.  It concludes with the famous water fight and picnic. We think about God's love for us.  This year we will be searching for treasure, by digging, and wandering, only to discover we had the most beautiful treasure all along!

When is TREASURE HUNTERS Holiday Club?

Wednesday 26th July 2023
Thursday 27th July 2023
Friday 28th July 2023

Arrive from 9.45am with a 10.00am start.  
Collect at 12.45 pm.

Which school years is Holiday Club for?

All children who have completed a year at primary school can come,
All secondary school children can volunteer as young leaders by filling in this same form.

How much does it cost?

It is completely FREE! We offer this as a gift.

How do I register my child or young leader?

Complete the registration form online before Tuesday 25th July at 4pm.
Button booking form online

If you'd like a paper copy instead and to bring it to the church.
Button Booking form download

Before you arrive and what to bring...

  • There is parking to the rear of the church.
  • Please put sun cream on your child before you come.
  • Please bring a rain coat or hat if required.
  • Please make sure everything is named clearly.
  • Please let us know in advance if your child has additional needs to enable us to give them the correct support.
  • Optional dressing up.  On Wednesday come dressed as a treasure hunter if you'd like.  On Thursday come dressed in your team colours.  On Friday come dressed ready for the water fight.  (Not just swimming costumes)

When your child is with us

  • We serve refreshments and therefore, please ensure you give us allergy information.
  • They will be with other children of their own age.

What does each morning look like?

9.45 am        Arrive and register downstairs and then come upstairs and meet your leaders
9.45 am        Music starts upstairs
10.00 am      Holiday Club starts with songs, games, and stories.
10.40 am      Groups move between outdoor games, challenge activities, crafts and refreshments.
12.10 pm      Songs, stories and games as a whole group.
12.45 pm      Holiday Club finishes. 

On Collection...

  • Please let us know any change of collection arrangements.
  • Please be prompt with collecting your children at 12.45pm
  • Year R, 1,2 and 3 can be collected from upstairs at the end.
  • Year 4,5 and 6 can be collected from downstairs.
  • Friday collection is as normal.  When you have collected your child, then they can make their way to the rear of the field.  No water is to be fired until we have given clear instructions.
  • For your information, then the safety zone for the water fight is in the grave yard behind the fence.

What about the Picnic?

You are invited to spend some time with us after Holiday Club on Friday and bring a picnic to share in the field.

What else happens at DBC for children and families?
We have a very active Junior Church for young people, which meets most Sunday Mornings.  We have sessions in the GARDEN after school on Thursdays.  We have the PLAYROOM on Wednesday mornings for Toddlers.

We have the GARDEN for anyone to come and volunteer on Thursdays and Sundays.  We have a LARDER community fridge that is available four times per week, that works alongside the FOODBANK.  Once a month, we have The WARDROBE that gives away clothing to anyone who would like it.

Finally, the one thing that holds us together as God's people, are the times of collective worship on Sunday and Thursday mornings.  

If you need any pastoral support then please contact one of the Pastors, Katy or Philip, who are always available for pastoral and spiritual support.


Downton Baptist Church is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. Our safe to grow statement is: As members of this church, we commit ourselves to the nurturing, protecting and safekeeping of all, especially children and young people, as laid out in our Policy Statement. We ask all members to be vigilant for the safety of our children in the building at all times, especially on a Sunday morning.
The safeguarding policy is under regular review and is displayed on the notice board in the foyer.  All those leading work with children and vulnerable adults have a DBS check. 

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.