St Laurence Church news
The church is very pleased to be able to hold Sunday services again. There is one service of Holy Communion on Sundays at 10.30am. It is a short, simple service without hymns. If you wish to go to a service you are asked to let the church know so that they can have some idea of numbers. Email or call the Vicar on 510326 or Jo Parsons on 512738. All are welcome. Physical distancing and hygiene procedures will be observed, especially during the administration of communion which will be wafers only. Full guidance on what to expect is on the church's website. You can access more information online about the Church of England's detailed guidance about wearing face coverings.
The church continues to record services for each Sunday, which are available to watch through their website. There are service sheets available for all recorded Sunday services (and some others) which can be viewed or downloaded, enabling those at home to join in with prayers and responses. Morning Worship is being said by the Vicar at 10.30am on Wednesdays in church. This is not a public or recorded service, but he will ring the church bell at 10.30am as a call to worship and you are encouraged to join him in a time of prayer from your own homes. Immediately following Morning Worship on Wednesdays, the Church is open from 11am to 12:30pm for private prayer.
Downton Parish News is still being produced every month. It is available free to view or download on the website. For those unable to access it through the website, there are a few printed copies available (also free) in the Co-op, Chemist and Woodfalls Post Office.