Our phone number is currently being ported to the new Downing Place URC telephone system. Meanwhile, it is unavailable. We apologise for any inconvenience – we hope to have it up and running again as soon as possible. 18 January 2021
WORSHIP AT DOWNING PLACE
We are continuing to broadcast Sunday Worship via our Youtube channel while our church buildings are closed.
You can find out about the other ways we are worshipping together via our Worship page.
We hope you enjoy your virtual visit to Downing Place URC and we also hope to be able to welcome you in person in the future. Please do contact us if you would like any more information or if you would like to speak to a Minister.
MUSIC AT DOWNING PLACE
Visit our new Music Pages to listen to church musicians performing a huge range of music, from ancient to modern, using diverse instruments including cello, glockenspiel and accordion as well as piano and organ.
We began recording and broadcasting services in March 2020 in response to the pandemic, and our new Music in Worship page gathers together the best of the music performed at Downing Place in our online services.
Find out too about 2021’s Lunchtime Concert series, launching in April 2021 in our newly refurbished premises at Downing Place
REDEVELOPMENT AT DOWNING PLACE
Beautiful images of our transformed building, now approaching completion.
Our worship is marked by a sense of reverence and of joy, drawing on the riches of the Reformed tradition of liturgy and preaching, with a special appreciation of music. We foster an intelligent and non-judgmental environment for exploring faith, seeking to live out this faith in a commitment to social justice.
Take a look at our recent events gallery which might inspire you to join us at a future event, service or concert
We broadcast worship via our Youtube channel every week. Please subscribe to our news for further information about forthcoming events.
Weekly worship continues to be broadcast via our Youtube channel while our church buildings are closed owing to the pandemic. We hope you enjoy your virtual visit to Downing Place URC and we also hope to be able to welcome you in person in the future.
Please do contact us if you would like any more information or if you would like to speak to a Minister.
Open Table LGBTQ+
Downing Place is an officially registered Inclusive Church, welcoming to all. We have received accreditation from the Encompass Network as a LGBT+ friendly community through their Safer Spaces scheme. We are delighted to offer blessings for civil partnerships, and when we reopen on the Downing Place site we will be licensed to carry out same-sex marriages. Download our Open Table term card here.
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First time in church
If you are interested in hiring the premises then please complete our online enquiry form and we will be in touch.
All spaces for hire will feature inbuilt audio visual equipment and sound. The building will be fully accessible to wheelchair users, with lifts, ramps and accessible toilet facilities.
We will be able to offer the following rooms for hire.
- The Main Church
- The Gibson Hall
- The Emmanuel Room
- Meeting Rooms
- The Hub