The Church Office is open from 9-12 Monday to Thursday

PRESTWOOD THEATRE CLUB presents “The Wake” A murder mystery. Who did it? You decide... In church on Saturday 28th October at 7.30pm. Tickets are £10 a head including a buffet supper. Phone the box office on 07903 775933. Please support this fabulous community event taking place in your church.

The work of Holy Trinity Prestwood is made possible by the generosity of many individuals and families who give towards helping to make our vision for our Church and community possible. We believe in our calling to grow this community and care for the people of Prestwood. Our Church will continue to thrive if you give to us regularly. We want everyone who can to review their standing order this month, and for those who don't yet give by standing order to start giving this way if they can.

Where does our income come from?

Holy Trinity does not receive income or funding from any organisations. All our income comes from regular giving, donations, and fundraising activities. As our costs rise we need to increase our income, and this is where we would like you to prayerfully consider your regular giving. Giving by standing order assists with our financial planning.
In the table below you can see how our regular standing order donors give and how most of our income is reliant on a few larger donors. Over the last few years we have lost some of our larger givers. We need people to consider “stepping up” the level of their giving.

2017 N 2017 V

Our Expenses

It can be seen from the chart below that the parish share (which pays for Deiniol and supports other parishes less fortunate than ourselves) is the largest cost, which is set by the diocese. We constantly look at reducing our expenditure but most of our costs are necessary for the day-to day running of Holy Trinity. However as inflation increases so do our costs.
In 2016 total expenditure was £125,000.

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Benefits of Regular Giving and Gift Aid

As the church relies very much on regular committed giving by its members, knowing that there is a regular source of income is a great aid to planning. To this end, if you are a regular member of Holy Trinity Prestwood, we would encourage you to make a monthly standing order so that your giving is made directly from your bank.
If you are a UK tax payer we can increase your giving by reclaiming the tax from HMRC, at no added cost to yourselves. For every £1 you give we can claim 25p. In order for us to reclaim the tax please complete a gift aid form.
All forms are at the back of church or on the website.

One-Off Donations

If you wish to make a one-off donation occasionally, do this by cheque or bank transfer, and this can be gift aided also.

Please download the forms below, fill them in and drop them in to the Parish Office.

Thank you so much for supporting our ministry.

Sunday October 22, 2.00pm, Church Hall

After the first course of your Sunday lunch, join us for a choice of super puds with custard or cream. Organised by SEARCH. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Part of our mission here is to support the work of the wider church in all sorts of different ways. We are delighted that a priest in training, Steven Hilton, is going to be joining us on a Sunday placement during the coming year. Steve is resident at Cuddesdon theological college and just beginning his time there. We will meet him on October 15 when he worships with us for the first time. He is on a different pathway as an ordinand to Nigel. For those in residential training a Sunday placement is about watching and listening to the life of a parish church and worshipping alongside us in term-time, rather than the rugged, hands-on training that we are giving Nigel! Please help Steve and his partner Marco to feel welcome within our community.

Steve writes: I’m a first year ordinand at Ripon College Cuddesdon having just moved from South London (Diocese of Southwark) with my Civil Partner, Marco, and also our 18-month old pug, Nelson, and four rescued battery hens (who already give us ample eggs!). I’m also a magistrate in Westminster, a Freeman of the City of London and a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts. I am really delighted to be joining the worshipping community at Holy Trinity in Prestwood as I begin my first Sunday placement. It’s a great opportunity for me to be part of a different team and to experience other types of church as I worship alongside you. I graduated in theology/RS in 2001 and have spent over fifteen years working in public relations in central London including a spell at Lehman Brothers and the Royal Household. I’m also just embarking on the MTh at the University of Oxford during my formation and training at Cuddesdon.

Holy Trinity Table Tennis Club meets on Monday evenings in the Church Hall from 7.30pm. New players are always welcome. Please contact Trevor Darley on 01494 722758 to find out more about this friendly club.

After our 9.30am service we will have coffee as normal. After that there will be the Act of Remembrance at the war memorial in the churchyard with two minutes silence at 11.00am. Please invite your friends and neighbours to join us.

This year’s service of personal remembrance will be held on Sunday 19th November at 4pm at Holy Trinity Prestwood. This service remembers especially those people who have recently left us. All are welcome and please be ready to warmly greet those people who are not part of our normal Sunday congregation as we write to invite everyone who has had Deiniol or Teresia take a funeral for them over the past two years. As well as remembering those people, a sheet to record the names of those you may wish to be remembered will be available at the back of the church in November, or you may email the details to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

BEER, BRATWURST AND LUTHER: A REFORMATION COMMEMORATION EVENT

On Saturday 11th November at 6.00pm to 9.30pm we will be hosting an evening to commemorate the reformation. The evening will include a German themed supper (Sausage and mash) and a screening of the film “Luther” (12A). There will be an intermission with Black Forest Gateau will be served. A bar will also be available. Tickets are £8 and are available from Doreen Clarke (01494) 863397.

Find out more.

Last year with the help of Tony Marshall from Prestwood Nature Group we discovered that our churchyard is a site of international significance due to the variety of Wax Cap fungi that grow here. As we approach the Fungi growing season Tony Marshall is putting on a talk at Holy Trinity on Saturday 21st October at 10.30am for about an hour. Please do come along. Being such an important site for Wax Cap fungi may enable us to apply for grants to help maintain our churchyard. On Saturday 14th October Prestwood Nature Group are hosting a walk around our churchyard looking at fungi.

John Smith has taken some stunning aerial photos of Holy Trinity, using his drone. Check them out at http://www.htprestwood.org.uk/drone

If you have a church key, or would like to help keep the church open during the day and get a key, please go to www.htprestwood.org.uk/openchurch. Follow the simple instructions to sign up for specific occasions to lock or unlock the church. Please help us keep the church open on those days when we need some help!

Many people would like to sponsor the church flowers or music on a particular Sunday in memory of a loved one. If you would like to sponsor flowers or music then please speak to the Rector, a church warden or contact Liz in the office to make the arrangements. Suggested sponsorship is £30 for flowers or music for £50, but other donations are also welcome.

If you are arranging a church event that uses the Church Hall or Cottage please don't forget to book it! The only way to book the Church Hall or Cottage is to go through the Bookings Secretary. The hall is booked on a first-come, first-served basis. There are no automatic bookings, so everybody has to book. Don't forget!

The Parish Office is open from 9-12 am on Monday to Thursday for parish business. It is open from 9-12 am on Friday for Preschool business.

 
htprestwood Congratulations to Luke and Shona, who were married this weekend at Holy Trinity 💒
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Holy Trinity, Prestwood is an Inclusive Church. We are part of the Church of England.
We are in the Oxford diocese and the Wendover Deanery.

The Parochial Church Council of the Ecclesiastical Parish of Holy Trinity, Prestwood is a registered charity, no. 1129233.

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