Benefice Notices

  1. We are Part of the Welcome Network

    We are part of the Welcome Network, supporting refugees in our community. Christians are called to love and welcome the stranger, whatever their cultural background. Every church has the privilege and opportunity to welcome and care for refugees and asylum seekers in some way. The Welcome Network identifies churches around the UK who are committed to welcoming refugees. This means that as refugees and asylum seekers move around the UK, they can easily find a church to welcome them into the community. There are lots of ways we can support refugees. Check out No Refugee Alone - Welcome Churches (https://welcomechurches.org/) for more information. Speak to the Rectoror Amy in the office to get involved.

  2. Your invitation to Light a Candle and Make a Prayer Request in Church

    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.

  3. The Wool Gatherers

    A new group is starting at Holy Trinity, Prestwood. The Wool Gatherers will be meeting each Tuesday morning in the Annexe, 10am-12pm. The first meeting will be on Tuesday 2nd November. Bring your own knitting, crochet or craft, join in a charity project, or just come along for a chat. No charge, all are welcome. Donations will be taken for tea, coffee and biscuits. For more information contact secretary@htprestwood.org.uk.

  4. From November the pattern of midweek services at Holy Trinity, Prestwood will change. 

    Tuesdays, 9.30am: Holy Communion. A short and simple service of Holy Communion with coffee afterwards.

    Wednesdays, 10.30am: Holy Communion (BCP). A service of Holy Communion from the Book of Common Prayer. There's coffee and biscuits afterwards.

    Morning Prayer will continue online at 8.00am Monday to Friday.

  5. Following HTP's October's PCC meeting we have revised our COVID guidance again. Here is the current guidance:

    Ongoing COVID-19 Guidance

    • During our worship we recommend that you wear face coverings.
    • We encourage you to share the peace without physical contact or moving around.
    • The presiding priest will place the bread in your hand.
    • You're encouraged to bring a reusable cup of your own for cofee -- but if you forget, there will always be some in church.
  6. Fran is collecting empty jam jars for lantern making at our Light Party on 31st October. If you have any that you can spare, please leave them in a labelled bag at the back of church. Many thanks.

  7. Light Party: Sunday October 31st 4pm-6pm

    Join us at Holy Trinity, Prestwood for our Light Party! Fun and games for all the family including crafts, hot drinks, £1 hotdogs and a children's Clubbercise session with Clover. All children are invited to wear their brightest, most sparkly outfit and must be accompanied by an adult.

    'Let your light shine'.

    Email Fran, our Families Worker, on familiesa@htprestwood.org.uk to book your place.

  8. Mens' Breakfast has restarted at the beginning of every month: from 8:30 - 10:30am.  The next one will be on Saturday 9th October in the marquee in Holy Trinity churchyard: please contact Dick Rivett for more details.

  9. Time Out: Mondays and Tuesdays from September

    Starting 6th/7th September: an hour each week to step back from daily life, to reflect upon and explore matters of life and faith together.

    Open to all, Time Out will run throughout the autumn: just drop in, each week is standalone. Every week:

    • Mondays at 8:00pm
    • Tuesdays at 2:00pm

    in the Annexe (behind the church hall).  For more information, talk to Fran or Kevin.

  10. Following our COVID Roadmap Recovery Document, all our services will now take place in the two churches (not outside). There are no longer limits on the numbers of people who may attend a service or event. Unless further restrictions come into force, in September Children's Church, Family Services and Mid-week services will revert to their pre-COVID forms.

    However, there is still ongoing guidance in place. Like most places, we are moving cautiously. A summary of the Ongoing COVID Guidance is given below, and you can read the full schema of Ongoing COVID Guidance here. You can access the full range of COVID documents here. Ongoing Guidance will be reviewed on a monthly basis. 

    Ongoing COVID-19 Guidance

    • During our worship we expect and recommend that you wear face coverings, unless you are exempt or whilst taking a leading role.
    • Please try to ensure an even spread of people across the whole church.
    • Wherever possible, please sit one individual or family group to one pew.
    • You are welcome to sing.
    • We encourage you to share the peace without physical contact or moving around.
    • At communion follow the sides-person’s direction to approach the chancel step.
    • Please keep socially distanced whilst moving in church.
    • The presiding priest will place the bread in your hand.
    • The wafer will have a drop of wine put on it by the priest – this is known as intinction and is permitted in the Church of England when done by the presiding priest.

    Full Ongoing COVID-19 Guidance is here.