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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 21 October, The Twenty-First Sunday after Trinity

Friday 19 October 2018

Parish notices for Sunday 21 October

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Sunday 14 October, The Twentieth Sunday after Trinity

Friday 12 October 2018

Parish notices for Sunday 14 October

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Sunday 7 October, The Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity

Friday 5 October 2018

Parish notices for Sunday 7 October

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Latest Podcasts

Encountering London

Tuesday 16 October 2018

Duration: 56:39
Recorded on: 15.10.2018
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Reflections on Ten Days in Johannesburg

Sunday 7 October 2018

Duration: 16.32
Recorded on: 07.10.2018
File Size: 15,509

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Love without limit

Sunday 30 September 2018

Duration: 12.13
Recorded on: 30.09.2018
File Size: 11,460

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Latest Sermons

Something Worth Sharing: Disability Day

Sunday 14 October 2018

I don’t really like the term practical theology. I don’t like it because for me all theology is practical. So to employ the term practical theology is to suggest two things that in my view are mistaken. The first is that theology is abstract and arcane, and that practical theology is the part that brings it down to earth.

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Jesus: Human and Divine

Wednesday 10 October 2018

There are two kinds of things: those that abide forever; and those that don’t. The things that abide forever we call essence; the things that last for a shorter period we call existence.

We human beings are in the first category. We exist: we think that because we exist we’re the heart of all things. But we forget that existence isn’t all there is. Existence is not the same as essence. Existence is subject to change and decay – and death. Essence isn’t. Yes, we do indeed exist. But we’re not essences: we’re not permanent. We’re not essential. Take us away and there still is. Our being depends on the existence of others.

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The Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity

Sunday 7 October 2018

Two weeks ago I sat in the deanery garden of St Mary’s Cathedral, Johannesburg, with Godfrey Harwood, who was dean from 1986, during the transfer of power, and who had become a close friend of Geoffrey Brown, vicar of St Martin’s during the same period.

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Latest Thought for the Week

Celebrations

Friday 19 October 2018

I have been privileged to work for the BBC for 33 years. It has been a privilege because the BBC is arguably the most creative organisation in Britain.

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Making Friends with Chaos

Friday 12 October 2018

Wendell Berry is one of the wise old men (except that he’s been saying wise things for decades). He’s a Kentucky farmer, environmental activist, writer and poet. I recommend him to you.

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The Transition to Autumn

Friday 5 October 2018

Autumn always feels like a significant transition for me. I have been programmed by all those years of starting a new school year and the feeling has always stayed with me even though it’s a long time since my formal education ended.

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Latest Uncategorised

Remembrance Sunday

Sunday 9 November 2008
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Latest Videos

Rowan Williams: Encountering the Other

Friday 28 September 2018

Duration: 1:22:22. Watch the first lecture in our Encounter Series. Rowan Williams speaking about Encountering the Other earlier this month.

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Encounters

Richard Carter on Encounter

Wednesday 19 September 2018

Duration: 1:45

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