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
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Perhaps one thing we can say about the transfiguration is that in all the glimpses of God's presence we have seen during our weeks of Epiphany, this is a fuller revelation of God's glory again. Jesus appears in shining glory, in language deliberately reminiscent of the Old Testament stories of God's presence. Remember Moses descending from the mountain, his face so shining from his encounter with God that he has to wear a veil to hide his face? In the midst of this dazzling vision, a voice from heaven declares the sonship of Jesus, like at his baptism. It is tempting to stop here, a story bathed in glorious light. Like Peter, there is a desire to put up shelter here. But so distracted by the description of light, we may also forget the sudden chill, the overshadowing of the cloud that plunges the terrified disciples into darkness and mystery. And we forget that immediately they are taken back down the mountain and Jesus begins to tell them of his death. They must begin the journey to Jerusalem. Perhaps this is what the transfiguration is all about. An experience of light, glory and affirmation, that will accompany Jesus through the dark days to come. This mini foretaste of resurrection glory a promise of the greater glory that is to come. As we approach the start of Lent next week, may we too take heart from the light that is dazzled before us in this story, and know that as we journey with Christ to his cross, we too will emerge beyond Good Friday into the hope that awaits us all.

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Services at Parish Church of The Holy Trinity, Minchinhampton

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

8.00 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.

Services at St Barnabas, Box

9.00 a.m. Eucharist with hymns.

8.00 a.m. Wednesday – Eucharist

For additional services please use the Calendar.

Do You Enjoy Singing?

We are looking to grow our choirs! Please consider joining at the level of commitment / frequency you feel able to offer. The choirs (adult & junior) 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 recent film! Junior singers are trained according to the RSCM's Voice for life scheme – recently a chorister was accepted by Gloucester Cathedral choir. Choral scholarships 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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Wednesday Cuppa

Wednesday Cuppa
Takes place every week from 2:30 until 4:00pm in the Porch Room or if really nice weather outside the church as in the picture.
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.

Lent Study Groups 2016

We will be using David Runcorn's book called Dust and Glory for our Lent Groups this year and we have copies at the discounted rate of £5 (instead of £8!).

The book ranges across the whole business of living and believing, where the questions are as important as the answers, and may call us to deep heart searching. As David writes, "the goal is always to draw us to authentic faith; a way of living and believing that is real and vulnerable, strong in knowing its limits, rooted in joy and wonder, blessed with the healing and merciful presence of God. Such faith acknowledges both the dust of our mortality and the glory that keeps breaking in with unexpected life, hope and new beginnings.”

Arrangements have been made for Study Groups to meet as follows:

Mondays for 5 weeks commencing 15 February 2.30 - 4.00pm at Cotswold, Amberley. Led by Ann Morris.

Mondays for 5 weeks commencing 15 February 7.30 - 9.00pm at 16 Ricardo Road, Minchinhampton. Led by Margaret Sheather.

Tuesdays for 5 weeks commencing 16 February 2.30 - 4.00pm in the Porch Room, Holy Trinity, Minchinhampton. Led by The Reverend Sandy Emery.

Tuesdays for 5 weeks commencing 16 February 7.30 - 9.00pm  at 28 Besbury Park, Minchinhampton. Led by Mick Evans.

Thursdays for 5 weeks commencing 18 February 7.30 - 9.00pm at Windrush, The Park, Minchinhampton. Led by Jackie Natt.

If you wish to join a group you can sign up on a sheet on the Notice Board in the Baptistry in the Parish Church.


Saturday 20th February

10am -12 noon

Prayers for

Hope in a Troubled

Holy Trinity Church, Minchinhampton

If you have a prayer which you would like read out at this service, please put it in the box
at the back of the Church, where you will find prayer cards available.

Come for as little or as long as you like.

Wednesday 3 February 2016
at 3.30pm
Candlemas Service
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.

Annual Reports 2014-2015

Annual Reports are available and can be downloaded by clicking on the item you require.

Letters and Notes from Ministry Team

Each month our rector writes a letter to the Parish and this is published on this website and in the Parish Magazine. In addition Notes are produced in which you will find information on events and happenings that have taken place or are to take place in the near future. To view these publications Click Here

Parish Magazine Articles

A selection of articles, including Greenfingers is chosen each month and can be viewed by clicking here.


The sermon delivered at the Sung Eucharist Service held on Sundays at 10.00am is usually recorded and an MP3 version posted to this website. Normally the recordings are available for up to three months before being removed and if you wish to listen to any of them please go to our Sermons page.

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