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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. 

At 11am on Thursday 8th December, the Reverend Nigel Uden will lead a midweek service of Holy Communion.

On Sunday 11th December, our service at 11am will be led by a group of Open Table Cambridge members.

Refreshments will be available following all services.

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!

Tim Palmer (tenor) & Hugh Taylor (piano)

Wednesday 7 December 2022 at 1pm


Cambridge Voices Christmas Concert

Wednesday 14 December 2022 at 1pm


Ian de Massini (organ)

Wednesday 21 December 2022 at 1pm


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


Christmas around the World

A glorious selection of Christmas music for choir and organ … and audience. A variety of traditions have sprung up around the world in celebration of Christmas. Join us as we travel the globe in exploring a wealth of festive music from the comfort of our concert stage!As well as carols from Britain, there will be music from France, Germany, Austria, Spain, Poland, Ukraine, Russia, Sweden, with a contribution from America. We can assure you that our journey will be over in under 80 days!We will be inviting audience participation, so get ready to raise the roof!Tickets £16, Students £8, Under-18s free
Tickets for companions of anyone with long-term disability are offered free of charge.There will be a retiring collection in aid of The Red Hen Project

Mid-week knitting and crochet


Upcoming events

You can view our forthcoming events, services and concerts below