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 Monday 3rd March 2014 - 10.30 -11.30am 
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 

Wednesday 5th March 2014, Ecumenical Ash Wednesday Liturgy - Beginning of Lent 
Sunday 23 March 2014, Third Sunday of Lent 
10.00am  
Revd Frank Gimson 
 
 
 
Holy Communion 
1st Reading 
2nd Reading 
Gospel 
Intercessions 
Psalm 95 
Exodus 17:1-7 
Romans 5:1-11 
John 4:5-42 
 
 
Ruth Briddon 
Briony Cooper 
 
Mary Deacon 
Sunday 30 March 2014, MOTHERING SUNDAY Fourth Sunday of Lent 
 
08.00am Frank Gimson 
 
 
 
 
10.00am Frank Gimson 
 
 
Holy Communion (BCP)  
1st Reading 
2nd Reading 
Gospel 
 
All Age Worship 
 
 
 
1 Samuel 16:1-13 
Ephesians 5:8-14 
John 9:1-41 
 
Readings and Readers to be chosen by minister 
 
Sunday 9th April 2014, Fifth Sunday Next in Lent 
08.00am  
Revd Frank Gimson 
10.00am  
Revd Ron Hart 
 
 
 
 
 
Holy Communion (BCP)  
 
Holy Communion 
1st Reading 
2nd Reading 
Gospel 
Intercessions 
All Age Worship 
 
 
 
 
Ezekiel 37:1-14 
Romans 8:6-11 
John 11:1-45 
 
Readings and Readers to be chosen by minister 
 
 
 
John Bennett 
Pat Bennett 
 
Dennis Johnson 
 
 
Sunday 13th April 2014, Palm Sunday 
08.00am Revd Bill Rogers 
 
10.00am Revd Bill Rogers 
 
 
 
 
Holy Communion (BCP) 
 
Holy Communion 
1st Reading 
2nd Reading 
Gospel 
Intercessions 
 
 
Psalm 31:9-16 
Isaiah 50:4-9a 
Philippians 2:5-11 
Matthew 27:11-54 
 
 
 
 
Wendy Arbuckle 
Rob Buckett 
 
Zinnia Watson 
HOLY WEEK 
Monday 14th April - 7.30pm 
Tuesday 15th April - 7.30pm 
Wednesday 16th April - 10.00am 
 
Wednesday 16th April - 7.30pm 
Compline at St Mary's Redlynch 
Compline at St Mary's Redlynch 
Holy Communion at St Birinus, Woodfalls 
Compline at St Mary's Redlynch 
Revd Len Lunn 
Revd Veronica Batchelor 
Red Frank Gimson 
 
Revd Veronica Batchelor 
Thursday 17th April 2014, Maundy Thursday 
7pm Revd Bill Rogers 
 
 
 
 
Holy Communion  
& Liturgy of the day 
1st Reading 
2nd Reading 
Gospel 
 
Psalm 116:1, 10-end 
Genesis 12:1-4a 
Romans 4:1-5,13-17 
John 3:1-17 
 
 
Liz Campbell 
Sue Joseph 
 
Altar is stripped at the end of this service, while the choir sings Psalm 22. 
Followed by Silent Watch in the Lady Chapel 
Friday 18th April 2014, Good Friday 
9.30am Revd Bill Rogers 
 
1.30pm Revd Bill Rogers 
 
2.00pm Revd Bill Rogers 
Stations of the Cross 
 
Ecunmenical March of Witness from the Borough Cross (outside the White Horse) to 
 
St Laurence church for the Last Hour service 
Saturday 19th April 2014, Easter Eve. Service of Light 
8.30pm  
Revd Frank Gimson 
 
 
 
Readings 
 
 
Epistle 
Gospel 
Genesis 1:1-5, 26-end 
Exodus 14:15 - 151a 
Ezekiel 36:25-28 
Romans 6:3-11 
Mark 16:1-8 
Emily Gimson 
Hannah Gimson 
Judy Gimson 
Zinnia Watson 
Frank Gimson 
Sunday 20th April 2014, EASTER DAY - ALLELUIA!! 
8.00am Revd Bill Rogers 
 
10.00am Revd Bill Rogers 
Holy Communion (BCP) 
 
All Age Worship &  
Holy Communion 
1st Reading 
2nd Reading 
Gospel 
Intercessions 
 
 
 
Psalm 118:14-24 
Acts 10:34-43 
Colossians 3:1-4 
John 20:1-18 
 
 
 
 
 
Karen Greenwood 
Sue Humby 
 
Sue Stanley 
Sunday 27th April 2014, Second Sunday of Easter 
10.00am  
Revd Frank Gimson 
Holy Communion 
1st Reading 
2nd Reading 
Gospel 
Intercessions 
Psalm 16 
Acts 2:14a, 22-32 
1 Peter 1:3-9 
Jon 20:19-end 
 
 
Phillipa Merrill 
Mark Merrill 
 
Peter Brooks 
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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