Impact - Holy Trinity, Prestwood

We make an impact as a church by living out the good news of Jesus Christ and building the Kingdom of God. In our worship, our prayer and our sharing in bread and wine we invite Jesus into our lives to empower us for this task—we say, "Your Kingdom come." By working for Social Justice, building community, acts of loving service, and giving and recieving hospitality the Kingdom of God comes near—we say, "Your will be done." Through a thoroughly inclusive welcome and by serving the needs of our parish we try to notice what God is doing and join in—that it may be, "In earth as in heaven."

On average 24 'events' take place here each week.

On average 400 people come through our site every week.

About 40% of our footfall comes from the wider community using our buildings.

Below you'll find some of the ways we try to have an impact in our parish. Other things that happen here can be found on our Community Activities page.

If there's something you'd like to see that isn't here and want to help make it happen, let us know.

The Prestwood Distribution Centre

The Prestwood Distribution Centre for the Chiltern Foodbank opened in the Annexe behind the Church Hall, in December 2019.  We were open each Friday morning between 10am-12pm. Clients with a food voucher, obtained from Referral Partners such as the Citizens Advice Bureau, could collect food boxes to provide themselves and their family with three days worth of food. This was a welcoming space for clients; a space where they were offered a hot drink, as well as a space to chat. We could also signpost clients to other local support agencies and offer prayer.

In March 2021, the Distribution Centre was sadly closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, a robust system was quickly put in place to ensure that clients recieve a food box as and when is needed. An e-voucher system is now in place, and Referral Partners can send a voucher directly to the Chiltern Foodbank in Chesham. Clients will then receive their dried food box within 2 days, delivered by a team from the Rotary Club in Chesham.

How do I receive a dried food box from the Chiltern Foodbank?

We are a Referral Partner for the Chiltern Foodbank here at Holy Trinity, Prestwood. If you, or anyone you know, is in need of food support, please ask them to email Fran on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or phone her on 07934 050468.  Fran will have a confidential discussion with each client in order to complete the e-voucher for the Chiltern Foodbank, to ensure you receive a food box suitable for you and your family.

How can I donate to the Chiltern Foodbank?

Clients receive a pre-packed dried food box with 3 days worth of food to create balanced meals. Clients can also request extras such as toiletires, cleaning products and pet food.  There are two collection points in Prestwood; one inside the Co-op and one inside Sainsburys. If you are in either store doing your shopping, please consider buying an extra item and putting it into the collection point at the tills. These collection points are emptied weekly and the donations are taken directly to the Chiltern Foodbank in Chesham.

Items currently needed are:


Thank you for your ongoing support.

Restore Hope is a local charity based in Latimer, in the beautiful Chenies Valley. It is a charity focused on family, and is privileged to be able to support and build relationships with all those who make contact with them from the local community. They provide a safe and welcoming place where families can find support, encouragement, inspiration and above all, hope.

Restore Hope work in partnership with a wide number of statutory agencies, schools, other charities and local Churches and we are lucky enough to receive this support here at Holy Trinity, Prestwood.

Early in 2020, Restore Hope launched their FoodLife project, to support families who had been impacted financially by the Covid-19 outbreak crisis. Fresh food boxes are delivered to each family's doorstep by one of their volunteers and will always include a hope-filled, positive and personal conversation as well as the opportunity to pray.

Holy Trinity, Prestwood are a Referral Partner for the FoodLife project and Fran has so far referred 15 local families to the project, along with additional referrals for their Christmas hampers.  We are so grateful for the support Restore Hope and the FoodLife project give to our community.

How can I be referred to the FoodLife project?

If you, or a family you know, has been impacted financially by the Covid-19 pandemic, and would benefit from fresh food support, then please emal Fran on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone her on 07934 050468. Fran will then have a confidential discussion with you to give you further information and support.

How can I suppoer Restore Hope?

In order to continue to support families with the FoodLife project, and to provide further Boxes of Hope this Easter, Restore Hope have launched their Spring appeal. Please follow this link for more information:

Last year, Holy Trinity, Prestwood distributed 14 Easter Boxes of Hope to families in our community.

Thank you.

Transforming Lives for Good (TLG) is a Christian charity that helps churches to support children and their families. We have become a partnership church with TLG here at Holy Trinity, Prestwood in order to run TLG Make Lunch.

The scale of holiday hunger in the UK is huge, with over 1.5 million children entitled to Free School Meals in term-time. TLG Make Lunch enables, equips and supports churches to provide free, hot and healthy meals to children and their families during the school holidays.

Make Lunch launched at Holy Trinity, Prestwood in December 2020 and, under Covid-19 restrictions, we delivered 20 two-course meals, a craft bag and Christmas gift to families in our community. Make Lunch has already grown and this February half-term we delivered 30 meals!

