Learning - Holy Trinity, Prestwood

Walk with us at Holy Trinity as we explore faith and ask deeper questions.  You can do this on your own, meet online with others, or talk with us – you decide.

“Come and see” is the invitation Philip gives to Nathaniel in John's gospel, to come and see Jesus. Throughout February and March, we’ll be exploring deeper questions of faith together, through a combination of videos and reflections released during Lent, from the Diocese of Oxford. You might like to watch this invitation video from the Bishop of Oxford.

To receive the weekly videos and daily reflections during Lent, please register using the button below:

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Groups during Lent

We are offering small group sessions during Lent, on Wednesdays at 2:00pm, to discuss and explore these questions raised in the weekly video (released each Sunday).  These sessions run until 25th March. Due to the Covid restrictions we are holdings these using Zoom (using the same Meeting ID and Password that we use for Sunday Zoom Coffee).  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the details.

Links to the weekly videos:

  1. I believe in God, Father almighty (21st February)
  2. I believe in Jesus Christ (28th February)
  3. He was crucified, died and rose again ... (7th March)
  4. I believe in the Holy Spirit (14th March)
  5. The Church and the forgiveness of sins (21st March)

Links to the contemplative practices

  1. Stilling (21st February)
  2. Dwelling (28th February)
  3. Mending (7th March)
  4. Noticing (14th March)
  5. Blessing (21st March)

Joined us during lockdown?

Come and See is for people at all stages of faith, including those who are wondering or curious.  It’s the perfect opportunity to explore questions of faith.  Explore on your own, and if you want you can chat with someone from Holy Trinity or another church local to you.  Registering is simple: you need only a first name and email address, this will bring weekly videos and a daily reflection during Lent to your inbox, click on the image below:

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Member of Holy Trinity congregation?

As well as registering, you can invite others to join. 'Come and See' is for everyone. We all know people who are curious about faith, especially at this time of lockdown, so think of one or two you might invite.

  1. Pray for those people, that they will come to know more about Jesus in this time
  2. Invite them to 'Come and See'. If you'd like some help with that, we have some ideas to help you.

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The staff team will be inviting people we have contact with over social media, but there's nothing quite like a personal invitation, so give it a go!

Please hold Come and See in your prayers throughout this time, as people in Prestwood, Great Kingshill and across the Diocese of Oxford will be exploring questions of faith and coming to see Jesus more clearly.

At Holy Trinity we believe that Church should be a place of encounter, where we engage with the issues and challenges of modern life.
Whether you’re a regular member or an occasional visitor, one of the ways you can get more involved is by learning with us. As well as listening to the teaching in the sermon each Sunday, you could also join one of our popular courses.

What kind of courses do we run?

Throughout the year we run a varied programme of courses, groups and workshops to give us all an opportunity to deepen our understanding of God and our Christian faith, and to reflect on our lives, our world and our relationships with others. We want them to be interesting, varied, stimulating and fun.
For example, two groups recently met at Holy Trinity for five weeks to explore The Big Questions—Who is God? What is the Bible? Who are we? What is life about? The programme to date also includes Confirmation classes for adults and young people.

We also keep an eye on the many other things happening locally which people might be interested in, for instance at the Pelagos Centre. We also organise quiet days and mini-retreats from time to time.

Is it for you?

Anyone can come along - you don’t need any special knowledge or qualifications, just a willingness to contribute to the group and to engage with and explore the big questions about life and faith.
Some courses are specifically targeted (e.g. for those enquiring about the Christian faith), and some will have limited places—usually because they’re taking place in somebody’s home.
We always encourage people to book a place on a course, or find out more.

What happens?

There is no single format, but often meetings last about an hour with a mix of teaching and discussion.
Some courses are written and delivered by our own clergy and Education Group, while others follow a book or series of video clips (such as the 10-week Beta Course, on being Christian, becoming whole, and building community).
Everyone brings their own varied stories and experiences, so the emphasis is less on telling you the answers, than on exploring the questions together.

What does it lead to?

Our courses aren’t meant to be training or preparation for anything specific—so you’re not committing to anything beyond the meetings themselves. However, for some people this learning and exploration can lead to an explicit commitment of faith (through baptism or confirmation) or to thinking about other ways of getting involved at Holy Trinity and putting their faith into action.

How can I find out more?

The details of all our courses are in the weekly notice sheet or on the website, or send us an email.

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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