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Sunday 17 September, The Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity

News St Martin – Talking Points

Today/Crèche at St Martin’s. For the 0-4 age group, with trained childcare leaders, 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 today after the service at 11:30 in the Dick Sheppard Chapel. The journey continues as Moses and the people exit Egypt.

Today/Healing. There will be a practical session for those who wish to be part of the healing team today at 11.30am in church following the 10am service, led by Revd Will Morris.

Today/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.

Today/Chinese Congregation 53th Anniversary, ‘cherish, reunion and giving thanks’, Eucharist & Social Tea Gathering, 1.30pm. All are invited 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.

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/Bread for the World, Wednesday 20 September, 6.30pm. Everyone is welcome at our informal Eucharist, a service with prayer, music, word and reflection, followed by fellowship. Georgie Illingworth, Pastoral Assistant, will be reflecting on her experience of Community life.

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, 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.

Meditation Group, Tuesday 26 September, 6.30pm in the Dick Sheppard Chapel. The meditation group meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month. All welcome.

Newcomers’ Supper at Bread for the World. The next newcomers supper is on Wednesday 27 September following the Bread For the World service. If you are relatively new to St Martin’s and would like to come and find out more about the life of the St Martin’s community please contact Helena.tarrrant@smitf.org or speak to Revd Katherine Hedderly.

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.

Theology Group, Sundays, 1, 15 October, 5, 26 November and 10 December, 12.00-1.00pm, 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. All are welcome.

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/disability-conference 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.

Scriptural Reasoning 23 October 7.00-9.00pm in St Martin’s Hall. In partnership with Co-exist House St Martin-in-the-Fields are hosting this introduction to Scriptural Reasoning. In Scriptural Reasoning, participants meet from Jewish, Islamic and Christian traditions to read passages from their respective sacred texts. Our theme will be “Refugees” There are 80 places available. Free tickets are available from the Box Office at St Martin’s: phone 02077661100 (Box Office option 1) or e-mail boxoffice@smitf.org to book your place.

‘In an open plan office, can anyone hear you scream?’ Thursday 21 September, 6.30pm, St Stephen Walbrook. Douglas Board, founder of Maslow’s Attic, gives the inaugural presentation in a new monthly series of plus+ presentations preceded by Evening Prayer at 6.15pm and followed by a drinks reception at 7.00pm. All are welcome.

Discover & Explore: Rome, London & Christianity, 1.10pm on Mondays from 25 September, St Stephen Walbrook. Discover & explore services with the Choral Scholars of St Martin’s explore their theme through music, prayers, readings and reflections. Dates are: 25 September, 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 October, 6, 13, 20, and 27 November.

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