Parish of Great Missenden with Ballinger and Little Hampden

Verse of the Week

" Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me, welcomes not me but the one who sent me.

( Mark 9.37 )

Service times

Regular Service Times

11th October, 19th after Trinity

St Peter & St Paul

8am Holy Communion

10am Parish Communion

6pm Evensong

(Details of the Music)

St Mary's Ballinger

No service

Little Hampden

1130 Harvest Holy Communion

(coffee in church from 1100)


We are an active Church of England Parish located in rural South Buckinghamshire. We have three Churches: St Peter & St Paul, Great Missenden, is the Parish Church. St Mary's Ballinger and Little Hampden Church are small churches serving their local village communities.

Our Church family includes a wide variety of people and this is reflected in the diversity of our worship. There is also a lot going on during the rest of the week. There are house groups where friendships are formed and there is bible study and prayer. We put great emphasis on our Youth Work with a well established Sunday School and crèche. There is also a full programme of activities for all ages and tastes.

Our teaching is grounded in the Bible; we love liturgy, the sacraments and music in our worship. It is our aim that all we do is genuinely relevant to modern men and women and that they feel part of a caring family and encounter something of the trans-forming love of Jesus Christ in our midst.

As a response to God's generosity people are very generous with their time, their talents and their money and because of this we have a vibrant Church community in which everyone plays their part. We are also able to host many events such as concerts which are part of the life of this village.


 What's New? 
 The Annual Parish Meeting Report - is available on the downloads page read more>> 
 'Whole Bible Sense' by Richard Hawkins - Richard's book is now available see 'Publications' 
 Our Taizé Services 
  We now hold a Taizé Service on the 3rd Sunday of the month 


Help us collect for Calais

Urgent requirements are for:
  • Men's waterproof jackets
  • Sleeping bags
  • Men's trainers or hiking boots
    (but NOT shoes)
  • First aid kits
  • Sweatshirts and socks
  • Men's toiletries
  • Tents

Financial donations are also very welcome

Morning drop-off points are at church offices:
2 Walnut Close, Great Missenden
Baptist church, Great Missenden
The Cottage, Holy Trinity church, Prestwood

Further information available from: 01494-862-352