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


We know that God has always called us to love - and so in what way is Jesus' commandment that he refers to today, new? We last saw this reading on Maundy Thursday in Holy Week, as we began our journey through the events of Jesus' Passion. In fact, the name 'Maundy' comes from this passage: it relates to 'mandate' - a new mandate I give to you. So it is 'new commandment Thursday' - a very important part of what that evening is about. Remember the context. Jesus is about to be betrayed by Judas, someone he loves. In addition, he shows the disciples the extent of his love for all of them: he takes the place of a servant and gets down on his knees, and washes their feet. He tells them to do likewise. He will soon leave that place for the Garden of Gethsemane, and weep for all that is to come. Earlier in his ministry, Jesus had reminded the disciples that they were to love one another as they loved themselves. That of course implies something about our own self-acceptance and self-care that is good to be reminded of: if we don't know how to embrace ourselves, how can we be able to really love others? But Jesus takes this command and turns it into a higher one. We are called now to love one another as Jesus has loved us. Jesus' love for us made him the servant of all; Jesus' love for us took him to the cross. That is how the new commandment we read about today is so wonderfully powerfully and inspiring. It demands a greater love that we have yet shown. We cannot love others in that way, unless we first know how to receive God's amazing love for ourselves.

To Todays Readings

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

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.


Saturday 7th May

10am -12 noon

Praying for Vision:
For our Churches
What can WE do?

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 4 May 2016
at 3.30pm
Theme - The Kingdom of God 
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 2015-2016

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