Services 
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Pattern of services 
 
8.00am - 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 5th Sundays: Holy Communion - Book of Common Prayer * 
 
10.00 am 1st Sunday: Morning Prayer with Hymns *** 
10.00 am 2nd, 4th & 5th Sundays: Holy Communion with Hymns and Psalm ** 
10.00 am 3rd Sunday: Church for Everyone ** 
 
We invite you to join us for coffee and biscuits after the 10am services. On 3rd Sundays coffee is served before the service, from 9.45am. 
 
There will be a Holy Communion service held every Sunday in at least one church in the Team. 
 
If you would like Communion in your own home please contact the Team Rector, Revd Frank Gimson, vicar@stlaurencedownton.co.uk or please complete our on-line contact form.  
 
Which Service for you? 
Our 8.00 am service is always *Holy Communion from the Book of Common Prayer (the traditional 1662 prayer book). It is a quiet service without music. 
 
At 10.00 am on the third Sunday of the month we have an Cafe-style **Church for Everyone. This is informal, of special interest to families and takes place at the back of church. 
 
On the other Sundays of the month the 10.00 am service is either **Holy Communion, from Common Worship, or *** Morning Prayer. 
 
** Holy Communion, known also as ‘The Eucharist’, ‘The Lord’s Supper’ or ‘Mass’ is a service of readings and prayers that lead up to a symbolic sharing of bread and wine in remembrance of Jesus’ Last Supper. 
In addition Holy Communion from Common Worship includes hymns and some sung responses. All services include a sermon or talk or other narrative lasting between 5 and 15 minutes.  
 
*** Morning Prayer, at 10am on the 1st Sunday of the month, is a straightforward, 
easy to follow service lasting about 45min.The form of the service follows Common Worship and includes hymns and a sermon.  
It is usually led by a Licensed Lay Minister (Reader) 
 
A Summer Rota operates in August: - 
Only one Holy Communion service each Sunday at either 8am or 10am. 
Our church is open daily, during daylight hours, for private prayer.  
 
Please join us on Mondays, EXCEPT BANK HOLIDAYS, for Coffee and Company 10-30am - 11.30am. Everyone is welcome. 
No Coffee and Company in December, January or February. 
 
Just drop in and join us! 
 
We are delighted that the number of people joining us on a Monday for coffee and a chat has grown. We have enjoyed the company of both church and village friends as well as the occasional walkers or visitors to Downton and St Laurence. 
 
UPDATE APRIL 2016 : We are sorry that coffee will not be served on Monday mornings in the church while the 
building work continues. Once the new facilities are in place, we shall be very keen to start using them! 
 
Look out for further details. 
 

Abbreviations - LLM - Licensed Lay Minister; TBA - To Be Allocated 
Any Collects on this page courtesy of www.churchofengland.org 

Sunday 22nd May 2016. Trinity Sunday 
Commissioning of Roads to God volunteers 
10.00am 
Rev Bill Rogers  
Holy Communion 
1st Reading 
Gospel 
Intercessions 
 
Romans 5:1-5 
John 16:12-15 
 
Sally Bird 
 
Jo Parsons 
Roads to God Prayer Group 
 
Tuesday 24th May 2016 7.30pm 
 
VENUE - St Laurence Church 
Sunday 29th May 2016. First Sunday after Trinity 
8.00am 
Rev Ron Hart 
 
 
 
 
10.00am 
Rev Frank Gimson 
 
 
Holy Communion (BCP) 
1st Reading 
2nd Reading 
 
Gospel 
 
Holy Communion 
1st Reading 
2nd Reading 
 
Gospel 
Intercessions 
 
1 Kings 8:22-23,41-43 
Galatians 1:1-12, 16-17, 20-end 
Luke 7:1-10 
 
Psalm 96:1-9 
1 Kings 8:22-23,41-43 
Galatians 1:1-12, 16-17, 20-end 
Luke 7:1-10 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Valerie Ekins 
Linda Ricketts 
 
 
Peter Brooks 
Sunday 5th June 2016. Second Sunday after Trinity 
8.00am 
Rev Ron Hart 
 
 
 
10.00am 
Rev Frank Gimson 
 
Holy Communion (BCP) 
1st Reading 
2nd Reading 
Gospel 
 
Morning Prayer 
1st Reading 
2nd Reading 
Intercessions 
 
1 Kings 17:17-end 
Galatians 1:11-end 
Luke 7:11-17 
 
 
1 Kings 17:17-end 
Luke 7:11-17 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Liz Campbell 
Karen Greenwood 
Brian Steptoe 
Sunday 12th June 2016. Third Sunday after Trinity 
8.00am 
Rev Bill Rogers 
 
 
 
 
10.00am 
Rev Bill Rogers 
 
Holy Communion (BCP) 
1st Reading 
 
2nd Reading 
Gospel 
 
Holy Communion 
1st Reading 
 
2nd Reading 
Gospel 
Intercessions 
 
2 Samuel 11:26 - 12:10,  
13-15 
Galatians 2:15-end 
Luke 7:36 – 8:3 
 
Psalm 32 
2 Samuel 11:26 - 12:10, 
13-15 
Galatians 2:15-end 
Luke 7:36 – 8:3 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mark Merrill 
 
Philippa Merrill 
 
Jane Charman 
Sunday 19th June 2016. Fourth Sunday after Trinity 
8.00am 
Rev Frank Gimson 
 
 
 
9.45 for 10.00am 
Rev Frank Gimson &  
Rev Bill Rogers 
Holy Communion (BCP) 
1st Reading 
2nd Reading 
Gospel 
 
Church for Everyone 
(NB refreshments available from 9.45am) 
 
Isaiah 65:1-9 
Galatians 3:23-end 
Luke 8:26-39 
 
 
Readings and readers to be chosen by minister 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
If you would like Communion in your own home please contact one of the clergy 
on our contacts page or complete our online contact form.  
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