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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. 
Compline, or 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. 
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. 
If you would like to make your own palm cross ready for the service, you can find instructions here. You can also watch a video of Rev Frank Gimson making one using these instructions.  
Palm Cross
Previous services still available online: 
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. 
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, 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, 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.  

Abbreviations: LLM - Licensed Lay Minister; BCP - Book of Common Prayer; TBA - To Be Allocated 
Any Collects on this page courtesy of 

Sunday 1st March 2020. First Sunday of Lent 
Rev Ron Hart 
Philip Jones LLM 
Holy Communion (BCP) 
1st Reading 
2nd Reading 
Morning Prayer 
1st Reading 
2nd Reading 
Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7 
Romans 5:12-19 
Matthew 4:1-11 
Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7 
Matthew 4:1-11 
Karen Greenwood 
Marguerite Pitt 
Ron Hart 
Sunday 8th March 2020. Second Sunday of Lent 
Rev Frank Gimson 
Holy Communion 
1st Reading 
2nd Reading 
Genesis 12:1-4a 
Romans 4:1-5,13-17 
John 3:1-17 
Pat Briddon 
Ruth Briddon 
Zinnia Watson 
Sunday 15th March 2020. Third Sunday of Lent 
Rev Ron Hart 
9.45 for  
Rev Frank Gimson & Rev Ron Hart  
Holy Communion (BCP) 
1st Reading 
2nd Reading 
Church for Everyone Readings and readers to be chosen by minister 
Exodus 17:1-7 
Romans 5:1-11 
John 4:5-42 
Roads to God Prayer Group 
Wednesday 18th March 2020 at 10.00am 
VENUE - St Laurence Church 
See our Roads to God page for more information. 
Sunday 22nd March 2020. MOTHERING SUNDAY 4th Sunday of Lent 
Commissioning of Roads to God volunteers 
Rev Frank Gimson 
Family Service for Mothering Sunday 
Reading to be chosen by minister 
Maggie Hunter 
Sunday School 
Sunday 29th March 2020. Fifth Sunday of Lent 
One Church Service 
at Downton Baptist Church 
If you would like Communion in your own home please contact Rev Frank Gimson on 01725 510326 
or complete our online contact form.  
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