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

Services at Holy Trinity, Minchinhampton

Services at St Barnabas Box

  SUNDAY
  8.00 a.m. Said Eucharist
  Remembrance Sunday 9.30a.m. Sung Parish 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.
  SUNDAY
  9.00 a.m. Eucharist with hymns.
  WEEKDAYS
  8.00 a.m. Wednesday – Eucharist
  For additional services please use the Calendar.

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 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.

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REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY

Remembrance Sunday, 11th November 2018, marks the centenary of the end of World War One. The statistics are almost beyond belief. It was a war in which some 65 million men were mobilised. Nearly a third were wounded. Some 8.5 million were killed. This scale of slaughter says that today is a time for reflection. Each individual who was killed was not a statistic, they were a personal tragedy for someone. The vast majority of battlefield casualties were men. Each death means that someone mourned for a son, brother, husband or friend. Yet many women were killed also. Not on the same scale as those in the armed forces but many were killed in accidents particularly in explosions at munitions factories in Chilwell near Nottingham and Silvertown in East London. War is indiscriminate. The television pictures from Syria and the Yemen remind us of this cruel fact. In our churches this Sunday there will be Perspex silhouettes representing those who were killed from our own communities. They fought shoulder to shoulder with their comrades in arms who were often friends or became friends in adversity. A verse from John’s Gospel, chapter 15, verse 13 is often used on Remembrance Sunday; ‘Greater love has no-one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends’. This is what the men represented by these silhouettes did. They are saying to us ‘Hear our cry’. It is a cry for us to bow our heads, to remember the sacrifice of so many killed in World War One and the many conflicts since and a time to pray for peace. But their cry may also be for us to remember verse 12; Jesus says ‘This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you’

To Readings for 11 November 2018

Wednesday Cuppa 

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.

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.
Refreshments provided.
For more information contact Revd Sandy Emery, 01452 814148 or by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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.

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

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MESSY CHURCH AT MINCHINHAMPTON
 
is due to take place on
 
Wednesday 14th November 3:30pm
in the Porch Room and Church.

THEME: PEACE

Hope you can join us then.
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.
 
Other dates for your diaries.
Wednesday 12th December 3:30 – 5:30pm Theme: Christingle
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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