Parish News/Diary/Special Notices
Today/Find Out About How We Are Funded If you worship with us, pick up two copies of our new booklets on our role in funding our congregational life, one for you and one for a friend, as you leave church.
Support St Martin’s Shop. Would you like to buy books by Sam, Richard and Jonathan? If you buy them from our online shop, this also supports St Martin’s community work through the current decrease in tourism in central London: www.shopatstmartins.co.uk.
New Church Coordinator. We are delighted to welcome Siân Conway, who will be coordinating the administrative operations of our congregational life, including congregational groups and activities outside of religious services. Siân would love to say hello to you, especially if you would like to talk about church history, cross stitch or being Welsh. She will work alongside Harriet Merz, our Worship Coordinator, who continues to organise our services. If in doubt, email them both!
New HeartEdge team members this week. Naomi Jacobs is undertaking a research role to create new resources about the 4CS. Benjamin Sheridan is the new Sheppard Scholar with HeartEdge. Do welcome them as you see them around the site.
Silent Retreat this weekend is led by Revd Richard Carter and Revd Canon Patrick Woodhouse. Please keep those participating in your prayers.
Today/There is no Children’s C-Club Programme, as Brandon is on the Silent Retreat.
Today/‘The City is my Monastery’ exhibition created by the artists and craftsperson’s group at St Martin-in-the-Fields that will be in the Foyer of the Crypt at St Martin’s throughout Lent, from 26 February – 10 April.
Wednesday 18 March at 6.30pm our Lent Course continues every Wednesday until 8 April. This week our theme is Scripture based on the third chapter of our Lent Book The City is My Monastery: A contemporary Rule of Life, led by Fiona MacMillan. You can still sign up on the night from 6.00pm in church. Books are available from the Shop in the Crypt or from the Vergers’ Office for those who have signed up.
Next week/Nazareth Community. On Sunday 22 at the 10.00am Eucharist, new members of the Nazareth Community will make their promise of commitment and existing members will be renewing their promises following a path of silence, sacrament, compassionate service, study and sharing. Please keep them in your prayers.
Book now/Theology Awayday/Saturday 21 March, at the Royal Foundation of St Katharine, London E14 8DS, led by Revd Dr Sam Wells. The theme is ‘Improvising the Kingdom’. £25 with lunch and all refreshments included. Flyers are available in church or online: www.bit.ly/2tIRuOQ
St Oscar Romero Ecumenical Service, Saturday 28 March, 11am. A service to celebrate the life and influence of this important 20th century saint who campaigned for radical social inclusion.
Next week/Archers/Thursday 26 March Begins with Holy Communion at 7pm in the Austen Williams room follwed by supper and a conversation with our special guest Revd Azariah France-Williams, who will be partnering with HeartEdge in Manchester.
Connection with Choral Classics, Tuesday 31 March. The Friends of the Connection is offering an entertaining and informative evening, including a talk about the Connection’s Enterprise programme, a meal cooked by Connection client trainees, and attendance at a performance of Handel’s dramatic oratorio Judas Maccabaeus in St Martin’s. All proceeds support the Connection. Book at https://www.friendsoftheconnection.org.uk/ events/
Jazz/Choral Liturgical Performance – Palm Sunday, 5 April, at 5.00pm. We journey into Holy Week with Will Todd’s ‘Passion Music’, a fusion of jazz and choral music, sung by St Martin’s Voices with the Will Todd Ensemble. Reserve your free place at: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/passion-music-tickets-93065831407
Lent Oasis, Sunday 5 April, 1.00-4.00pm, George Richards & Austen Williams Rooms. Another ‘Oasis’ time of quiet scripture reflection, prayer and practical art. Art materials will be available for you to explore, play with colour and be creative through collage, painting, drawing or writing. All are very welcome. Please let Jonathan Evens know if you wish to come – tel: 020 7766 1127 or email: email@example.com.