Downton Baptist Church news

Holiday club

Downton Baptist church is venturing into the jungle this year with their JUNGLE VIP holiday club, welcoming all primary aged children. Holiday club is completely free. Every morning brings lots of fun, with challenges, games, crafts, sports, along with discovering about the goodness of God.  

This year's dates are Wednesday 27 July, Thursday 28 July and Friday 29 July. The club runs from 10am - 12:45pm, with registration opening at 9:45am. Children can come for just a day or two, or for all 3. Registration forms are available in the church foyer or you can apply directly on the DBC website holiday club page.  

Secondary school young people are also invited to sign up and become young leaders.

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Sundays and sunflowers at DBC

Our young peoples groups on Sundays are now back in full swing with a crèche, junior church and a group for our teens.  These run alongside our Sunday morning worship. 

At the end of March, the Junior church launched their first fund-raising initiative for the charity.  They held a vote to decide which charities to select - one of those chosen was Bright Kids. This is a Ukrainian charity that specifically supports children with disabilities that can't flee due to medical dependency.  The children sold pots of sunflowers with different messages on them for £1 a pot. This raised £80, which was then topped up by one of the children running a collection at her birthday party rather than getting presents. The church then topped it up to £300.  The children drew pictures and wrote messages to the charity to accompany their donation.


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In the meantime, these sunflowers are springing to life - and some of the senior members of the church are getting quite competitive about them. One member of the church, Derek Clark, has suggested a community-wide competition (between those at the school, and those who are growing them through church) to see who gets the biggest sunflower by mid September. There are rumours of a £25 prize - watch this space!

For dates and details of all the Sunday groups, visit the church website.

Contact details:

Downton Baptist Church (DBC) South Lane Downton SP5 3NA

Sunday Services: check website for latest details

Ministers: Rev Philip Rhoades & Rev Katy Ullyatt

               07468 491143 (out of hours contact number)


Church Office:   01725 512971



Regular groups

Little Club Toddler Church playgroup: Every Wednesday (Term time only) 9 - 11am

Links (Youth Group): Every Monday (Term times only).  6 - 7.30pm

Thursday Church and Community Lunch 10.30am - 12.30pm.

Little club toddler church meets every Wednesday during term time, guaranteeing a heart felt welcome.  In these sumner months, some sessions will be held in the field behind the church. There are  toys, singing and stories.  And of course cups of tea and coffee for the grown ups!



The church is continuing to steam morning worship every Sunday which you can find on their website Live stream page.  There is also a DBC app which you can download to keep you up to date!

Food Bank 

Downton Baptist Church is  a food distribution centre for Salisbury Foodbank and the Trussell Trust.  The church is open on Monday mornings from 10am - 1pm for the distribution of food parcels.  If you would like more information, please contact the church office.