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 in the Dick Sheppard Chapel from 11:30-12noon, where we will be talking about Jesus’ words ‘just as you did it to one of the least of these …, you did it to me’.
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/We give thanks to God with Richard Carter for 25 years of ordination to the priesthood. Richard was ordained on Christ the King in Solomon Islands in 1992 by the Archbishop of Melanesia. There will be cake and wine to celebrate in the Hall after the 10am service. All are welcome!
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/Congregation Shopping Event at the Shop at St Martin’s, after the 10am service. Members of the congregation can receive a 10% discount on all items in the shop, excluding books, on presentation of their service sheet from the 10am service.
Today/Stewards Advent & Christmas Briefing takes place in church directly after the 10am service. If you would like to volunteer to steward at one of these services and have not yet done so please contact Helen Riley (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kristine Wellington (email@example.com).
Today/Theology Group, 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. Future dates: Sunday 10 December.
This week/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.
This week/Meditation Group, Tuesday 28 November, 6.30pm in the Dick Sheppard Chapel. The meditation group meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month. All welcome.
Advent and Christmas Services. The full list of Advent & Christmas services is available in our whole site brochure and on our website. During Advent there will be no Evening Prayer, Monday Choral Evensong or Bread for the World. There will be no ticketing for capacity Christmas services: Nine Lessons and Carols, Gospel Carols, Community Carols and Parish Carols. Doors open 45 mins before the services start and as the church is often full we encourage you to arrive in plenty of time to be certain of a seat. We look forward to welcoming all of our visitors over this Advent and Christmas season.
Advent Oasis, Sunday 3 December, 2.00-4.00pm, George Richards & Austen Williams Rooms. Another ‘Oasis’ time of quiet scripture reflection, prayer and practical art. Art materials will be available for you to explore, play with colour and be creative through collage, painting, drawing or writing. All are very welcome. Please let Helena Tarrant know if you wish to come: 020 7766 1100 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
Club Wednesday, Wednesday 6 December. All members of the congregation are welcome to come for lunch and refreshments after the 1pm Eucharist at 6 St Martin’s Place, followed by a fascinating talk by Laurence Impey: on ‘Ethiopia: Land of Poverty, Piety and Pride’ with pictures.
Light the Well, Lightwell, extended to 14 December. An 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). See Jonathan or Anna to purchase lanterns or go to the Box Office.
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.
The Archers, Thursday 21 December. The Archers Christmas party will be held at the Union Jack Club starting at 7.00pm on 21 December. Everyone is welcome but only 25 people can be accommodated so it will be ‘first come, first served’. To book, for menu choices and cost contact Ruth Hutchinson, 020 8801 9520, or Michael Moran, email@example.com / 077 7627 1064.
Christmas Volunteers. This year the BBC Radio 4 Christmas Appeal with St Martin-in-the-Fields 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.
The Connection at St Martin’s is delighted to announce that we are through to the final stage of the Credit Suisse Charity of the Year 2018 competition. If we win, Credit Suisse will fund The Connection to support 500 people out of homelessness. The staff vote opened at 9am on Friday 24 November and closes Wednesday 29 November. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org / 0207 766 5555 if you think you could help us win.
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, email@example.com, 020 7766 1102, if you would like to be put in touch with those who lead in each area.
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. Final service: Monday 27 November.
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 https://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. Jacqueline Simcox, who has written numerous articles on Chinese textiles, will talk about some of the Ming dynasty (1368-1644) textiles and some of the imperial costumes and festivals and show how they changed when the Machu from the north took over the country from 1644-1911 (Qing dynasty).