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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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Today we enter Holy Week and begin in earnest to journey with Jesus through the last days of his life. The triumphant entry into Jerusalem begins with excited crowds and a celebratory mood. After all, they have heard so much about him. More particularly, news of his raising Lazarus from the dead has spread rapidly, and everyone wants to see him. The text is full of symbolism: Jesus entering the City on a donkey will remind the crowds (who knew their scriptures well!) of Zechariah 9.9 which declared Zion's king would come riding a colt. Their spreading palm leaves under his feet was recognition of him as some kind of king - palms were a sign of victory.
You can see the trouble and tension mounting. The authorities, already nervous of the rumours about Lazarus, already worried that Jesus was a revolutionary coming to stir up trouble at Jerusalem's busiest time - the Passover - will see this event as a political challenge. They will consider they have no option but to find a way of putting him to death, perceiving him as a threat to their own power. And he is, but not in the way they think. Jesus is king of a kingdom not of this world, where the world's values are turned upside down. It is a kingdom where love is true power, and a sacrificed life will show God's love to the world. It doesn't come much more revolutionary than that.

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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

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


9.00 a.m. Eucharist with hymns.

8.00 a.m. Wednesday – Holy Communion

For additional services please use the Calendar.

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.

Annual Parochial Church Meeting - Monday 27 April 2015

Anyone on the electoral roll is welcome to attend the APCM. If you are not on the electoral roll of the church, do see Pam Page or the Rector - forms are available at the back to fill in. At the APCM we present the Annual Report and the Accounts, and will be electing the PCC. Do see the nomination forms that will be at the back of Minchinhampton and Box Church from beginning of April if you are interested in standing for election. Ideally we would very much value a member of Box Church standing for election to PCC so that Box Church is fully represented - indeed, we are supposed to have someone!

We also need to elect someone to stand for Deanery Synod, and if you would like to know more about this role, please speak to Margaret Sheather or Linda Jarvis, who are currently our other two representatives. This is an important role, and it would be very good to fill it.

Copies of the APCM and Finance Reports will be available at the back of both Box and Minchinhampton Churches also from beginning of April and mid April respectively.

Please do make this meeting a priority in your diary.

APCM 7pm, immediately following the Vestry Meeting, in the hall of Minchinhampton School.

prayer Prayer Vigil
10.00 a.m. -12.00 midday


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.

Come for as little or as long as you like.

Good Friday
10 April 2015 at 10.30pm
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.

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.