Parish of Great Missenden with Ballinger and Little Hampden

Verse of the Week

" You say that I am a king. In fact, the reason I was born and came into the world is to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.

( John 18:37 )

Service times

Regular Service Times

29th November Advent Sunday

St Peter & St Paul

8am Holy Communion

1000 Parish Communion

6pm Advent Carol Service

eve. services at 6pm during Advent

(Details of the Music)

St Mary's Ballinger

No service

Little Hampden

No service


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 transforming 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? 
 Junior Church Activities - Angels for Christmas and Prayers for Paris more news>> 
 Remembering with Love photos - A few photos from before and after this service read more>> 
 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