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Two car loads of Harvest donations were delivered to Wycombe Womens Aid and we have had a lovely letter of thanks saying the donations are exactly what women and the families need. The fresh produce was donated to One Can Trust. Thank you for your generosity.

Toddler Thursday will be meeting face-to-face again, in the Marquee at Holy Trinity, Prestwood from Thursday 5th November.  We will meet each Thursday, 10am-11am, until Christmas. We can accomodate 6 family bubbles and these bubbles must be booked via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/126379700085. Come along with your little ones, dressed for outdoor messy fun whatever the weather! Please bring a waterproof mat to sit on if you have one, and a snack and drink for yourself and your Toddler. We look forward to welcoming you. For more information email Fran: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Holy Trinity, Prestwood are inviting the whole community to celebrate Advent and Christmas with:

Prestwood Advent Windows.

Anytime between 29th November – 24th December we would love you to decorate a window in your home with a Christmas theme. Use whatever props, lights, decorations, and crafty creations you have available. Perhaps you could tell a part of the Nativity story, create a flurry of snowmen or unveil a forest of Christmas trees. Get those creative juices flowing!

We would love the whole community to get involved: households, churches, schools, shops, businesses. Tell your friends and neighbours who may not be online.

We will create a Google map to share with you throughout December, showing where Prestwood Advent Windows are located so that you can enjoy finding and viewing the windows throughout the month. For this we will need your window to have a name, and we will need your road name and number. We will share photos of windows on Holy Trinity Church Website and will set up a Prestwood Advent Windows Facebook group.

So…..what do you need to do to get involved?

How: Create an Advent window in your home, including the date you put it up. The window must be visible from the pavement

When: Any date between 29th November – 24th December

What next: Give your window a title e.g. ‘Star of Wonder’

Finally: Email Fran on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your window title, date your window will be up, and the location of your window (just road name and number)

You’ve got November to start planning your Advent Window. More details will follow as we near the beginning of Advent. Lets come together to countdown to Christmas in our community.

Our main worship will start at 10:00am on this day (not 9:30am).  This will be followed at 10:45am by a service of remembrance around the war memorial outside, with 2 minutes' silence at 11:00am, and will be live streamed.

Sadly, due to Covid restrictions, we encourage as many people as possible to watch this service on live stream rather than attend in person.  To view the live stream, click here to view on our website or, for facebook users, click here to view on Facebook

Our annual service where we remember loved ones will take a different shape this year, owing to Covid restrictions. The entire event will be live streamed, with the opportunity for anyone to come into church from 3:15 until 4:15pm to light a candle in memory of a loved one. The service will be in three parts:

  • 3:00pm Service of remembrance: a time of readings, prayer and reflections
  • 3:15pm A time of reflection, during which candles will be lit in church in memory of loved ones
  • 4:15pm Service of remembrance: a reading of all the names and final blessing

To view the live stream, click here to view on our website or, for facebook users, click here to view on Facebook

If you would like loved ones remembered at this service, please let Liz know in the parish office (by lunchtime on Thursday 29th October please): 01494 863805 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Starting on Sunday 25th October, our Sunday 9:30am service will be open for public worship, as well as being live-streamed.  Our aim is to allow as many people as wish to attend church to do so, whilst also giving the best experience of worship to those at home.  For those at home, this will still include a time of adoration, while those in church will be able to receive Holy Communion by extension.

In church, similar conditions will apply as for other services: numbers will be limited to ensure social distancing; face masks must be worn (unless you are exempt).  We invite everyone planning to attend to register in advance using online ticketing, see below.  You do not have to do this: you can telephone the office (01494 863805 before Thursday lunchtime); or you can turn up on the day; but bear in mind we can only admit people when we can safely abide by our social distancing guidelines.

 

At our Annual Parish Meeting last Sunday we elected our churchwardens and three new members to our Parochial Church Council (PCC).  So congratulations to Colin McBride, who serves alongside Dick Rivett as our two wardens, also welcome to Bettina Gothard, Greg Harvey and Barbara Paterson who are elected to our PCC.

A big thank-you to them and all who serve on our PCC: the leadership body for our church.  We also give special thanks to Peter Baker, Doreen Clarke and David Wickham who stood down from PCC: all of them have made substantial contributions to our life here at Holy Trinity.

The Toy Library is opening in the Annexe at Holy Trinity, Prestwood on Thursday 5th November. The Toy Library will be open between 11am-1pm and there are a wide selection of toys, books and games available to borrow. The resources are mostly suitable for 0-7 years but come along and see what we have.  We will be operating a fully Covid secure system. Please book a 15 minute time slot via Eventbrite to choose and collect your toys: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/holy-trinity-toy-library-tickets-124253015113. Alternatively email Fran: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. who will book you a slot. We look forward to welcoming you.

We have managed to get a stall at the above event to be held at the Prestwood Village Hall on Saturday 31st October between 11am and 3.30pm, selling cakes, along with some preserves and craft items. We will be the only stall in the small hall, and that is the exit from the event so should benefit from all foot fall. Please get your aprons and bakers hats on, and start baking - cakes, biscuits, pies, quiches - whatever takes your fancy. Due to covid everything will need to be individually wrapped.
Volunteers to help set-up and serve on the day will also be needed. Please contact Jean on 01494 865660 for more details. Thanks

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 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.

Our work continues, but our income is now significantly reduced. 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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