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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GOOD AND EVIL IN THE KINGDOM

Parables like today's, which speak of the Kingdom of God in such a way, can be a real challenge. With their apocalyptic end-time vision, they recognise that in this world it is impossible to separate out good and evil either amongst people, or in the experience of living. To live life is a risky and fragile business: good crops and weeds can grow together, and it is impossible to have one without the other. But what Matthew really seems to be saying is not evil and good per se, but evil and good people, and their being judged at the end of the age. Perhaps one wants to say in response, But are not most people's lives a mixture of good and evil, good crops and weeds? Will not most of us be aware that for all the good of which we can be capable, most of us are capable of letting weeds grow up in our lives. 'Keep short accounts with God,' can be quite helpful advice, and our Anglican service recognises both our constant need for confession and absolution, but also the grace in which we walk and upon which all of us depends.
Passages like this, using metaphorical language, cannot spell out for us exactly what will happen at the end of the age, because we cannot interpret symbolic language with a literal mindset. Nevertheless, Jesus has much to say about judgement. The good news is that Jesus died for that which is wrong in humanity, and it is that grace on which we all depend. No good deed can earn us eternal life: but Christ both judges and forgives, and it is there we can be assured his love has set us free.

To Readings for 23 July 2017

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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T B A

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
T B A
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