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, 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.  

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 5th May 2019. Third Sunday of Easter 
8.00am 
Rev Frank Gimson 
 
 
 
10.00am 
 
Holy Communion (BCP) 
1st Reading 
2nd Reading 
Gospel 
 
Cuckoo Fair Service 
Downton Memorial Hall 
 
Acts 9:1-6 
Revelation 5:11-end 
John 21:1-19 
 
Downton Churches Together 
 
 
 
 
 
Sunday 12th May 2019. Fourth Sunday of Easter 
8.00am 
Rev Bill Rogers 
 
 
 
10.00am 
Rev Frank Gimson 
 
 
 
Holy Communion (BCP) 
1st Reading 
2nd Reading 
Gospel 
 
Holy Communion 
1st Reading 
Psalm 
2nd Reading 
Gospel 
Intercessions 
 
Acts 9:36-end 
Revelation 7:9-end 
John 10:22-30 
 
 
Acts 9:36-end 
23 
Revelation 7:9-end 
John 10:22-30 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rob Buckett 
 
Sally Bird 
 
Zinnia Watson 
Roads to God Prayer Group 
 
Wednesday 15th May 2019 at 10.00am 
 
VENUE - St Laurence Church 
 
See our Roads to God page for more information. 
Sunday 19th May 2019. Fifth Sunday of Easter 
8.00am 
Rev Frank Gimson 
 
 
 
9.45am for 
10.00am 
Rev Frank Gimson  
& Rev Ron Hart 
Holy Communion (BCP) 
1st Reading 
2nd Reading 
Gospel 
 
 
Church for Everyone 
Readings and readers to be chosen by minister 
 
Acts 11:1-18 
Revelation 21:1-6 
John 13:31-35 
 
 
 
 
 
Sunday 26th May 2019. Sixth Sunday of Easter 
Commissioning of Roads to God volunteers 
10.00am 
Rev Frank Gimson 
 
Holy Communion 
1st Reading 
 
Gospel 
Intercessions 
 
Revelation 21:10, 22 - 22:5 
John 14:23-29 
 
Sue Humby 
 
Mark Merrill 
Thursday 30th May 2019. ASCENSION DAY 
7.30am 
Rev Frank Gimson 
Holy Communion 
1st Reading 
Gospel 
 
 
Acts 1:1-11 
Luke 24:44-end 
 
TBA 
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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