St Martin’s Afternoon Garden Party
On Saturday 7th August from 2pm to 5pm you are invited to our Garden Party on the church green. Please see the attached flyer with all the details, and put the date in your diary, as it’ll be a fantastic opportunity to have some fun!
Summer Holidays Sunday Services
Last year we trailed a series of outdoor services which proved to be very popular, with a request for more again next year. Well, you guessed it… it’s now next year! So, from Sunday 11th July for the duration of the Summer Holidays we will be changing our service pattern as follows…
As we’ll be outside, we can sing, which we’re really looking forward to! There is no need to book a seat, just come along, if you have one bring a camping chair and bring a picnic for afterwards.
• St Martin’s – 11.15am – we will be indoors for Holy Communion, but outdoors for All Age & Encounter meeting on the Church Green in front of the Church, every Sunday (unless it is raining when we’ll meet in church).
• 1st August – Holy Communion
• 8th August – All Age (outdoors)
• 15th August – Holy Communion
• 22nd August – Encounter (outdoors)
Tuesdays 8am, Weekly service using the Book of Common Prayer
When we’re outside we can sing, which we’re really looking forward to! There is no need to book a seat, just come along. Please bring a picnic EACH WEEK, and if we’re outdoors bring a camping chair if you have one.
During August the alternate Sunday services will be held outside on the church green, weather permitting. You are invited to bring a picnic and stay and chat afterwards.
Our Kids Online Service was out last Sunday (1is out this week (27th June),
with a focus on ‘Jesus healing the 10’, do share this with anyone you think may like to watch
Weekly Groups Now Running
Coffee & Chat
On Tuesdays from 10.30am to 12pm in St Martin’s Church Hall you are invited to come along to Coffee & Chat. This is an informal social group, open to anyone, just turn up and stay for as long as you like. Please bring a facemask.
Rainbows Toddler Group
Calling all toddlers, on Wednesday mornings from 9.30am to 11.30am, we have fun, games, snacks & some songs in St Martin’s Church Hall. Do bring your parent or carer along and join in the fun. There is a charge of £2, but we think that’s a bargain, so do come along! Adults please bring a facemask.
The craft group has now restarted on Thursdays in St Martin’s Church with socially distanced tables of 6 max. The group meets from 10am until 12pm in church for chat and all sorts of crafts, just bring along a project you’d like to work on, we’d love to welcome you. Please bring a facemask
Services Can Be Seen Online
We will continue to have online services on Sundays, these will be available by 5pm on the Sunday.
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Online Weekly Monday Night Prayers 7.30pm (20-30min)
This is a chance to come together to pray for our communities and for those further afield. Please do join Gareth and Rob as we gather to pray. This will be hosted on Zoom, which is a free videocall platform, so if you’ve not used Zoom before please do let Rob or Gareth know and they’ll be happy to offer some advice.
These are the login details…
Meeting ID: 881 9851 0430
Tuesday Morning Book of Common Prayer (BCP)
We are hoping to resume our weekly BCP Holy Communion services in church from Tuesday 13th April. St Martin’s at 8am. Booking is not required, but facemasks should be worn.
Wednesday Prayer During The Day
Each Wednesday at 12:00pm (mid-day) we will be hosting Prayer During The Day, which is a more liturgical style of prayer (similar to Anglican Morning Prayer). These will be hosted on Zoom live at 12:00, you don’t need to bring anything, just come yourself via the following link…
Meeting ID: 846 4970 9272
A recording of these prayers will then be available on our YouTube Channel on Wednesday by 1pm for anyone who wants to take time to pray with us but cannot make the live service. Here’s the link to our YouTube Channel where the recording will be available…
This recording will only show the ‘leader’ (i.e myself or Rob) so if you’re planning to come along to the live service on Zoom, don’t worry you won’t be recorded.
Saturday Private Prayer
St Martin’s will be open from 10:30am to 12:00pm (mid-day) on Saturday's for Private Prayer. This will be an opportunity for a person, or single household, to enter the church and pray on their own. Please be aware that due to current Lockdown restrictions aimed to stopping the spread of Covid-19, facemasks will be required and we are not able to pause or socially ‘mingle’ in the church.
St Mart’s & St Bart’s KIDS ONLINE
We will be doing a bi-weekly Kids Online service. As with our regular online service, this will be found on our YouTube channel
When? Every other week on Sunday…
What is it? a 10-minute, child-oriented service, with worship, story and activity
Please do spread the word and let us know what you think.
Users of the Church Hall 2021
(Times may vary due to changing Covid-19 rules)
Pre Diabetic Clinic every Monday 9am – 1.30pm (except bank hols)
Table Tennis – January – March 7.00pm – 10.00pm
Coffee & Chat: weekly 10.30am – 12 noon
Lunches: 2nd Tuesday in month 12.30 – 2.00pm
Loving Hands: 4th Tuesday 1pm – 4pm
Rainbows (5 – 7 year olds) 4.45pm – 5.45pm term time
Brownies (7 – 10 year olds) 6pm – 7.30pm term time
Guides (10 – 14 year olds) 7.30pm – 9pm term time
Rainbows (weekly Mums & Toddlers) 9.30am – 11.30am term time
Living Sober 6pm
Forget me Not - 4th Thursday 10.30am – 12 noon
Community House craft/cooking weekly 12noon – 3pm (term time)
Occasional bookings for parties etc
Messy Church: 4th Sunday in month 4pm
Awesome Youff in church 4pm
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