Doreen has cleaned the hall and cottage each week for a long time. Now she is recovering from her knee replacement. Would you be able to volunteer to clean the cottage and hall on a rota? Please speak to the Rector or a PCC member if you could take this on.

The area in the churchyard where ashes are interred is getting full. But we believe it is an essential part of our duty of care to the community that we keep Prestwood’s churchyard open. We have launched an appeal to create a Memorial that is a beautiful, permanent and fitting place for the ashes of our loved ones to be interred now and into the future. We have commissioned Martin Cook to design a stone monument to record the names of those to be interred in the Ashes Garden.
You can find out all about the memorial at http://www.htprestwood.org.uk/ashesgarden or by picking up a leaflet in church. Of course we want our members to contribute to this important, beautiful and permanent memorial. But more importantly we need our church community to be ambassadors in the village, talking about and sharing our leaflets and encouraging the whole community to contribute. We want all the different village groups to be enthusiastic supporters of this project. This is a memorial for the village, not the church. Our hope is that the people of Prestwood will be able to rest in peace in their churchyard long into the future.

Congratulations to Caroline Everitt, Colin McBride, Gill Hart, and Robert Hart who were duly elected to the PCC and Beryl Doran, elected to Deanery Synod. Full details are in the Monthly Herald. There are still potentil places open of you want to stand! Please see new PCC secretary Gill Hart or the Rector if you are interested.

Thank you to everyone who contibuted to a very rewarding and uplifting Holy Week and Easter here at Holy Trinity. We had a very full week, with refletive services as well as the drama of Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. Liz in the office did an amazing job co-ordinating the liturgy and the supplies we needed. The flowers were lovely. Holy Satuday was a wonderful day for our church—a fantastic morning of Easter Activities in the morning, and a beautiful uplifting service with a truly great choir in the evening, and the canapes were lovely too! Children and music were also to the fore on Easter Day. Thank you to everyone who participated.

The men’s breakfast will meet 8-30am to 10-00am on a Saturday once a month, commencing in May and omitting August. There will be an invited speaker to talk on their specialist subject at each meeting. We will supply the food (full English!) at a price to cover the costs of £5.

The dates for 2019 will be:
11 May 1 June 13 July 7 September 5 October 2 November


All gentlemen welcome!

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!

 

Praise God, our refurbishment is complete and we are open! First Sunday back, December 13 9.30am. Here are some photograps of the building.

Posted by Holy Trinity, Prestwood on Saturday, 12 December 2015

Do visit the church website at www.htprestwood.org.uk. There's lots of information there, and if you create a login for yourself whenever you do log in you'll be taken straight to a page of useful links and rotas.

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.

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!

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.

Please support us by donating securely online and help fund the work of Holy Trinity, Prestwood.

 

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

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.

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