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Wedding Venue

Downham Village is your ideal wedding venue, what better backdrop could you have for your special day.

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Downham Banner

The conservation and display of the Centenary Banner of the Downham Benevolent Society.

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DOWNHAM VILLAGE HALL

BRING AND BUY SALE

Everyone welcome, tea & cakes served

To raise funds for the CHILDRENS SOCIETY

SAT 16th SEPTEMBER
2pm - 4 pm

Please bring and donate

Clothes can be taken to the At Mary's office, Clitheroe or Downham Village Hall on the 15th Sept. 10am - 5pm

DOWNHAM VILLAGE HALL

WITH

Modern Mystic League
Blackburn & District Society of Magicians

present an evening of magic

Friday 20th October, 7.00 pm
Stage and ‘table’ magic to astound

Delicious two course meal from Greendale View Kitchen (BYO Drinks)
Tables of 6, 8 and 10 available so bring your friends
Tickets just £15 per person

for more information contact: olivia@asshetonpr.co.uk

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DOWNHAM VILLAGE HALL

An extraordinary concert
For an extraordinary village.
Given by

OCTAMERON

Accompanist and musical director
Brian Heaton.

Musical Miscellany

Featuring
Songs from the shows

Saturday September 30th. 7.30pm.

Tickets only £8.00
Including light refreshments

Tickets available from: Barbara on 01200 440925, Platform Gallery, Information Clitheroe. Roy Porter Butchers Chatburn Philippa on 01200 441484.

No one knows how long there has been a church at Downham. During the rebuilding of 1910 traces of what were believed to be early Norman or Anglo- Saxon foundations were unearthed. The presence, within the parish,  of a field called Kirkacre - a pure Saxon word - adds credence to an estimate of 1,000 years. The church, with fifteenth century tower and main body of 1910, stands at the top of the steep main street of the village in a perfect and harmonious grouping with Downham Hall, home of the Asshetons since several months before the accession of Queen Elizabeth I in 1558. The present Lord Clitheroe is Patron of the parish church. The Parish Church of Downham St. Leonard is in a joint benefice with Christchurch, Chatburn, the neighbouring parish. These two parish churches share a Priest-in-Charge with St. Mary Magdalene, Clitheroe; there has been no vicar exclusively for Downham since 1988.

Visitors

We are an open church; the door is unlocked from morning to dusk every day. Visitors are welcome to look round, guidebooks are available (see also history link, to the left).

Visitors are warmly welcome to attend all our services (for details see our services page, and latest newsletter).


Services

2nd and 4th Wednesday at 10 am

Shortened Holy Communion from the Book of Common Prayer

1st and 3rd Sunday at 11 am

Holy Communion from the Book of Common Prayer

2nd, 4th and 5th Sunday at 11 am

Matins from the Book of Common Prayer

Special Services such as Mothering Sunday, Harvest Festival, Carol Service and Christingle
are announced in the Parish newsletter and shown on the website.

Our 11 am Holy Communion Service from the Book of Common Prayerf pdf