Benefice Notices

  1. Thank you to all who attended St Mary Magdalene, Great Hampden's AGM, and especially Rob Merrick who stood as PCC Secretary after a number of years. We really do need to refresh the PCC with new members, as we enter into an exciting period of life for our church. In particular, we do need a PCC Secretary. It is an important but not onerous role, as the PCC meets about six times a year. Please do speak to Val or the clergy about joining the PCC.

  2. Ascension Day Eucharist at Great Hampden

    Thursday, May 26 is Ascension Day, when we commemorate the end of the Easter season as Jesus returns to the Father to prepare a place for us. There will be a Eucharist with hymns at St Mary Magdalene, Great Hampden at 10.30am to celebrate the Ascension and all are invited to worship.

  3. The Prestwood Distribution Centre for the Chiltern Foodbank

    The Prestwood Distribution Centre for the Chiltern Foodbank is open each Wednesday morning until midday at Holy Trinity, Prestwood.

    We urgently need bags for life, to pack extra toiletries, nappies, toilet roll etc. for clients. If you have any that you could drop off at the Centre (The Annexe behind the Church Hall) we would be grateful.

    Stock levels of dried and tinned food are low at the Chiltern Foodbank head office in Chesham. We would appreciate any donations that you can purchase at Prestwood and Great Missenden Co-ops, and Prestwood Sainsbury's. There are donation points in each store. Urgently needed items are:

    RICE 500G

    We are thankful for your support.

  4. We are sad to announce the death of Max Watters. Max and his wife Kay were a significant part of the life of our benefice for many years. Max's funeral will be on Wednesday, 18th May at 1 o’clock at his local church, Holy Trinity Bothenhampton. Kay writes, "I’ve received wonderful tributes from friends in Prestwood, many of which talk of the choir there must be in heaven right now. I feel totally surrounded by love and care and would like to send Esme, Amy and my heartfelt thanks to everyone who has supported Max and us through his cancer journey and our memories of the happy times when we were all living in the ever generous community we were so delighted to be part of."

  5. Jubilee Celebrations

    Both Churches will be celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee! The details are below. Please come and join in the celebrations.

  6. Have an Impact... Prestwood.

    Holy Trinity, Prestwood has launched 'Have an Impact'. We need to raise £10,000 in additional regular income to continue to maintain our presence and impact as a church serving the community. As outlined at the AGM, we hope to increase regular giving by £5,000 from members of our congregation over the next month and by £5,000 by appealing to the wider community over the course of this year. If you have a Standing Order and you are able to increase it, please pick up a form from the back of the church or speak to Gill or Nigel Bicknell.

    If you are a new regular giver please get started by scanning the QR Code, and signing up to the Parish Giving Scheme—a secure online way to support us.

    Pick up or downlaod a copy of the 'Have an Impact' brochure to find out more.

  7. Please see the poster requesting Lighthouse Helpers. We need volunteers to register now, in order for us to open children's registration at the end of May!

  8. Misbourne Area Youth Survey

    Everyone is invited to complete for themselves and spread the word about the Mayouth (Misbourne Area Youth) Needs Survey available here: The Missendens Community Board have commissioned the team and the young people to conduct research in to the needs of young people. They have produced an online survey and are currently in the phase of interviewing members of the community. Get in touch and get involved!

  9. 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.

  10. 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 for more information.