Mary Berry CBE
Food Writer and Television Presenter
- Place of Worship
- Holy Trinity Church
- A place to meet in fellowship with our living God, through his Son, our saviour Jesus Christ.
- Penn, Buckinghamshire HP10 8NY
- Church of England
A central part of the life and soul of the Penn community.
Holy Trinity Penn is celebrating its 800th anniversary this year, standing as a central part of the life and soul of the Penn community over all that time and endeavouring to continue to do so for the next 800 years. It has one of only 5 Doom pictures in the country, painted in the 15th century. It was painted over during the Reformation and only discovered as recently as 50 years ago during redecoration. As a millennium project money was raised to have it restored to its former glory and replaced back in the church building.
The Church itself has a wonderful set of bells which are played every week with bell-ringers coming from all over the country to play them on special occasions. In addition to all our weekly services and the traditional popular Christmas and Easter services, we run an annual Pet Service and a service for remembering loved ones. We also ran an open air service for the Queen’s Jubilee on the Common with the Bishop of Buckingham.
Holy Trinity is a thriving and busy fellowship seeking to serve the community with all our events open to those in the area including a very popular plant sale and the church hall is available as a community facility. There is a beautiful church-yard which is kept in very good condition for those who have lived in the parish and there are a number of well known people buried there. As a family we have worshipped there since we moved to Watercroft 24 years ago. We are fortunate to have a very special Vicar, the Revd Mike Bisset, who is very involved in all that goes on locally and his pastoral care is second to none. He and his wife, Ali, organise so many things that go on in our village, from Toddlers to running a weekly service at Alde House, where our local elderly reside.