Today/Crèche at St Martin’s. For the 0-4 age group, with trained childcare leaders, takes place in the Austen Williams Room every Sunday. Please ask a steward to show you where to go.
Today/Children’s C-Club Programme, 11.30am, Dick Sheppard Chapel. We will walk on the shore of the lake of Galilee and meet the first disciples of Jesus.
Today/Joint Service with Chinese Congregation/10am. Following refreshments after the service, the Chinese congregation invite everyone to share lunch in the Hall to celebrate Chinese New Year. There will be demonstrations and performances of Chinese Arts and Culture. All are welcome.
Today/Modern Day Slavery and Human Trafficking/12.30-2.30pm, Austen Williams Room. An open session, presentation and discussion on Modern Day Slavery and Human Trafficking led by Huw Mathias, our Church Safeguarding Officer. Please bring a packed lunch. Drinks provided. All are welcome.
Congregational Giving Campaign 2019: Our Duty and Our Joy. This spring, we will be asking our congregation to review their giving to St Martin-in-the-Fields for 2019. On Sunday 17 February we will be holding our Giving Sunday, with information about our current finances and how to support our church this year. Members of our congregation will be speaking about their own experiences of supporting St Martin’s today and in the coming weeks.
Revd Katherine Hedderly. Katherine’s last Sunday with us will be 10 March. We would like to give her a sending-off present that day. If you would like to make a contribution, please hand an envelope to the vergers or send a cheque to Harriet Rabin, Church Coordinator.
Electoral Roll Renewal: Under the Church Representation Rules, we are required to form a new Electoral Roll in 2019 (as part of the 6-year cycle that the rules specify). Everyone who wishes to be included on the new roll, whether they are on the present roll or not, must complete an application form by Sunday 24 March at the latest. Application forms are available from the PCC duty member in the Hall after the 10am service, from the Vergers at other times, from our Church Coordinator Harriet Rabin firstname.lastname@example.org /020 7766 1126 or via the St Martin’s website (https://www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org/life-st-martins/electoral-roll-renewal/). Completed forms can be returned to Harriet via post or email. To be on the electoral roll you have to be aged 16 or over, a baptised member of the Church of England or of another church (in communion with the CofE), and be resident in the parish or have worshipped here regularly for the last 6 months. Only those who are on the electoral roll are entitled to vote at the Annual Parochial Church Meeting, which this year takes place on 28 April.
This Week/Keeping the Door Open: St Martin’s and London’s Homeless in the 20th Century/Wednesday 13 February, 6-8pm, Activity Room at the Connection, 12 Adelaide Street. Join us for a fascinating look into the archives of St Martin’s to discover more about the church’s relationship with the homeless. Our speaker is Peter Wood. Tickets (£10 including a drink) available from Eventbrite or by calling the Events team on 020 7766 5555.
This Week/Reading Theology/Wednesday 13 February, 8-9.30pm. Reading Theology returns after Bread for the World and a simple supper. For this session, we are reading W.H. Vanstone’s book, Love’s Endeavour, Love’s Expense. Copies are available from the shop. Please do email email@example.com if you are attending, so that we have a better idea of numbers. The next date is 22 May.
Next Sunday/Junior Theology Group/17 February, 11.30am, Benenson Room. Our monthly group for older C-Club members to bring their questions and explore the Christian faith continues on 17 February and 24 March.
Next Sunday/Theology Group/17 February, 12-1pm, Austen Williams Room. There will be an opportunity to reflect theologically on issues of the day and questions of forever with Revd Dr Sam Wells. All are welcome. Subsequent upcoming dates are 10 March and 7 April.
Treasure seeking? Inclusive Church are looking for a new treasurer. The role requires basic book-keeping, preparing budget and accounts and liaising with outside bodies. The treasurer is a trustee and an officer of the charity. If you’re interested or would like to know more please contact Fiona MacMillan, IC Trustee, on firstname.lastname@example.org
The changing monthly display by the artists’ and craftspeople’s group in the Foyer of the Crypt for February is by Rosalind Beeton. Each month a different member of the group or artists linked to it will show examples of their work, so do look regularly to see the changing display.
Coming Up/Confirmation Preparation. Our Confirmation Service 2019 will be on Wednesday 29 May at 6.30pm and will be conducted by the Bishop of London, Sarah Mullally. Could all those who are interested in preparing for confirmation please give your names to or speak to Revd Richard Carter (email@example.com) or one of the clergy team.
Save the Date: Parish Away Day. This year’s Parish Away Day will be held on Saturday 13 July, for all the parish including C-Club. All are welcome for an inspirational day of reflection and fun to be held at the Focolare Centre in Welwyn Garden City.
Great Sacred Music. A weekly podcast from St Martin-in-the-Fields. Each Monday Revd Dr Sam Wells offers a short reflection, followed by a hymn or choral piece sung by St Martin’s Voices. To listen, visit www.soundcloud.com/greatsacredmusic or subscribe via iTunes podcasts.
Join the Occasional Singers of St Martin’s. Once a month the Occasional Singers lead the music at 10am Parish Eucharist. We are seeking new members. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to know more.
Visit St Paul’s Cathedral. We have four Parish Passes which members of our congregation may borrow. If you would like to have the loan of a pass then please contact Harriet Rabin by emailing email@example.com or calling 020 7766 1126.
The Connection needs volunteers who can offer a few hours a month to support its day-time weekday activities. Training is given and volunteers are fully supported. Volunteer vacancies the Connection is looking to fill can be found here: https://www.connection-at-stmartins.org.uk/volunteer/. If you are interested, please contact Lance Kuhn on 020 7925 7893.