'2023 and Beyond' Project Appeal

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The Final Countdown!
Help us raise the last £36,500 to redecorate this year!

Read the latest update and find out more...

Please can you make a commitment to support our appeal with a monthly pledge for the next three years?

Benefice Notices

  1. Teresia's consecration will take place in Uppsala Cathedral on Sunday, September 22nd at 11am local time, that is 10am BST. We will attempt to stream the service at Holy Trinity after our morning service. But a number of people have expressed the hope to travel to Sweden and attend the service in person. Is this something you are interested in? If so, please speak to one of the clergy.

  2. From July 28 to September 1 inclusive we move into Summer Sunday mode! At Holy Trinity we will move the altar into the nave (but this year retaining the east facing aspect) and have a slightly shorter service. At Great Hampden we will retain the Book of Common Prayer Morning Prayer. The last weekday online Morning Prayer will be on Thursday July 25, and it will restart on Monday September 2. Midweek services on Tuesday and Wednesday continue throughout the summer. For other activities and events see the online calendar or Weekly Herald.

  3. In September HTP PCC is meeting for an Away Day. One of the topics for discussion is our Mission Statement. We want to hear your thoughts on a few questions, so that we can serve you and God even better. There is a short and simple online questionnaire, and we really hope everyone will have a go at filling it in. The questions will help focus our discussion and better frame a Mission Statement that reflects who we are and what we are doing. You can find the questionnaire here:
    https://www.htprestwood.org.uk/yourview. If you'd prefer a paper copy, there are some at the back of the church. Just hand in to clergy.

  4. The life of our churches depends on many volunteers. We are always seeking to welcome new volunteers as a way of building community, supporting our activities and giving people opportunities to discover more about themselves whilst growing in faith and love. To help us with this we have created a new volunteering portal. You can find it at https://www.htprestwood.org.uk/volunteer. Please have a look and see what interests you and share this URL when anyone you think might want to volunteer. And let us know if you can think of a role that should be here. Please pray for volunteers to support the life of our churches and all that we do to build God's Kingdom.

  5. The Wool Gatherers will not be meeting in the Annexe from Tuesday 23rd July until Tuesday 3rd September (inclusive). The group will still be meeting, to find out where speak to Barbara Paterson. 

  6. This year's visit to Prestwood on Sea " the day out" for older residents, will take place in Prestwood Methodist Church Hall on Wednesday 21 August from 11.30am-3.15pm. There will be a charge of £5
    which covers coffee and biscuits on arrival, two course lunch, musical entertainment and tea and cake at the end. Transport can be provided if necessary. There will also be a free raffle.
    If you would like to attend please contact Mary Spooner on 01494 862431.

    Donations of small items for the raffle would be gratefully accepted - please give these to Mary Wiles at church or phone 07471 197172.

  7. Great Hampden Appeal—The Final Countdown!

    We have reached the final stage of the Great Hampden 2023 and Beyond Appeal. We have until the end of August to raise the final £36,500 we need to redecorate the church. Please help us reach this milestone this year. If we can't reach our total by the end of August we cannot commit to the scaffolders, conservators and decorators in time to get the church redecorated before Christmas. Please help us get there! You can donate by going to our appeal page: https://www.greathampden.org.uk/project.

  8. Volunteers Needed

    We are in need of some volunteers to help at three of our weekly clubs. The more volunteers we have - the less often you are likely to need to do it. 

    This includes:

    Sparks Club | Mondays, 11.45am - 12.45pm | Prestwood Infant School 

    Light Club | Thursdays, 12.15pm - 1.15pm | Prestwood Junior School

    Toy Library | Thursdays, 9.30am - 1pm | The Annexe

    If you would like to help with any of these then please speak to Frances. 

  9. Breakfasts return to Holy Trinity

    Breakfasts are returning to Holy Trinity between the two morning services, 8.40am - 9.20am. They restart on Sunday 2nd June, and will then take place on the first Sunday of the month. Donations will be taken, both card and cash.

    We hope you will join us for this great communal time as we share this meal together, before or after we are invited to Jesus' meal at the altar.

    We are grateful to SEARCH for making this possible. 

  10. We work in the community with Acts 435. Acts 435 is a giving website that allows people to give money directly to others, and 100% of what is donated via Acts 435 goes directly to those in need. When so many people need so much help giving to charities and good causes can sometimes feel overwhelming and hard. Acts 435 puts people who want to help in touch with people who are in need, through a network of churches and local charities. Acts 435 enables virtual, online giving for specific needs.

    If you would like to be notified by email when a local Acts 435 is made by us, please let one of the clergy know.