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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WALKING ON WATER

With today’s Gospel story, we often focus on Peter’s faith – although his faith wobbled, at least he got out of the boat! That’s an important message for us, and what that might mean as a church and for us individually. But this is also important for what it tells us about Jesus. His walking on water would have held echoes for the disciples in the boat who see him. His coming over the water to his disciples is not just a miracle over nature, but a statement of who he is. The Old Testament scriptures had references to God striding over the waves, and in these actions of Jesus there is a clear statement of his divinity. Remember the disciples, although following Jesus at this stage, were still trying to work out just who he was. Clearly representing God in some way, but a teacher? A prophet? Not just the miracle, but what it symbolises, is important. It is what makes Peter have faith to get out of the boat. It is the recognition God is with them: for the first time in this Gospel, it says the disciples worshipped him, saying, Truly you are the Son of God.’ This is a recognition story. It challenges us: who do we say Jesus is? To what extent do we recognise God in our lives? Peter’s momentary doubt when he begins sinking is not his faith in being able to walk on water, but his ability to recognise and trust it was indeed God to whom he walked towards.

To Readings for 13 August 2017

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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
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at 3.30pm
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

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A selection of articles, including Greenfingers is chosen each month and can be viewed by clicking 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.

Verse of the Day