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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PREPARE THE WAY OF THE LORD

Advent is a wonderful opportunity to reflect upon our own life as we await the coming of God as a baby into our world, and to prepare our own hearts to receive the Christmas story. Today we are reminded of the message of the prophets, who tried to 'prepare the way' by announcing what would happen. Isaiah and John the Baptist both get a mention in today's Gospel. Isaiah is quoted: that wonderful verse which speaks of clearing the way for God to come to his people in a new way. And John the Baptist begins his ministry, which he sees as helping people to get ready for the coming Messiah, by repenting and being cleansed, so that they are ready to face him. The coming of Christ and the kingdom he came to bring, would, of course, go well beyond all that Isaiah and John the Baptist had foretold. Even they had a partial understanding. John will later have to send messengers to Jesus to check he is the one who was coming, because the message and ministry of Jesus is different from what John had expected.
Their message still speaks to us today, reminding us of what we may need to do in our life if we are to fully enter into all that God has for us. We should prepare ourselves, not just our homes. In the Christmas story, God will give us the gift of himself: there is no greater gift to be had. Advent is a time of expectancy and we do well to approach Christmas with an expectancy that we will hear new aspects in the Christmas story that will speak to us. And God may well surprise us, go beyond our own expectations, as we wait to celebrate the birth of Christ and recognise all that means in our lives.

To Readings for 10 December 2017


Reordering of the Parish Church

The planned reordering is now underway and as this involves the closure of the main building to the public Services will take place in the Porch Room with the exception of the Sung Eucharist at 10:00am on Sunday Mornings which will be in Minchinhampton School Hall.

Click here to follow progress with the Reordering 


Services at Parish Church of The Holy Trinity, Minchinhampton

The 8am Sunday service and all weekday services and activities are continuing in the Porch room and the 10am Sunday service is being held in the school hall until Sunday 10 December when we will return to the main body of the church building. Whilst the work will not be complete we look forward with anticipation to this day and ask all parishioners to note the following:

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SUNDAY
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

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.

Services at St Barnabas, Box

SUNDAY
9.00 a.m. Eucharist with hymns.

WEEKDAYS
8.00 a.m. Wednesday – Eucharist

For additional services please use the Calendar.

 

CHRISTMAS SERVICES

Sunday 3 December 5.30 pm
Advent Carols Service TAKES PLACE AT AMBERLEY CHURCH this year, following an Advent tea at 4.30pm. There is NO SERVICE at Minchinhampton Church.

Wednesday 13 December 3.30 pm Messy Church Christingle

Sunday 17 December
8.00 am Eucharist
10.00 am Sung Parish Eucharist
5.30 pm Candlelit Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, followed by mince pies and mulled wine

Wednesday 20 December 1.45pm Minchinhampton C of E Primary Academy Christmas Service

Christmas Eve
8.00 am Eucharist
10.00 am Sung Parish Eucharist
3.30 pm Journey to Bethlehem Crib Service: children - come dressed as your favourite nativity character!
11.30 pm Midnight Mass

Christmas Day
8.00 am Eucharist
10.00 am Sung Parish Eucharist - family service with carols and surprises!

Sunday 31 December
8.00 am Eucharist
10.00 am Sung Parish Eucharist

ST. BARNABAS, BOX

Christmas Eve
5.30 pm Nine Lessons and Carols

Christmas Day
9.00 am Holy Communion - family service with carols

Sunday 31 December
9.00am Holy Communion


GodwithUs "The constant refrain of Christmas, in carols and readings, is that God is with us. In whatever situations you find yourself this Christmas, God is with you - you need only turn to him and ask to know his presence".
Archbishop Justin Welby 

“#God with Us” is the Church of England’s Christmas campaign this year. It aims to support church congregations in their own preparation for Christmas and in their invitation to others to join in celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, who is God with us, during this wonderful season.

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Wednesday Cuppa Continues

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.

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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The Diocese of Gloucester’s vision for the next five years is LIFE.

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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