Services 
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Pattern of services 
 
NEW PATTERN FROM 14th JUNE 2015 
 
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. 
 
Starting in June 2015, at 10.00 am on the third Sunday of the month we have an informal Cafe-style **Church for Everyone. This is informal, of special interest to families and will take 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. 
 

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

Sunday 31st January 2016. Presentation of Christ in the Temple 
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 
 
Malachi 3:1-5 
Hebrews 2:14-end 
Luke 2:22-40 
 
 
Malachi 3:1-5 
Hebrews 2:14-end 
Luke 2:22-40 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yvonne Livesey 
Brian Steptoe 
 
Dennis Johnson 
Sunday 7th February 2016. Sunday Next before Lent 
8.00am 
Rev Frank Gimson 
 
 
 
10.00am 
Philip Jones LLM 
Holy Communion (BCP) 
1st Reading 
2nd Reading 
Gospel 
 
Morning Prayer  
1st Reading 
2nd Reading 
Intercessions 
 
Exodus 34:29-end 
2 Corinthians 3:12 – 4:2 
Luke 9:28-36 
 
 
Exodus 34:29-end 
Luke 9:28-36 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Marguerite Pitt 
Roger Yeates 
Angela Jones 
Wednesday 10th February 2016. ASH WEDNESDAY 
7.00pm 
Rev Frank Gimson 
Ecumenical Ash Wednesday service 
at RC Church of The Good Shepherd, Barford Lane 
 
 
Sunday 14th February 2016. First Sunday of Lent 
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 
 
 
Deuteronomy 26:1-11 
Romans 10:8b-13 
Luke 4:1-13 
 
 
Deuteronomy 26:1-11 
Romans 10:8b-13 
Luke 4:1-13 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ceri Hurford-Jones 
Maggie Hunter 
 
Jane Charman 
Sunday 21st February 2016. Second Sunday of Lent 
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) 
 
Genesis 15:1-12,17-18 
Philippians 3:17 – 4:1 
Luke 13:31-end 
 
 
Readings and readers to be chosen by minister 
 
 
Roads to God Prayer Group 
 
Tuesday 23rd February 2016 7.30pm 
 
VENUE - contact Vicarage (01725 510326) 
Sunday 28th February 2016. Third Sunday of Lent 
Commissioning of Roads to God volunteers 
10.00am  
Rev Frank Gimson 
 
Holy Communion 
1st Reading 
Gospel 
Intercessions 
 
1 Corinthians 10:1-13 
Luke 13:1-9 
 
 
Liz Campbell 
 
Wendy Arbuckle 
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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