In our cycle of prayer for our community, during July 2017 we will be 
offering prayers for all working in: 
 
Catherine Crescent 
South Lane, Green Lane 
Lode Hill, Slab Lane 
Downlands Close 
 
Requests for particular prayers can be made by telephoning Reverend Frank Gimson 
on 01725 510326, emailing info@stlaurencedownton.co.uk  
or leaving a request on the prayer tree in church. 
Roads to God Prayer Group update June 2017: 
change of date and time 
 
As part of our Roads to God mission a prayer group is held every month, to respond to any  
prayer requests we receive, as well as to pray for the wider community. 
 
As we begin a new cycle of Roads to God, we have decided to change the time of the prayer group, moving it to a morning. This is because a number of people prefer not to come out in the evening, especially in the winter months. We will now meet on the third Wednesday of each month, at 10.00am in church – starting on 21st June. The prayer group only lasts for about half an hour and we would encourage you to come when you are able, to support this important part of the Roads to God mission. You do not have to come every time, nor do you have to be part of the existing group of Roads to God volunteers. 
 
The prayer group has been led by Rev Bill Rogers, but due to this change, Bill will be handing over the baton to 
Rev Frank Gimson. We hope that Bill will still be able to attend sometimes, when his work commitments allow,  
and we are extremely grateful to him for having led the group since we started back in 2014. 
 
Roads to God update - May 2017 
 
We have now come to the end of another year delivering cards to every house in the village, to assure people  
of our prayers. Each month we have been to a few roads or streets. We have then brought the needs of  
the people living and working there to God in prayer through our regular Sunday worship and at a  
monthly prayer meeting. We’re very grateful for the feedback and for the people who have asked us to pray, sometimes about particular problems, sometimes for thanksgivings and celebrations. 
 
We are about to start again at the beginning, so please look out for your card. Do consider whether there is anything you would like to ask us to pray for. You don’t have to wait until it’s ‘your turn’, though.  
You can let us know needs for prayer at any time by:  
 
- leaving a request on the prayer tree in church 
- calling The Vicarage phone (01725 510326) or 
-sending an email to info@stlaurencedownton.co.uk. 
June 2014 - Roads to God in Prayer 
From June 2014, Saint Laurence’s Church will be bringing Roads to God in prayer. Each month, we will be offering prayers for the people living in certain avenues, closes, crescents or other Roads. Over time, we plan to move through the whole village. If your road is not on the list for a particular month please do not feel excluded, simply contact us with your prayer request. 
 
People from the Church will be delivering cards to the residents of the Roads selected for the month to ask for any particular requests for prayer. These can be prayers of thanksgiving and celebration as well as prayers of concern and intercession. 
 
We will pray for the Roads during services in Church and at a monthly prayer meeting. It will be possible to ask for particular prayers to be treated in confidence and not used in public. This prayer meeting will also include the people named on our sick and bereaved lists and the prayers on our prayer tree. You do not need to wait for a card to arrive, the church is open every day, during daylight hours, just add your prayer to our Prayer tree and it will be included. 
Our first Prayer meeting will be held on Tuesday 24th June at 7.30pm in St Laurence church. 
If you would like to know more about getting involved please contact me. I need deliverers, administrators and your prayers. 
Our Mission – To serve the village community in Prayer. 
 
Sue Stanley Coordinator 01725 511293 
info@stlaurencedownton.co.uk 
 
It is our hope that, in this way, we can make known God’s loving concern, and that of the Church, for everyone in this parish. 
 
Rev Bill Rogers 
Twitter: @forestavon 
 
 
John 14:5-6 
Thomas said to Jesus, 'Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?' 
Jesus said to him, 'I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me' 
 
Let us pray - 
Lord Jesus Christ, you are the Way, the Truth and the Life. 
Through the prayer and loving service of your Church, 
may we and all in this community draw closer to you,  
and so find Roads toGod in this place. 
We ask this in your name and for your sake. 
Amen 
 
Reverend Bill Rogers, 
Team Priest, Forest and Avon Team 
 
EXAMPLE OF THE CARDS WE WILL BE DELIVERING  
 
 
Roads to God in Prayer with St Laurence Church, Downton 
At St Laurence church we regularly pray for our local community and we would now like to make this more personal. 
During ………………….… we are particularly praying for ………………. 
 
If there is anything or anyone you would like us to pray for please let us know. 
Please return the card to The Vicarage, Barford Lane, info@stlaurencedownton.co.uk or call 01725 510326. 
 
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Please pray for…………………………………………………………………………. 
 
 
Please tick here [ ] if you are happy for this prayer to be used in our monthly prayer meeting in church, otherwise your response will be treated in confidence. 
Please tick here [ ] if you would like someone from the church to contact you. 
Your contact details……………………………………………………………………… 
 
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