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44a69816-302f-4fd9-ac4c-b07bee The LARDER

   Everyone is welcome
   to come and share from The LARDER 

  Opening Times

   9am -10am | Wednesday and Thursday
   6pm - 7pm | Monday and Thursday
   (Closed for bank holidays)


What is available in The LARDER?

You will find a wide variety of food donated in The LARDER  by our local community and made available by local suppliers.  The contents of The LARDER will constantly change depending on availability.

(We ask that if you have ANY cold or flu symptom or suspected COVID that you do not come to the church)

How much does The LARDER cost?

The LARDER is absolutely free and anyone can come and access one bag of food per week. (10 Items)
Our hope is that The LARDER will reduce food waste and make good food available to everyone who would like it.

The LARDER is FREE but if you would like to make a donation for your food you would be welcome.  All donations received will go to purchasing more food. 

How to be added to The LARDER update mailing List?

If you would like to be added to a mailing list to receive updates about The LARDER, then click here.  You will then be notified if we have extra items or we are opening for a special occasion.  Sometimes we are offered items and would like to share this information with you.

What food can be donated to The LARDER?

*All food items must be clearly labelled, showing ingredients and allergens.

Food we CAN accept

Food we CANNOT accept

Sealed packaged foods
Fridge items in date.
Lion stamped eggs with clean shells and a      use-by date.
Tins, jars and dried foods
Household products
Hygiene products
*All food must be fully labelled and intact

Food without a complete list of ingredients, including all allergens.
Cooked food from your home or unregistered sources
Unpasteurised milk
Cooked rice
Raw milk cheese
Bean sprouts
Alcohol or products containing it.

How can food be donated to The LARDER?

If you would like to donate food then please bring it during The LARDER opening hours. We respectfully ask that food is not left outside of the church because other groups use the church.

If you would like to give funds to support the LARDER then please click this link to paypal.

How do you volunteer at The LARDER?

The LARDER is run by volunteers from Downton Baptist Church and the wider local community. 
If you would like volunteer to support The LARDER, then please contact us via the church office
All volunteers must complete training and will be required to hold a DBS certificate with DBC prior to volunteering.  For more information on safeguarding please click here.

Button rota for volunteering
(All volunteers must hold DBS with Downton Baptist Church.  The Passkey available from the office)

How to find further help with finding food

Downton Baptist Church is Food Distribution Collection point on behalf of the Salisbury Foodbank.  Please click here for more information.

Wiltshire Council Interactive Warm Space and Food website.

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.