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

In the Autumn we will be helping people to explore, deepen and understand their faith better. We will be running short courses for adults and young people. These are for anyone who would like to deepen their faith and spiritual life, but are particularly appropriate for anyone who would like to explore confirmation or begin to take Holy Communion. Please speak to Deiniol, Nigel or Kevin if this is something you'd be interested in pursuing. We're expecting Bishop Alan to come to conduct confirmations on Sunday, February 2, 2020.

During our services a collection is often taken to support the life of this church. If you don’t already give regularly you can support us by contributing to the collection, or by using the new contactless donation box opposite the door as you enter or leave the church. The default gift amount on the contactless box is £5. To give regularly please take a Parish Giving Scheme leaflet from the rack.

As part of our commitment to Social Justice, our Family Support Worker is working with Christians Against Poverty (CAP) to support families in our parish in financial difficulty. In the coming months we will explore what this means, as a Church, for us to engage in this ministry. Right now, CAP is supporting families in our village. We are looking to identify Befrienders to work alongside professionals in CAP to support families on their journey out of debt. This volunteer position will involve accompanying a Debt Coach on visits to see clients, identifying possible points of social connection, offering ongoing support and a listening ear, and showing clients the love of the Church. Training and support will be given to you if you feel you would like to explore this role. We need to recruit both male and female Befrienders and, at this time, male befrienders are a higher priority. If you would like to find out more about becoming a CAP Befriender, then please contact Fran at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or phone her on 07934 050468.

The area in the churchyard where ashes are interred is getting full. But we believe it is an essential part of our duty of care to the community that we keep Prestwood’s churchyard open. We have launched an appeal to create a Memorial that is a beautiful, permanent and fitting place for the ashes of our loved ones to be interred now and into the future. We have commissioned Martin Cook to design a stone monument to record the names of those to be interred in the Ashes Garden.
You can find out all about the memorial at http://www.htprestwood.org.uk/ashesgarden or by picking up a leaflet in church. Of course we want our members to contribute to this important, beautiful and permanent memorial. But more importantly we need our church community to be ambassadors in the village, talking about and sharing our leaflets and encouraging the whole community to contribute. We want all the different village groups to be enthusiastic supporters of this project. This is a memorial for the village, not the church. Our hope is that the people of Prestwood will be able to rest in peace in their churchyard long into the future.

The men’s breakfast will meet 8-30am to 10-00am on a Saturday once a month, commencing in May and omitting August. There will be an invited speaker to talk on their specialist subject at each meeting. We will supply the food (full English!) at a price to cover the costs of £5.

The dates for 2019 will be:
11 May 1 June 13 July 7 September 5 October 2 November


All gentlemen welcome!

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!

Many people would like to sponsor the church flowers or music on a particular Sunday in memory of a loved one. If you would like to sponsor flowers or music then please speak to the Rector, a church warden or contact Liz in the office to make the arrangements. Suggested sponsorship is £30 for flowers or music for £50, but other donations are also welcome.

If you are arranging a church event that uses the Church Hall or Cottage please don't forget to book it! The only way to book the Church Hall or Cottage is to go through the Bookings Secretary. The hall is booked on a first-come, first-served basis. There are no automatic bookings, so everybody has to book. Don't forget!

The Parish Office is open from 9-12 am on Monday to Thursday for parish business. It is open from 9-12 am on Friday for Preschool business.

The church has lots of equipment—for cleaning, cooking and maintenance. Please make sure you know how to use equipment before you do. This may be as simple as familiarising yourself with the instructions, but with dangerous or complex equipment training is required. Scrub-bashing days are also training days for all the powered garden equipment.

Do visit the church website at www.htprestwood.org.uk. There's lots of information there, and if you create a login for yourself whenever you do log in you'll be taken straight to a page of useful links and rotas.

 

Praise God, our refurbishment is complete and we are open! First Sunday back, December 13 9.30am. Here are some photograps of the building.

Posted by Holy Trinity, Prestwood on Saturday, 12 December 2015

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

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.

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