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Welcome! Whether you've just moved to the area, or have lived here all your life, we hope our website helps you to find out everything you want to know about our Church.

Key information about the church...


Where & when does the church meet?

We hold a number of services across the parish. We usually have an 8am Communion before our main Parish Communion at 10am every Sunday at St Peter and St Paul Great Missenden, with an evening service at 6pm. 
Services at Ballinger are generally at 9.30am on the first Sunday of every month, and services at Little Hampden on the second and fourth Sundays.
Details of our other services can be found on our Regular Services page.

What should I expect when I visit the church?

You will be welcomed by the sidespeople who will give you the books you’ll need. They will also be able to answer any questions you may have. There are no set seats so please sit wherever you feel most comfortable.  The service lasts for one hour and follows the order set out in the booklet.

Tea, coffee and biscuits are served after the 10am service where there is plenty of time to meet people and ask any questions you may have


Are there any activities for my children?

We have two Junior Church groups which usually meet during the 10am service on the second and third Sundays of the month. We have a third group, REACH (years 9-13) which meets on a Sunday afternoon.

MAP (Reception-Year 4)
IGNITE (Years 5-10)

We do also have an unsupervised crêche area within the Church and your children are welcome to play during the service.

Children may stay with their parents at the start of the service, or sit with their friends as we begin our worship. Junior Church usually starts after we have started our worship with some singing. 

For more information about what happens in the sessions please visit the Junior Church page.


Is there a dress code?

No! Please just be yourself and come dressed in your 'normal' clothes.

Do I have to take communion?

No, it is completely up to you. God's table is open to all. You are welcome to come up for a blessing, or bring your children up for a blessing. Alternatively you can stay in your seat.


Can I get married, Christen my children or have a funeral at the Church?

For more information on marriage, christenings and funerals at our Church please visit the get in touch section of the website.

I have more questions, how can I get in touch and ask them.

Please feel free to contact us.