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Notices for Sunday 21 June, the Third Sunday after Trinity

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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.

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

Today/Book sale will be after the 10am service. Money raised at the sale will go to CAFOD for their work with Syrian refugees.

Today/Disability Advisory Group, 2-4pm Austen Williams Room. This termly open meeting gathers people with insight and experience of physical, sensory or mental health issues to help shape our vision and work. We’ll be getting to know Jonathan Evens, considering issues and ideas around access and participation, and enjoying tea and cake. In the second half we will explore Biblical healing stories through Godly Play, led by Sam Wells. All are welcome. For more information please speak to Fiona MacMillan or Jonathan Evens.

Today/Lift 3 (foyer to lower crypt/Hall) Our sincerest apologies but this lift is broken and awaiting a replacement part. Refreshments for those unable to get down to the Hall will be provided upstairs.

Revd Geoffrey Brown RIP Our beloved former vicar of St Martin’s has died and our thoughts and prayers are with Jane and her family at this time. The St Martin’s community is invited to a memorial service to give thanks to God for Geoffrey on Wednesday 1 July at 10.30am followed by a reception. Please email RSVPGB@smitf.org so that we have an idea of numbers.

This week/The Bridge Exhibition, Monday 1 June-Friday 31 July, in the foyer at St Martin’s A ground-breaking interfaith gathering of premier and emerging artists, focusing on what they hold in common through their Arab, Persian and Jewish cultures, and their Christian, Muslim and Jewish creeds. For more details, please see the wholesite brochure or leaflets available.

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

This week/The St Martin’s Breakfast Group meets on 24 June in the Café in the Crypt from 7.45-8.30am. All welcome. Contact Caroline Essex or Dan Kaszeta via the Parish Office.

This week/Bread For the World on Wednesdays at 6.30pm: Come and join our midweek community for an informal Eucharist, simple supper and chance to reflect together on the theme of the week, with music led by our choral scholars. On 24 June Sam Wells leads us in Godly Play. The evening starts in church and continues with a simple supper in the Austen Williams Room, followed by small groups. Cost £2 for supper. All are welcome.

This week/Archers, Thursday 25 June, 7pm We begin with the Eucharist followed by summer salads, strawberries and cream and Iced Pimms. Our discussion will be “What I love about Summer.” All are welcome – please contact Michael Moran or Ruth Hutchinson via the Parish Office to let them know you are coming.

This week/Pride On Saturday 27 June members and friends of St Martin’s will once again march in the annual LGBTQ Pride in London Parade. Participants will gather at the box office at 10am. For details, contact John Falcone at StMartinsPride2015@gmail.com.

This week/St Martin’s Choir v Rest of St Martin’s Community Cricket The always eagerly anticipated match takes place on Saturday June 27 from 2pm on Wandsworth Common (pitch 2). Reached via Wandsworth Common overground station, Trinity Road (A214) or 219, 319 buses from Clapham Junction. Do bring families and a picnic. The Choir has sworn vengeance after last year’s result! Giles Andrews

Please note, there will be no Club Wednesday on 1 July due to the memorial of Revd Geoffrey Brown. Members of Club Wednesday are instead invited to this 10.30am service and to the reception afterwards. As there is no Club Wednesday during August our next Club Wednesday will be on Wednesday 2 September.

Open Circle (a friendly group in their 20s, 30s +), Friday 3 July, 6.15pm/Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum and a much-loved member of St Martin’s, will be giving Open Circle an exclusive tour of the British Museum’s new exhibition: Indigenous Australia. Spaces limited so do let us know at StMartinsOpenCircle@gmail.com if you’d like to join us. First come, first served. Priority will be given to members of Open Circle.

New Curate for St Martin’s from July We are delighted that Alastair McKay will be joining St Martin’s from 5 July. Alastair is co-founder of Bridge Builders an organisation providing training for church leaders with a focus on handling conflict in the church in constructive ways. He has completed his formation at St Mellitus and previously studied for an MA in Conflict Transformation. Alastair will be ordinated deacon on Saturday 4 July, 3pm St Paul’s Cathedral. Catherine Duce will be ordained deacon at the same service and will be serving her curacy at St Stephen with St John, Rochester Row, following her training at Westcott House, Cambridge. Please remember Alastair and Cath in your prayers as they prepare for ordained ministry. There are ten tickets available for the ordination service, please contact angela.anderson@smitf.org if you would like one.

Pastoral Assistant We are delighted that Andrew Bennison has been appointed as the new pastoral assistant for 2015/16 and will begin in his role from 1 September.

Parish Weekend 2015, July 10-12 We return to Worth Abbey for a weekend of prayer, reflection and fun. The theme for the weekend will be “Belonging: Belonging to God, Belonging to One Another, Belonging to the Land.” We will be joined by Timothy Radcliffe OP as our special guest speaker. Flyers and application forms are now available in church. Places are going fast and we are nearly full; all applications must be in by Monday 22 June at 5pm.

Revd Colin Midlane is assisting at St Clement’s, King Square, EC1 during June to August, whilst their vicar is on sabbatical. Please pray for him and the parish.