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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JESUS GOD’S DIVINE SON

If John's baptism was for repentance from sin, why was Jesus baptised? While even the greatest prophets, Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel had to confess their sinfulness and need for repentance, Jesus didn't need to admit sin - he was sinless. Although Jesus did not need forgiveness he was baptised for the following reasons: to begin his mission to bring the message of salvation to all people; to show support for Johns ministry; to identify with our humanness and sin and to give us an example to follow. At the baptism the Spirit descended like a dove on Jesus, and the voice from heaven proclaimed the Father's approval of Jesus as his divine Son. For Mark, the most significant event is that this is the moment when Jesus' identity is given the absolute seal of divine approval. God himself declares Jesus to be His Son. The reader is in no doubt now, the story to come is the story of the Son of God. The Son of God signifies Jesus' full divinity as a member of a divine Trinity. Here we see all three members of the Trinity together - God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.
That Jesus is God's divine Son is the foundation for all that we read about Jesus in the Gospels.

To Readings for 18 February 2018

Services at Parish Church of The Holy Trinity, Minchinhampton

The 8am Sunday service and all weekday services and activities are continuing in the Porch room and the 10am Sunday service is now being held in the main body of the church building. Whilst the work will not be complete we look forward with anticipation to this day and ask all parishioners to note the following:

NoStilettosIf 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.


Lent Lunches

Come and join us for a Lent Lunch in the Porch Room on Wednesday 21st, 28th, February and 7th, 14th, and 21st March. As in past years the following will be available: Soups (usually home made), Baked Potatoes, Bread Rolls & Cheese. Donations go to local charities. Your help and support is greatly appreciated.

Benefice of Minchinhampton with Box and Amberley
LENT STUDY GROUPS

This year the Lent groups will be studying a York Course booklet & CD “On the Third Day”. It is a 5 session ecumenical course which lends itself well to discussion groups.

Course Rationale: The resurrection is the Big Story that turned a little Jewish protest movement into a world-transforming religion. How can we re-capture the explosive power of the resurrection that ricocheted around the world? How can we live in the glow of resurrection and be an Easter people? How can ‘there and then’ become ‘here and now’?

5 Sessions:
1. Have I got news for you!
2. So what? The implications of the Resurrection
3. ‘Let him easter in us’
4. Celebrating and praying Easter
5. A risen Church
The course booklet includes a good selection of questions at the end of each of the five sessions, designed to stimulate wide-ranging discussion.

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Parish Breakfast

Parish breakfasts resume on the first Sunday of each month, in the Porch Room, starting 7th January at 8.50am. Apart from the luxury of having your breakfast made for you, this is a great chance for the 8 o’clock congregation to meet up with those who attend the 10 o’clock service, enjoy a chat and get to know each other. On offer each month is delicious porridge, a range of cereals, bacon rolls, croissants, toast as well as tea, coffee, juice and much more.
All proceeds from the donations go to charity.

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.

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

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MESSY CHURCH AT MINCHINHAMPTON
is due to take place on
Sunday 18 February at 2.30 in Church.

THEME: What is Lent?

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.
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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