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

Remember the sons of Prestwood who gave their lives at the Village War Memorial.

This year Remembrance Sunday falls on the 11th of November. It is also the centenary of the armistice. We invite everyone to join us at Prestwood War Memorial at 11am to remember those who gave their lives for our freedom. We will be joined by members of the Royal British Legion, Prestwood Infants School and Prestwood Junior School, who will all be laying wreaths on the War Memorial. We will observe the two minutes silence and hear The Last Post and the Reveille and make our Act of Remembrance. Poppies crocheted by members of the congregation and friends of The Wool Nook will also be laid at the memorial. Please come along and make sure your friends and neighbours are aware of this important and meanigful act of civic remembrance in this centenary year.

Remembrance Day Service 9.30am—10.30am

We shall be singing Jerusalem, the National Anthem and other great hymns of Remembrance in this special service to honour the fallen. The Children will be making their own wreaths and poppies during the service and there will be refreshments afterwards.

Act of Remembrance 10.55am—11.15am

Please gather in the Churchyard by the War Memorial for the Centenary Act of Remembrance. The names of the fallen will be read out, and wreaths laid on the Village War Memorial. We will observe the two minutes silence along with the rest of the nation, hear the Last Post and the Reveille.

 

TThanks to everyone who took part in the Partnership For Missional Church (PMC) listening and interviewing exercise over the summer, and the whole-church Timeline Exercise in September. You can see the timeline we created on the noticeboard at the back of the church. Please do have a read through—it is fascinating. There's still the opportunity to add your red, blue and green letter days if you haven't already. Speak to the Rector or Jean Green. The report from the Listening and Interviewing exercise has been returned to us. The PMC process dictates that this is looked at first by the team that created it, then by the steering group as part of the next PMC cluster day. This is when the PMC steering team meet with the teams from the other churches on the programme. After that, we'll release it to the general congregation and discuss it at PCC. So we really hope you'll take the time to read it when it comes out and let us know what you think.

John and Mary Wiles write: Many thanks to those who donated to buy some more bulbs for the churchyard. We have purchased assorted daffodils, crocus and cyclamen which will be planted in the next week or so.

All Saints Day is one of the chief feasts of the Christian Year. We give thanks for the whole company of Saints, the great loud of witnesses who show us the way to God. We shall be celebrating it on the morning of November 4th with a High Mass to which all are invited. 

The Service of Personal Remembrance will take place at 4pm on Sunday November 4th. All are welcome. This annual service is a chance to remember for good those whom we have loved and who have now died. It is a very simple and moving service, with music, readings and the opportunity to light a candle in memory of those we have lost. The names of anyone you would like to have remembered will be read out at this service. You can record those names on a sheet at the back of the church.

We ae delighted that the PCC has appointed Fran McLean as our Family Support Worker. Fran is an experienced teacher and also has lots of experience in Christian youth work, having helped run the young people’s programme at the Iona community amongst other things. Please congratulate Fran and her twin daughters when you see them in church. She will be easing herself into the role over the next couple of months as she wraps up her other work commitments.

We value the ministry of every member of our community. Our impact as a church is something we are all involved in, and there are many different ways in which we all contribute. As you may have read in the Monthly Herald, we are asking everyone to review their financial giving to the church this month if they can. We have to raise all our money ourselves, and regular giving from our members is crucial to our work. Please pick up the giving information in church, respond if you are able, and please pray for a healthy response to this campaign.

On Christmas Day each year, local churches organise a lunch and entertainment for those who would otherwise spend Christmas on their own. This is held in Great Missenden Baptist church Hall (next to Cross Keys) from approx. 12.30 pm – 3.30 pm. We also send out meals to some local housebound folk at about 1 pm and welcome help from car drivers who may be able to collect and deliver a meal. A separate team is needed on Christmas Eve afternoon, to prepare vegetables, lay tables and decorate. I am arranging the programme for this year, and if you would like to be involved in any way, as a guest or a helper, please contact Mary Spooner by email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. There is no charge, but donations are welcome

Mark's Gospel for Beginners

Every Wednesday 5pm – 6pm
at Holy Trinity, in October and November 2018

Teresia will be leading a course exploring Mark's gospel. No prior knowledge is required. Just turn up to the church or talk to the Reverend Teresia Derlén for more information. First meeting is Oct 3rd, and it is possible to come to one, more, or all sessions. Course break on 31st Oct.

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.

 
htprestwood We are very pleased to welcome Rachael Ashton from Wild Rose Floral Design to the church for two evenings of wreath… https://t.co/AebmNTMLuH
htprestwood Last year's workshops sold out weeks beforehand so book quickly to nab your space! https://t.co/nrfvkmvmF7

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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