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See our Building Project 2016 page for photos of the work  
which has been done in  
St Laurence Church to improve our facilities 
Ad-hoc Nativity December 2016 
 
 
 
At Church for Everyone on  
18th December we had an ad-hoc nativity. Everyone joined in and played their part in telling the Christmas story. 
 
 
Christmas Tree Festival 2016 
 
 
 
Advent Play 27th November 2016 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Remembrance Sunday 2016 
 
The Church was decorated with these wonderful poppies. Thank you to Susan Howden who crocheted and knitted them, with the help of friends and neighbours. 
Goose Fair 2016 
Harvest Festival 2016 
 
Thank you to everyone who helped to decorate the church so wonderfully, and all those who generously donated to our collection of food items and money for the Salisbury Trussell Trust foodbank. 
Church for Everyone 
October 2016 
 
This month we were thinking about what we can each do to build God's kingdom and the things we might do that get in the way of this. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Church for Everyone 
July 2016 
 
 
 
 
 
At Church for Everyone we were exploring the story of the Good Samaritan. We made these flowers and decorated the petals with ways we can show love to our neighbours. 
 
Thought for the day: who IS our neighbour? And how can we show them love? 
Sunday School July 2016 
 
The children have been learning about Jesus' disciples, and that we too are his disciples. Their pictures show the first 12 disciples who were called by Jesus, and they have also drawn pictures of themselves. 
 
Christmas at St Laurence 2015 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The children from Sunday School presented their Nativity play in our December "Church for Everyone" service. Some of the grown-ups enjoyed taking part too! 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The church ready for  
Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve. 
 
 
St Laurence family helping at the Trussell Trust - Christmas 2015 
Christmas Tree Festival December 2015 
 
Just some of the magnificent entries in this year's festival. 
Goose Fair 2015 
 
 
 
 
 
 
July 2015 
 
The Sunday School children learned about Jesus and his fishermen friends - and made these colourful pictures of fish! 
Easter 2015 
Good Friday workshop
The Sunday School children have been busy learning about the Easter Story. On Good Friday they took part in a workshop and created pictures and mini Easter gardens to take home (pictured left), and a wonderful large Easter Garden for church (right).  
Easter Garden 2015
Mothering Sunday 2015 
Mothering Sunday flowers
 
 
At our Mothering Sunday service on 15th March these beautiful flowers were distributed to all the ladies in the congregation. 
Mothering Sunday flowers
Our service on Sunday 8th February 2015 was led by the Archdeacon of Sarum, Ven Alan Jeans, and the Rural Dean, Rev David Bacon. 
 
Pictured (L to R) are Rev David Bacon, Churchwardens Ken Parsons and Sue Humby, and Ven Alan Jeans 
Archdeacon and Rural Dean
Christmas 2014 
Crib
 
 
 
Our wonderful newly-restored crib 
Awaiting the birth
The Shepherds
The wise men
 
 
 
With very grateful  
thanks to Briony Cooper for her generosity and artistic talent! 
Goose Fair 2014 
(Charity links added where known) 
Golden Goose cafe
Ever popular Golden Egg Cafe 
St Laurence Veg
St Laurence fruit & veg stall 
Claire Belbin Gifts for Grannies & Little Treasures
Clare Belbin Gifts for Grannies and Little Treasures 
Golden Goose cafe setting
Cafe ready for opening!! 
Handmade by Shelley
Handmade by Shelley 
Glassware
Glassware gifts 
Golden Goose menu
 
Refreshment time
Refreshment time 
Sue Harris Handmade Cards with Lyn Harris
Sue Harris handmade Cards with Lyn Harris 
Briony Cooper and Jo Parsons
Briony & Jo ready to help  
Goose Fair Wares
Goose Fair Wares 
Carolyn Hannington-Smith
Jewellery - Inspired by Nature by Carolyn 
Salisbury Hospice ladies
Judy Stone Knit and Sew
Moot Quilters
Rev Gimson contemplates
Reverend Frank Gimson contemplates 
Judy Stone Kntting & Sewing 
Prison Art display
Moot Quilters 
Burnbake Trust Prison art
Vast range of Prison Art on display 
Sue Joseph & Sue Humby at Trinity FUNders 'Bakery'
Sue Joseph & Sue Humby at the Trinity FUNders 'Bakery' 
Daphne Woodhouse Antiques
Daphne Woodhouse Antiques 
Jeanne Bucket - Brain Tumour Charity
Jeanne Bucket Rasing funds for the Brain Tumour Charity 
Sheila Green & Lillian Morris St Birinus Church
Sheila Green & Lillian Morris from St Birinus Church 
Maureen Vanderlank & Marjorie Bennett Knitted Gifts
Maureen Vanderplank & Marjorie Bennett Knitted Gifts 
Lisa Parris 7 Sylvie, Small White Wave
Lisa Parris & Sylvie 
Small White Wave 
Goose Fair 2014
Goose Fair 2014 
Goose Fair 2014
Goose Fair 2014 
Suite Jazz Concert featuring Dr Paul Borrelli - July 2014 
Ascension 2014
 
Sunday School - Spring 2014 
 
The children have been learning about Jesus' ascension into Heaven, and Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit in the form of flames came to the followers of Jesus. 
 
 
 
Pentecost 2014
Christmas Tree Festival December 2013 
A small selection of the trees and wreaths on display 
Harvest Festival 2013 
Harvest Festival 2013 RIGHT -  
We had a wealth of donations for the Trussell Trust in Salisbury this year. 
 
Thank you everyone! 
Harvest Festival 2013 ABOVE -  
Just a few of the wonderful floral contributions beautifying St Laurence church, Downton. 
 
Archdeacon of Sarum Revd Alan Jeans was our preacher for our Harvest Festival.  
He gave us a wonderful recipe for 'Stone soup'... anyone wanting this recipe please contact Sue Stanley on our contacts page. 
 
 
 
 
For our Forest & Avon Team service we were honoured to welcome the Bishop of Salisbury, Rt Revd Nicholas Holtam. He is pictured here (right) with Revd Veronica Batchelor; Revd David Bacon and team rector Revd Frank Gimson 
 
Sunday 11th August we celebrated the Festival of St Laurence and we were joined by Arch Deacon Alan Jeans. 
 
A cake, baked by Pat Bennett and cut by our Sunday School leader, Janet McGee, was enjoyed by all! 
 
LEFT - Arch Deacon Alan Jeans with church warden, Sue Humby, and our preacher Rev Bill Rogers 
 
What we've been doing in Sunday School 
Easter 2013 
On Good Friday the children learned about Holy Week and Easter, and made a Good Friday and an Easter Day garden which were blessed in church during the Easter morning service. 
January 2013 
Learning about Epiphany and Jesus being presented at the Temple. 
Bill Rogers Assistant archdeacon Salisbury Elaine hicks-Arnold organist 25 years
 
On Sunday 8th May 2011  
Elaine Hicks-Arnold was presented with a bouquet of flowers to mark her commitment to St Laurence's Church  
and her achievement of being choir master and organist in the church  
for the last 25 years. 
 
 
 
<< Reverend Bill Rogers with Elaine 
 
 
 
Elaine Hicks-Arnold celebrates 25yrs as St Laurence's organist >> 
 
 
 
Elaine hicks arnold celebrates 25 years at the organ
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