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Sunday 10 September, The Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity

News St Martin – Talking Points

Today/Children’s Programme. C-Club meets today after the service at 11:30 in the Dick Sheppard Chapel. We will continue exploring the story of Moses.

Today/There is no Crèche today.

Today/Theology Group, 12-1pm, Austen Williams Room. There will be an opportunity to reflect theologically on issues of the day and questions of forever with Revd Dr Sam Wells. Future dates: 1, 15 October, 5, 26 November and 10 December. All are welcome.

Today/Compline, 7.00pm. Join the Choir of St Martin’s for this beautiful traditional sung prayer of the church to end the day, this week featuring Sheppard ‘s ‘Filiae Hierusalem’.

Contemplative Prayer on Mondays and Thursdays. A silent hour from 7.00-8.00am in the church. The group meets for admission to church at 6.55am via the north east door on Church Path.

This week/Meditation Group, Tuesday 12 September, 6.30pm in the Dick Sheppard Chapel. The meditation group meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month. All welcome.

This week/Bread for the World, Wednesday 13 September, 6.30pm. Everyone is welcome at our informal Eucharist, a service with prayer, music, word and reflection, followed by fellowship. This week St Martin’s is hosting a Churches Together in Westminster Reformation 500 event, with St Anne’s Lutheran Church London and Revd Eliza Zikmane, focusing on Martin Luther’s legacy to Christian Education through the Small Catechism and asking the question, Why should the Devil have all the best technology?

This week/London Open House, Saturday 16 September. If you’d like to welcome visitors to St Martin’s between 9.30am – 3.30pm, please contact Susanne Wood in church on Sunday or at friends@smitf.org. Church tours on the day 10am & 12pm, bellringing demonstrations 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm & 3pm.

Disability Advisory Group, Sunday 17 September, 12.30-2.30pm, Austen Williams Room. This termly open meeting gathers people with insight or experience of physical, sensory, cognitive or mental health issues to help shape our vision and work. All are welcome to join us, including our brilliant bring & share lunch. If you’d like to know more about the group and its work, please speak to Fiona MacMillan or Jonathan Evens.

Chinese Congregation 53th Anniversary, ‘cherish, reunion and giving thanks’, Eucharist & Social Tea Gathering, Sunday 17 September, 1.30pm. All are invited you to join. The preacher will be The Rt Revd Andrew Chan, the Bishop of Western Kowloon in Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui. Please RSVP to Revd Paul Lau on 020 7766 1106 or eugene.ling@smitf.org.

On Sunday 24 September we will be hosting our annual Marketplace event in the church hall, which is a great opportunity to learn more about the huge breadth of activities and groups that make up our shared life at St Martin’s and sign up to get involved! We’ll be launching the printed Annual Review on that day, bringing together all of the highlights from the last 12 months. Please speak to Adrian Harris or Chris Braganza in church for more information or email churchwardens@smitf.org.

Autumn Lecture Series 2017: Reformation. Begins Monday 25 September 2017, 7.00-8.30pm: The Reformation: Alister McGrath; 2 Oct Reforming Church: Lucy Winkett, Sam Wells; 9 Oct Reforming Marriage: Nicholas Holtam, David Monteith, Sally Hitchiner; 16 Oct Reforming Attitudes to Race: David Olusoga, Liz Adekunle; 6 Nov Reforming Attitudes to Islam: Mona Siddiqui, Joshua Ralston; 13 Nov Reforming Attitudes to Scripture: Ben Quash. All lectures free and open to all. Flyers are available at the back of the church and at www.smitf.org.

Next Archers, Thursday 28 September, begins with the Eucharist at 7.00pm, 6 St Martin’s place followed by a delicious meal. All are welcome.

Artists’ and craftspeople’s group. The changing monthly display by the group in the Foyer of the Crypt for September is by Fiona Hunter-Boyd. Each month a member of the group displays an example of their work.

Safeguarding and Mental Health, Sunday 8 October. A workshop open to all with Neil Bunker, Mental Health Liaison Chaplain for the Two Cities area of the Diocese, Anna Gregorowski, St Martin’s Safeguarding Officer and Revd Katherine Hedderly, to explore this important area in the church context. The workshop will take place in the Austen Williams Room from 1.00pm-2.30pm. All are welcome. Feel free to bring your lunch. Tea and coffee will be provided. For more information contact anna.gregorowski21@gmail.com or katherine.hedderly@smitf.org

Just As I Am. Saturday 14 – Sunday 15 October 2017. A weekend of events marking our 6th annual conference on Disability Church in partnership with Inclusive Church. Saturday 14 October, 10.30am–4.30pm. Booking www.inclusive-church.org.uk/disability or complete form in church £20/£10. Sunday 15 October, 10.00am, Eucharist and Healing Service: 2.00-4.30pm, Summer in the Forest: a special screening of this acclaimed documentary film about the L’Arche community. If you would like to know more or to get involved speak to Fiona MacMillan or Jonathan Evens.

The Vision exhibition at St Stephen Walbrook continues weekdays 10am-4pm (Weds 11am-3pm) until Friday 15 September.

Preludes & Vollenteries 1, Thursday 14 September, 6.00pm, St Stephen Walbrook. Peter Sheppard Skaerved on great 17th century Cremonese violin, playing Northern Italian violin style of the 1600s. Tickets on the door or via Eventbrite or ptrshpprdskrvd@aol.com.

The Parish Pipeline email goes out once a week with stories and information from around St Martin’s. Subscribe on www.smitf.org or by emailing sam.whyte@smitf.org.

Sacred Moments. A weekly podcast from St Martin-in-the-Fields. Each Monday Revd Dr Sam Wells offers a short reflection, followed by a hymn or choral piece sung by St Martin’s Voices. To listen, visit www.soundcloud.com/sacred_moments or subscribe via iTunes podcasts.