New Small Group Initiative in St Martin’s. As part of our response to living in the different world of the pandemic, we want to create opportunities to build closer friendships and stronger faith together. Meeting at different times of the week and different leaders online in October and November. You are invited to share conversations about what really matters to you with other members of our congregation at this time of change. Email email@example.com or a group leader for more details.
Sam Wells & Lois Howarth (Wednesday 8-9.30pm),
Sally Hitchiner & Jeff Claxton (Thursday 7.30-9pm),
Richard Carter & Wendy Quill (Tuesday 6.30-8pm),
Catherine Duce & Matt Frost (Thursday 8-9.30pm),
Mel & Steve Adams (Tuesday 7-8.30pm),
Open Circle Leaders (Thursday 8-9.30pm), and
Sally Hitchiner & Russ Rook (Tuesday 6.30-8pm).
Coffee today in the Courtyard. Why not buy one for a friend to support St Martin’s?
Our Worship Coordinator, Harriet Merz, is beginning her maternity leave this week. We wish Harriet and Roland all the best as they prepare to welcome their newborn. If you would like to sign a card it is in the Vergers Vestry (please hand sanitise before touching pen/card) or email firstname.lastname@example.org to add an electronic message. If you’d like to contribute towards a present you can do so online here.
Responding to Systemic Racism/today, 2pm, Zoom. Global Neighbours Committee and Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Group have invited Azariah France-Williams to join us this Sunday for a session exploring responding to systemic racism. Email email@example.com for a zoom invitation.
Autumn Lecture Series ‘In What Do We Trust?’ begins 7pm, Monday 14 September with Tom Holland and is followed by Rowan Williams (5 Oct), Neil MacGregor (12 Oct) and Paula Gooder (2 Nov). Limited seating in church is available to book for all lectures, except Rowan Willams’; all will be livestreamed on our Facebook page (no ticket required). The series is free to attend, but if you would like to contribute please click here or text LECTURE to 70085 to donate £5 (texts cost £5 plus one standard rate message). Click here for more information.
C-Club is back this Sunday and then every other week, 4-5pm on Zoom. We have an exciting term lined up, including a Superheroes Party 5-6pm on Saturday 31 October! For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Biblical Studies class/Monday 14 Sep, 7.30-9pm, Zoom. Register online here.
Prayer Garden/Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 1.30-3.00pm. This week join Harry on Tuesday and Cath on Wednesday (weather dependent). The Prayer Garden will be open, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, up to the end of September.
Theology Reading Group/Sunday 20 Sep, 6pm, Zoom. The next book we’ll read together is Silence by Shusaku Endo. Click here to register for an invitation.
Telling Encounters – Windows on the World/Thursday 17 September, 2-3.30pm. This workshop will use photo, drawing, painting, poem or prose to describe what we see and the window we look through. Click here to register.
Annual Meeting of Parishioners and Annual Parochial Church Meeting/Thursday 22 October, 7pm. These meetings will be held on Zoom, for those who do not have internet access the Austen Williams Room will be available to use. Please click here to read a message from Revd Dr Sam Wells with more information, including on standing for election as Church Warden and other positions.
Media and Wider Ministry
Revd Sally Hitchiner is appearing on Times Radio to review the newspapers on Thursday 17 September at 10.30pm. Click here to listen online.