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Remembrance Sunday

On Sunday 8th November after our service of morning prayer we will reconvene in a socially distant way at the war memorial in Great Hampden for an Act of Remembrance at noon.

Service of Personal Remembrance

Our annual service where we remember loved ones takes place on Sunday 1st November at 3pm at Holy Trinity Prestwood and online. It takes a different shape this year, owing to Covid restrictions. The entire event will be live streamed, with the opportunity for anyone to come into Holy Trinity Prestwood church from 3:15 until 4:15pm to light a candle in memory of a loved one. The service will be in three parts:
• 3:00pm Service of remembrance: a time of readings, prayer and reflections
• 3:15pm A time of reflection, during which candles will be lit in Holy Trinity Prestwood in memory of loved ones
• 4:15pm Service of remembrance: a reading of all the names and final blessing.
If you would like loved ones remembered at this service, please let Liz know in the parish office (by lunchtime on Thursday 29th October please): 01494 863805 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Vestry Meeting and Annual Parochial Church Meeting

Our annual vestry meeting and annual parochial church meeting at Great Hampden is due to take place on 15th November 2020 at 12.30pm over zoom. This meeting is to review 2019 (!) delayed due to the pandemic. If you have any questions to ask please submit these before the meeting.

The meeting will be held over zoom and you can join by clicking the link or using the meeting ID and Passcode.


Meeting ID: 875 3672 1237
Passcode: 084465

Our Patronal Festival Online Worship

Thank you to all who contributed to the Online Worship to celebrate our Patronal festival for St Mary Magdalene. You can watch the video here—the bells were calling us to worship for about ten minutes before the service began at 9.30am, so you might want to skip though that after you've got the flavour of them!

You can also watch the sermon, preached by the Reverend Hannah Cartwright, Assistant Curate, St Mary and St Nicholas, Littlemore, and hear Nigel's prayers from Great Hampden church.

And lastly here is the opening and closing music, with thanks to the Hampden Consort.

Join us for 11.15 Morning Prayer

Join us for BCP Morning Prayer at 11.15am, in a short spoken service that will last up to half an hour.

  • Please enter through the South Porch (churchyard side).
  • There is clear guidance on entering the church to help you clean your hands and follow our hygiene and sanitation procedure.
  • You must wear a facemask unless you are exempt on medical grounds.
  • Please exit through the North Door (drive side).

The church is laid out to allow safe entry and exit and maintain social distancing throughout the service.

You can download and read the Risk Assessment.

Don't forget you can join us for Online Worship and Sunday most weekdays here.

2020 Vision

We have launched the fundraising appeal for our 2020 Vision project as we approach our 800th Anniversary next year. This is an exciting opportunity to preserve our church's heritage whilst making it feel much warmer, lighter and more comfortable for us all. Our plans are still developing. We need you to get involved by praying for our vision, supporting us in fundraising, and working alongside the dedicated team who are delivering the vision for our church as a place of meeting between God and his people. To find out more pick up a leaflet or look online at www.greathampden.org.uk/2020. To get involved please speak to one of the clergy, Tony, Val or Roger.


This parish is committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of the children and people of all ages in our church community. The parish Safeguarding Policy can be seen here. Our Safeguarding Officer is Val Gristwood.