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

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER

The ‘World Day of Prayer’ will be held on Friday 6th March in Brimscombe C of E Primary School, Brimscombe at 10am. All are welcome. 

WorldDayPrayer0220The service has been prepared by the women of Zimbabwe and the title is “Rise! Take Your Mat and Walk” - referring to Jesus’ words to the disabled man as recorded in St. John 5: 2-9a.

The people & indeed women of Zimbabwe have endured hardships over many years. Through conflicts they have tried to keep home and hearth together whilst their menfolk have gone away to war or died through ethnic cleansing or Aids and, in peacetime, gone to find work.

Christianity was brought to Zimbabwe by missionaries just before colonial rule and school, hospitals & churches were built; however, some children in rural areas cannot afford access to schools and higher education.

There has been support for independence & black majority rights. The current Zimbabwe constitution allows for freedom of worship. Christianity is the main religion at 80% with the rest of the population following Islam, Judaism & tradition African religions.

Zimbabwe gained independence in 1980 and was led by Robert Mugabe. In 2000 white farmers were forced off the land with the aim of redistributing the land. Criticism & sanctions from the U.S. & Western Europe ensued. Mugabe was removed from power in 2017 & Emmerson Mnangagwa now presides.

The service focuses on “Reconciliation, Peace & Love”. It starts as a great wave of prayer encircling the globe, starting as the sun rises over Samoa & ending some 38 hours later back in the Pacific, as the sun sets over American Samoa. Our prayers will be shared with people in over 120 countries & islands around the world.
For more information, go to https://www.wwdp.org.uk/

Hilary W. Exton

LIFE prayer

God of hope and transformation,
who in our Lord Jesus Christ offers the gift of life in all its fullness,
send your Holy Spirit and grant us
joy in our following and vision in our leadership.
May we be rich in imagination,
confident in faith,
and courageous in our engagement
with the people and places of this diocese.
As we share your life with the world,
keep us rooted and grounded in love
as we bear witness to your glory
and pray for your Kingdom to come.
Amen.

SAFEGUARDING

This Parish has adopted policies in accordance with guidance as set out on the Diocese of Gloucester's Safeguarding webpages.
For copies of our current Safeguarding Notice and Policy Documents please click on the following links:
Safeguarding Notice
Safeguarding Policy for Children and Young People
Safeguarding Policy for Vulnerable Adults

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