What is Epiphany?

The Epiphany is an ancient Christian feast day and is significant in a number of ways. It is held on January 6th the twelfth day after Christmas Day. In the East, where it originated, the Epiphany celebrates the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist in the River Jordan. It also celebrates Jesus' birth. The Western Church began celebrating the Epiphany in the 4th century where it was, and still is, associated with the visit of the magi (wise men) to the infant Jesus when God revealed himself to the world through the incarnation of Jesus. For many Protestant church traditions, the season of Epiphany extends from 6 January until Ash Wednesday, which begins the season of Lent leading to Easter.


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.


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                                


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.


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. 


Following his Installation and Licensing on 11th October 2018, Rev'd Mark Ackford started taking services within the Team from the 1st week in November 2018. He will take the Communion Service in Holy Trinity, Lane End on the 1st and 4th Sundays of each month.

All Sunday services including the services on the 3rd and 5th start at 9:15am – this will enable him to spend more time meeting the congregation before he has to go to Cadmore End.

Jump4Joy will remain at 10:00am on the 2nd Sunday of the month.

5th Sundays usually occur 4 times a year, and Rev’d Mark intends to hold one service in each of the 4 churches in the Team during the year.

Mark's day off is Monday.

11 October 2018 - Rev'd Mark Ackford. Installation and Licensing as Team Rector of Rev'd Mark Ackford.


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