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Our monthly WARDROBE | Clothing Exchange is held at Downton Baptist Church, South Lane, Downton.  We aim to serve our community by the giving and receiving of clothing.  Everyone is welcome. We offer a warm and friendly place to browse and share in our free refreshments. 

We have changed our name from The Clothing Exchange to The WARDROBE. This is because we now have The LARDER, The KITCHEN, The GARDEN and The TABLE.  (Ask a member of DBC to explain!)

Dates for 2023

Clothes can be brought to the church on Monday to Thursday 9.00 am -1.00 pm or Sunday mornings.
(We respectfully ask that clothes are not left times when the church is closed because the church is also used by external users).

Next The WARDROBE | Clothing Exchange: 16th June, 14th July, (No WARDROBE in August), 15th September, 20th October, 17th November, (No WARDROBE in December). 


Doors open at 2.00 pm.  The WARDROBE finishes at 3.30 pm.


Hand santizer can be found at the entrance and exit.  We may need to restrict numbers in the building at any time.  More details will be available upon arrival.

Is there a cost?

There is NO cost for receiving anything from The WARDROBE.  Nor is it necessary for you to bring a donation with you.  What we receive is freely given to you.

When can you leave your donations?

The Church is open Monday to Thursday from 9am until 1pm.  There is a large box for collections in the first room from the reception.   The church is also open on a Sunday morning from 10am until 12.15pm. You are welcome to bring items on the day.

What is collected?

We collect clothes, shoes, belts and handbags.
For any other items, such as toys, bedding or furniture, please take this directly to Trussell Trust. 

How is best to leave the donations?

Please bag the clean clothes in small carrier bags.  This makes it easier for our volunteers to carry them. Thank you!

What happens to the excess donations?

All excess clothing is donated to Trussell Trust and charities, for sale in their shops or recycling

Are you in need?

If you are in need of help then please contact us.  Also, please see our foodbank page and our help page for links.

Why do we do this?

We believe that we should serve our community by helping anyone in need.  We also wish to reuse unwanted items and play our part in being kind to our world. Thank you for your support.
For further information please contact our Church office on 01725 512971
or email

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.