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Sunday 11 December
10:30amSunday Morning Worship
Our Sunday Morning Worship welcomes everyone.  
We share time together, in sung worship, prayers, bible readings and talks.
Venue: DBC Sanctuary
6:00pmDownton Village Carol Service
We join together as Downton Churches to sing carols and hear bible readings.  There will be mince pies after the service.  We hope to be joined by Downton Band and the Choir.
Venue: St Laurence Church
Monday 12 December
6:00pmThe LARDER
The LARDER is open to our community.
Venue: DBC
Wednesday 14 December
9:00amLittle Club Toddler Church
Little Club Toddler Church welcomes all pre-school children and their adults.  We look forward to welcoming our young families, for playing, singing and story telling.  We have tea and toast too!
Venue: DBC Sanctuary
9:00amThe LARDER
The LARDER is open to our community.
Venue: DBC
Thursday 15 December
9:00amFoodbank Distribution
DBC is open as a Food Bank Distribution Centre.  Working in partnership with Trussell Trust.  For more information please see our Food bank page.
Venue: DBC
9:00amThe LARDER
The LARDER is open to our community.
Venue: DBC
10:30amThursday Church Christmas...
We will be worshipping and celebrating together in our morning worship followed by our Christmas Dinner.  All are welcome. 
Venue: DBC Sanctuary
3:30pmThe KITCHEN
The KITCHEN will be open to serve a hot bowl of soup and bread.
Everyone from our community welcome to come and share for free.
Venue: DBC
6:00pmThe LARDER
The LARDER is open to our community.
Venue: DBC
Sunday 18 December
10:30amDBC Family Christmas Morning...
Our annual Children and family Christmas Service.  A lively morning involving everyone!
Venue: DBC Sanctuary
6:30pmDBC Carol Service
An evening of carols and readings.  Everyone welcome.
Venue: DBC Sanctuary
Monday 19 December
6:00pmThe LARDER
The LARDER is open to our community.
Venue: DBC
Wednesday 21 December
9:00amLittle Club Toddler Church
Little Club Toddler Church welcomes all pre-school children and their adults.  We look forward to welcoming our young families, for playing, singing and story telling.  We have tea and toast too!
Venue: DBC Sanctuary
9:00amThe LARDER
The LARDER is open to our community.
Venue: DBC
Thursday 22 December
9:00amFoodbank Distribution
DBC is open as a Food Bank Distribution Centre.  Working in partnership with Trussell Trust.  For more information please see our Food bank page.
Venue: DBC
9:00amThe LARDER
The LARDER is open to our community.
Venue: DBC
10:30amThursday Church
Every Thursday Morning we worship together with a traditional service.
Refreshments start from 10.30 am with the worship starting at 11 am.  Lunch is served every 2nd and 4th Thursday in the month.
Venue: DBC
3:30pmThe KITCHEN
The KITCHEN will be open to serve a hot bowl of soup and bread.
Everyone from our community welcome to come and share for free.
Venue: DBC
6:00pmThe LARDER
The LARDER is open to our community.
Venue: DBC


Christmas Dates

Sunday 11 December
6:00pmDownton Village Carol Service
We join together as Downton Churches to sing carols and hear bible readings.  There will be mince pies after the service.  We hope to be joined by Downton Band and the Choir.
Venue: St Laurence Church
Thursday 15 December
10:30amThursday Church Christmas...
We will be worshipping and celebrating together in our morning worship followed by our Christmas Dinner.  We are also delighted to welcome the Fordingbridge Bell Ringers.  All are welcome. 
Venue: DBC Sanctuary
Sunday 18 December
10:30amDBC Family Christmas Morning...
Our annual Children and family Christmas Service.  A lively morning involving everyone!
Venue: DBC Sanctuary
6:30pmDBC Carol Service
An evening of carols and readings.  Everyone welcome.
Venue: DBC Sanctuary
Thursday 22 December
10:30amThursday Church Carol Service
Every Thursday Morning we worship together with a traditional service.
Refreshments start from 10.30 am with the worship starting at 11 am.  Lunch is served every 2nd and 4th Thursday in the month.
Venue: DBC
Saturday 24 December
4:00pmThe CRIB on Christmas Eve
Come to a hillside in Bethlehem. Children and their adults are welcome to discover the amazing truth of the birth of Jesus.  Optional: Come dressed as a shepherd!
Venue: DBC
Sunday 25 December
10:30amChristmas Day Morning...
A time to rejoice.
A Christmas Morning Service.  All children encouraged to bring a gift they have opened.
Venue: DBC Sanctuary


Dates for your Diary


 

 

Hello
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 DBC

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.
 
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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.
 

Leadership 

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