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Notices for Sunday 21 February, the Second Sunday of Lent

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Today/Crèche at St Martin’s For the 0-4 age group, with trained childcare leaders, now takes place in the Austen Williams Room every Sunday. Please ask a steward to show you where to go. Parents are invited to drop off children by 10am and collect after the service.

Today/Children’s Programme – C Club meets after the 10am service in the Dick Sheppard Chapel.

Today/There is filming taking place in Trafalgar Square today, leading to road closures and bus diversions in the area (see TfL website). Access to the church in the morning will be via Adelaide Street and Church Path.

Today/Inspired to Follow: Art and the Bible Story, Sundays 21, 28 Feb, 6, 13 March, 12noon-1.00pm, Austen Williams Room. The programme covers the Biblical story from Creation to Apocalypse using paintings as a source of inspiration. See flyer for more details.

Today/Confirmation at St Martin’s Preparation classes for adults will take place on Sunday mornings 12noon–1pm on: 21 Feb, 13, 20 March, 17 April, 1, 8, 15 May, 5 June. If you would like to join the preparation classes please contact Revd Katherine Hedderly ( 020 7766 1102. For Children’s Confirmation please contact Andrew Bennison 020 7766 1143.

Congregational Giving 2016: A Grateful Heart Please remember to return your response form for the congregational giving campaign by Sunday 10 April. If you have not received a pack or would like further information, please contact Katy Shaw in the Development office on 020 7766 1168/email:

This week/The Meditation Group meets on Tuesday 23 February at 6.30pm in the DSC. The meditation group meets on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of the month.

This week/Living With Dementia, Tuesday 23 February, 7-9pm, St Martin’s Hall. Through the insight of lived experience and theological reflection we will look at how our church life and worship might grow in a more dementia-friendly way. All are welcome.

This week/Lent Programme 2016: The Wisdom of the Desert, Wednesdays 6.30-8.45pm. Feb 24, March 2, 9, 16, 23. This week: Life, Death and Neighbours, introduced by Sam Wells. If you missed the first week, copies of the book and study guide are available from the Vergers Vestry. For those unable to attend but would like to use the Study Guide at home these can be purchased from the vergers for a price of £3 and the book can be purchased from the Shop in the Crypt.

The St Martin’s Breakfast Group meets 7.45-8.30am, 2 March in Café in the Crypt.

Club Wednesday meets on Wednesday 2 March, beginning with Choral Eucharist at 1pm, followed by lunch at 6 St Martin’s Place. John and Pat Pridmore will be speaking about their recent adventures on the slow boat to China. All are welcome.

Please note the next Archers will be held on Thursday 3 March at 7.00pm, not the date previously announced.

Disability Advisory Group, Sunday 13 March 2-4pm Austen Williams Room. This termly open meeting gathers people with insight or experience of physical, sensory or mental health issues to help shape our vision and work. Further details to follow. All are welcome. If you’d like to know more about the group and its work, please speak to Fiona MacMillan or Jonathan Evens.

Passion Sunday 13 March at 7.30pm in St Martin-in-the-Fields: The Devil’s Passion written and performed by Justin Butcher. “A seriously fine piece of writing, a terrific performance, a startlingly original presentation” (The Church Times). All are welcome. Suggested donation of £10 to cover the cost of the performance. See flyer for more details. The performance will follow Compline sung by the Choir of St Martin-in-the Fields at 7.00pm. Join us for both.

PCC The Annual Parish Church Meeting is an opportunity for us all to think about what we can offer to St Martin’s. Serving on the Parochial Church Council may be one of the ways that you can use your skills and gifts. If you’d like to learn more about what’s involved, please have a word with the churchwardens Gail or Ali, or with the PCC person on duty at coffee after the Sunday 10am service. We’d love to hear from you! We are also looking for a new churchwarden, as Ali stands down this year, and would value your thoughts and prayers.

Open Afternoon at The Connection on Wed 2 March, organised by the Friends of The Connection. All welcome – 4.30pm: tours of the building, 5pm: tea/coffee, 5.30pm: talk and discussion on current homelessness issues led by Colin Glover, CEO of The Connection. Please confirm attendance to Friends office, 020 7766 5522,

Art exhibition at St Stephen Walbrook, weekdays 10.00am-4.00pm. ‘Foundations of the City’ by Alan Everett which can be seen at St Stephen until 4 March. Alan Everett will talk about his work on Wednesday 2 March at 1.00pm.

Discover & explore A musical service series at St Stephen Walbrook explores hope, faith, life, love, dreams, joy, truth and soul through music and liturgy with the Choral Scholars of St Martin-in-the-Fields. Mondays at 1.10pm: 22 Feb: Love; 29 Feb: Dreams; 7 Mar: Joy; 14 Mar: Truth; 21 Mar: Soul.

Lenten Prayer around the cross with a Brother from the Taizé community, Friday 4 March at Oasis Church, Waterloo, 1A Kennington Rd, SE1 7QP. Song practice at 7pm, service begins at 7.30pm. Steve Chalke will give a short reflection. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Facilities for those with disabilities For those with a hearing aid, it can be tuned into a loop system by setting it at T. Access via the ramp on the north side of the portico (St Martin’s Place). Large print hymnbooks, service books, and Parish Newsletters are available from the Stewards.

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