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 4th December 2016. Second Sunday of Advent 
8.00am 
Rev Bill Rogers 
 
 
 
10.00am 
Philip Jones 
 
 
Holy Communion (BCP) 
1st Reading 
2nd Reading 
Gospel 
 
Morning Prayer 
1st Reading 
2nd Reading 
Intercessions 
 
Isaiah 11:1-10 
Romans 15:4-13 
Matthew 3:1-12 
 
 
Isaiah 11:1-10 
Matthew 3:1-12 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Marguerite Pitt 
Valerie Ekins 
Wendy Arbuckle 
Sunday 11th December 2016. Third Sunday before Advent  
8.00am 
Rev Ron Hart 
 
 
 
 
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 
 
VILLAGE CAROL SERVICE Downton Churches Together 
with Downton Band 
followed by Mince Pies 
 
1st Reading 
2nd Reading 
 
Isaiah 35:1-10 
James 5:7-10 
Matthew 11:2-11 
 
 
Psalm 146:4-10 
Isaiah 35:1-10 
James 5:7-10 
Matthew 11:2-11 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Amelia Mifsud 
Rob Buckett 
 
Reuben Stevens 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ceri Hurford Jones 
Elaine Hicks-Arnold 
Sunday 18th December 2016. Fourth Sunday of Advent 
8.00am 
Rev Frank Gimson 
 
 
 
9.45 for 10.00am 
Rev Frank Gimson 
and Rev Ron Hart 
Holy Communion (BCP) 
1st Reading 
2nd Reading 
Gospel 
 
Church for Everyone 
with ad hoc Nativity 
 
Isaiah 7:10-16 
Romans 1:1-7 
Matthew 1:18-end 
 
Readings and readers to be chosen by minister 
 
Saturday 24th December 2016. CHRISTMAS EVE 
5.00pm 
Rev Frank Gimson 
 
11.30pm 
Rev Frank Gimson 
Christingle Service 
Reading 
 
Midnight Mas
1st Reading 
Gospel 
Intercessions 
 
Matthew 1:18-25 
 
 
Isaiah 9:2-7 
Luke 2:1.14 
 
David Butcher 
 
 
Mark Merrill 
 
Jo Parsons 
Sunday 25th December 2016. CHRISTMAS DAY 
8.00am 
Rev Bill Rogers 
 
 
 
 
10.00am 
Rev Frank Gimso 
 
Holy Communion (BCP) 
1st Reading 
2nd Reading 
Gospel 
 
 
All Age Worship & Holy Communion 
1st Reading 
Gospel 
Intercessions 
 
Hebrews 1:1-12 
John 1:1-14 
 
 
 
 
 
Titus 3:4-7 
Luke 2:8-20 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Maggie Hunter 
 
Jane Charman 
Roads to God Prayer Group 
 
Tuesday 3rd January 2017 at 7.30pm  
 
VENUE - St Laurence Church 
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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