We are looking forward to running Make Lunch again this Easter, and are planning for restrictions easing so that we can invite families to Make Lunch sessions in the Church Hall this Summer. 

If you are interested in volunteering on our Make Lunch team, there are many varied roles, so please email Fran (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for more information.

Holy Trinity has been a champion of African Village Support since 2017, when the charity was chosen for our annual Lent Appeal.

AVS Pic1AVS has been working in Muyembe, Eastern Uganda since 2003. It operates out of a purpose built community centre and provides education, training and recreation for women’s groups; literacy development; and study opportunities in music, dance and drama. Support includes building pit latrines, water tanks, a bore hole for its hostel for girls, mosquito nets, support for HIV/Aids victims, partnership with the Red Cross, and provision of ‘mama bags’ for pregnant mothers. It seeks ‘livelihood’ projects so individuals and villages can be self supporting and grow their local economy.

Since 2017 Holy Trinity members have raised over £21,000 (including Gift Aid). One of the most exciting projects supported was the installation of water pumps which provided vital irrigation for the area’s dependence on subsistence farming.

AVS Pic2In addition to financial donations from church members, we have provided Mama Bag materials. Working with midwives and doctors from the local Health Centre, AVS distributes more than 60 bags to pregnant mothers every month. Mama Bags provide basic items to help with hygiene during the birth and after care for newborns and their mothers. The contents of the bags are selected to encourage women to visit antenatal classes at the clinic where they receive family planning advice, information about HIV and childbirth as well as learning the importance of immunisation. Many members of our church family have skillfully knitted and made clothing for babies, as can be seen in this photo.

We are part of the Welcome Network, supporting refugees in our community. Christians are called to love and welcome the stranger, whatever their cultural background. Every church has the privilege and opportunity to welcome and care for refugees and asylum seekers in some way. The Welcome Network identifies churches around the UK who are committed to welcoming refugees. This means that as refugees and asylum seekers move around the UK, they can easily find a church to welcome them into the community. There are lots of ways we can support refugees. Check out No Refugee Alone - Welcome Churches ( for more information. Speak to the Rector or contact the office to get involved.

We have a team on Kiva, and you can see the amazing amount of money we've loaed below! Join our team today.

More than 1.7 billion people around the world are unbanked and can’t access the financial services they need. Kiva is an international nonprofit, founded in 2005 in San Francisco, with a mission to expand financial access to help underserved communities thrive.

Our Kiva Live Stats

Team Members: 16
Amount Loaned (USD): $19,615.00
Loans: 758
Loans per Member: 47.375

They do this by crowdfunding loans and unlocking capital for the underserved, improving the quality and cost of financial services, and addressing the underlying barriers to financial access around the world. Through Kiva's work, students can pay for tuition, women can start businesses, farmers are able to invest in equipment and families can afford needed emergency care.

By lending as little as $25 on Kiva, you can be part of the solution and make a real difference in someone’s life. 100% of every dollar you lend on Kiva goes to funding loans.
Join our team today.

Men’s Breakfasts meet from 8-30am to 10-00am on the first Saturday of the month in the Church Hall (except in August). There's 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. All gentlemen welcome!

Holy Trinity, Prestwood has a large and well-loved churchyard. It is the final resting place for many villagers, and their friends and relatives spend time rememebring them and tending their graves. Due to the amazing care over the years of our dedicated team of volunteers, with careful regular mowing and good management, our churchyard is now also an important and valuable example of an increasingly rare grassland site. In fact, with 23 different varieties of waxcap mushrooms, we are designated as an internationally important waxcap grassland. Many thanks to our dedicated volunteers who help to manage the churchyard. We need more of you! If you would like to volunteer some time all equipment and training is provided. Please speak to the Rector.

Table tennisThe Table Tennis Club meets in the Church Hall at 7.30 pm on Monday evenings excepting Bank Holidays.  We have two tables, and bats can be borrowed if necessary.  We welcome players of all standards including school children accompanied by a parent.  Please come along if you would like any further details of this friendly group.

Pot Luck lunches are a social gathering where anyone and everyone can come along and enjoy a lunch together. We meet in the Church hall at 1.15pm on the first Friday of every month, bringing a contribution to the lunch - a casserole, a pizza,  or a pudding of some sort, anything that can be eaten. We ask for a donation of £1.50 that go towards church funds.
We usually have a three course meal, starting with homemade soup, then a selection of main meals followed by pudding, with tea/coffee to finish. The pot luck bit is that we never know if we will have all main meals or all puddings, the ratio is always interesting!
The lunches usually last about an hour and a half—please come along!
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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