Today/We are pleased to welcome Gabrielle Hubert, who will be baptised at the 10.00am Eucharist. Please pray for Gabrielle on this very special day.
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/Prayers for Healing with anointing and laying on of hands are offered by our healing team following the 10.00am service each Sunday in the sanctuary.
Today/Children’s Programme. C-Club will be meeting as usual, in the Dick Sheppard Chapel from 11:30-12noon. We will be starting some artwork for ‘the word became flesh and lived among us’.
This week/Great Sacred Choral Classics, Mondays, 6.30pm. Join Revd Dr Sam Wells and choral groups from St Martin’s as they explore great choral works in words and music over this exciting new series: 5 February Bach Mass in B minor with the Choral Scholars of St Martin-in-the-Fields; and 19 February Allegri Miserere with St Martin’s Voices. Free admission.
This week/Club Wednesday, 7 February, meet for lunch after the 1.00pm Choral Eucharist. Afterwards Revd Richard Carter will share about his recent trip to Lampedusa, with photos.
This week/Bread for the World, Wednesday 7 February at 6.30pm. Everyone is welcome at our informal Eucharist, a service with prayer, music, word and reflection, followed by food and fellowship. Revd Richard Carter will be sharing on the Nazareth Community.
Calling from the Edge, Friday 9 February, 1-2.15pm, Aldersgate Suite, Central Hall Westminster, SW1. This event celebrates the first 5 years of conferences on Disability & Church and aims to share our experience and ideas with the wider Church. We hope this will be of interest to all those working in disability, social justice or inclusion., members of St Martin’s, Inclusive Church partners & supporters, ecumenical colleagues, students. Registration: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Drawing Club, Sunday 11 February, 12.00-2.00pm, Archive Space. Each month for two hours the drawing club will meet and draw together. The aim of this new group is to encourage and practice together. There will be materials provided, objects to draw and step-by-step help for those beginners who would like it. So no previous experience is necessary and all are welcome.
Faith in the Questions, Monday 12 February, 7.00pm. This evening offers a performance of a new one-act play, Counting the Clouds, followed by a conversation. The play, performed by Riding Lights, tells the story of a scientist who’s a Christian, wrestling with the structure of the universe, when his personal life is shaken to the core. The conversation that follows gives people a chance to ask their own questions of leading scientists. Free tickets, via EventBrite.
Meditation Group, Tuesday 13 February, 6.30pm in the Dick Sheppard Chapel. The meditation group meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month. All welcome.
A small group for Contemplative Prayer meets, 7–8am, Mon-Thurs (8–9am Sat) from 17 February. If you would like to join this group, please contact email@example.com.
Chinese New Year Celebration, Sunday 18 February. The Chinese Speaking Congregation will be holding a Chinese New Year Lunch Party Celebration on Sunday 18 February in the Lightwell between 11.00am and 1.00pm. There will be introductions, demonstrations and performances of Chinese Arts and Cultures, in addition to the provisions of Chinese Food. All members of the English Speaking Congregation are cordially invited to join in and share in this joyful thanksgiving occasion to God in welcoming the Year of the Dog.
Inspired to Follow: Art and the Bible Story, Sunday 18 February, 12.00pm in the Austen Williams Room, looking at Gethsemane and Bellini’s ‘Agony in the Garden’. An opportunity to engage with a painting from the National Gallery’s collection, Biblical story and a theological reflection, in conversation with others. These sessions are intended to deepen an understanding of the Christian faith and to help you reflect on what it means to follow Jesus today. Speak with Alastair McKay for further information.
The changing monthly display by the artists and craftspeoples group in the Foyer of the Crypt for February is by Jonathan Kearney. Each month a different member of the group will show an example of their work, so do look regularly to see the changing display.
Disability Advisory Group, Sunday 25 February, 12.00-2.00pm, 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 please speak to Fiona MacMillan or Jonathan Evens, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Confirmation at St Martin’s. Preparation for adults will take place on Sundays 12noon-1.15pm on 25 February, 4, 18, March, 15, 22 April, 13, 27 May, 3 June in the Benenson Room. The Confirmation service will take place on Sunday 10 June with our new Bishop of London, the Rt Revd Sarah Mallally. If you would like to join the group please contact Revd Katherine Hedderly: email@example.com / 0207 766 1102.
Choral Classics at St Stephen Walbrook, 1.00pm, Mondays until 19 March. A new choral series at St Stephen Walbrook. A 30 minute sequence of beautiful music with readings, led by Alastair McKay with the Choral Scholars of St Martin’s. All welcome.
Lent Course 2018: Abiding – What does it mean to Abide in God’s love? We will be using Ben Quash’s wonderful Lent book Abiding as we reflect upon what it means to abide in body, in mind, through care, in relationship, in exile, in woundedness, and in peace. Wednesdays in Lent and Holy Week from 21 February – 28 March from 6.30-8.45pm. All are welcome. For more information and for registration please complete the flyer provided or contact The Church Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org / 02077661100.
Silent Retreat, 2-4 March: Contemplation in a World of Action. Places are still available for this year’s silent retreat which will be led by Brother Sam from the Society of St Francis and Revd Richard Carter at the Focolare Centre, Welwyn Garden City. Flyers are now available in the church. For further information and to book a place please contact: email@example.com; or telephone 02077661143.
Connection with Choral Classics, Thursday 1 March, 6.00–10.30pm. The Friends of the Connection are hosting what promises to be an really informative and enjoyable evening, including a talk in the Connection, a meal in the Crypt and a late concert in the church. £40 all included! See flyers in the church porch, go to www.friendsoftheconnection.org.uk/events or ring the Friends office on 020 7766 5522.
The first meeting of the Nazareth Community will take place on Saturday 10 March with Morning Prayer at 9.00am at St Martin-in-the-Fields. For all those who are interested in finding out more please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.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 SoundCloud or subscribe via iTunes podcasts.