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Ad-hoc Nativity December 2016
At Church for Everyone on
18th December we had an ad-hoc nativity. Everyone joined in and played their part in telling the Christmas story.
Christmas Tree Festival 2016
Advent Play 27th November 2016
Remembrance Sunday 2016
The Church was decorated with these wonderful poppies. Thank you to Susan Howden who crocheted and knitted them, with the help of friends and neighbours.
Goose Fair 2016
Harvest Festival 2016
Thank you to everyone who helped to decorate the church so wonderfully, and all those who generously donated to our collection of food items and money for the Salisbury Trussell Trust foodbank.
Church for Everyone
This month we were thinking about what we can each do to build God's kingdom and the things we might do that get in the way of this.
Church for Everyone
At Church for Everyone we were exploring the story of the Good Samaritan. We made these flowers and decorated the petals with ways we can show love to our neighbours.
Thought for the day: who IS our neighbour? And how can we show them love?
Sunday School July 2016
The children have been learning about Jesus' disciples, and that we too are his disciples. Their pictures show the first 12 disciples who were called by Jesus, and they have also drawn pictures of themselves.
Christmas at St Laurence 2015
The children from Sunday School presented their Nativity play in our December "Church for Everyone" service. Some of the grown-ups enjoyed taking part too!
The church ready for
Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve.
St Laurence family helping at the Trussell Trust - Christmas 2015
Christmas Tree Festival December 2015
Just some of the magnificent entries in this year's festival.
Goose Fair 2015
The Sunday School children learned about Jesus and his fishermen friends - and made these colourful pictures of fish!
The Sunday School children have been busy learning about the Easter Story. On Good Friday they took part in a workshop and created pictures and mini Easter gardens to take home (pictured left), and a wonderful large Easter Garden for church (right).
Mothering Sunday 2015
At our Mothering Sunday service on 15th March these beautiful flowers were distributed to all the ladies in the congregation.
Our service on Sunday 8th February 2015 was led by the Archdeacon of Sarum, Ven Alan Jeans, and the Rural Dean, Rev David Bacon.
Pictured (L to R) are Rev David Bacon, Churchwardens Ken Parsons and Sue Humby, and Ven Alan Jeans
Our wonderful newly-restored crib
With very grateful
thanks to Briony Cooper for her generosity and artistic talent!
Goose Fair 2014
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Ever popular Golden Egg Cafe
St Laurence fruit & veg stall
Clare Belbin Gifts for Grannies and Little Treasures
Cafe ready for opening!!
Handmade by Shelley
Sue Harris handmade Cards with Lyn Harris
Briony & Jo ready to help
Goose Fair Wares
Jewellery - Inspired by Nature by Carolyn
Sue Joseph & Sue Humby at the Trinity FUNders 'Bakery'
Daphne Woodhouse Antiques
Sheila Green & Lillian Morris from St Birinus Church
Maureen Vanderplank & Marjorie Bennett Knitted Gifts
Lisa Parris & Sylvie
Small White Wave
Goose Fair 2014
Goose Fair 2014
Suite Jazz Concert featuring Dr Paul Borrelli - July 2014
Sunday School - Spring 2014
The children have been learning about Jesus' ascension into Heaven, and Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit in the form of flames came to the followers of Jesus.
Christmas Tree Festival December 2013
A small selection of the trees and wreaths on display
Harvest Festival 2013
Harvest Festival 2013 ABOVE -
Just a few of the wonderful floral contributions beautifying St Laurence church, Downton.
Archdeacon of Sarum Revd Alan Jeans was our preacher for our Harvest Festival.
He gave us a wonderful recipe for 'Stone soup'... anyone wanting this recipe please contact Sue Stanley on our contacts page.
For our Forest & Avon Team service we were honoured to welcome the Bishop of Salisbury, Rt Revd Nicholas Holtam. He is pictured here (right) with Revd Veronica Batchelor; Revd David Bacon and team rector Revd Frank Gimson
Sunday 11th August we celebrated the Festival of St Laurence and we were joined by Arch Deacon Alan Jeans.
A cake, baked by Pat Bennett and cut by our Sunday School leader, Janet McGee, was enjoyed by all!
LEFT - Arch Deacon Alan Jeans with church warden, Sue Humby, and our preacher Rev Bill Rogers
What we've been doing in Sunday School
On Good Friday the children learned about Holy Week and Easter, and made a Good Friday and an Easter Day garden which were blessed in church during the Easter morning service.
Learning about Epiphany and Jesus being presented at the Temple.
On Sunday 8th May 2011
Elaine Hicks-Arnold was presented with a bouquet of flowers to mark her commitment to St Laurence's Church
and her achievement of being choir master and organist in the church
for the last 25 years.
<< Reverend Bill Rogers with Elaine
Elaine Hicks-Arnold celebrates 25yrs as St Laurence's organist >>
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