Time for God

Time for God

Time for God aims to provide quality volunteering through which lives are changed.’

Before the union of Emmanuel URC and St Columba’s URC, to become Downing Place United Reformed Church, Time for God volunteers played a large role in the life of Emmanuel URC. Each September a volunteer was welcomed to live and work in the community for twelve months. Lives were changed and faith enriched – both for volunteers and congregation.

We are very happy to say that in September 2023 we welcomed our first volunteer to Downing Place URC and are enjoying witnessing the difference that her presence with us is making to our community here. She lives with a host and is involved in many aspects of church life.

[If you are interested in becoming a Time for God volunteer here in the future, please do not apply direct to Downing Place United Reformed Church but to Time for God. Thankyou.]

Johann Friedrich (2013/14) and Michael (2017/18)


2000-2001: Christopher

2001-2002: Paul

2002-2003: Elena

2003-2004: Audrey

2004-2005: Rachel

2005-2006: Melody 

2006-2007: Maria     

2007-2008: Katrin 

2008-2009: Patrick   

2009-2010: Carsten 

2010-2011: Eva

2011-2012: Clémence

2012-2013: Maren

2013-2014: Johann Friedrich

2014-2015: Imke

2015-2016       Sarah 

2016-2017      Barbara

2017-2018      Michael

2018-2019      Carina

In November 2021, a compilation of Time for God volunteer stories was put together. They are made up of pieces written during the volunteer’s year here, their reflections afterwards, and news of their continuing lives.

To read the document, please click on the box above.