Clothing Exchange 

Clothing exchange
Our monthly 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. (Currently no refreshments - sorry)

Dates for 2021

Clothes can be brought to the church on Monday to Thursday 9-1pm or Sunday mornings.
Clothing Exchange: 22nd October and 19th November. (Outside weather permitting and subject to further changes in government guidelines). No Clothing Exchange in December


Doors open at 2pm.  The Clothing Exchange finishes at 3.45pm.


If we are indoors then masks will need to be worn unless exempt.  Santizer at the entrance and exit is available.  We may need to restrict numbers in the building at any time.  More details will be available upon arrival, including details for track and trace.

Is there a cost?

There is NO cost for receiving anything from the Clothing Exchange.  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 for sale in their shops.

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