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Worship at Downing Place

Our main Sunday service is usually held at 11am.  Holy Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month; and on other special occasions in the Church’s calendar.

Services are open to those who wish to worship in person but are also live-streamed via our Youtube channel. You are welcome to join us in whichever way is most comfortable for you. You can find out about the other ways we are worshipping together via our Worship page.

Everyone is welcome to gather in worship, whether you are a regular church goer or have never attended a service of worship before; or anything in between!  If you are new to church or Downing Place URC specifically, we have a First Time in Church page to browse which will hopefully explain a few things and help you feel more at home. 

Our service on Sunday 21st August will be led by the Reverend Nigel Uden, & Dr Sharma NithiyanandamBishop of Vellorewho will be preaching. We look forward to welcoming you either in person or online.   Mid-week worship on Thursday 18 August, at 5.30pm, will be led by Dr Augur Pearce.

Richard Lewney led our service on Sunday 14th August.  To watch this service, please click on the video above.

Our service on Sunday 21st August will be led by the Reverend Nigel Uden, &Dr Sharma NithiyanandamBishop of Vellorewho will be preaching. Visit our YouTube channel to find the livestream link, which will go live just before 11am.

2022 Lunchtime Concert Series

We run a free Lunchtime Concert series every Wednesday at 1pm, throughout most of the year.  Details of the next few concerts can be seen below – click each image to find out more!  Details of all our 2022 concerts can be found on our Lunchtime Concerts page.  We take a retiring collection for Downing Place’s monthly charity, details of which are given in the programme each week.

Concerts last around 50 minutes; and our doors open at around 12.30pm.  There are refreshments available in our Hub area (through the courtyard on Downing Place) before and after concerts, between 10am and 4pm every Wednesday – please drop in for coffee and biscuits, you will be most welcome!

Erina Ishiyama (piano)

Wednesday 3 August 2022 at 1pm


Joanna Lam (piano)

Wednesday 10 August 2022 at 1pm


Olive Murray (soprano) & Christopher Foreman (piano)

Wednesday 17 August 2022 at 1pm



Events taking place here at Downing Place; and events we’re involved in in the wider community

Mid-week knitting and crochet


Upcoming events

You can view our forthcoming events, services and concerts below