St Laurence Church, Downton

Welcome to St Laurence Church, at the heart of the parish of Downton, just six miles south of the beautiful cathedral city of Salisbury.

Our church is here for everyone, in times of happiness, trouble and spiritual need, and for the support of individuals and the Downton community. You will always find a warm welcome here - and we hope that you will find out!

We recognise that everyone has different was of worship, and we have a variety of services from quiet and traditional, to our more informal Café-style Church, and All Age Worship.

We are very proud of our strong musical tradition, with our regular choir, organ and bell ringers. We hold a Sunday School in our small room at the back of church for school-aged children.

We host regular events, catering to a wider audience, including an annual Jazz concert in the church yard, our Goose Fair at Michaelmas, and Downton Band also hold regular concerts.

Our church is open daily during daylight hours for private prayer and for visitors. Please do take the opportunity to visit us, explore our historic surroundings, and join us as we pray together for the life and wellbeing of our local communities, and the wider world.

With love,


Revd. Veronica Batchelor

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Revd Veronica Batchelor

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Morning Worship

Every Sunday at for 1 hour
St Laurence Church, Downton
Church Hatch Downton Salisbury, SP5 3PU, United Kingdom

Every Sunday.

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St Laurence Church takes the welfare of all people seriously and is committed to the safeguarding of children and adults.

The Parochial Church Council has adopted the national Church of England’s policy for children, young people and adults, ‘Promoting a Safer Church’ – details of which can be found here:

For more information about safeguarding at St Laurence Church, please contact our Church Safeguarding Representative:

Mrs Philippa Merrill - [email protected]

To report a concern relating to a child or adult at St Laurence, please contact the Church Safeguarding Representative and/or the Salisbury Diocesan Safeguarding Officer for Children:

Jem Carter (Tues-Fri) - 01722 411922 or 07469 857888
Suzy Futcher (Mon-Thurs) - 07500 664800

If you have information about a safeguarding situation where a child or adult is in immediate danger or requires immediate medical attention call the emergency services on 999. Do not delay.