Today/Confirmation at St Martin’s The Bishop of London will preside at this year’s service of confirmation today at 10.00am. This will be a joint service with both our Chinese and English speaking congregations. All are welcome to come and support the adults and young people from our congregations being confirmed. Please come for a glass of wine and cake after the service in St Martin’s Hall.
Today/Prayer for healing We will be setting aside the Dick Sheppard Chapel, 11.30am–12noon after the 10am morning service for anyone who would like to receive prayer for healing. Two members of the healing team will be available to pray with you.
Today/The Melanesian ‘Simply Living’ Mission, comes to St Martin-in-the-Fields for their final Thanksgiving Eucharist at 6.30pm, followed by supper in the Hall and panpipes! All are welcome!
This week/The St Martin’s breakfast group meets on 5 June in the Café in the Crypt from 7.45-8.30am. All welcome. For more information contact Caroline Essex via the Parish Office.
This week/Club Wednesday Our next Club Wednesday will be 5 June, beginning with Choral Eucharist at 1pm and followed by lunch at 6 St. Martin’s Place. John Falcone will be giving this month’s talk, entitled ‘Spiritual Journeys.’ All are welcome to attend.
This week/The Meditation Group meets next in the DSC on Wednesday 5 June at 7.00pm.
This week/The Friends of St Martin’s, Saturday 8 June The Friends will be celebrating their Annual Festival with a service in the Dick Sheppard Chapel led by Revd Dr Sam Wells, followed by lunch in the gallery. After lunch Andrew Earis will speak about music at St Martin’s, the theme of this year’s festival. If you would like to find out more and attend this day please contact Susanne Wood via the Parish Office.
Revd Katherine Hedderly will be on study leave from 3-15 June at Douai Abbey, Berkshire and in Munich.
Living the Questions begins again with a new series of studies – Eclipsing the Empire: Paul, Rome and the Kingdom of God. This is an open discussion group based around new DVD material encouraging people to bring their questions about the Christian faith and live into the answers. Dates for this series are: 9, 16, 23, 30 June; 7, 21 July. All are welcome to come along. Course takes place in the Austen Williams Room, 6 St Martin’s Place at 12.15pm.
Sunday 9 June, Couch Potatoes meet at 12.15pm in the cafe.
St Martin’s Cricket is a’coming in! Four matches – more than we have ever had before – but we do need extra players, male and female. Quality not really vital but nice if poss. Matches on Sunday 9 June at Wandsworth Park, Putney, Sunday 16 June at Barn Elm, and the vital Choir v Rest of St Martin’s match Sunday 23 June at Battersea Park. And then Saturday 27 July v Salisbury Cathedral. Do please recruit family, friends and others! And come back to me as soon as you can. Thanks. Giles Andrews (contact via the Parish Office).
Sunday 16 June, Steward’s Training will follow the 10.00am Eucharist. All stewards are asked to attend this important session. Apologies only to: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. Afterwards you are invited to a bring and share lunch together in the hall.
Saturday 29 June 11.00am St Martin-in-the-Fields: Called to Justice and Freedom, A celebration of the Life and Legacy of Archbishop Trevor Huddleston CR KCMG Speakers Fr Nicolas Stebbing CR and Baroness Glenys Kinnock. The service is open to all. It is followed by a reception in South Africa House afterwards for which you must register in advance. For more information see flyer.
The Parish weekend takes place at Worth Abbey 12-14 July. Flyers and application forms are available today. Please fill in and return asap to make sure of a place.
The Parish Weekend Away: Disability Awareness We are seeking to make this weekend as accessible as possible to those who would like to come. It would be helpful to know of additional needs in advance so that we can try to meet them. Please put a note of the need or the assistance required with your application form, return it to Elinor in the office and we will contact you to discuss. Priority for transport by minibus will be given.
Next Archers: because of the Pilgrimage and “Simply Living Mission” there will be no Archers in May, the next Archers will be on Thursday 18 July. This will be the last Archers with James and Janet Allan so it will be a chance to say thank you for their love, care and dedication in the leadership of this group. I hope as many Archers as possible can come!
Friends of St Martin-in-the-Fields The Friends aim to form a link between members of the congregation, those who can no longer participate and visitors attracted by what they find here. Why not join us? See leaflets in the Porch.
Children and Young People We aim to provide a safe environment for children and young people through our Safeguarding Policy. The Child-Line Helpline is 0800 1111.
Security is an issue in any public space in central London. Please do keep your handbags/valuables where you can see them. If handbags are placed on the pew bench you do not have them in sight when you stand to sing a hymn!
Electoral Roll To be on the Electoral Roll, you have to be aged 16 or over, a baptised member of the Church of England (or a church in communion with it) and be resident in the parish or have worshipped here regularly for the last 6 months. Application forms are available from the PCC Duty member after the 10am service, from the Vergers, or from the Parish Office (020 7766 1100). If you are not eligible to be on the Electoral Roll, or do not wish to be, you can still be included on our Parish List and continue to receive Parish Pipeline (those on the Electoral Roll are automatically included on the Parish List).