This Christmas, could you help to pray for every house in Prestwood and Great Kingshill? We have hundreds of Christmas postcards ready to distribute through as many letterboxes as possible. The aim is to pray for each household as we deliver the cards. Postcards are at the back of church, along with a list of roads and some very brief guidelines.
- Write down on the list which street/s you're going to deliver to
- take the cards
- get walking, delivering and praying
... and wish the whole parish a Merry Christmas from Holy Trinity!
Our Christmas 2021 programme is available online. You can find out all about it, book tickets for the Christmas Eve Christingle services, and keep up to date with our COVID guidance at www.htprestwood.org.uk/christmas.
Sunday Evening Compline has moved time to 6.00pm. Please join us at www.htprestwood.org.uk/online.
At 10.30am on Sunday December 5th there will be a Joint Service of Prayer for Refugees at Great Missenden Baptist Church. Our own Sunday service will be a little shorter than usual so those who would like to can attend this important service. Our sisters and brothers from Prestwood Methodist Church, Prestwood King's Church, St Peter and St Paul's and the Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church will all be involved. Please do speak to one of the clergy if you would like to be involved in organising this service, which is not only an opportunity to worship together with other denominations, but also a way of focusing on what we might be able to do as a body of the Church to help refugees in the area. Here at Holy Trinity, Prestwood we are part of the Welcome Network, supporting refugees in our community.
The annual Christmas Day lunch for people who will be on their own at Christmas will resume this year on 25th December from 12.30pm - 3.30pm and will take place at Great Missenden Baptist Church.
We have an excellent cook, but would be pleased to hear of anyone who may be able to help with the following:
Drivers to collect guests.
Drivers to deliver to those who are housebound.
Helpers on the day (food servers, front of house, cleaning up).
We also need additional helpers to assist on Christmas Eve between 2pm and 4pm to decorate the tables and help with food prep.
If you feel this is something that you can help with, please contact Mary Spooner on 01494 862431. If you would like to come as a guest or know of anyone who may be on their own this Christmas please book a place at the lunch on the same number.
We're excited to announce that we will be running a stall at Missenden Abbey Festive Illuminations on the evening of Sunday 12th December.The stall will sell preserves, cakes and craft items and we would really appreciate help with setting up, dismantling the stall and selling on both evenings.The event is open to the public from 4pm to 8pm.If you are able to help on the evenings or bake cakes, have preserves or craft items, please speak to Jean or Doreen.
Did you know you can light a candle and make a prayer request in Holy Trinity, Prestwood? The church is open all day for everyone. You are invited to walk in and up to the altar area, light your candle and write your prayer--or just sit and spend time with God.
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 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.