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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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TRINITY 11 - THE WAY AHEAD

God's way is so often not our way. Time and time again, he turns the disciples' ideas upside-down. Last week Luke's Gospel told us those who are great are the servants who wait on tables, not those in authority over them. This week, we hear him say the way ahead is one of pain; that he must suffer at the hands of others, die and then rise again. I suspect Peter didn't get as far as listening to that last point, so wonderfully rash is he - one of those characters who simply can't stop themselves from speaking or acting when they feel passionate about something. That Jesus should die in Jerusalem was unthinkable - partly because Peter loves Jesus; and partly because it was so alien to the disciples' ideas of what the Messiah would do. They were still thinking in earthly, political terms, hoping perhaps for a display of authority to overturn the oppressors in their land and give them victory. But Jesus begins to emphasise to the disciples that is not the way he must take. In the incarnation - God in Christ coming to live amongst us, as one of us - he will fully enter into all that means. He will enter into the worst that humanity does to one another: he will enter the heart of the violence and pain of this world, in order to fully identify with our deepest suffering; in order to be the scapegoat human beings so often demand to have; and in order to rise above it all and prove that it is love which will have the last word. This is not just another political kingdom that will replace another, and then be replaced by the next. This is the entering into our world of the kingdom of God and our invitation into the life of God, which is the only real and lasting life there is.

This story is found in today's gospel

Services

HOLY TRINITY, MINCHINHAMPTON

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

WEEKDAYS
8.00 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday to Saturday - 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 - Said Evening Prayer in the Lady Chapel

ST. BARNABAS, BOX

SUNDAY
9.00 a.m. Eucharist with hymns.

WEEKDAYS
8.00 a.m. Wednesday – Holy Communion

For additional services please use the Calendar.

messychurch
Our next Messy Church event
Wednesday 15 October 2014 - Parable of the Sower
We start at 3.30pm and at 5.30pm we share a meal together.
 
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 an adult.

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.
MusicatMinch MUSIC@MINCH
  
Gentlemen of St John's Cambridge
 
Sun 31 August 2014 from 7:00pm.
 

Parish Magazine Articles

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

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
 

Sermons

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.