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, DSC. Today at C-Club we will be exploring baptism – what is the meaning of it and why do we do it?
Today/Drawing Group/12-2.00pm, Glass Box. Each month for two hours the drawing club will meet and draw together. The aim of this group is to encourage and practice together. Materials, objects to draw and step-by-step help for those beginners who would like it are all provided. So, no previous experience is necessary and all are welcome.
A new Church Coordinator. We are delighted that Harriet Rabin will be joining St Martin’s as our new Church Coordinator from Monday 14 January. We look forward to welcoming Harriet and helping her to settle into her new role. Harriet will be at a 10am service in the near future in her new capacity to meet members of the congregation.
This Week/The funeral for Robert Fromow will be held on Tuesday 15 January, 12.15pm, at the Putney Vale Crematorium, Stag Lane, SW15 3DZ. All are welcome. For more information contact email@example.com. We will also give thanks for Robert’s life in the Choral Eucharist at St Martin’s at 1.00pm on Wednesday 23 January. Again, all are welcome. Refreshments will follow this service, served in the Austen Williams and George Richards rooms.
This Week/Bread for the World/Wednesday 16 January, 6.30pm. Everyone is welcome at our informal Eucharist, a service with prayer, music, word and reflection, followed by food and fellowship.
This Week/Joint Event with our Chinese Community/Thursday 17 January, 6.30pm, St Martin’s Hall. The talk (in English) will be followed by a drinks reception. Rosemary Scott will speak on the meaning of decoration on Chinese Ceramics. Free tickets from https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-meaning-of-decoration-on-chinese-ceramics-tickets-51544286348 or phone Jonathan Evens on 020 7766 1127 and leave your name and phone number.
This Week/Introduction to HeartEdge/Sunday 20 January, 12 noon, St Martin’s Hall. Find out more about HeartEdge, the ecumenical network of churches we have initiated, and the exciting story of its development and growth. All are welcome.
Next Week/30th Annual Day of Prayer/Saturday 26 January, 10am-2.30pm, St Margaret’s Church, Westminster Abbey. This Day of Prayer with Fr Timothy Radcliffe OP will explore how prayer in its different forms shapes us in faith, hope and love. No tickets required; all are welcome. For information, please contact the Canons’ Personal Assistant on 020 7654 4805 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Next Week/Theology Group/Sunday 27 January, 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. Upcoming dates are 17 February, 10 March and 7 April.
The changing monthly display by the artists’ and craftspeople’s group in the Foyer of the Crypt for January is by Michelle Fuller. 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/Archers/Thursday 31 January, 7.00pm, Austen Williams Room, 6 St Martin’s Place. We begin with Holy Communion followed by supper and then reflection. All are welcome. Please contact Michael Moran or Ruth Hutchinson if you would like to join us.
Anne Duffin RIP. It is with sadness and great thanksgiving for her life that we inform you that Anne Duffin died peacefully on the 2 January after a short illness. Anne attended St Martin’s for many years and was a huge inspiration to many of us, contributing so much to the life of our church and leading the meditation group so faithfully for many years. Her funeral will be held on Thursday 31 January at 11.00am at her local church St Michael’s Elmwood Road, Chiswick. All are welcome.
Coming Up/Disability Advisory Group/Sunday 3 February, 12-2pm, Austen Williams Room. This termly open meeting gathers people with insight or experience of physical, sensory, cognitive or mental health issues to help shape our vision and work. All are welcome to join us, including for our renowned bring & share lunch. If you’d like to know more, please speak to Fiona MacMillan or Jonathan Evens, or email email@example.com.
Coming Up/Theology Away Day/Saturday 9 February, 9.30am-4.00pm. Led by Revd Dr Sam Wells. The theme is ‘How Does Jesus Save Us?’ No theological training necessary. The Away Day will be held at the Royal Foundation of St Katherine’s, London E14 8DS, at the subsidised price of £25 with lunch and all refreshments included. Flyers will be available shortly, but to register your place, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 which 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 new Church Coordinator Harriet Rabin email@example.com /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.
Coming Up/Modern Day Slavery and Human Trafficking/Sunday 10 February, 12.30-2.30pm, Austen Williams Rooms. We will be holding an open session, presentation and discussion on Modern Day Slavery and Human Trafficking led by Huw Mathias, St Martin’s Church Safeguarding Officer. Please bring a packed lunch, drinks provided. All are welcome.