Benefice Notices

  1. We are delighted to be working with Chiltern Way Academy on the establishment of a Community Cafe in Holy Trinity Church hall. The cafe will be entirely managed and operated by the students of Chiltern Way (with close supervision from their Catering and Hospitality teacher) with the hall simply being used as a venue, and will give the students valuable experience in budgeting, food prep, customer service, finance and marketing. Initially, the cafe will open once a month commencing on Tuesday 25th January when light lunch options will be available to purchase. Any proceeds will go towards various school projects and local charitable causes. Further details regarding exact timings will be posted in next week's notices. Please do come along and support this wonderful initiative.

  2. Prayer Breakfast in the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

    There will be a prayer breakfast at Great Missenden Baptist Church on Saturday 22nd January 2022. It will begin at 8.30AM, with time for people to pray. There will be some prompts for prayer, pens and paper and space. After an hour for this time of prayer breakfast will be served at around 9.30AM. The breakfast will be a choice of croissants, yoghurt and fruit, quite simple but provides an opportunity for those gathered to chat and share. Please do let Nicki Pitt know by Friday lunchtime if you would like to attend so that she can arrange a sensible amount of breakfast items.

  3. Pet Blessing Service, February 27th

    On Sunday, February 27th we will have a very special Sunday with Pet Blessing Services in both churches. Come along to Holy Trinity, Prestwood at the special time of 10am or to St Mary Magdalene, Great Hampden at 11.15am, and bring your pets with you! The services will last just 45 minutes and are an opportunity for anyone with a pet to bring it along (or to bring a picture if that's easier!) for a blessing. We will give thanks to God for the role that animals play in our lives, especially over the last two years of pandemic when pets have been a lifeline for many. There will be more details in the next few weeks. The service at HTP will not be a communion service. Come along at 8 o'clock on that day for communion.

  4. Burial Grounds to Inspire

    We are delighted that Holy Trinity's churchyard has been included in the Caring for God's Acre 'Burial Grounds to Inspire' project. Caring for God’s Acre was established in 2000 and is a national charity, promoting the conservation of burial sites and supporting the volunteers who look after and maintain them. Often these sites have been set apart for centuries and as such offer much needed refuge for our native wildlife of all varieties – plants, mammals, invertebrates, reptiles. 'Burial Grounds to Inspire' is a selection of burial grounds from across the UK which they would recommend visiting if you are looking for a well managed site rich in wildlife and heritage. You can find our page, which of course mentions our internationally important fungi habitat, here https://www.caringforgodsacre.org.uk/churchyard/prestwood-holy-trinity/.

  5. 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.

  6. 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. 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.

  7. Mens' Breakfast has restarted at the beginning of every month from 8:30 - 10:30am.  The next one will be on Saturday 5th February in Holy Trinity Church Hall. Please contact Dick Rivett at rivettrichard5@gmail.com for more details.

  8. 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 Amy in the office to make the arrangements. Suggested sponsorship is £30 for flowers or music for £50, but other donations are also welcome.

  9. If you are arranging an event and are interested in using the Church Hall or Cottage please get in touch! You can contact Lesley at marketing@htprestwood.org.uk for more information.