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 7th April 2019. Fifth Sunday of Lent 
8.00am 
Rev Frank Gimson 
 
 
 
10.00am 
Rev Frank Gimson 
 
 
Holy Communion (BCP) 
1st Reading 
2nd Reading 
Gospel 
 
Morning Prayer 
1st Reading 
2nd Reading 
Intercessions 
 
Isaiah 43:16-21 
Philippians 3:4b-14 
John 12:1-8 
 
 
Isaiah 43:16-21 
John 12:1-8 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Liz Campbell 
Marguerite Pitt 
Yvonne Griffiths 
Sunday 14th April 2019. PALM SUNDAY 
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 
 
Isaiah 50:4-9a 
Philippians 2:5-11 
Luke 19:28-40 
 
 
Isaiah 50:4-9a 
31:9-16 
Philippians 2:5-11 
Luke 19:28-40 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Judy Gimson 
 
Valerie Ekins 
 
Zinnia Watson 
Roads to God Prayer Group 
 
Wednesday 17th April 2019 at 10.00am 
 
VENUE - St Laurence Church 
 
See our Roads to God page for more information. 
Thursday 18th April 2019. MAUNDY THURSDAY 
7.00pm 
Rev Frank Gimson 
Celebration of the Last Supper 
1st Reading 
Psalm 
2nd Reading 
Gospel 
 
 
Exodus 12:1-4,11-14 
116:1,10-end 
1 Corinthians 11:23-26 
John 13:1-17,31b-35 
 
 
Liz Campbell 
 
Elaine Hicks-Arnold 
The altar is stripped at the end of this service, while the Choir sings Psalm 22 
 
The service is followed by a Silent Watch in the Lady Chapel 
Friday 19th April 2019. GOOD FRIDAY 
9.30am 
Rev Frank Gimson 
 
1.15pm 
 
 
 
 
2.00pm 
Rev Frank Gimson 
Stations of the Cross 
 
 
Ecumenical Procession of Witness from 
Greenacres to  
St Laurence Church for the 
Last Hour service 
 
 
 
Please join the Procession anywhere along the route 
 
Sunday 21st April 2019. EASTER DAY 
8.00am 
Rev Frank Gimson 
 
 
 
 
10.00am 
Rev Frank Gimson 
 
Holy Communion (BCP) 
1st Reading 
Gospel 
 
 
 
All Age Worship with Holy Communion 
1st Reading 
Gospel 
Intercessions 
 
 
Colossians 3:1-7 
John 20:1-10 
 
 
 
 
 
Acts 10:34-43 
Luke 24:1-12 
 
Edward Vandyck 
 
TBC 
Sunday 28th April 2019. Second Sunday of Easter 
Commissioning of Roads to God volunteers 
10.00am 
Rev Frank Gimson 
 
Holy Communion 
1st Reading 
Gospel 
Intercessions 
 
Acts 5:27-32 
John 20:19-31 
 
Edward Vandyck 
 
TBC 
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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