The first aspect that may strike us about the coming of the Spirit at Pentecost is how the disciples do not receive a special gift just for themselves, to make them feel good. They don't keep it to themselves. The outpouring of the Spirit galvanises them into action, and they find it impossible not to engage in mission: they tumble out onto the streets in eagerness to share their story. Out in the street we discover this outpouring of the Spirit is even greater than we might have thought. There is no exclusivity: all experience the impact of God coming amongst his people in a new way. Everyone hears the story of what is happening in their own language. God made relevant; understanding of God made accessible. It is a real challenge to our own mission today. Part of the charge to ordinands as they are ordained is recognising their responsibility to 'tell afresh' to every generation the good news of Christ. Not only do we need the Spirit of God to lead us as we seek to engage others in the journey of faith, but we need to learn to 'tell it afresh' in a language that resonates with others; in ways which are culture current. This may impact on worship and learning opportunities we offer alongside what we have currently (not instead!) As we begin to explore what mission in Minchinhampton may mean, let us ask how we tell 'the old old story' with the freshness and vitality of God's Spirit, who brings alive the faith we share.
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
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 and Saturday:- Said Evening Prayer in the Lady Chapel
ST. BARNABAS, BOX
9.00 a.m. Eucharist with hymns.
8.00 a.m. Wednesday – Holy Communion
For additional services please use the Calendar.
Her Majesty the Queen has appointed the Venerable Rachel Treweek, Archdeacon of Hackney in the Diocese of London, as the next Bishop of Gloucester.
Rachel Treweek will be the first female Diocesan Bishop in the Church of England following legislation passed last year enabling women as Bishops.
The bishop designate comes to the diocese having served previously in a number of other ministries. She is the current Archdeacon of Hackney, a role she has held since 2011.
You can find more on the Diocesan website
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.
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
Annual Reports are available and can be downloaded by clicking on the item you require.