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 

Sunday 30th November 2014, ADVENT SUNDAY 
Advent Carol Service 
08.00am  
Rev Frank Gimson 
 
 
 
10.00am  
Rev Frank Gimson 
 
 
 
 
6.30pm Rev Frank Gimson 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Holy Communion (BCP) 
1st Reading 
2nd Reading 
Gospel 
Holy Communion 
1st Reading 
2nd Reading 
Gospel 
Intercessions 
 
ADVENT CAROL 
Readings 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Isaiah 64:1-9 
1 Corinthians 1:3-9 
Mark 13:24-3 
Psalm 80:1-8 
Isaiah 64:1-9 
1 Corinthians 1:3-9 
Mark 13:24-37 
 
 
SERVICE 
Isaiah 35:1-10 
Luke 3:7-14,18 
Isaiah 40:1-9 
Micah 6:6-8 
Isaiah 40:1-9 
Revelation 3:19-22 
Matthew 1:18-23 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yvonne Livesey 
Valerie Ekins 
 
Mary Deacon 
 
 
Zinnia Watson 
Liz Campbell 
Margaret Corbin 
Ken Parsons 
Elaine Hicks-Arnold 
Maggie Hunter 
Judy Gimson 
Sunday 7th December, 2014 Second Sunday of Advent 
8.00am  
Rev Frank Gimson 
 
 
 
10.00am  
Rev Frank Gimson 
Holy Communion (BCP) 
1st Reading 
2nd Reading 
Gospel 
 
All Age Worship 
Readings & readers to 
 
Isaiah 40:1-11 
2 Peter 3:8-15a 
Mark 1:1-8 
 
ST LAURENCE 
SUNDAY SCHOOL  
 
 
Roads to God Prayer Group 
 
Tuesday 9th December7.30pm 
 
VENUE - Wick Lodge 01725 511293 
Sunday 14th December, 2014 Third Sunday of Advent 
8.00am Rev Ron Hart 
 
 
 
 
10.00am Rev Bill Rogers 
 
 
 
 
Holy Communion (BCP) 
1st Reading 
2nd Reading 
Gospel 
 
Holy Communion  
1st Reading 
2nd Reading 
Gospel 
Intercessions 
 
Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 
1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 
John 1:6-8, 19-28 
 
Psalm Magnificat 
Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 
1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 
John 1:6-8, 19-28 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ceri Hurford-Jones 
Rob Buckett 
 
Dennis Johnson 
 
 
6.30pm Village Candlelit Carol Service 
Downton Churches Together 
with Downton Band, followed by mince pies. 
Rev Frank Gimson and Rev Bill Rogers 
 
Sunday 21st December, 2014 Fourth Sunday of Advent 
08.00am  
Rev Frank Gimson 
 
 
10.00am LLM Philip Jones 
 
 
 
Holy Communion (BCP) 1st Reading 
2nd Reading 
Gospel 
Morning Prayer 
1st Reading 
2nd Reading 
Intercessions 
 
2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16 
Romans 16:25-27 
Luke 1:26-38 
 
2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16 
Luke 1:26-38 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wendy Arbuckle 
Karen Greenwood 
Angela Jones 
Sunday 24th December, 2014 CHRISTMAS EVE 
5.00pm Rev Frank Gimson 
 
 
 
 
 
Christingle  
 
Service 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Reading Luke 2:1-7 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Liz Campbell 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
11.30pm  
Rev Frank Gimson 
 
 
MIDNIGHT MASS 
1st Reading 
Gospel 
Intercessions 
 
Isaiah 52:7-10 
John 1:1-14 
 
 
Mark Merrill 
 
Mary Deacon 
Sunday 25th December, 2014 CHRISTMAS DAY 
 
 
 
08.00  
Rev Frank Gimson 
 
10.00  
Rev Frank Gimson 
 
 
 
Holy Communion (BCP) 
1st Reading 
Gospel 
 
 
All Age Worship & Holy Communion 
1st Reading 
Gospel 
Intercessions 
 
 
 
 
Hebrews 1:1-12 
John 1:1-14 
 
 
 
 
Isaiah 9:2, 6-7 
Luke 2:1-14 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Emily Gimson 
 
Sue Stanley 
Sunday 28th December, 2014 The Holy Innocents 
Commissioning of December Roads to God Mission 
10.00am Rev Ron Hart 
 
 
 
 
Holy Communion 
1st Reading 
2nd Reading 
Gospel 
Intercessions 
Psalm 124 
Jeremiah 31:15-17 
1 Corinthians 1:26-29 
Matthew 2:13-18 
 
 
Sue Joseph 
Sue Humby 
 
Jeff Joseph 
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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