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 2nd November, 2014 ALL SAINTS SUNDAY 
ALL SOULS SERVICE 
8.00am  
Rev Frank Gimson 
 
 
10.00am  
Rev Frank Gimson 
6.00pm Rev Bill Rogers 
Holy Communion (BCP) 
1st Reading 
2nd Reading 
Gospel 
 
All Age Worship 
Readings & readers to 
All Souls Service 
 
1st Reading 
2nd Reading 
 
Isaiah 5:1-7 
Philippians 3:4b-14 
Matthew 21:33-46 
 
 
be chosen by minister 
 
 
Romans 5:5-11 
John 5:19-25 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Liz Campbell 
Elaine Hicks-Arnold 
Sunday 9th November, 2014 Third Sunday before Advent 
8.00am Rev Bill Rogers 
 
 
 
Holy Communion (BCP) 
1st Reading 
2nd Reading 
Gospel 
 
Amos 5:18-24 
1 Thessalonians 4:13-end 
Matthew 25:14-30 
 
 
 
 
Remembrance Service 
10.20am Parade Downton Memorial Hall 
 
10.45am Downton Branch Royal British Legion Remembrance Service 
 
Reverend Frank Gimson 
 
Sunday 16th November, 2014 Second Sunday before 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 
 
Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18 
1 Thessalonians 4:13-end 
Matthew 25:14-30 
 
Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18 
Matthew 25:14-30 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wendy Arbuckle 
Marguerite Pitt 
Peter Brooks 
Sunday 23rd November, 2014 Christ the King 
Commissioning of December Roads to God Mission 
10.00am Rev Ron Hart 
 
 
 
 
Holy Communion 
1st Reading 
2nd Reading 
Gospel 
Intercessions 
Psalm 95:1-7 
Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24 
Ephesians 1:15-23 
Matthew 25:31-46 
 
 
Sue Joseph 
Joan Bratley 
 
Angela Jones 
 
Roads to God Prayer Group 
 
Tuesday 25th November7.30pm 
 
VENUE - Highdean, Paccombe (Lifts available 01725 511293) 
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 
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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