Worship - Holy Trinity, Prestwood

(Please scroll down to access our Online Worship).

Ongoing COVID-19 Guidance

  • During our worship we recommend that you wear face coverings.
  • We encourage you to share the peace without physical contact or moving around.
  • The presiding priest will place the bread in your hand.
  • You're encouraged to bring a reusable cup of your own for cofee -- but if you forget, there will always be some in church.

Sunday Services

8.00am Holy Communion
All are welcome. You can use the NHS app or Track and Trace sheets in church. If more than ten people are present we expect and recommend that you wear face coverings.

9.30am Parish Eucharist
All are welcome. You can use the NHS app or Track and Trace sheets in church. Coffee after. Children's Church (in term time) is in the Hall. 

Access the COVID Risk Assessments.

All our Sunday worship is streamed on our website or, for Facebook users, on our Facebook page.

Midweek Services

10.15am Wednesday Holy Communion
All are welcome. You can use the NHS app or Track and Trace sheets in church. If more than ten people are present we expect and recommend that you wear face coverings.

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Streamed Sunday Worship

9.30am Parish Eucharist Download the Order of Service

6:00pm: Night prayer. Download the Order of Service.

Monday to Friday

8:00am: Morning prayer (click here for the text)

5.30pm: Evening Prayer (click here for the text)

Saturday: No online prayers on Saturday

Euch1At Holy Trinity we believe our worship is central to our Christian life. Our services are designed to welcome us into God’s love and allow him to be present to us. We go out enabled to live a full life in the knowledge that we are cared for and loved by God and one another.

Our main service is the Parish Eucharist on Sundays at 9:30am - its an easy-to-follow service. We have a service booklet produced for each Sunday -- so there is no fiddling around looking for pages or hymn books to drop! We centre our worship on the celebration of the Eucharist. More than anything else we believe going to church should be an occasion that is special and proper, and in which we find a resource for living.

IMG_0886We encourage our whole community to participate in worship by serving, reading the lessons, forming the offertory procession, leading intercessions and administering the chalice. There are regular weekday communion services and the Book of Common Prayer is used at 8am on Sunday and on Wednesday mornings.

There is a creche and a Sunday School at our main Sunday Service at 9.30, unless the children are staying in church for our Family Services. These happen about once a month and not only do the children stay in church for the whole service, they run the show as well.

HospitalityWhat that means is that the young people are in charge of welcoming you to church, reading, praying, helping to prepare the altar, getting the coffee and all the other many and varied jobs that make a Sunday morning at Holy Trinity happen. Smoothly and seamlessly our young people take on their responsibility to help us ascend into God’s presence and go on our way refreshed and empowered by our encounter with him. Well, they do have a little help from their parents!

Other services on Sundays and weekdays are varied, some of which cater for different tastes.

We warmly welcome everyone to come to any of our services. Come and see for yourself.

ATHOC RedFind the Heart of Christmas at Holy Trinity, Prestwood

Everyone is invited to join us in our Christmas celebrations! We hope you will come along and experience joy and compassion during the season when God makes his love for us known and real in the world.

covid 19 We will be reviewing our COVID-secure measures regularly in the run up to Christmas.
There will be Risk Assessments in place for all Christmas services.
 

Currently our guidance is that:

 
We recommend that you wear face coverings if you are able.
 
We recommend that you avoid close contact where possible.
 
We recommend that we spread ourselves out aroud the church as much as possible.
 
We will not be sharing the chalice at communion services.
 
There are no COVID restrictions on seating or capacity. (Please see below for Christingle Service exceptions.)
 
There are no COVID restrictions on refreshments or hospitality.

 

Potential risk factors for individual services/events are listed to help you assess whether you should attend. Most services will also be streamed so please check Facebook/website at the time.  Our latest Risk Assessment is available by clicking here.

Sunday November 28 6.00pm-7.00pm—Advent Carol Service

On a journey from Darkness to Light, join us for carols and readings to mark Advent: the season of watching and waiting for Jesus' arrival.

Sunday December 11 3.00pm-5.00pm—Craft & Praise: Advent

Craft, activities and refreshments for all the family. Call: 01494 863805, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve a place.
  • Children present
  • Potentially Busy
  • Movement During Event
  • Refreshments

Thursday, December 16 9.30am-11.30am—Toddler Thursday's Christmas Praise!

Toddlers and carers gather round the crib for a short and special service during Toddler Thursday with refreshments afterwards.

  • Children present
  • Potentially Busy
  • Communal Singing
  • Movement During Service
  • Refreshments Afterwards

Saturday, December 18 2.00pm-3.00pm—Nativity Play Rehearsal

Come along to get parts and costumes for tomorrow's Christmas Nativity

  • Children present
  • Communal Singing
  • Movement During Event

Saturday, December 18 4.00pm-5.00pm—Prestwood Christmas Carol Service

Village Carol Service. Candle-lit, Family Friendly. Sing along to your favourite carols. Refreshments!

  • Children present
  • Potentially Busy
  • Communal Singing
  • Refreshments Afterwards

Sunday, December 19 9.30am-10.30am—Children’s Nativity Play

During the Parish Eucharist. Simple parts for children who turn up on the day. Traditional children’s Nativity play. Children can join in as sheep or stable animals on the day – just come in costume!

  • Children present
  • Potentially Busy
  • Communal Singing
  • Movement During Service
  • Refreshments Afterwards

Sunday, December 19 6.00pm-7.30pm—Great Hampden Christmas Carol Service

Fine music and carols in the beautiful medieval church of St Mary Magdalene, by Hampden House, HP16 9RD. Refreshments.

  • Potentially Busy
  • Communal Singing
  • Refreshments Afterwards

Thursday, December 23 9.00am—Christingle Making Party

You are invited to come and make Christingles with us in the Church Hall. There will be drinks, biscuits and Christmas music.

  • Children present
  • Movement During Event

Christmas Eve, Tuesday, December 24 

Due to the current uncertainty around the impact that the Omicron variant will have, we have decided to put a temporary limit of 100 on the ticketed Christingle services at 3.00pm and 4.30pm on Christmas Eve. If you request tickets once this limit is reached we will add you to a waiting list. As soon as we are confident that no restrictions will be imposed and the situation will remain stable over Christmas we will release the additional tickets. Should restrictions be imposed we will respond accordingly.

 

3pm Children’s Christingle Service

For free tickets: call 01494 863805 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

4.30pm Children’s Christingle Service

For free tickets: call 01494 863805 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

6.00pm Children’s Christingle Service 

No tickets required—just turn up!

  • Children present
  • Potentially Busy
  • Communal Singing
  • Movement During Service

Christmas Eve, Friday, December 24 11.00pm-12.00pm—Midnight Mass

  • Potentially Busy
  • Communal Singing
  • Movement During Service

Christmas Day, Saturday, December 25 9.30am-10.30am—Family Festival Eucharist

  • Children present
  • Potentially Busy
  • Communal Singing
  • Movement During Service
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.

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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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