Parish News/Diary/Special Notices
Today/Launch of Giving Campaign Pick up two copies of our new booklets on our role in funding our congregational life, one for you and one for a friend.
Today/Exploring Faith course/ Confirmation course continues today 12.00-1.30pm. This is an opportunity for those wishing to explore the Christian faith for the first time or wishing to be Confirmed this year to explore Christianity within the particular inclusive theology that we share at St Martin’s. Lunch is provided.
Today/Children’s C-Club Programme, 11.30am, Dick Sheppard Chapel. Join us to learn some more about today’s readings and colour with your friends.
Today/Drawing Group, 12-2.00pm, George Richards & Austen Williams rooms. Materials, objects to draw and step-by-step help for those who would like it are all provided.
Today/’The city is my monastery’ exhibition created by the artists and craftsperson’s group at St Martin-in-the-Fields that will be in the Foyer of the Crypt at St Martin’s throughout Lent, from 26 February-10 April.
This week/Wednesday 4 March at 6.30pm our Lent course continues and every Wednesday until 8 April. This week out theme is Service based on the second chapter of our Lent Book The City is My Monastery: A contemporary Rule of Life, led by Catherine Duce. You can still sign up online by visiting http://bit.ly/2ZcljTm. or from 6.00pm in church on Wednesday 4 March. Books are available from the Shop in the Crypt or for those who have signed up from the Vergers’ Office.
This week/4 March Club Wednesday Choral Eucharist at 1.00pm, the lunch at 6 St Martin’s Place followed by a talk by Revd Harry Ching our new Assistant Vicar for International Ministry. Harry will be talking about his life and ministry around the world and his ministry to our Cantonese and Mandarin speaking congregation.
This week/Time to Talk, Saturday 7 March, 10.30am. A service of reflection for those affected by suicide, followed by a reception with refreshments and an opportunity to link with organisations offering advice and support.
Next Sunday/Compline for Lent/ Sunday 8 March, 7.00pm. Join the Choir of St Martin’s for this beautiful and reflective traditional sung prayer of the church to end the day.
Book now/Theology Awayday/Saturday 21 March, at the Royal Foundation of St Katharine, London E14 8DS Led by Revd Dr Sam Wells. The theme is ‘Improvising the Kingdom’. £25 with lunch and all refreshments included. Flyers are available in church or online: www.bit.ly/2tlRuOQ.
St Oscar Romero Ecumenical Service, 28 March, 11am. A service to celebrate the life and influence of this important 20th century saint who campaigned for radical social inclusion.
Connection with Choral Classics, Tuesday 31 March. The Friends of the Connection is offering an entertaining and informative evening, including a talk about the Connection’s Enterprise programme, a meal cooked by client trainees, and attendance at a performance of Handel’s dramatic oratorio Judas Maccabaeus in St Martin’s. All proceeds will support the Connection’s work. Book now at https://www.friendsoftheconnection.org.uk/events/
Jazz/Choral Liturgical Performance – Palm Sunday, 5 April, at 5.00pm. We journey into Holy Week with Will Todd’s ‘Passion Music’, a fusion of jazz and choral music, sung by St Martin’s Voices with the Will Todd Ensemble. Reserve your free place at: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/passion-music-tickets-93065831407
Save the date/Parish Weekend. This year we will once more return to Worth Abbey for our Parish Weekend. Due to availability of Worth Abbey the time has moved to August 14-16. Save the date for a wonderful weekend away; more information about the weekend to follow soon.
Silent Retreat Weekend, 13-15 March, is now fully booked.
Meditation Group meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 6.30pm in the Dick Sheppard Chapel. All are welcome.
On going welcome of our new Assistant Vicar for International Ministry. Last Sunday the Bishop of London licensed Harry Ching as the latest member of our clergy team. He would like to thank everyone for the warm welcome and many good wishes he has recieved.