Sunday June 11, 2017
Patronal Festival & Lunch

11.00am Patronal Festival Eucharist
Noon Drinks in the Churchyard

Bring and Share Lunch (see sign-up sheet in church)

No 8.00am or 9.30am service that day

Join the Global Wave of Prayer
May 25—June 4

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement, which invites Christians around the world to pray between Ascension and Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus Christ. What started out as an invitation from the Archbishops’ of Canterbury and York in 2016 to the Church of England has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer.

“I cannot remember in my life anything that I’ve been involved in where I have sensed so clearly the work of the Spirit.” - Archbishop Justin Welby

Between 25th May and 4th June, communities and churches around the world are gathering together to pray that their friends, families and neighbours come to know Jesus Christ.

There are loads of different ways to join in. Here are just a few ideas.
You can pray for five people to come to know Jesus Christ:

  •  Tie a piece of string with five knots to represent people you will pray for. Wear it on your wrist or put it in your pocket.
  •  Gather five small stones and write five names on them of people you are going to pray for and place by bedside table or desk.
  •  Make a card the size of a credit card and put the five names on it and pop it alongside your credit cards.
  •  Stick post-it notes around the house with your chosen five on it.

Pray for just one particular person around you that he or she may know Jesus.

  •  Every time you turn on a tap today pray for someone you know to know the living water Jesus gives.
  •  Pray for someone next door to know Jesus.
  •  Pray for the person who serves you in a shop today to want to serve Jesus.
  •  Pray for just one young person that you know that they may find Jesus.

We are putting some groups together for people who want explore Communion and/or Confirmation in the Autumn. There will be groups for young people and adults. They will be relaxed and friendly, and if this is something you'd like to think about please speak to the Rector or Teresia.

Please congratulate Doreen Clarke on her appointment as Churchwarden alongside Gill Hart, and Diane Goford on her appointment as Assistant Warden for the coming year. We are also delighted to welcome Geoff Watts and Laura Anderson on to the PCC. 

We have received a letter from African Village Support thanking us for our contribution made through our Lent Appeal. The final total for the Lent Appeal is £2967.50 plus £620.00 of Gift Aid, making a grand total of £3587.50. In it Marie Coates writes, "Please can you enable all members of your congregation to receive our utmost thanks. I know that I have suggested that one of us comes back to church with a fuller report but I don't want to delay our thanks-I know that you won't need me to tell you what you have achieved with your amazing generosity towards the Lenten Appeal for AVS which raised over £3,000."

Read the full letter here.

Now the risk of frost has passed, please keep the outer doors open whilst the church is unlocked. This presents a much more welcoming entrance to passers by.

With Christian Aid week fast approcahing, the house-to-house collections will be underway that week. There will also be events taking place in other churches in the area so please look out for flyers.

Our very own event this year is a "High Tea at H.T.", which will be on Saturday 20th May at 3pm. tickets priced at £7.50 will be availbale in the church or from Maggie page (863176) or Jill Simkins (864453). We'd love to see you there enjoying a "posh" tea in aid of Christain Aid.

Also please dont't forget the fill the font at the 9.30am service in 21st May

Our Spring concert will take place on Saturday May 6th at 7.30pm in Holy Trinity Church. Come and see some ‘old’ favourites plus some new faces Tickets £10 INCLUDING GLASS OF WINE  OR JUICE available in church on Sundays (See Diane Goford) or phone 01494 866173

John Smith has taken some stunning aerial photos of Holy Trinity, using his drone. Check them out at

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 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, Karen Lamb. The hall is booked on a first-come, first-served basis. There are no automatic bookings, so everybody has to go through Karen. 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.

The church has lots of equipment—for cleaning, cooking and maintenance. Please make sure you know how to use equipment before you do. This may be as simple as familiarising yourself with the instructions, but with dangerous or complex equipment training is required. Scrub-bashing days are also training days for all the powered garden equipment.

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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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