Notices for week beginning 21 January 2018

RECTOR'S NEW POST - The Rector has announced that she has accepted a new post as vicar of Broadstone in the Diocese of Salisbury. She is sad to be moving on, but pleased about the new appointment. Her licensing takes place in Broadstone on Wednesday 7th March at 7pm. Anyone is welcome to attend that service. Distance and the time of service may make that hard, but should anyone be interested in more details or intends coming, do This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Helen so she can let the new parish know for catering purposes.

CHRISTIAN UNITY WEEK AND CHURCHES TOGETHER - today. We hope that some members of the Baptist Church and those in the Amberley, Box and Minchinhampton churches will be able to gather together after the 10am service.

TRAIDCRAFT - There will be a Traidcraft stall today after the 10am service in the Porch Room. This is a week earlier than usual. Lots of card, chocolates and all the usual groceries. Please come along and support Traidcraft.

SUNDAY JANUARY 28 - Will be Helen’s last Sunday service in Holy Trinity Church, Minchinhampton. There will be wine and cake after the service: please come and join us to say goodbye and wish her well in her new post.

THEATRE – BARGAIN OFFER! The beautiful play “Birdsong”, based on the Sebastian Faulks book, is making a return visit to The Everyman at Cheltenham. We have just SIXTEEN tickets for Stalls seats on Tuesday February 20, at the special price of £20 each. Details are on the notice board – please sign up QUICKLY as we need to confirm and pay by January 31.

PRAYING THROUGH EPIPHANY are available at the back of church. These are free - do please take one. It can also be downloaded at

GEORGE PEARCE HOUSE – Holy Communion at George Pearce house has been cancelled this month on Thursday January 25. Please note the next Holy Communion is on Thursday February 22 at 10am.

CHURCH SERVICES - From January there will be no access to the main church building except for the Sunday 10am service and funerals. The stone masons are working to complete the laying of the limestone slabs by Easter and the builders, carpenters and electricians the same. Arrangements are in place for the church sound and loop systems to be installed as soon as possible. The church is not as warm as it was at Christmas because the heating has had to be turned off in the area where the stone floor is being laid. Apologies for this and for any other inconvenience.

CHURCH SERVICES ON SUNDAYS - Seating arrangements for the services on Sunday will vary from week to week as the laying of the stone floor progresses. Please bear with us! In principle chairs will be linked in threes to allow for a slight curve in each row, along with stability combined with stackability (the chairs can be stacked in threes). Stability will be increased by the hymn book holders which will be placed between chairs. 5% of the chairs have arms and are at the end of each row for easy access for the people who have expressed a need for arms. Please avoid sitting in these chairs if you don’t need to.

CHAIR AND CHOIR STAND SPONSORSHIP - 9 out of 12 choir stands @ £812-50 per stand have been sponsored and 250 of the 300 chairs @ £210 a chair. Thank you to all sponsors for this huge amount of generosity. Just 3 choir stands and 50 chairs to go! The chair leaflet is available on line, in the Porch room, in Church or from the Church Office: Plaques are £10 each and part sponsorship is welcome. Contact Mandy Jutsum by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 01453 882477

INTERCESSIONS FOR THE YEAR – a sign up list offering Sunday morning Intercessions in Church is on the notice board.

AMBERLEY SCOUT GROUP – Burns Night and Supper and Quiz on Saturday January 27 at Amberley Parish Rooms. Bar and raffle. Tickets - £12.50 per person. Available from January 3. Phone Coral Rice – 872124 or Jenny Varley - 832251