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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE - 1st September 2021 
 
A message from the Standing Committee about how our Sunday worship will continue. 
 
Services in September 2021 
 
As we move into September, we are cautiously moving ahead with our services. You no longer have to reserve a seat, but we will still ask you to 'sign in', sanitise your hands and wear a mask throughout the service. Communion will still be wafer only. 
 
Weather permitting, we will continue to sing a hymn outside at the beginning, sing a closing hymn and receive a Blessing outside the service. Coffee will then be served. 
 
We ask people to respect those who wish to distance, but if you would like to sit with another member of the congregation, and they are willing, this will be permitted. 
 
There will no longer be recorded services from St. Laurence, but within the Team there are online services available each week from St. Mary Redlynch, St. Andrew - Landford, and, of course, from Salisbury Cathedral. 
Team Rector's retirement 
 
The Team Rector, the Revd Frank Gimson, has announced his retirement. His last service will be a Team Service at St Laurence on 22nd August. 
 
He writes: "It has been both a joy and a privilege to live and minister here in the Forest and Avon Team. It has been a good time for us and we have always been made very welcome in all the churches and the wider community. This has been our home for the past 19 years and is where our daughters have grown up and been nurtured in the faith. We will be very sorry to leave and will take many happy memories with us. However we believe that it is now the right time for us to move on.
In our cycle of prayer for our community, during September 2021 we will be 
offering prayers for all living or working in 
 
High Street, The Borough 
 
Requests for particular prayers can be made: 
by emailing info@stlaurencedownton.co.uk 
Any such requests will be kept confidential. 
You can request prayers at any time – not just when 
your road is on the monthly list. 
For more information please see our Roads to God page 
Recorded Service for Sunday 15th August 2021 
 
Our recorded service for this Sunday is a service of readings, 
prayers, reflection and music. 
 
There is an order of service available to view online or download if 
you wish to join in with the prayers and responses. 
 
See our Services page for details of previous services still available online  
and for our current pattern of services in church 
Parish News magazine -  
October now available 
 
Previous electronic editions are now available online on our Parish News page
St Laurence Church Annual Parochial Church Meeting 
 
The Church Annual Meeting was held on Sunday 25th April 2021. 
 
Here are links to the following related documents: 
 
 
 
 
St Laurence Church is now on Facebook! 
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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. 
 
 
 
Please follow the link here to see more photos 
 
 
 
 
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