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 will meet in the Dick Sheppard Chapel from 11:30am-12noon and we will be exploring the Gospel passage.
Today/Prayers for Healing with anointing and laying on of hands are offered by our healing team following the 10am service each Sunday in the sanctuary.
Today/The booklet Celebrating Women’s Ministry at St Martin-in-the-Fields a project from the Archive team, in memory of Manuela Sykes, is available from the stewards today. Suggested donation £1.
Today/Patronal Festival, 5.00pm, ‘Thirty Enterprising Years’ is the theme for celebrating our patronal festival this year. The service starts at 5.00pm and is followed by the unveiling of the plaque for Canon Geoffrey Brown at 6.00pm and party in the Crypt until 9.00pm. The lantern installation, that many people across St Martin’s have taken part in, will be in situ in the lightwell and there will be the opportunity to view this during the evening. All are welcome. £5 tickets available from the Vergers and Bronwyn Sanders.
This week/Light the Well, 11–18 November, Lightwell. Installation by Anna Sikorska which is comprised of lit porcelain lanterns made by the community of St Martin-in-the-Fields. You can buy a porcelain lantern to take away and light a small candle inside. Proceeds to the New Art Studio and Art Refuge UK, working with art therapy in the context of migration and displacement. Each lantern costs £10 (cash only) and must be collected on the morning of Sunday 19 November. See Jonathan or Anna to purchase lanterns on either Sunday 12 or 19 November, or go to the Box Office during the week.
This week/Autumn Lecture Series 2017: Reformation, concludes on Monday 16 November, 7.00-8.30pm: Reforming Attitudes to Scripture: Ben Quash. Free and open to all. Flyers are available at the back of the church and at www.smitf.org.
This week/Meditation Group, Tuesday 14 November, 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 15 November, 6.30pm. Everyone is welcome at our informal Eucharist, a service with prayer, music, word and reflection, followed by food and fellowship. Following our recent conference on Disability and Church, the Disability Advisory Group will lead reflections on the theme of ‘Just As I Am’.
Next Archers, Thursday 23 November. Begins with Eucharist at 7.00pm in the Austen Williams Room at 6 St Martin’s Place, followed by a deliciously warming supper. Our theme for conversation will be ‘Thanksgiving’. Please inform Ruth Hutchinson, 020 8801 9520, or Michael Moran, email@example.com / 078 1026 1686, if you would like to join us.
Open Circle, Friday 24 November, trip to the Natural History Museum late night. We’ll be meeting at 7pm, at the Cromwell Road entrance. Please do email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com to let me know if you are hoping to come.
Theology Group, Sundays 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.
Hail, gladdening light! Monday 27 November, 7.00pm. Join the Choir of St Martin-in-the-Fields for an evening concert to raise funds for the continuing partnership between St Martin’s and St Mary’s Cathedral, Johannesburg. Tickets £10 for congregation members. Quote CONGREGATION at the Box Office or over the phone 020 7766 1100.
The changing monthly display by the artists and craftspeoples group in the Foyer of the Crypt for November is by Vicky Howard. Each month a different member of the group will show an example of their work, so do look regularly to see the changing display.
Ministry at St Martin’s. There are a number of ways in which people share in ministry at St Martin’s, including stewarding, reading, serving, offering hospitality after the 10am Sunday service, taking part in Wednesday Bread for the World evenings. Please reflect on the ways in which you would like to be involved and contact Katherine Hedderly, firstname.lastname@example.org, 020 7766 1102, if you would like to be put in touch with those who lead in each area.
Advent Procession St Paul’s Cathedral, Saturday 2 December, 6.00pm. Parishes from around the diocese are invited for this moving and uplifting service in which the Cathedral Choir moves throughout the building singing music which reflects the Advent themes of light and hope, together with readings from scripture and literature and some of the best-loved of the Advent hymns. There are a limited number of tickets, please contact email@example.com / 020 7766 1100 if you wish to attend.
Christmas Volunteers. We are now fast approaching the 2017 BBC Radio 4 Christmas Appeal with St Martin-in-the-Fields. This year the Appeal will be broadcast on Sunday 3 December and we would love to have some help receiving phone calls at the call centre. Throughout December, we would also welcome help opening post, processing donations and sending thank you cards. If you can spare a few hours to help us this year please sign up via www.smitfc.org/volunteer2017. Thank you!
Art Talk: Chinese Textiles, 6.30pm, Monday 15 January 2018, St Martin’s Hall. Talk by Jacqueline Simcox on Silks From Imperial China: Ming and Qing dynasty costumes and textiles 1368-1911. Free tickets from www.eventbrite.com/e/lecture-chinese-textiles-tickets-38247649750. The first in an occasional series of art talks focusing on aspects of Chinese Art and organised with the Chinese Speaking Congregations of St Martin’s.
Discover & Explore: Rome, London & Christianity, 1.10pm, Mondays, St Stephen Walbrook. Discover & explore services with the Choral Scholars of St Martin’s explore their theme through music, prayers, readings and reflections. 13, 20, and 27 November.
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