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How to serve at DBC 

We have many ways of serving.  You are invited to volunteer and serve as part of our church family.


On Sundays - email the office to be added to the rota
  • Duty Stewards 
  • Worship Leading or in our band
  • Serving Refreshments on Sunday Mornings
  • IT on Sundays
  • Sound on Sundays
Serving with young people: Please email Katy or Philip to find out more about this.
(Please note you will need to hold a DBS with Downton Baptist Church prior to being added to the rota)
  • Creche on Sunday Mornings
  • Junior Church on Sunday Mornings
  • Little Club Toddler Church on Wednesday Mornings
  • LINKS (Teenage youth group) on Monday evenings
Pastoral: Please contact Philip or Katy by email for more information on serving this way.
(Please note you will need to hold a DBS with Downton Baptist Church prior to being added to the rota)
  • Lead a community group
  • Prayer team on Sunday Mornings
  • Safeguarding Leads
  • Safeguarding Admin
Other ways to serve at DBC. Please contact the office by email to serve in this way.
  • Cooking on Thursdays
  • Refreshments on Thursdays
  • Flower rota
  • Fabric team
DBC Care Home Ministry - On Wednesday afternoons.  Please email Katy or Philip
(Please note you will need to hold a DBS with Downton Baptist Church prior to being added to the rota)
  • To become part of a team to lead worship in local care homes. 


(Please note you will need to hold a DBS with Downton Baptist Church prior to being added to the rota)

Help at the LARDER: Please email the office for more information.

  • Volunteer to help at sessions - (Existing volunteers Click here for the online rota)  (Passkey available from the office)
  • Joint Coordinator The Larder
  • Collect food from local collection points and businesses.


Serving at the Clothing Exchange: Please email the office for more information.
  • Clothes sorting once a month
  • Serving at the clothing exchange.


To become a volunteer in The GARDEN please email the office.
(Please note for some roles in The GARDEN, you will need to hold a DBS with Downton Baptist Church prior to being added to the rota)

  • Become a part of the Lead Gardener team to take responsibility for sessions. (DBS required).
  • To volunteer : just turn up as everyone welcome.
  • To volunteer to lead groups for young people and groups for vulnerable adults in The GARDEN. (DBS required)
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.