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 11:30am-12noon.
Today/Congregational Giving 2018: Discipleship. Today is our Giving Sunday. If you have not received an information pack through the post, please ask for one from the vergers as you leave church today or collect one from the table downstairs during coffee. Please return your response form by Sunday 15 April. If you would like any further information, please contact Tom Poole in the Development Office on 020 7766 1132 / email: email@example.com.
Today/Chinese New Year Celebration. The Chinese Speaking Congregation will be holding a Chinese New Year Lunch Party Celebration in the Lightwell between 11.00am and 1.00pm, followed by a joint service at 2.00pm. 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.
Today/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.
Today/Katherine Hedderly will be preaching at the 11.30am Sung Eucharist at St Paul’s Cathedral today.
This week/Great Sacred Choral Classics, Monday 19 February, 6.30pm. Join Revd Dr Sam Wells and St Martin’s Voices for the final installment of this exciting new series exploring great choral works in words and music: Monday 19 February: Allegri Miserere. Free admission.
This Week/Lent Course 2018: Abiding. We will be using Ben Quash’s wonderful 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 but please register asap by completing flyer available in church or online. Books and study materials are now available from the vergers’ vestry or from firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also collect your book and study material this Wednesday, at the first session. For further information phone: 020 7766 1143.
Contemplative Prayer, 6.55–8.00am, Mon-Thurs (7.55–9.00am Sat). Meet outside the North East door. If you would like to join this group, please contact email@example.com.
Archers, Thursday 22 February, 7.00pm: begins with Holy Communion in the Austen Williams Room, 6 St Martin’s Place, followed by supper and then a discussion: “What am I trying to give up and take up for Lent?” All are welcome. Please inform Ruth Hutchinson, 020 8801 9520, or Michael Moran, firstname.lastname@example.org / 078 1026 1686, if you would like to join us.
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.
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.
Meditation Group, Tuesday 27 February, 6.30pm in the Dick Sheppard Chapel. The meditation group meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month. All welcome.
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.
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.
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 020 7766 1143.
Time to Talk, Saturday 3 March, 10.30am. A service of reflection for those affected by suicide, featuring words and music to offer space, solidarity and opportunity to reflect and connect. The service will be followed by a reception with refreshments and an opportunity to link with organisations offering advice and support.
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.
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.
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.