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.
Appointment of New Rector for the Benefice
We are very pleased to announce the appointment of The Revd Canon Howard Gilbert, the Associate Vicar and Area Dean of Cirencester, as Rector of Minchinhampton with Box and Amberley.
Howard is passionate about bringing The Good News to the next generation and can’t wait to get to work with this benefice, building on excellent foundations and making the Gospel really come alive in the community.
Howard will be joined by his wife, Susannah, who is training to be a secondary school teacher; and their two children, Daisy and Lucy, who are aged 7 and 5.
Howard and his family will be moving into the benefice after Christmas and the licensing service will take place on 26 January 2019 at 3.00pm
A LIFE of SERVICE and SUFFERING
Today's Gospel speaks of the suffering of God's servant and ends with his emphasis that his way involves being a servant of all people. In Isaiah we have one of the extraordinary prophecies about God’s suffering servant, which we, in the light of the Gospels, see as so perceptive in grasping the inevitable suffering of God’s Saviour, “he was wounded for our transgressions, crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the punishment that made us whole, and by his bruises we are healed.” God was pulling aside the curtain of time to let the people look ahead to the suffering of the future Messiah and the resulting forgiveness made available to all mankind. Christ dying for our sins (our transgressions and iniquities) and actually bearing the punishment that we deserved to make us acceptable to God. The humble obedience which comes through suffering and persevering when the going is tough, and eventually makes us wise enough to listen with our hearts to what is really important. At the heart of all the great biblical accounts of why the Son comes and how he saves us is the cross. No New Testament writer is tempted to underplay the suffering of Jesus and concentrate only on his teaching and his resurrection. What James and John and any other Christian disciple asks of Jesus, if we ask to share in his glory, is a life of service and suffering. Whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all. For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many. Jesus told them that true greatness comes in serving others. We should let Jesus’ obedience sustain and encourage us in times of trial, as we will be more able to face anything if we know that Christ is with us.
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.
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.
Foundations in Christianity Course
Are you interested in finding out more about the Christian faith? Do you feel it would be good to revisit what the Christian faith is about? Would you like to know more about getting baptised or confirmed?
You are invited to a monthly discussion group. This is a gentle introduction to Christian faith. It will explore some key beliefs within Christianity with opportunity to reflect on different ideas and discuss these as a group. No additional time commitment outside the course. You do not have to be someone who goes to church to attend this course.
To be held the second and the fourth Thursday of every month beginning 13th September at 7:30 in the Porch Room at Minchinhampton church. If the day and time do not work for you, please let me know in case we can provide an alternative for you.
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