A warm welcome to Minchinhampton Parish Church
where 'we accept and share the generosity of God's Love'
 
Holy Trinity, Minchinhampton forms part of the Benefice of Minchinhampton with Box and Amberley
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BEING ONE

These last prayers of Jesus look beyond crucifixion and resurrection, beyond Ascension, and ultimately, beyond the coming of the Spirit at Pentecost, when the believers will have to get on with living as a community of disciples with a mission and ministry. Jesus ardently prays for this community of believers to ‘be one as we are one’. A prayer that Christian unity may reflect the relationship of the Father with the Son. It is in our unity and being reconciled to one another others will see the reconciling power of God. Reconciliation is a word that sums up everything Jesus came to do. His ministry was always one of reconciliation.: of human beings with God, of human beings with one another, and of human beings with all creation. When we are reconciled with one another, the love of God shines through. When we fail to be reconciled with our sisters and brothers, God’s love is obscured. Being reconciled does not mean always agreeing, or indeed, all being the same. But it is about how we live side by side with difference and disagreement. Made in God’s image, which we are, are role as peacemakers in this world is vital. This is Christ’s prayer for us today also. In what we say and do, we should ask ourselves, Does this make for ways of peace? Then we will begin to learn something of being the kind of community God longs for his Church to be.

To Readings for 28 May 2017

Thy Kingdom Come 25 May - 4 June

PrayerStationWe are joining in this wave of prayer at Holy Trinity, so from 25 May – 4 June you will find in the church a prayer station showing a map of the area and of the world. Please join in by choosing a road and a country to pray for peace, forgiveness, reconciliation, abundance, joy, new relationship .... whatever you feel is the right prayer for that place and for you.

You can also find resources to support your own prayer during this time. Thy Kingdom Come website

The global initiative links well with the golden thread running through the diocesan LIFE vision, so you may also like to use the LIFE prayer.

God of hope and transformation,
who in our Lord Jesus Christ offers the gift of life in all its fullness,
send your Holy Spirit and grant us
joy in our following and vision in our leadership.
May we be rich in imagination,
and pray for your Kingdom to come.

Amen.

 

Services at Parish Church of The Holy Trinity, Minchinhampton

SUNDAY
8.00 a.m. Said Eucharist
10.00 a.m. Sung Parish Eucharist except First Sunday - All Age Service.
5.30 p.m. First & Third Sunday: Evensong (BCP).
Second, Fourth & Fifth Sunday: Said Evening Prayer - Common Worship

WEEKDAYS
8.30 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday to Saturday: - Said Eucharist
11.00 a.m. Wednesday: Eucharist (BCP)
4.30 p.m. Friday: Said Evening Prayer in the Lady Chapel
5.30 p.m. Monday Thursday and Saturday:- Said Evening Prayer in the Lady Chapel

For additional services please use the Calendar.

Services at St Barnabas, Box

SUNDAY
9.00 a.m. Eucharist with hymns.

WEEKDAYS
8.00 a.m. Wednesday – Eucharist

For additional services please use the Calendar.

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Do You Enjoy Singing?

We are growing our choirs! Please consider joining at the level of commitment / frequency you feel able to offer. The choirs (adult & junior) sing a wide range of music not only for regular church services but also for weddings, funerals, carols in church, special events and even a recent film! Junior singers are trained according to the RSCM's Voice for life scheme – recently a chorister was accepted by Gloucester Cathedral choir. Choral scholarships available for over 16-year-olds still in full-time education. Adults singers commit only to what they are able to do. Details on the church website and on the Choirminch Facebook page. If you think you might enjoy singing, contact Julian Elloway for an informal chat

Faculty for Re-ordering of Parish Church

In recent days a formal application for a faculty has been submitted to the Diocesan Advisory Committee (DAC) and is due to be considered on 7 April. If they approve they will go into a formal consultation process with statutory consultees and the general public, before finally granting any faculty. The main documents submitted can be downloaded (see below) and in addition there are a series of drawings which we hope to display at the APCM to be held at Minchinhampton School on Monday 3 April at 7.00pm.

Statement of Need

Holy Trinity Church, Minchinhampton Design Statement

Holy Trinity Church Outline Technical Specification

Statement of Significance produced by Chiz Harward BA MlfA.  (This is a large file and will take a little while to download)

Archaeological Evaluation Report by Chiz Harward BA MlfA

Wednesday Cuppa

Wednesday Cuppa
 
Takes place every week from 2:30 until 4:00pm in the Porch Room or if really nice weather outside the church as in the picture.
 
Church members attend as well as non-church goers and a warm welcome and good cake awaits you. The Wednesday walkers often join us as they finish ready for a sit down and a cuppa. It is a good social gathering of friends and all are welcome to come and chat and meet new people.

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Saturday 10th June

10am -12 noon

Praying for those in the
Caring and Emergency Services

Holy Trinity Church, Minchinhampton

If you have a prayer which you would like read out at this service, please put it in the box
at the back of the Church, where you will find prayer cards available.

Come for as little or as long as you like.

Refreshments served during and after the service.

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MESSY CHURCH AT MINCHINHAMPTON
Wednesday 14 June 2017
at 3.30pm
What to expect:
A warm welcome – Refreshments – Craft activities – Celebration worship
A story – Songs – Prayer
Messy church is something different.
It's about people who want to do church differently and want to
share it with others.
Children must be accompanied by a parent of guardian.

Letters and Notes from Ministry Team

Each month our rector writes a letter to the Parish and this is published on this website and in the Parish Magazine. In addition Notes are produced in which you will find information on events and happenings that have taken place or are to take place in the near future. To view these publications Click Here
 

Parish Magazine Articles

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A selection of articles, including Greenfingers is chosen each month and can be viewed by clicking here.

Sermons

The sermon delivered at the Sung Eucharist Service held on Sundays at 10.00am is usually recorded and an MP3 version posted to this website. Normally the recordings are available for up to three months before being removed and if you wish to listen to any of them please go to our Sermons page.
 

Daily Prayer

The Church has a tradition of daily prayer which embraces the three key elements of praise, intercession and engagement with scripture.

This page links to the C of E Daily Prayer website allowing us all to join in this daily pattern of prayer. When using the Offices individually read both the priest's and people's part.

The Offices are from the Book of Common Worship for today GMT.

Verse of the Day