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 17th April 2016. Fourth Sunday of Easter 
8.00am 
Rev Frank Gimson 
 
 
 
9.45 for 10.00am 
Rev Frank Gimson &  
Rev Ron Hart 
Holy Communion (BCP) 
1st Reading 
2nd Reading 
Gospel 
 
Church for Everyone 
(NB refreshments available from 9.45am) 
 
Acts 9:36-end 
Revelation 7:9-end 
John 10:22-30 
 
 
Readings and readers to be chosen by minister 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sunday 24th April 2016. Fifth Sunday of Easter 
Commissioning of Roads to God volunteers 
10.00am 
Rev Frank Gimson  
Holy Communion 
1st Reading 
Gospel 
Intercessions 
 
Acts 11:1-18 
John 13:31-35 
 
Sue Moranne 
 
TBA 
Roads to God Prayer Group 
 
Tuesday 26th April 2016 7.30pm 
 
VENUE - St Laurence Church 
Sunday 1st May 2016. Sixth Sunday of Easter 
8.00am 
Rev Ron Hart 
 
 
 
 
10.00am 
 
 
 
Holy Communion (BCP) 
1st Reading 
2nd Reading 
 
Gospel 
 
Cuckoo Fair Service 
in Downton Memorial Hall 
Speaker: The Right Reverend Nicholas Holtam, Bishop of Salisbury 
 
Acts 16:9-15 
Revelation 21:10, 22- 
22:5 
John 14:23-29 
 
Downton Churches Together 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thursday 5th May 2016. ASCENSION DAY 
7.30am 
Rev Frank Gimson  
Holy Communion 
1st Reading 
Gospel 
 
Acts 1:1-11 
Luke 24:44-end 
 
Elaine Hicks-Arnold 
Sunday 8th May 2016. Seventh Sunday of Easter 
8.00am 
Rev Bill Rogers 
 
 
 
 
10.00am 
Rev Frank Gimson 
Preacher:  
Philip Jones LLM 
Holy Communion (BCP) 
1st Reading 
2nd Reading 
 
Gospel 
 
Holy Communion 
1st Reading 
2nd Reading 
 
Gospel 
Intercessions 
 
Acts 16:16-34 
Revelation 22:12-14, 
16-17,20-end 
John 17:20-end 
 
Psalm 97 
Acts 16:16-34 
Revelation 22:12-14, 
16-17,20-end 
John 17:20-end 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Marguerite Pitt 
Ceri Hurford-Jones 
 
 
Wendy Arbuckle 
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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