We have now come to the end of another year delivering cards to every house in the village, to assure people of our prayers, so this month we will be praying for  
ALL who live and work in Downton. 
Each month we have been to a few roads or streets in the parish. 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 we receive 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, by calling The Vicarage phone (01725 510326) or by sending an email to info@stlaurencedownton.co.uk. 
What's on 
Saturday 19th May 7.30pm 
Celebration of Spring: St John Singers Concert 
Sunday 20th May 9.45 for 10.00am 
Church for Everyone 
Saturday 16th June 2.00pm 
(note change to previously advertised date) 
Church Fete 
Monday 9th July 
Salisbury Cathedral Choir Concert 
Saturday 22nd September 
Goose Fair 
See below and our Events Page for more details 
St Laurence’s Larder at the Cuckoo Fair 2018 
Thank you to everyone who played a part in yet another successful day at St Laurence’s Larder at the Cuckoo Fair. We raised a wonderful sum which will go towards the upkeep of our beautiful but expensive to maintain parish church. We will also, as always, be donating 10% of the profits to the Cuckoo Fair Committee to help continue their excellent work. 
It was a real team effort, with helpers from the congregation and the wider village as well as friends and family, some visiting from many miles away. WELL DONE and THANK YOU to everyone who: 
made, transported or provided food and flower arrangements 
donated money 
helped with getting the hall ready and clearing up at the end 
prepared and served food and drink, cleared tables, washed and dried up and collected money 
The quality of the donated food was excellent as always – and we had lots of praise from visitors to the Larder. Indeed, thanks must also go to our valued customers, many of whom come back to us year after year! 
It may have been hard work, but it was also a very happy day of Christian fellowship and if you were not there you really did miss out – but there is always next year! 
Judy Gimson, Sue Joseph & Janet McGee 
Ken Parsons - Churchwarden 
At our Annual Meeting on 15th April, after many years of devoted service, Ken Parsons stood down as Churchwarden for St Laurence Church. Ken has been our Churchwarden since 2010, and in that time has performed an exemplary service, supported always by his wife Jo. 
Ken has worked tirelessly for St Laurence, going far beyond what a Churchwarden is called to do. In particular, Ken saw us through the planning, design, construction and completion of the wonderful new facilities as the back of Church – facilities that have greatly enhanced our use of our building. 
Ken has also been a great support and encouragement to me as Team Rector, both personally and in my ministry here. 
Although he is stepping down as Churchwarden, Ken continues to give of his time and energy to the Church as a Deputy Churchwarden. 
We are all extremely grateful for all that Ken has done over these past 8 years. Thank you, Ken. 
Revd. Frank Gimson 
Team Rector 
Now that we have our new facilities, we'd like to say -  
Pop in for 
Coffee and Company 
Mondays 10.30 - 11.30 am in St Laurence Church 
Coffee will not be served on Bank Holidays or if there is a service in the church. 
St Laurence Church is now on Facebook! 
For all our latest news and events visit  
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Together with many others in our community, 
we are looking for ways to support and  
help refugees and migrants. 
for suggestions of how we might do this. 
FREE MONEY for St Laurence Trinity FUNders 
Support St Laurence's Trinity FUNders every time you shop online, click the sign up button on the page Link to start fundraising for St Laurence's Trinity FUNders. 
Help St Laurence's Trinity FUNders raise money, just by shopping online. 
Latest total changes daily - Total as at  
18.4.18 stands at £1,011.77 
THANK YOU to all our supporters 
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St Laurence Church supporting Local Charities 
Our aim with this page is to Support Local Charities by promoting their events here - Free of Charge. 
If you would like to place an advertisement on this page, and your event is within 10 miles of St Laurence Church - Downton. 
Follow this link for more details. 
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