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where 'we accept and share the generosity of God's Love'
 
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TRINITY 14 - MATTHEW THE APOSTLE

Jesus not only spent time with 'tax collectors and sinners' but we sometimes forget that one tax collector, Matthew, he asked to be his disciple. Matthew left his position of collecting taxes to collect instead more disciples for Jesus. He is called Levi before Jesus calls him; his name 'Matthew', which possibly Jesus gave him, means 'gift of God.' One of the first things Matthew does, is hold a dinner party for his workmates and friends - fellow tax collectors, so that they can meet Jesus too. (Luke 5.29 clarifies that the story we read about in today's gospel takes place in Matthew's house the same day he is called.) And so immediately Matthew becomes an evangelist, sharing the good news with others; and after Jesus death, Matthew is thought to have become a missionary in Ethiopia and himself died a martyr's death. It is striking that Matthew is so willing to leave his money-making life for a path of uncertainty, and shows a real conversion of both heart and lifestyle. But it is striking too that Jesus not just associated with people that others avoided, but called them into close companionship with him. He saw the potential of every human being, gently challenging them to become the best for God that they could be. By his example and dedication, Matthew would indeed prove a gift of God to the world.

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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.

messychurch
Our next Messy Church event
Wednesday 15 October 2014 - Parable of the Sower
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.

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.
MusicatMinch MUSIC@MINCH
  
Thames Head Singers
 
Sun 28 September 2014 from 7:00pm.
 
For details click here 

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.