Church Life in Tier 2
Due to our careful social distancing measures, church services are able to go ahead as normal in all Tiers.
Small groups are now encouraged to be online so will not happen in the building. Please be in contact with the organiser of any small groups you are part of for more details.
With tighter restrictions over winter now is a time for us to look for ways for us to show care for each other such as the Faith Companions network. If you would like to be in a Faith Companions group please email email@example.com.
Deanery Synod and PCC Elections. Thank you to everyone who ran in the elections this year. Congratulations to Chris Braganza and Catherine Jackson for their re-election as churchwardens and to Dan Kaszeta, Eugene Ling, Jeff Claxton, Neil MacGregor, Rachel Morrison, Tim Beale and Wendy Zhao for their election as Deanery Synod (DS) Reps and Lenus Walker, Billy Cometti and Lois Howarth as PCC members. They join the existing DS and PCC members Hannah Reed, Craig Norman, Wendy Quill, Ingrid Philion and Ivan Yuen to make up the new PCC.
Inspired to Follow: Art and the Bible Story/today, 2pm, Zoom meeting. Based on National Gallery’s ‘Sin’ exhibition. Click here to register.
The Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Group/today, 4pm.The group continues to meet via Zoom each month and is open to anyone interested. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for log in details.
Fortnightly Children’s Church/Sunday 8 November, 4-5pm on Zoom. For more information, email email@example.com.
Autumn Lecture Series ‘In What Do We Trust?’/Monday 2 November, 7pm with Paula Gooder. Limited seating in church is available to book; all lectures are livestreamed on our Facebook page. Click here for more information.
Vigil for those who have died homeless/Thursday 5 November, 11am-1pm. This year, in order to be socially distanced, entry times to the vigil will be at: 11am, 11.30am, 12 noon and 12.30pm. You will be asked to enter via the central doors and sit in marked places, exiting after 30 minutes by the left side door into the courtyard.
New Stewards – We Need You! Are you a member of St Martin’s congregation that regularly attends? Can you spare some time to support one of our church services over the Advent and Christmas season? Please email Kristine Wellington (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Helen Riley (email@example.com) for more info.
Global Carols/Sunday 6 December. A celebration of Christmas traditions from around the world. If you would like to take part in this service please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Media and Wider Ministry
Sally Hitchiner will be reviewing the papers on Times Radio, Thursday 5 November, from 9.05am. Click here to tune in on Thursday.
On Sunday 25 October (Bible Sunday), BBC Radio 4’s Sunday Worship was broadcast from St Martin’s, with Revd Catherine Duce and Revd Dr Sam Wells, and produced by Dr Andrew Earis. You can listen back and read the transcript by clicking here.
In the BBC Radio 4 Daily Service on Thursday 29 October, Richard Carter reflects upon the theme of remembering those we love. This service includes readings and prayers led by our Pastoral Assistant, Christian Saguyan, and his wife Janina, who is a member of the Nazareth Community. The service was written by Richard and produced by Andrew Earis. You can listen back to the service by clicking here.