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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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THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF EPIPHANY - THE FEAST OF CANDLEMAS

Today's Gospel reading from Luke tells of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple, 40 days after he was born, in accordance with Jewish law. It is also known as Candlemas as traditionally at this feast the church would bless its candles for use during the year. The theme of light ties in with Simeon's recognition of Christ as a light to all nations. Simeon and Anna have much to teach us. Their dedication to their faith is impressive - they are examples of those holy men and women who spur us on in our own faith. Anna, we are told, never leaves the Temple, and is always praying. Simeon had held on to a promise he believed God had given him - that he should not see death until his eyes beheld the Christ. The prophecies they speak put them as witnesses to what is taking place and tell of an inclusivity to God's plan of salvation. This encounter in the Temple takes place in one sense during the ordinary event of two young Jewish parents doing what every young couple would - presenting their firstborn son to the Temple as required by Jewish Law. But what is revealed at the heart of this ordinary occurrence is an extraordinary truth: God in the form of a baby has entered our world, has returned to his Temple. Yes his love will lead to a cross, and Mary will feel that sorrow sharply, but it will prove to be the salvation of not just Israel but the entire world.

To Todays Readings

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.

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.
messychurch
Our next Messy Church event
Theme: Noah
11 February 2015
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.
prayer Prayer Vigil
Saturday 7th March
10.00 a.m. -12.00 midday
prayer

Prayers for New Beginnings and Growth

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.

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.