Parish News/Diary/Special Notices

Clergy contact. In situations of bereavement or emergencies relating to physical or mental health over the lockdown, a member of the clergy can be contacted by texting 07910 652573 or 07761 661529; one of the clergy team will call you back.

Keep our Doors Open. The St Martin’s community are working hard to ensure we can be there when people need us – supporting someone into safe accommodation through our congregational and public ministry or in beautiful, uplifting music. By making a donation today, you will be helping us continue this valuable work. Donate now:, or call 03000 33 7000, lines open daily 8am-10pm. Thank you.

C Club/today at 2.45pm. This week the English and Chinese children’s groups join together, a great opportunity to see new faces and make new friends! For more information email

Bread for the World this week marks Christian Aid Week (10-16 May). Join us, Wednesday at 6.30pm, on our Facebook page The service will include a video from Rowan Williams. If you’d like to join the bible study group on Zoom after the service, please email for more details.

HeartEdge. On Thursday 14 May at 6pm join Sam Wells in conversation with Walter Brueggemann, one of the most influential Bible interpreters of our time. To join the seminar on Zoom, email for an invitation.

HeartEdge Theology Group will be held on Sunday 17 May, please email for more information.

Congregation Theology Group will be held on Monday 1 June, save the date! More information to follow.

Bereavement Support Group. St Martin’s is offering a 10 week bereavement support group on Wednesday mornings, 10-11.30am, starting 13 May. This is a group for 6 people, open to anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one in recent years. It will be facilitated by Kate Woodhouse, an experienced counsellor with particular experience of working with grief and bereavement. If you would like to explore further whether this group might be right for you, and to receive further information, please contact

Great Sacred Music. The weekly online podcast is available at and as a video on our Facebook page. Watch the next in the series from 1pm on Thursday 14 May.

Daily Hope Phoneline. Adrian Harris and his team at The Church of England have launched a free phoneline offering hymns, prayers and reflections, open 24 hours a day. Call 0800 804 8044.