We are currently preparing to leave the Emmanuel building on Trumpington Street, which is now owned by Pembroke College. Subject to guidelines making it possible, public worship will resume in September; and will take place at Westminster College while we await the completion of our refurbishment project on the Downing Place site.
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.
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.
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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.
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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