Benefice Notices

  1. Horseman's Sunday

    We shall be celebrating Horseman's Sunday again this year at St Mary Magdalene Great Hampden. All are welcome to join us for the blessing of the horses, outside church, at 12 noon: and why not come along to our morning service at 11:15am beforehand. A wonderful way to celebrate this aspect of our community. If you would like to come as horse and rider, you need to arrange in advance with Val Firth: please email her as soon as possible (click the link) as numbers are limited for safety reasons.

  2. Newcomers Party

    We last had a newcomers party back in 2019, pre-COVID! So it is time for another. If you have started to come to either church in the benefice from 2019 then you and a guest are invited for Drinks in Holy Trinity, Prestwood from 7.30pm - 9.00pm on Friday, September 23rd. We hope to get invitations out to people now, but if you don't receive an invitation and you are a newcomer please don't despair. You need to let one of the clergy or a churchwarden know! We know that after COVID our database is not up to date.

  3. Prestwood-on-Sea Prizes Collection

    Mary Wiles is collecting prizes for Prestwood-on-Sea on August 17. If you can help, please speak to her in church or on 866783. She will be delighted to pick up your offerings, or you can drop them off in church.

  4. St Matthew's Burnley, Lent Appeal Update

    As part of our Lent Appeal this year we supported the parish of St Matthew's Burnley, one of the most deprived in England. We are delighted to hear that thanks to that support a coach load of children and parents had an outing to see 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' in Blackpool. Fr Alex Frost, the parish priest, writes, "We are most humbled and grateful for this gesture and are looking forward to a singalong on the bus!!" Thank you to everyone who contributed ot our appeal.

  5. The Wool Gatherers are now taking a break over the summer holidays. They will recommence their Tuesday gathering on September 6th. They wish everyone a lovely summer. If you would like to know more about what The Wool Gatherers do or are thinking about joining in September, please speak to Barbara Paterson.

  6. Fusion Leader Volunteer Position

    Fusion is our youth group for young people aged 11-14 (year groups 6-9) that meets monthly at Holy Trinity, Prestwood. It's a place to come and meet like-minded young people who want to have fun, get to know each other, and find out more about themselves and our faith through activities, games, and discussion.

    There is a vacancy for a Fusion Volunteer Leader to take joint ownership in leading the Fusion Youth Group, supported by our Family Support Worker, through the planning and delivery of monthly Fusion sessions. This is a great opportunity for someone with a passion for working with young people or who wants to develop experience in a structured, well-safeguarded, supported environment. Please have a look at the attached role description, and share this with people who might be interested. If you would like to apply please contact  Fran McLean, our Family Support Worker.

  7. Bucks Historic Churches Ride'n'Stride

    Bucks Historic churches trust very much hope that we will be able to participate again in this event on September 10. This is the UK's biggest fundraising day to keep Historic Churches looking beautiful.If you would like to participate please contact Thank you.

    We are also asked to open out churches and--if possible--provide basic refreshments for the riders and striders. Can you help with this at Holy Trinity, Prestwood and St Mary Magdalene, Great Hampden? If you can please contact the Parish Office.

  8. Order your HTP Guidebook

    On Trinity Sunday we launched our new guidebook to Holy Trinity, Prestwood written by local historian Anne Holmes. You can order your copy by filling in this form. When we have collected all the orders we will print the books, and the final cost will be determined by the print run size. We will let people know the final cost before ordering.

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  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, Church, Cottage or Marquee then please get in touch! You can contact Lesley at for more information.