Services 
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Currently all Church services and mid-week gatherings are cancelled.  
Please see our Latest News page for information on how we are responding to the Coronavirus situation. 
Details of recorded services can be found below. 
Service for Sunday 28th June 2020 
 
Our recorded service for this Sunday is a service of readings,  
prayers, reflection and music.  
There is an order of service available to view online or download if you wish  
to join in with the prayers and responses. 
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. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Holy Week and Easter services 
 
Easter Day: 
Good Friday: 
Stations of the Cross service - an order of service for you to use at home 
 
Maundy Thursday: 
Gospel of the Watch, which traditionally we read before a time of silent prayer in the evening 
 
Palm Sunday - 5th April: 
Our recorded service for Palm Sunday is in three parts:  
The first part leads up to the Passion Gospel.  
The Passion Gospel Reading, recorded separately as it is rather long. You may prefer to read it by yourself - Matthew 26:14 – 27:end.  
The concluding part of the service.  
The service sheet can be downloaded or viewed online if you would like to join in. 
 
The gospel reading for this service has been recorded separately, and the order of service  
can be downloaded if you wish to join in with the prayers and responses. 
 
Mothering Sunday service recorded in St Laurence Church. 
Usual pattern of services (we will resume this as soon as we are able) 
 
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, as well as after the service. 
 
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 may be 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.  
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