Services at Holy Trinity, Minchinhampton
Services at St Barnabas Box
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
8.30 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.
9.00 a.m. Eucharist with hymns.
8.00 a.m. Wednesday – Eucharist
For additional services please use the Calendar.
THE BAPTISM OF CHRIST
The moment of epiphany, that of revelation takes place at the baptism of Christ. It is when the Holy Spirit descends in the voice of the Father, the voice from heaven is heard declaring Jesus to be his Son. In that moment the Trinitarian relationship is revealed, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. All three persons of the Trinity are present and active. God the Father speaks, God the Son is baptized and God the Holy Spirit descends on Jesus. God is one yet in three persons at the same time. This is one of God’s incomprehensible mysteries. This moment is an affirmation for whom Jesus is and for those who are present. His baptism confirms the divine revelation to which Jesus is God’s son and will do everything in his father’s name. Why did Jesus ask to be baptized? It was not for repentance of sin because Jesus never sinned. It was “to fulfil all righteousness” which means to accomplish God’s mission. Jesus saw his baptism as advancing God’s work. In baptism Jesus was confessing sin on behalf of the nation, as he was identifying with the penitent people of God. He was also showing support for what John was doing and He was inaugurating his own public ministry. The challenge and message it has for us today is that the good news of Christ is for everyone. We should not allow any barrier – language, culture, race, economic or educational level – to keep us from telling others about Christ. Seeking God is not enough – people must find him and therefore someone must take the gospel to them. As the Isaiah passage reminds us God has called each of us by name, he knows and loves us as individuals and depends on us to bring others to Christ.
Introducing Your New Rector and Family Gilbert
It is with great excitement that I, along with my family, look forward to joining you in the New Year. The Service of Collation and Induction will be on January 26th at 3.00pm but we intend to move in soon after Christmas so please do introduce yourselves before the formal introduction if you see us around.
We are coming to Minchinhampton from Cirencester, where I have served for nine years as Associate Vicar with specific responsibility for Holy Trinity, Watermoor. During my ministry at Watermoor we have worked hard to broaden our age profile and, though it was never easy, I am pleased to say that working to make the church relevant to a new generation has been fruitful. During this time, I have developed my ministry on a wider stage, firstly as chair to the Bishop’s Advisory Group for Deliverance Ministry, then as Cirencester Area Dean, and most recently I launched a new Bishop’s Advisory Group for I.T.
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.
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
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.