Latest News

A Jazz Celebration for Pentecost

Friday 27 April 2018

St Martin’s hosts this year’s live BBC One worship broadcast for Pentecost on Sunday 20 May.

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A Celebration of Ascension Day

Friday 27 April 2018

Reserve your free ticket for this live BBC Radio 4 broadcast for Ascension Day, featuring guest preacher Rt Revd June Osborne.

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The Nazareth Community launched at St Martin-in-the-Fields

Monday 19 March 2018

On Sunday 18 March 2018 47 people made their promises and were blessed by the vicar, Revd Dr Sam Wells, as a new community was formed at St Martin-in-the-Fields.

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Latest Parish Notices

Sunday 16 December, The Third Sunday of Advent

Friday 14 December 2018

Parish notices for Sunday 16 December

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Sunday 9 December, The Second Sunday of Advent

Friday 7 December 2018

Parish notices for Sunday 9 December

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Sunday 2 December, The First Sunday of Advent

Friday 30 November 2018

Parish notices for Sunday 2 December

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Latest Podcasts

Tearing down, raising up, at the heart, on the edge

Monday 10 December 2018

Duration: 12:51
Recorded on: 09.12.2018
File Size: 11.79 MB

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Judge Eternal

Sunday 2 December 2018

Duration: 12:58
Recorded on: 02.12.2018
File Size: 11.81 MB

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Advent Sunday

Sunday 2 December 2018

Duration: 11:10
Recorded on: 02.12.2018
File Size: 10.24 MB

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Latest Sermons

The Second Sunday of Advent

Sunday 9 December 2018

Picture a massive road building project cutting through hills and valleys to create a new straight, level road. The vision from Isaiah that John the Baptist quotes in our Gospel reading is one that seems to require bulldozers. It reads like the specification for a new motorway or by-pass. “Get the road ready … make a straight path for travel.” “Every valley must be filled up” and “every hill and mountain levelled off.” It doesn’t sound very environmentally friendly but, like the current project on the A14, may result in major archaeological finds.   

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Advent Sunday Carol Service

Sunday 2 December 2018

There’s an improvisation game that actors play, called Headteacher, which goes like this. The teacher arrives late carrying the register and a pair of glasses. He starts to quieten down the class, but when he puts his glasses on he sees not a class but the school governors. He rapidly heads to the door, but the door sticks and he struggles to open it. Eventually he escapes, but re-enters the room a short while later, taking it to be the staff room.

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Christ the King

Sunday 25 November 2018

“Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice” Jesus tells Pilate to which Pilate responds: “What is truth?” Indeed that question seems particularly relevant for our world today. What does it mean to belong to the truth?

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Latest Thought for the Week

Waiting in the dark

Friday 14 December 2018

Two weeks ago, I attended the Darkness to Light service at Salisbury Cathedral, marking the start of Advent.

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A Sense of Place

Friday 7 December 2018

I’m writing this while in Vancouver, Canada. We have visited the Museum of Vancouver which devotes more than half of its space to the history of the Haida first nations people.

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On the Lectionary/Advent

Friday 30 November 2018

Goodbye to Year B, hello to Year C!

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Latest Videos

Encountering God

Wednesday 5 December 2018

Duration: Duration: 1:22:15. In the last of our Encounter Series Revd Dr Sam Wells, Vicar of St Martin’s asks  the Most Revd Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, about  how he has encountered God, in his own life.

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Never Failed Me Yet

Tuesday 27 November 2018

Duration: 7:02 The Commemoration for those who have Died Homeless in the Last Year On the 8 November at St Martin-in-the-Fields remembered 169 people who had died homeless or vulnerably housed in London in the last year.

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Christianity Encountering Islam

Thursday 22 November 2018

Duration: 01:26:41 For the first time one of our autumn lectures has been hosted by a different faith community. Christianity Encountering Islam was hosted by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community at Baitul Futuh Mosque in Morden, the largest mosque in Western Europe.

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