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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Today our Gospel reading is full of that rich humour and keen observance about human nature that Jesus always presents. A grumpy judge who pays no attention to God or people's needs; and a persistent widow who refuses to give up! His stories are so full of these wonderful portraits of real characters that we can easily believe he had someone in mind when he told them! Of course God is not being presented as a God we have to pester in order to get our own way! His argument is that even if a disrespectful, lazy judge can eventually listen to a woman who pursues him for justice just to stop her bothering him and get her off his back, how much more will our loving heavenly Father listen to what we bring to him in prayer. Jesus tells this story, it says, in order to help us not lose heart and to encourage us to pray. It is true that persistence in both action and in prayer can achieve much. The particular concern Jesus has here is justice. God who desires justice will one day enable justice to be given. Of course, this is again when we wrestle with the text. How many people do we know, where justice does not seem to be given? How many stories do we hear on our nightly news, where injustice is what rules? We need this encouraging message not to lose heart as much as Jesus' contemporaries did. As ever, no easy answers are promised. We don't know whether it is in this life or the life to come, where things that are wrong will be put right. But we do know prayer changes us: that as we cry out for justice, our own hearts are challenged to work for justice. Hand-in-hand go action and prayer: and thus the kingdom of God will come on earth.

To Todays Readings

Services at Parish Church of The Holy Trinity, Minchinhampton

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

8.00 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

9.00 a.m. Eucharist with hymns.

8.00 a.m. Wednesday – Eucharist

For additional services please use the Calendar.

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

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.
Wednesday 14 December 2016
at 3.30pm
Theme - Christingle
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.

Annual Reports 2015-2016

Annual Reports are available and can be downloaded by clicking on the item you require.

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

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


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