Our forthcoming events

Photo Competition

Entry deadline Sunday 1st March 2020
Exhibition at DBC Sunday 8th March 2020. 11.45am to 4pm.

Downton Baptist Church has been supporting the PCF (now called Purple Community Fund) for many years.

The charity helps and supports families living in the worst and most dangerous urban slums in the Philippines with community education, health programmes, mentoring, and livelihood and skills training. www.p-c-f.org

Next April a small group from the church, will be going to Manila to support PCF’s work with young mothers who are at risk of dropping out of education. PCF are hoping to help them access college places and to increase their employment prospects, thereby helping them and their children to escape from extreme poverty.

Downton Baptist Church is holding a Photograph Competition to raise funds to support this important project.
We invite you to enter and to help support the work.
Photo Competition: Open to all with an additional Junior Section for budding photographers under 18.                                                   

Categories:  Family: Community; Social Justice: Respect for Our World.
Prizes: for the Winner, Runner-up and Young Person in each category. 
These winners may be included in a possible publication in a Calendar raising funds to support the work of PCF. Prizes donated by local businesses and may vary.


Entry fee: £10 per photograph.  £5 for children.

Have a shot and raise money for this good cause!


Click here for entry form.
Photo Comp

Good Friday Easter Craft Morning

We invite you to come and share with us on Good Friday morning from 9.30am until 11.30am. 
There are many crafts and activities for families to try.  The morning is spent talking, sharing time together and making.  There are refreshments and the morning is completely FREE.

Easter Craft Morning DBC 2016

Cuckoo Fair

No one should miss this traditional Downton occasion with stalls and entertainment laid out through the length of the village on the first Saturday in May.
We offer a place of calm in the midst of the busy fair – with a café serving excellent cakes and hot drinks, charity stalls and a family picnic area (whatever the weather). We do not charge for refreshments and all donations are given to support the work of PCF.



Holiday Club 2020

Holiday Club is open to all children who have finished a year at primary school.


Each morning is filled with bible stories, music, games, crafts and challenges. We welcome secondary school aged children as young leaders. The registration forms can be downloaded here.


Primary School Registration form here.

Secondary School Registration form here.


Weymouth trip

Our annual trip to Weymouth by coach, is planned for September 2020. The coach will leave Downton and surrounding villages in the morning and we will spend the day in Weymouth. For tickets please contact the Church office.


Church Weekend Away October 2020

Every two years we take over a beachfront hotel from a Friday to a Sunday afternoon to take time out together. The weekend provides the opportunity for socialising, times of worship, inspiring teaching from a guest speaker, relaxation and enjoying the local facilities. There is a programme for children and youth.

Please find the application form HERE


We ask for a small deposit. 
Away Weekend

Little Club Farm Nativity

December 2020
9am until 11am.

We will be welcoming the farm to our church field.  There will be plenty of animals to see, crafts to do and refreshments for the adults!  Everyone with preschool children are welcome to attend.  This event is free but any donations will be given to support the work of PCF in the Philippines.