Today/Schools Service, 10.00am. We welcome representatives from two schools founded at St Martin’s in the seventeenth century (i.e. before the present church building) with whom we retain close links even though they are now both based south of the river. Archbishop Tenison’s C of E School, Kennington, was founded in 1685. St Martin-in-the-Fields High School for Girls in Tulse Hill, established in 1699, is one of the oldest schools for girls in Britain. We are proud of these two schools, and our annual Schools’ Service is a way of our retaining understanding of their well-being and reaffirming our commitment to them.
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. There is no C-Club, as Georgie is away on the Silent Retreat. There will be more included in the children’s packs, so do make sure to take one.
This weekend the Silent Retreat will be led by Revd Richard Carter, Brother Sam SSF and Georgie Illingworth. Please keep those participating in your prayers.
Confirmation at St Martin’s. Preparation for adults will take place on Sundays 12noon-1.15pm on 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 Mullally. If you would like to join the group please contact Revd Katherine Hedderly: firstname.lastname@example.org / 0207 766 1102.
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.
This Week/Lent Course 2018: Abiding. Based on Ben Quash’s wonderful Lent Book: Abiding. Wednesdays in Lent and Holy Week until 28 March from 6.30-8.45pm. This week Revd Katherine Hedderley leads the reflection Abiding through Care and Relationships. Books and study materials are still available from the vergers’ vestry (£15) or you can collect your book and study material at the next session. For further information and for final chance to register please contact firstname.lastname@example.org / 020 7766 1143.
This week/Wednesday 7 March, Club Wednesday meet for lunch after the 1.00pm Choral Eucharist followed by a talk by Kristine Wellington with photos: My Pilgrimage to the Holy Land 2018. For more information contact email@example.com.
This week/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.
Compline for Lent, Sunday 11 March, 7.00pm. Join the Choir of St Martin’s for this beautiful and relective traditional sung prayer of the church to end the day. The anthem is Tallis’ Lamentations of Jeremiah. All welcome.
Meditation Group, Tuesday 13 March, 6.30pm in the Dick Sheppard Chapel. The meditation group meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month. All welcome.
Sunday 18 March, Inspired to Follow: Art and the Bible Story, 12.00pm in the Austen Williams Room, looking at Heinrich Olivier’s ‘Abraham and Isaac’. 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 March is Sarah Sikorski. Each month a different member of the group will show an example of their work, so do look regularly to see the changing display.
PCC and Churchwarden Elections. At the Annual Meeting of Parishioners and Annual Parochial Church Meeting on Sunday 29 April this year there will be elections for churchwardens (who are elected for one year, up to a maximum of six) and PCC members (who are elected for three years, renewable once). Adrian Harris, after two years as churchwarden, has indicated he does not plan to stand again this year. Two PCC members’ terms expire this year. If you are interested in standing as churchwarden or as PCC member, please speak to the vicar or the current churchwardens.
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.
Visit St Paul’s Cathedral. We have four Parish Passes which members of our congregation may borrow. If you would like to have the loan of a pass then please contact Cathy Martin via e: email@example.com / t: 020 7766 1142.