WELCOME

Please look at This Week's Notices to the right     >>>>> 

We are advertising for a new Team Vicar.  See advert and profile for new Team Vicar at

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/5217r9k8p8bs5oa/AAAjIX8MfWSqani8Bn35UsLFa?dl=0

We have also included information on COVID-19 testing and the tracing APP 

The Benefice and Parish of the South Chilterns has the following web site

https://southchilternsteamministry.wordpress.com/

South Chiltern Group of Churches

There is a service every 2 weeks in Holy Trinity Lane End - see this weeks notices  >>>>>

Holy Trinity Church is open for private prayer from 10am to 4pm. There are restricted areas in the church and entry is through a set route. There are notices to assist navigation and some areas are not accessible. It is very important you observe social distancing of 2 metres.

Churches of the South Chilterns Ministry are now open daily for private prayer at the following times: 

St Peter and St Paul 9 till 4

St Nicholas all day

Holy Trinity Church 10 till 4

St Mary le Moor 7.30 till late afternoon

Jesus said, "Come to me all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart. and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."   (Matthew 11.28-30)

 

For the protection of all we ask that you observe the following protocol.

Please do not visit shops or friends if you

  • Have confirmed Coronavirus or any symptoms
  • Have had a close contact with someone who has Coronavirus
  • Have visited a country or area with a high risk of Coronavirus in the last 14 days

Please assist us in restricting the spread of Coronavirus by if possible:

  • Washing hands regularly
  • Catch coughs and sneezes with a disposable tissue
  • Throw away the soiled tissue and wash your hands
  • If you do not have a tissue use a sleeve
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Whilst we accept that it is a sign of welcome and hospitality, we would strongly encourage you not to shake hands

A member of clergy will each day at 12 noon be praying at one of our parishes churches for the various village and hamlet communities that make up the Benefice and Parish of the South Chilterns, if you would like to take part in this act of corporate worship please pause wherever you are and for a moment at 12 noon pray the following prayer:

Loving God,

  • We pray for all those who are suffering because of the coronavirus, may they know your healing power.
  • When we are afraid for ourselves and our loved ones, give us your strength and courage.
  • When we feel alone and isolated, reassure us with a sense of your presence.
  • Give wisdom to those in authority and may our community work together for the good of all.
  • We give thanks for those who care for others and ask you to bless them in all they do.
  • We ask this in the name of Jesus, healer and physician.
  • Amen

(Diocese of Bath and Wells)

Jump4Joy

On the 2nd Sunday of the month, we are offering a service for children and young families. This comes as a response to a request by a family in Lane End who have been to Holy Trinity in the past and have asked for a service along the lines of our Messy Church events. 

The PCC and many others are delighted that we have been asked to do this so Jo Law, Graham Cartwright, Sheila and Judy have put their heads and technology together to hopefully produce a service which will attract and appeal to both those who are familiar with Holy Trinity and new families too.  The service will begin at 10.00 am and will last around 30-40 minutes.  It will be a different style of worship and will naturally focus more on the children.  We are hoping it will be fun and at the same time bring bible stories, and the love of God to all, especially to those who may be new to the Christian faith.

OUR PRAYER FOR OUR NEW TEAM VICAR

Please use this prayer as often as you can.

Jesus, lord of heaven and earth, we pray to you the head of your body, the church. You desire that your people should grow in spiritual maturity and that they should be effective in outreach to the communities in which you have put them. As our four churches in the South Chiltern Team Ministry look to appoint a new Team Vicar, we pray that you would bind us together in mutual love and respect. May your Holy Spirit guide those involved in the selection process. Help them to both recognise and appoint the person you have chosen for this role. We also pray that both we and that person may be able to work well as a team. We pray this for the honour of your name, and the extension of your kingdom. Amen                                

OUR CHURCH AND COMMUNITY

Holy Trinity Church is the parish church of Lane End serving a mixed village of about 4,000 people. We are part of a Team ministry including the nearby smaller village of Cadmore End, a slightly larger village of Stokenchurch and the nearby smaller village of Ibstone. We share a Team Rector, Rev'd Mark Ackford, who is living in the vicarage in Stokenchurch, and are in the process of appointing a Team Vicar, to live in the vicarage in Lane End.  Worship is fairly formal (moderately catholic, using Common Worship and the Book of Common Prayer). We have an enthusiastic choir and a small group of altar servers. Our church services are informal when baptism is administered.

We used to share our building with the local Methodist congregation (see Sharing Agreement and NEWS below). We have occasional united services. Visitors comment that we are a warm, friendly and welcoming church. Most members of the congregation are actively involved in many village activities and like to see their church fully integrated into the life of the community.

Our church is one of twenty-seven churches in the Deanery of Wycombe within the Diocese of Oxford (see www.wycombedeanery.com)  which in turn is part of the Church of England in the Province of Canterbury in the United Kingdom - our Mother Church is Christ Church Cathedral in Oxford.

NEWS

20 October 2019 - Beryl Woodward’s retirement from her post as Sacristan after 34 years of service

The Churchwardens presented her with a gift and bouquet of flowers privately, as this was her wish.

If anyone would like to volunteer to fill this post, then please contact the Churchwardens.

20 September 2019 - Farewell to Canon Cavell Cavell-Northam

A committal service was held on 4 October to celebrate the life of Cavell our much loved priest. 

OTHER NEWS

Our Vision: To worship God the Holy Trinity, and within His grace to love our neighbours; extending love to all.