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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Each year we gather on Remembrance Sunday to remember how many lives have been lost in war; how many families afflicted. If peace is sometimes described as the absence of war, then it is true to say the world has never been at peace. War has sadly always been a part of human existence. And many are the lives that have been given in the hope that peace would come.
Remembrance Sunday has become remembrance of all those who lost their lives in both world wars, as well all conflicts since. Perhaps it is television coverage that now makes us aware to a greater extent just how many lives are caught up in conflict. As we witness the extent of violence and war in this very visual way, we long for the day when all wars will cease.
In the liturgical seasons we follow through the year at church, today is also the Second Sunday of the Kingdom Season: a reminder that it will not always be this way. The hope of God's Kingdom gives us promises for the future.
But today, we remember all those who with great courage have laid down their lives through a desire to see peace. Today we do not glorify war: we remember the horror of it, and the courage of those who give their life to a greater cause. We will remember them. God also will remember them.

To Readings for 12 November 2017



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.

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.



Diocesan Publication: 


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