Services 
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Pattern of services 
 
8.00am - 1st, 2nd & 3rd Sundays: Holy Communion - Book of Common Prayer * 
 
10.00 am 1st Sunday: Morning Prayer with Hymns *** 
10.00 am 2nd & 4th Sundays: Holy Communion with Hymns and Psalm ** 
10.00 am 3rd Sunday: Church for Everyone ** 
 
5th Sunday - Downton Churches Together united service. See below or in the Parish Magazine for details of these services. 
 
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 (except 5th Sundays) 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. 
 

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

Sunday 19th March 2017. Third Sunday of Lent 
8.00am 
Rev Bill Rogers 
 
 
 
9.45 for 10.00am 
Rev Frank Gimson 
Holy Communion (BCP) 
1st Reading 
2nd Reading 
Gospel 
 
Church for Everyone 
 
 
Exodus 17:1-7 
Romans 5:1-11 
John 4:5-42 
 
Readings and readers to be chosen by minister 
 
Sunday 26th March 2017. MOTHERING SUNDAY Fourth Sunday of Lent 
Commissioning of Roads to God volunteers 
8.00am 
Rev Frank Gimson 
 
 
 
10.00am 
Rev Frank Gimson 
 
Holy Communion (BCP) 
1st Reading 
2nd Reading 
Gospel 
 
Family Service for Motthering Sunday 
 
 
1 Samuel 16:1-13 
Ephesians 5:8-14 
John chapter 9 
 
Readings and readers to be chosen by minister 
 
Roads to God Prayer Group 
 
Tuesday 28th March 2017 at 7.30pm 
 
VENUE - St Laurence Church 
Sunday 2nd April 2017. Fifth Sunday of Lent 
10.00am 
Rev Jonathan Plows 
 
 
Holy Communion 
1st Reading 
2nd Reading 
Gospel 
Intercessions 
Psalm 130 
Ezekiel 37:1-14 
Romans 8:6-11 
John 11:1-45 
 
Linda Ricketts 
TBA 
 
Susan Moranne 
Sunday 9th April 2017. PALM SUNDAY 
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 
 
Isaiah 50:4-9a 
Philippians 2:5-11 
Matthew 27:11-54 
 
Psalm 31:9-16 
Isaiah 50:4-9a 
Philippians 2:5-11 
Matthew 27:11-54 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rob Buckett 
David Edwards 
 
Jane Charman 
Thursday 13th April 2017. MAUNDY THURSDAY 
7.00pm 
Rev Frank Gimson 
 
 
Celebration of the Last Supper 
1st Reading 
Psalm 
2nd Reading 
Gospel 
 
 
Exodus 12:1-4,11-14 
116:1,10-end 
1 Corinthians 11:23-26 
John 13:1-17,31b-35 
 
 
Elaine Hicks-Arnold 
 
Judy Gimson 
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 14th April 2017. GOOD FRIDAY 
9.30am 
Rev Frank Gimson 
 
1.15pm 
 
 
2.00pm 
Rev Frank Gimson 
Stations of the Cross 
 
 
Ecumenical Procession of Witness from the 
Borough Cross to St Laurence Church for the 
 
Last Hour service 
Sunday 16th April 2017. 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 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Amelia Mifsud 
 
Reuben Stevens 
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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