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. 
 
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 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 
Sunday 26th April 2015. Fourth Sunday of Easter 
Commissioning of Roads to God volunteers 
10.00am  
Rev Frank Gimson 
 
 
 
Holy Communion 
1st Reading 
2nd Reading 
Gospel 
Intercessions 
Psalm 23 
Acts 4:5-12 
1 John 3:16-end 
John 10:11-18 
 
 
Jo Parsons 
Ken Parsons 
 
Peter Brooks 
Roads to God Prayer Group 
 
Tuesday 28th April 2015 7.30pm 
 
VENUE - St Laurence Church Lady Chapel 
Sunday 3rd May 2015. Fifth Sunday of Easter 
8.00am 
Rev Frank Gimson 
 
 
 
10.00am 
Holy Communion (BCP) 
1st Reading 
2nd Reading 
Gospel 
 
CUCKOO FAIR SERVICE - Downton Churches Together 
ALL WELCOME 
Acts 8:26-end 
1 John 4:7-end 
John 15:1-8 
 
 
Downton Memorial Hall 
 
 
 
 
 
Speaker: David McAuley, Chief Executive of The Trussell Trust 
Sunday 10th May 2015. Sixth Sunday of Easter 
8.00am  
Rev Bill Rogers 
10.00am  
Rev Bill Rogers 
Holy Communion (BCP) 
 
Holy Communion  
1st Reading 
2nd Reading 
Gospel 
Intercessions 
 
 
Psalm 98 
Acts 10:44-end 
1 John 5:1-6 
John 15:9-17 
 
 
 
 
Ceri Hurford-Jones 
Yvonne Livesey 
 
TBA 
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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