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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Our Rector to leave for pastures new

It was announced today (7 January) that our Rector, the Revd Helen Bailey, has been appointed to a new post as vicar of St John's Church in Broadstone in Salisbury Diocese. Her last Sunday service will be the 10am service at Minchinhampton on Sunday 28th January. Her licensing will take place in Broadstone on Wednesday 7th March at 7pm.
Whilst Helen is sad to be leaving behind congregations she has loved serving and worshipping and working with, she is also looking forward to her future ministry at Broadstone. There will be an opportunity for farewell on Sunday 28th January after the 10am service.


THE WEDDING AT CANA

This is the first miracle in the Gospel of John, and it is only John's Gospel which reports it, and in it we see another profound moment of epiphany. For it is a sign that God is in their midst, for those who have eyes to see. Moreover, it is an extravagant sign: the sheer volume involved speaks to us of God's love which knows no bounds, and overflows all our expectations. In this story, Jesus turns water into wine, to help save his hosts from embarrassment. There is something rather wonderful, that at the start of his ministry, Jesus first of all ensures that a party is enjoyed to the full! That is quite a message for the life-giving spirit in which we are now called to be church! But it is the deeper symbolism of generosity and abundance, and the revelation of divine presence that is at the heart of the story. John's Gospel is very fond of 'signs' and they are all signs which testify to the identity of Jesus. In the text, the steward recognises the superior quality of the new wine, but he does not know that its source is Jesus, or that it is a sign pointing to God's grace. We can often be like that: recognising good gifts without recognising their source is the divine love. In the season of Epiphany, through our Gospel readings week by week, we are called to be enlightened, to have our eyes opened, that we might see these glimpses of the kingdom of God, made manifest in our world. We are to be discerning of God's presence in all things, that we might also point the way for others, to recognise where God is at work in their own lives also.

To Readings for 21 January 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.


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 


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

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.

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