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
SEEKING the LORD and FOLLOWING
The prophet Amos urges his hearers to seek the Lord and live, implying that unless they actively seek God and his goodness, truth and justice, they will find themselves unable to inherit God’s blessings in their lives or their nation. Seeking God is a quest that alters our whole outlook on life. It is not a casual interest. While we actively seek God, we will be listening and looking attentively, and this will move us to question our own motives for doing things, and the way we behave. We cannot be seeking God, if we are not living a right and good life, hating those who tell the truth and ignoring the poor. If we are honest and serious in our search, the very seeking will begin to change us, by changing our hearts. It is obvious the writer of Hebrews has seen and experienced this process, and likens the power of the word of God to be a sharp sword, for us the image of a surgeon’s scalpel is more appropriate with its precise clean cut, enabling the healing to be done. Once the thoughts and attitudes of our hearts are being transformed, through God’s power, then the impossible business of conquering sin becomes a distinct possibility. The young man in today’s Gospel is keen and he comes running up to Jesus, wanting to know how he can inherit eternal life. Typically, Jesus doesn’t answer directly, but picks up on the young man’s thinking, as shown in calling Jesus ‘good’. His seeking has already led him to recognise goodness in Jesus, and Jesus helps him to look at what God’s ideas and goodness are, and where that challenges the young man’s life as giving up all his possessions is just a step too far. Like the young man, we who seek will find Jesus challenging us, and then we have to choose whether to go on with the search.
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