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 All Age Worship 
10.00 am 2nd, 4th & 5th Sundays ** Holy Communion with Hymns and Psalm 
10.00 am 3rd Sunday *** Morning Prayer with Hymns.  
 
We invite you to join us for coffee and biscuits after the 10am services. 
 
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 first Sunday of the month we have an All-Age Worship service. This is an informal service of special interest to families. 
 
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 3rd 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. 
 
Coffee and Company restarting SPRING 2015 
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. 
 

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

Roads to God Prayer Group 
 
Tuesday 24th March 2015 7.30pm 
 
VENUE - TBA 
Sunday 29th March 2015. PALM SUNDAY 
8.00am  
Rev Frank Gimson 
 
 
 
10.00am  
Rev Frank Gimson 
 
 
 
Holy Communion (BCP) 
1st Reading 
2nd Reading 
Gospel 
 
Holy Communion 
1st Reading 
2nd Reading 
Gospel 
Intercessions 
 
Isaiah 50:4-9a 
Philippians 2:5-11 
Mark 14:1-15:47 
 
Psalm 31:9-16 
Isaiah 50:4-9a 
Philippians 2:5-11 
Mark 14:1-15:47 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wendy Arbuckle 
Marguerite Pitt 
 
Mary Deacon 
Monday 30th March to Wednesday 1st April 2015. Monday to Wednesday of Holy Week 
7.30pm Compline at St Mary's Church, Redlynch each evening 
Thursday 2nd April 2015. MAUNDY THURSDAY - Celebration of the Last Supper 
7.00pm 
Rev Frank Gimson 
 
 
Holy Communion  
1st Reading 
2nd Reading 
Gospel 
Psalm 116:1,10-end 
Exodus 12:1-4,11-14 
1 Corinthians 11:23-26 
John 13:1-17,31b-35 
 
Angela Jones 
Elaine Hicks-Arnold 
 
The altar is stripped at the end of this service, while the Choir sings Psalm 22 
 
The service is followed by a Silent Watch in the Lady Chapel 
Friday 3rd April 2015. GOOD FRIDAY 
9.30am  
Rev Frank Gimson 
 
1.15pm 
2.00pm 
Stations of the Cross 
 
 
Ecumenical Procession of Witness from the Borough Cross to Downton Methodist Church for  
Last Hour service 
Saturday 4th April 2015. EASTER EVE 
8.30pm  
Rev Frank Gimson 
 
 
 
 
Service of Light 
Readings 
 
 
 
 
 
Genesis 1:1-5,26-end 
Exodus 14:15 - 15:1a 
Ezekiel 36:25-28 
Romans 6:3-11 
Mark 16:1-8 
 
Liz Campbell 
Judy Gimson 
Ken Parsons 
Philip Jones 
Frank Gimson 
Sunday 5th April 2015. EASTER DAY 
8.00am  
Rev Frank Gimson 
 
 
10.00am  
Rev Frank Gimson 
Holy Communion (BCP) 
1st Reading 
Gospel 
 
All Age Worship and Holy Communion 
1st Reading 
Gospel 
Intercessions 
 
Colossians 3:1-7 
John 20:1-10 
 
 
 
Acts 10:34-43 
John 20:1-18 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wendy Arbuckle 
 
Mary Deacon 
Sunday 12th April 2015. Second Sunday of Easter 
8.00am  
Rev Bill Rogers 
10.00am  
Rev Frank Gimson 
Holy Communion (BCP) 
 
Holy Communion  
1st Reading 
2nd Reading 
Gospel 
Intercessions 
 
 
Psalm 133 
Acts 4:32-35 
1 John 1:1 – 2:2 
John 20:19-end 
 
 
 
 
Rob Buckett 
Joan Bratley 
 
Jane Charman 
Sunday 19th April 2015. Third Sunday of Easter 
8.00am 
Rev Frank Gimson 
 
 
 
10.00am 
Philip Jones 
 
 
 
Holy Communion (BCP) 
1st Reading 
2nd Reading 
Gospel 
 
Morning Prayer 
1st Reading 
2nd Reading 
Intercessions 
 
Acts 3:12-19 
1 John 3:1-7 
Luke 24:36b-48 
 
 
Acts 3:12-19 
Luke 24:36b-48 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Karen Greenwood 
Marguerite Pitt 
Jo Parsons 
If you would like Communion in your own home please contact one of the clergy 
on our contacts page or complete our on-line contact form.  
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