The Church Office is open from 9-12 Monday to Thursday

Spring has obviously sprung as the Monthly Herald has grown into a bumper issue this month! It’s available from the last Sunday of each month for the following one Do make sure you pick one up for all the news, monthly ‘Thought’, and much more.

World Day of Prayer Friday 1st March at The Lee Old Church at 1.30pm. The theme is "Come, everything is ready" and the service has been prepared by the women of Slovenia. Children from Lee Common School will be taking part in the service. All are welcome - all ages and genders. More information here https://worlddayofprayer.net/slovenia-2019.html

If you have snowdrops flowering in your garden, could you please spare a few bulbs to try and get some established in the churchyard? They are best transplanted just after the flowers have died down. Please let Mary Wiles (866783) know if you can let us have some and she will plant them so we have some early flowers next year. Thank you.

We’re delighted to announce that this summer we will be welcoming a new curate to the benefice. Kevin Lovell, who is being ordained on June 29, will serve as a full-time, stipendiary curate in Prestwood and Great Hampden. He is married to Gill, and they will be moving in to the Curate’s House in Prestwood in the Spring. This is really good news for both churches, and we look forward to getting to know Kevin and Gill, and sharing with them what God is doing in our communities. There’s more information in the Monthly Herald in Prestwood and the flyers in St Mary Magdalene’s.       . Please hold Kevin and Gilll in your prayers as they prepare for their move.

Tues 1900-2000, March 12-April 9
Weds 1145-1245, March 13-April 10

This five week Lent course, Follow Me On Monday, is aimed to encourage us in our Christian discipleship in daily life and work. Our life in Christ has a rhythm of going out from and returning to the praise and sacramental worship of Sunday, expressing and exploring this within, and gathering it from, our life in the world. Our Christian calling is, quite simply and profoundly, to follow Jesus. He goes before us into our world and there we shall find him, as he promised. To this discipleship we bring the whole of us, all our faculties, all our senses in our thinking, our acting and our experiencing. The five elements of the course are entitled: “Faithful Following”, “Wholly Living, “Called to Partnership”, “Raising our Eyes” and “Go in Peace”.

We meet in church and there will be refreshments served. All are welcome!

Great Missenden church is running a series of Lent talks on Mental Health and Human Flourishing. Lent gives us an opportunity to reflect, to consider different perspectives and to discover new aspects of faith in God.
This series of talks on Sunday afternoons will look at our faith in relation to mental health and human flourishing - looking at how mental health can affect people of all different ages from children at school to adults with dementia and how we with God can provide a supportive network of love and care.
Each talk begins at 4pm in St Peter & St Paul's Church, Church Lane, Great Missenden HP16 0BA. Everyone is welcome to attend. Following the talk, there will be an opportunity for questions. A short and simple service of Compline will follow at 5pm for those who wish. On 24th March, instead of Compline, coffee and cake will be served before an ecumenical Taize service at 6pm.
Parking is available outside church, and we have good access, including an accessible toilet.
For more information, please visit our website: missendenchurch.org.uk

Teresia's Farewell on February 10th was a happy celebration and fond farewell. Thank you to everyone who helped, but particular thanks must go to Suzanne and the SEARCH team for a wonderful lunch in church. Thank you! Teresia has now moved to Marylebone, and wishes to let everyone know how touched she was by everything that took place on her final day. "I take with me two lovely paintings, a very generous leaving gift that Matteus and I will use in our new flat, and the love and good wishes of so many good friends. Thank you all!" she writes.

 

Every six years each church’s electoral roll is started anew with everyone having to sign up afresh. 2019 is one such year. Forms and covering letter are available in church from Sunday 10th February. Please complete the forms and return them by Sunday 14th March for you to be included in the new roll. Forms may be given to either Gill Hart, Dick Rivett or returned to the church office.

In addition to completing the electoral roll form we are taking this opportunity to ensure we are compliant with GDPR regulations. Please also complete data consent form to enable us to keep contacting you about all the many extra activities that take place at Holy Trinity or even just the clergy to contact you when you need pastoral care.

At 8.00pm on Ash Wednesday, March 6, Trinity Voices, directed by Sam Laughton, will be singing Allegri's Miserere, along with other beautiful music at this atmospheric service. This will be the second Eucharist for Ash Wednesday with Imposition of Ashes. The first is at 10am. Please do come along to one of these important services that mark the start of Lent.

We surprised ourselves by how much we enjoyed the Partnership for Missional Church (PMC) timeline listening event in the Autumn. Well the result of all that is that our responses have been analysed and a report created. That report has been combined with other important data about our parish and community. It's all available on the website and makes for fascinating reading. Please do download and read! A short distillation of the report is also downloadable, but we've printed copies off and are sharing them in church. The next stage of the PMC process is another congregational event, but one that takes a different format. Having listened deeply to the history and wisdom in our church community, as part of that sharing process we're going to reflect on the report, listen and notice where our attention lingers. We will share our feedback. The purpose of this is to enable us all to seek God's way together—getting a sense of what God is doing in Prestwood so that we can join in.

Shrove Tuesday, March 5th, from 5pm with kitchen closing at 7.45pm.
Come and enjoy delicious pancakes and fabulous entertainment at Holy Trinity at the Pancake Party in the Church on Shrove Tuesday. Very reasonably priced sweet and savoury pancakes by the dozen, as well as gluten free pancakes. Meal deals too! All are very welcome!
We have the wonderful music of the GillyBillies again this year and for the first time there will be a families’ craft table available between 5-6pm.

Please bring last years palm crosses back to church, and leave them at the back. They will be burned on Shrove Tuesday to make the ash for our Ash Wednesday services.

John Smith has taken some stunning aerial photos of Holy Trinity, using his drone. Check them out at http://www.htprestwood.org.uk/drone

If you have a church key, or would like to help keep the church open during the day and get a key, please go to www.htprestwood.org.uk/openchurch. Follow the simple instructions to sign up for specific occasions to lock or unlock the church. Please help us keep the church open on those days when we need some help!

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Holy Trinity, Prestwood is an Inclusive Church. We are part of the Church of England.
We are in the Oxford diocese and the Wendover Deanery.

The Parochial Church Council of the Ecclesiastical Parish of Holy Trinity, Prestwood is a registered charity, no. 1129233.

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