Downs Baptist Church

Latest News

Verse of the week

Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. candle

Matthew 5 v 16




DBC Greengrocers Shop open at last!


DBC Community Greengrocers Shop in Warren Way, Woodingdean has had a bit of a make-over; it’s looking good!

We look forward to greeting old and new customers. Come on down and see the wide range of goods we have on offer. You will be pleasantly surprised!

DBC Family Fun Day – 11th September


What a lovely day for our Fun Day! It was hot, hot, hot especially with our Pastor, Malcolm juggling with his fire batons. Fantastic food, fun and fellowship.

Thursday Fellowship

Thursday Fellowship 2015

Thursday Fellowship meets in the Parish Room of the Holy Cross Church at 2.15pm. We would love you to join us for fellowship, friendship and fun! For further information head to the following link –Thursday Fellowship

We commenced our Autumn programme on the 8th September with a visit from Pastor Malcolm Haines. He brought a great word on our theme for the year – “Be still and know that I am God.”

15th Sept – Becky Cummins from Brighton and Hove City Mission

22nd Sept – Win Funnell

29th Sept – Sue Cunningham

6th Oct – Colleen Hurd

13th Oct – Harvest Lunch (1pm) Special guest Lorna Sivyour

If you would like to know more, give Faith a ring on 01273 3040182

Men’s Curry and Comedy Night – Saturday 1st October

steve-legg-006Men’s Outreach Event at Telscombe Civic Centre, 360 South Coast Road, Peacehaven, BN10 7ES – 6.30-11pm.

Curry, quiz and after dinner speaker, comedian and magician Steve Legg. He went down a storm last year! Great evening of entertainment and laughs all for £10.

Discipleship Course


Our new Discipleship Course is entitled:
‘The Biggest Question: Why does God allow suffering?’
It uses the format of DVD films and group questions and answers.

For many people who are not Christian believers, all the suffering and evil in the world is their biggest objection to the Christian message. Many Christians ask the same question. Others are confused by the false teaching that God always wants his children to be healthy, wealthy, and happy.

The Biggest Question: why does God allow suffering?’ is an eight week home group course which explores what the Bible says, and also hears from people who have been through all kinds of tragedies – hearing not just how their lives have been changed, but how their faith has been challenged.. The purpose of this course is to strengthen our faith as believers, and to equip us to respond effectively to the question of our unbelieving friends and colleagues.

Group times:

Starting 26th September @ 7 pm
– this group is a preparation group for the leaders of the Wednesday and Thursday groups but others are welcome to join us.
Starting 28th September @ 10.30am
– this group is led by Margaret and Kathy

Starting 29th September @ 7.30pm
– this group is led by Phil and Sheila

If you are interested in attending please contact Malcolm on: or

07505 118634

Three years at Dean Wood Care Home – Woodingdean

Dean WoodWho would have thought that we have been taking a short service once a month on a Sunday afternoon for three years! The time has flown by and we are grateful for the goodwill which has developed over that time.

On Sunday 28th August, 15 residents and 8 members of the church congregated to share in the singing of some favourite hymns, to read the Word, to pray and to listen to a short message of encouragement and hope.

It is clear by the response that it means so much to the residents all of whom are unable to go to church themselves.

It is always a very happy occasion which we hope to continue.