Discipleship refers to the ways we meet the God of Jesus Christ and seek transformation by the Holy Spirit to become more like Christ each day.
We offer food for the soul in our annual Lent study course, the small groups that follow our Wednesday night Bread for the World service, in our regular meditation group and regular silent retreats, and in Great Sacred Music on Thursdays. Specific attention is also given to nurturing the spirituality of our children.
There is food for the mind in our Autumn Lecture Series and our Theology Group on Sundays. There are Study Groups for all ages, Bible Study Small Groups, a Children’s Club, Confirmation Classes each year, and many other workshops, seminars and events. There is fellowship and companionship in our Open Circle, Archers, and Club Wednesday gatherings, and in the creative sharing of our Artists’and Craftspeople’s group. The parish away day and parish weekend are times when all aspects of discipleship come together in wonderful ways.
Giving money is part of belonging. Many people at St Martin’s regard participating in the congregational giving scheme as an integral part of their discipleship. See here about how to make a regular contribution to our church.
The clergy are always happy to meet individually with anyone seeking discernment, guidance, or a listening ear. Our lay chaplains are in church on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 10.30am-12.00noon.
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Autumn Lecture Series
St Martin-in-the-Fields provides a broad, diverse and exciting education programme seeking to provide opportunities for people to grow in their understanding of the Christian faith and what it means for today.
Lectures and Courses
Autumn Lecture Series videos
Encountering the Sacred
Duration: 1:18:36 Taking RS Thomas’ poem “The Bright Field” as their starting point each of our speakers will be speaking about their own encounter with the sacred. The Church of England and BBC’s Richard Coles chairs the evening and is joined by Neil MacGregor, Nicola Green and Ben Okri
Encountering Jesus of Nazareth
Duration: 1:19:14 Encountering Jesus of Nazareth with Mark Oakley, Rose Hudson-Wilkin and Brother Sam SSF. In an evening chaired by Katherine Hedderly each of the speakers have chosen a Gospel passage which tells of an encounter with Christ that has in some way changed or transformed their own lives.