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Resumption of Public Worship

The government's Stay at Home order is due to be lifted on March 29. We are expecting to resume public worship in both churches from that point. That means we expect to have Holy Week and Easter services in church. We intend to publish the Easter service schedule next week. We'll publish a full recovery plan to take us to step four and the end of restrictions the week after that, once the PCCs have approved it. We intend to continue streaming all Sunday services from Holy Trinity whilst restrictions persist.

Lent Appeal 2021 - African Village Support

For this year’s Lent Appeal, we are continuing our involvement with African Village Support (AVS). For this year’s Lent Appeal, we are continuing our involvement with African Village Support (AVS). So far we have raised £2,976. This is an incredible and generous amount. Thank you to everyone who has contributed!The PCC decided to continue involvement with AVS this year because, as you know, the UK government has reduced foreign aid and charities like AVS will struggle for funds.

£10 buys locally made reusable sanitary pads for girls, or a Mama Bag for new mothers.
£20 buys two or three chicken, suitable for rearing
£30 buys food and medicines for a vulnerable family for a month.
£35 buys a goat.
£50 buys stationery for a school term.
£200 buys a cow for rearing and to provide milk for families.

Donate directly right now.

Sunday Evenings in Lent - Encounters at the Cross

From Sunday 21 February, we shall be streaming a short (20-25 minutes) reflective service at 6pm each Sunday evening, with music, prayers and readings, and ending with Night Prayer. Each week we shall be looking at the Cross through the eyes of a different character in the Biblical narrative and asking what they have to say to us here in Prestwood in 2021. Do join us on Facebook if you can, or contact Nigel for more information (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Send us Photos!

You may have noticed we have introduced a slide show of photos into the start of the service. Please send us photos to use! Anything you consider appropriate will do. Keep them coming over the weeks and months ahead please. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

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.