Today/Sunday 10 November. At our 10am Parish Eucharist we mark Remembrance Sunday, with Sam Wells preaching and the choir singing Lord thou hast been our refuge by Ralph Vaughan Williams. We will be keeping the two-minute silence together at 11am. Later at 5pm we mark our Patronal Festival, reflecting on the meaning of the story of St Martin and the cloak, with contributions from The Connection, the Chinese congregation, the Charity, the Trust, SMITFL, and the congregation. We will also be launching our new congregation mission statement. Afterwards we shall be sharing a meal and a quiz. All are welcome.
Crèche at St Martin’s. We have ended our agreement with the workers providing crèche provision for the Sunday 10am Parish Eucharist. Thank you for bearing with us in welcoming our youngest congregation members into our Parish Eucharist until we have re-recruited in the New Year
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/Meeting of artists & craftspeoples’ group, 12 noon, Tutu Room. Meeting to plan further artistic contributions to the St Martin’s community. All are welcome
Today/Welcome Course. If you are new to St Martin’s over the past 12 months and would like to find out what we are about and have a chance to make some friends who are also new, you are very welcome to join a five-week Welcome Course. Our next course will be in February – speak to Revd Sally Hitchiner to reserve a place.
This Week/Bread for the World, Wednesday 13 November, 6.30pm. Everyone is welcome at our informal Eucharist, a service with prayer, music, word and reflection followed by food and discussion groups. This week’s theme is ‘Listening for the Spirit’.
Next week/Theology Group/Sunday 17 November, 12-1pm, Austen Williams Room. Paul Taylor will be chairing the discussion on the topic of public policy and the church. All are welcome to join us to theologically reflect on this issue. Future dates: 8 Dec.
Theology Reading Group/Wednesday 27 November, 8-9.30pm. We will be meeting in the Desmond Tutu Room to read Resident Aliens, by Stanley Hauerwas and William H. Willimon. Copies are available at the Shop at St Martin’s for £16.99 (Abingdon Press; 1st Edition 1989).
Autumn Lecture Series 2019: The Quality of Mercy in Poetry/Monday 18 November, 7pm. Our speakers are Malcolm Guite and Mark Oakley. To ensure a place please book a ticket at stmartininthefields.eventbrite.com.
Stewards’ Advent and Christmas Briefing/Sunday 24 November, 11.30am-12.30pm. This will take place in church directly after the 10am service. Regular and occasional stewards are welcome. If you would like to volunteer at one of these services and have to yet done so, please contact Helen Riley (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kristine Wellington (email@example.com; 07535 028144)
The changing monthly display by St Martin’s artists’ and craftspeople’s group in the Foyer of the Crypt for November is by Jenny Cox. 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.
JPIC Meeting. The next meeting of the Justice Peace and Integrity of Creation group will take place on Sunday 24 November from 12-1.30pm in the Desmond Tutu Room. All interested in current issues of Social Justice and how we might respond as a community are welcome.
Global Neighbours: Pray for Tariro, providing hope for vulnerable young people in Zimbabwe: Dear Lord, remember in your gracious bounty, the young people of Tariro, as we pray for their success. Encourage their leaders and all who support them, to create communities of love and hope where every child is included.
Christmas Gala Evening/Wednesday 4 December. The evening will see a glittering revival of Vaughan Williams The First Nowell. This nativity was written specially for St Martin’s in 1958 and will be followed by a Christmas party with celebrity entertainment and a silent auction. All money raised on this spectacular evening will help St Martin’s continue its work. Please buy your tickets now here: https://www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org/support-us/gala/book-tickets/
St Mary’s Cathedral Johannesburg Visit – A group of young people and adult leaders from St Mary’s Cathedral Johannesburg will visit St Martin’s from 6-22 April 2020 and we need people to help host this group by offering accommodation or evening meals. If you think you may be able to help please talk to or email Revd Jonathan Evens or Jess White.
Meditation Group meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 6.30pm in the Dick Sheppard Chapel. All are welcome.
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 the Worship Coordinator by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org 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.