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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Reordering of the Parish Church

The planned reordering is now underway and as this involves the closure of the main building to the public Services will take place in the Porch Room with the exception of the Sung Eucharist at 10:00am on Sunday Mornings which will be in Minchinhampton School Hall.

Click here to follow progress with the Reordering 


 

PARABLES OF JESUS

Scholars have considered Jesus to be doing something unique when he told parables. The Jewish faith had certainly got wisdom sayings and wisdom literature, and they had plenty of stories. But to tell parables as stories in the way Jesus did was a new way of teaching. His stories are powerful, because they do not spell out in black and white the rules for living, but invited those who listened to identify with the characters in the story. Sometimes they were metaphors, sometimes they touched real politics of the day. They usually related to daily life, and there would be a shock in the story: something unexpected, to make you sit up and notice. By identifying with the different characters, people became more involved with the story and thinking through for themselves what might be the right or wrong course of action. They were often asked to judge the characters for their behaviour, and then challenged to consider their own. Often there was a triad structure – three points of view or characters to explore. Some scholars have identified 4 kinds of parables: those about the kingdom; those that reveal something about the nature of God; those that look at the behaviour and attitudes of humankind and a revelation of how it is, with expectations of how it should be; and those that bring the listener to a point of decision, requiring them to listen to the teaching and make a decision. Use these thoughts to look at today’s parable, and begin to explore for yourself your own response. How many of the above do you see in today’s parable? And what may be the challenge or teaching of this message?

To Readings for 15 October 2017

Services at Parish Church of The Holy Trinity, Minchinhampton

Business as usual – well almost!

The 8am Sunday service and all weekday services and activities are continuing in the Porch room. The 10am Sunday service is being held in the school hall: all our welcome. Access to the Porch room is through the back door behind the porch room for the initial weeks of this work being done.
We apologise for any inconvenience during this time of refurbishment and look forward with anticipation to reopening a beautifully refurbished church later in the year.
If you have any queries please do contact us, Howard or Mandy, via the church office: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 01453 889004.

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.

Do you enjoy Worship?
Do you enjoy Singing?

We are growing our choirs! Adult & Junior choirs 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 film! Junior singers receive special training – past choristers are currently singing in the Gloucester Cathedral boys and girls choirs. Choral scholarships are 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

Wednesday Cuppa Continues

Cuppa
 
Takes place every week from 2:30 until 4:00pm in the Porch Room. 
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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10am -12 noon

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
Messy Church is taking a break while the work takes place in the Church.
Look out for the adverts for Christingle Messy Church due to take place on
Wednesday, December 13th at 3.30 in the great new space.
Hope you can join us then.
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.

The Diocese of Gloucester’s vision for the next five years is LIFE.

Vision

 

Diocesan Publication: 

Messenger

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