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. 
 
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 is usually 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.  
 
Please join us on Mondays, EXCEPT BANK HOLIDAYS, for Coffee and Company 10.30am - 11.30am. Everyone is welcome. 
No Coffee and Company in December, January, February or August. 
 
Just drop in and join us! 
 
We are delighted that the number of people joining us on a Monday for coffee and a chat has grown. We have enjoyed the company of both church and village friends as well as the occasional walkers or visitors to Downton and St Laurence. 
 

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 26th November 2017. Christ the King 
Commissioning of Roads to God volunteers 
10.00am 
Rev Bill Rogers 
 
 
Holy Communion 
1st Reading 
Gospel 
Intercessions 
 
Ephesians 1:15-23 
Matthew 25:31-46 
 
 
Valerie Ekins 
 
Zinnia Watson 
Sunday 3rd December 2017. Advent Sunday 
8.00am 
Rev Frank Gimson 
 
 
 
10.00am 
Rev Bill Rogers 
 
 
 
4.00pm 
 
Holy Communion (BCP) 
1st Reading 
2nd Reading 
Gospel 
 
Morning Prayer 
1st Reading 
2nd Reading 
Intercessions 
 
Advent Play:  
The Journey before Christmas 
 
Isaiah 64:1-9 
1 Corinthians 1:3-9 
Mark 13:24-37 
 
 
Isaiah 64:1-9 
Mark 13:24-37 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Karen Greenwood 
Liz Campbell 
Angela Jones 
Sunday 10th December 2017. Second Sunday of Advent 
8.00am 
Rev Bill Rogers 
 
 
 
10.00am 
Rev Bill Rogers 
 
 
 
 
6.30pm 
Holy Communion (BCP) 
1st Reading 
2nd Reading 
Gospel 
 
Holy Communion 
1st Reading 
2nd Reading 
Gospel 
Intercessions 
 
VILLAGE CAROL SERVICE 
Downton Churches Together  
with Downton Band, 
followed by Mince Pies 
 
Isaiah 40:1-11 
2 Peter 3:8-15a 
Mark 1:1-8 
 
Psalm: 85:8-13 
Isaiah 40:1-11 
2 Peter 3:8-15a 
Mark 1:1-8 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sally Bird 
Sue Joseph 
 
Jeff Joseph 
Roads to God Prayer Group 
 
Wednesday 13th November 2017 at 10.00am 
(Please note change to usual date) 
 
VENUE - St Laurence Church 
 
PLEASE NOTE: The Roads to God prayer group is now meeting on the third Wednesday of the month, at 10.00am in church. See our Roads to God page for more information. 
Sunday 17th December 2017. Third Sunday before Advent 
8.00am 
Rev Frank Gimson 
 
 
 
9.45 for 10.00am 
Rev Frank Gimson 
& Rev Bill Rogers 
Holy Communion (BCP) 
1st Reading 
2nd Reading 
Gospel 
 
Church for Everyone 
with Nativity 
 
Isaiah 61:1-4,8-11 
1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 
John 1:6-8,19-28 
 
 
 
Sunday 24th December 2017. Fourth Sunday of Advent / CHRISTMAS EVE 
10.00am 
Rev Frank Gimson 
 
 
 
5.00pm 
Rev Frank Gimson 
 
11.30pm 
Rev Frank Gimson 
Holy Communion 
1st Reading 
Gospel 
Intercessions 
 
Christingle Service 
Reading 
 
Midnight Mass 
1st Reading 
Gospel 
Intercessions 
 
Romans 16:25-27 
Luke 1:26-38 
 
 
 
Luke 2:1-7 
 
 
Isaiah 52:7-10 
John 1:1-14 
 
Sue Moranne 
 
Philip Jones 
 
 
David Butcher 
 
 
Mike Sutcliffe 
 
Jo Parsons 
Monday 25th December 2017. CHRISTMAS DAY 
8.00am 
Rev Bill Rogers 
 
 
 
10.00am 
Rev Bill Rogers 
 
 
Holy Communion (BCP) 
1st Reading 
Gospel 
 
 
All-Age Worship and Holy Communion 
1st Reading 
Gospel 
Intercessions 
 
 
Hebrews 1:1-12 
John 1:1-14 
 
 
 
 
Isaiah 9:2,6-7 
Luke 2:1-14 
Maggie Hunter 
 
Jane Charman 
Sunday 31st December 2017. First Sunday of Christmas 
10.00am 
Rev Frank Gimson 
One Church Service 
1st Reading 
Gospel 
Intercessions 
 
Isaiah 61:10 - 62:3 
Luke 2:15-21 
 
Marguerite Pitt 
 
Zinnia Watson 
If you would like Communion in your own home please contact one of the clergy 
on our contacts page or complete our online contact form.  
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