Services 
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At present there is  
one service in church each Sunday at 10.30 am.  
This will be Holy Communion each week except for the third Sunday of each month  
when it will be Morning Prayer. The services are short and simple and communion is by wafer only.  
If the weather is fine we will sing a hymn outside at the beginning of the service  
and we will also go out the West Door for a final hymn and Blessing. 
 
As from 1st August we will retain many of our current practices.  
However, you will no longer have to reserve a seat. 
Face coverings must be worn and worshippers will be asked to sign in. We ask people to respect  
those who wish to distance, but if you would like to sit with another member of the congregation,  
and they are willing, this will be permitted. 
 
From 8th August coffee will be served outside when the weather allows and  
if we have helpers willing to serve it. 
 
There is also a recorded service (see below) from the church three times a month - for the  
first, third and fourth Sundays in the month.  
Within the Team, there are also online services available each week from  
 
The church is open for Private Prayer from 11am to 12pm on a Wednesday morning.  
 
Please see our Latest News page for other information on how 
we are responding to the Coronavirus situation. 

Services in December 2021 
 
As we move into December, we are still cautiously moving ahead with our services. You no longer have to reserve a seat or ‘sign in’ but we ask that you continue to sanitise your hands on arrival. Wearing a mask throughout the service will now be personal choice. Communion will still be by wafer only. 
 
We will sing our hymns in church. Coffee will then be served at the end of the service. 
 
We ask people to respect those who wish to distance, but if you would like to sit with another member of the congregation, and they are willing, this will be fine. 
 
Recorded services within the Forest and Avon Team are available each week from St. Mary Redlynch and St. Andrew Landford. Salisbury Cathedral also offer recorded services. 
 
The Church will continue to open each Wednesday from 11am until 12 noon for private prayer. A member of the Church will be present at all times as a steward and again we encourage you to sanitise your hands on arrival. 
 
5th December 2nd Sunday of Advent 
10.30am Holy Communion 
 
10th December 
7pm Evensong to start the Christmas Tree Festival 
 
12th December 3rd Sunday of Advent 
No Service 
6pm Village Carol Service 
 
19th December 4th Sunday of Advent 
10.30am Sequence of Readings and Music for Advent 
 
24th December Christmas Eve 
5pm Christingle 
 
25th December Christmas Day 
10.30am Holy Communion 
 
26th December No Service 
 
2022 
 
1st January Naming of Jesus 
10.30am Holy Communion 
 
9th January 1st Sunday of Epiphany 
10.30am Holy Communion 
 
16th January 2nd Sunday of Epiphany 
10.30am Holy Communion 
 
23rd January 3rd Sunday of Epiphany 
10.30am Holy Communion 
 
30th January 4th Sunday of Epiphany 
10.30am Downton Churches Together joint service at 
Downton Baptist Church. 

Compline (Night Prayer) 
 
Compline is a service of quietness and reflection before rest at the end of the day.  
There is now a recorded service of compline available, and the order of service can be downloaded or viewed online if you wish to join in with the prayers and responses, or prefer just to use the service on your own. 
Previous services still available online: 
 
Our recorded services include readings, prayers, a reflection and music. For most of them there is an order of service available to view online or download if you wish to join in with the prayers and responses. 
 
 
 
 
 
See our archive page for recordings of earlier services. 
 
 
Which Service is for you? 
NB Under the present guidelines we are unable to sing in church at the moment, and is by wafer only. 
 
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 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 may be led by a Licensed Lay Minister (Reader). 
 
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