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, March 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 22nd April 2018. Fourth Sunday of Easter 
Commissioning of Roads to God volunteers 
10.00am 
Rev Frank Gimson 
 
 
Holy Communion 
1st Reading 
Gospel 
Intercessions 
 
Acts 4:5-12 
John 10:11-18 
 
Liz Campbell 
 
Sue Joseph 
Sunday 29th April 2018. Fifth Sunday of Easter 
10.30am 
One Church Service 
at Downton Baptist Church 
 
 
Sunday 6th May 2018. Sixth Sunday of Easter 
8.00am 
Rev Frank Gimson 
 
 
 
10.00am 
 
Holy Communion (BCP) 
1st Reading 
2nd Reading 
Gospel 
 
Cuckoo Fair Service 
Downton Memorial Hall 
 
Acts 10:44-end 
1 John 5:1-6 
John 15:9-17 
 
Downton Churches Together 
 
Thursday 10th May 2018 ASCENSION DAY 
7.30am 
Rev Frank Gimson 
Holy Communion 
1st Reading 
Gospel 
Intercessions 
 
Acts 1:1-11 
Luke 24:44-end 
 
 
Elaine Hicks-Arnold 
 
Sunday 13th May 2018 Seventh Sunday of Easter 
8.00am 
Rev Bill Rogers 
 
 
 
10.00am 
Rev Frank Gimson 
 
 
Holy Communion (BCP) 
1st Reading 
2nd Reading 
Gospel 
 
Holy Communion 
1st Reading 
Psalm 
2nd Reading 
Gospel 
Intercessions 
 
Acts 1:15-17,21-end 
1 John 5:9-13 
John 17:6-19 
 
 
Acts 1:15-17,21-end 
1 John 5:9-13 
John 17:6-19 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Angela Jones 
 
Elaine Hicks-Arnold 
 
Jane Charman 
Roads to God Prayer Group 
 
Wednesday 16th March 2018 at 10.00am 
 
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 20th May 2018 Day of Pentecost 
8.00am 
Rev Frank Gimson 
 
 
9.45 for  
10.00am 
Rev Frank Gimson 
& Rev Ron Hart 
Holy Communion (BCP) 
1st Reading 
2nd Reading 
Gospel 
 
Church for Everyone 
 
Ezekiel 37:1-14 
Acts 2:1-21 
John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 
 
Readings and readers to be chosen by minister 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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