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, as well as after the service. 
 
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 may be 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.  

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 8th December 2019. Second Sunday of Advent 
8.00am 
Rev Frank Gimson 
 
 
 
10.00am 
Rev Bill Rogers 
 
 
 
Holy Communion (BCP) 
1st Reading 
2nd Reading 
Gospel 
 
Holy Communion 
1st Reading 
Psalm 
2nd Reading 
Gospel 
Intercessions 
 
Isaiah 11:1-10 
Romans 15:4-13 
Matthew 3:1-12 
 
 
Isaiah 11:1-10 
72: 1-7 
Romans 15:4-13 
Matthew 3:1-12 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yvonne Griffiths 
 
Elaine Hicks-Arnold 
 
Reuben Stevens 
Friday 13th December 2019. 
7.00pm 
Rev Frank Gimson 
SUNG EVENSONG 
with the Laudamus Choir 
Sunday 15th December 2019. Third Sunday of Advent 
8.00am 
Rev Ron Hart 
 
 
 
9.45 for  
10.00am 
Rev Frank Gimson & Rev Ron Hart  
 
6.30pm 
Rev Frank Gimson 
Holy Communion (BCP) 
1st Reading 
2nd Reading 
Gospel 
 
Church for Everyone with Nativity 
Readings and readers to be chosen by minister 
 
VILLAGE CAROL SERVICE 
Downton Churches Together, with Downton Band, 
followed by Mince Pies 
 
Isaiah 35:1-10 
James 5:7-10 
Matthew 11:2-11 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Roads to God Prayer Group 
 
Wednesday 16th December 2019 at 10.00am 
 
VENUE - St Laurence Church 
 
See our Roads to God page for more information. 
Sunday 22nd December 2019. Fourth Sunday of Advent 
Commissioning of Roads to God volunteers 
10.00am 
Rev Frank Gimson 
Holy Communion 
1st Reading 
Gospel 
Intercessions 
 
Romans 1:1-7 
Matthew 1:18-end 
 
Marguerite Pitt 
 
Angela Jones 
Tuesday 24th December 2019. CHRISTMAS EVE 
5.00pm 
Rev Frank Gimson 
 
11.30pm 
Rev Frank Gimson 
Christingle Service 
Reading 
 
Midnight Mass 
1st Reading 
Gospel 
Intercessions 
 
Matthew 1:18-25 
 
 
Titus 2:11-14 
John 1:1-14 
 
 
Liz Campbell 
 
 
Philippa Merrill 
 
Mark Merrill 
Wednesday 25th December 2019. CHRISTMAS DAY 
8.00am 
Rev Bill Rogers 
 
 
 
10.00am 
Rev Ron Hart 
Holy Communion (BCP) 
1st Reading 
2nd Reading 
Gospel 
 
All Age Worship with 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 29th December 2019. First Sunday of Christmas 
10.00am 
Rev Frank Gimson 
 
Holy Communion 
1st Reading 
Gospel 
Intercessions 
 
Isaiah 63:7-9 
Matthew 2:13-end 
 
Ken Parsons 
 
Jo Parsons 
Sunday 5th January 2020. Second Sunday of Christmas 
8.00am 
Rev Ron Hart 
 
 
 
10.00am 
Philip Jones LLM 
 
 
Holy Communion (BCP) 
1st Reading 
2nd Reading 
Gospel 
 
Morning Prayer 
1st Reading 
2nd Reading 
Intercessions 
 
Jeremiah 31:7-14 
Ephesians 1:3-14 
John 1:10-18 
 
 
Jeremiah 31:7-14 
John 1:10-18 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Liz Campbell 
Sue Humby 
TBA 
If you would like Communion in your own home please contact Rev Frank Gimson on 01725 510326 
or complete our online contact form.  
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