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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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 


 

GOD’S GENEROSITY

This parable is one that can cause difficulty. It taps into the human heart – as Jesus always does – with our propensity for fairness to ourselves, our cry for justice and our sometimes inability to rejoice at another’s good fortune. If only we got so worked up about injustice for other people – wouldn’t the world change! ‘What about us?’ we so often cry. It’s the same response I sometimes see in elections, where people talk about what is better for them, rather than what is better for the common good. Nevertheless, this parable challenges us in all sorts of ways. And the truth is, God is generous and abundant with all of us – so much we take for granted. This reminds us that the kingdom of God is a great leveller – no social hierarchy, no class system, but all of us receiving the same promise of reward, no matter what we have done with most of our lives. What is it that prevents us from rejoicing about that? As is so often the case, this parable is also a deeply political comment. The wage that is received by all the labourers at the end of the day, regardless of how many hours they would have worked, is enough to buy tomorrow’s bread. In other words, this is the minimum you need to survive. Had the landowner given any less, his workers would have starved. The kingdom of God is the original welfare state – where all deserve dignity and the means of living above poverty.

To Readings for 24 September 2017

Services at Parish Church of The Holy Trinity, Minchinhampton

A Re-ordering of the Church is to commence on Monday 21 August and Services will take place in the Porch Room with the exception of the Sunday 10am service which will take place in Minchinhampton School Hall.

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.

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

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.

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10am -12 noon

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.

Refreshments served during and after the service.

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MESSY CHURCH AT MINCHINHAMPTON
Messy Church is taking a break while the work takes place in the Church.
Look out for the adverts for Christingle Messy Church due to take place on
Wednesday, December 13th at 3.30 in the great new space.
Hope you can join us then.
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.

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

Vision

 

Diocesan Publication: 

Messenger

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