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 we will see how Jesus changes lives unexpectedly by meeting the Apostles.
Today/Visit the Bell-ringers/9.10-9.40am. The bell-ringers would be delighted to welcome members of the congregation. We’ll be explaining a bit of history of the bells and demonstrating how we ring. If you would like to join us please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. You’ll need to meet at the tower door at 9.10am. Please note the tower is up a relatively tight staircase, and children should be aged 8 and over.
Today/Inspired to Follow Advent Course/12-1pm, Austen Williams Room. This course explores life’s big questions: Death, Judgement, Heaven & Hell. Further dates are 2 and 16 December. Like earlier Inspired to Follow sessions, these use fine art paintings from the National Gallery, along with Biblical story, theological reflection and conversation, to explore big questions that we all wrestle with. All are welcome.
Today/Woven Gold in Concert/7.00-8.30pm: Woven Gold return to St Martin’s for an inspiration evening of musical traditions from around the world, from Iran to Pakistan to Uganda. Free and open to all. NOT TO BE MISSED!
Tomorrow/Autumn Lecture Series/Monday 19 November, 7.00-8.30pm: Encountering God: Justin Welby in conversation with Sam Wells. The cafe will stay open until 10pm for refreshments afterwards and a chance to meet the speaker. If you missed the lectures or want to watch again you can see the videos on our website.
This Week/Bread for the World/Wednesday 21 November, 6.30pm. Everyone is welcome at this informal Eucharist, with prayer, music, word and reflection, followed by food and fellowship. This week’s reflection is led by members of our Choir, on inspirational female figures in music, to mark St Cecilia’s Day.
This Week/Funeral of Jean Head/Thursday 22 November, 2pm, St Anne’s Soho. All are welcome. Jean Head, who died late on 3 November aged 90, was a much loved member of St Martin’s for several years before returning to St Anne’s. She was a regular member of the Archers.
Next Week/Stewards’ Advent & Christmas Briefing/Sunday 25 November, 11.30am. This will take place in church directly after the 10am service. If you would like to volunteer at one of these services and have to yet done so, please contact Helen Riley (email@example.com) or Kristine Wellington (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Next Week/Drawing Group/ Sunday 25 November, 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.
Next Week/Celebration Eucharist for Licensed Lay Ministers (Readers)/Tuesday 27 November, 7pm, St Paul’s Cathedral. Come and support Jeff Claxton, Eugene Ling and Ruly Tsang and all who are LLMs as we give thanks for this valuable ministry in the London Diocese. Preacher and President: The Rt Revd Sarah Mulallay, Bishop of London. All are welcome. No tickets needed.
Next Week/Archers/Thursday 29 November, 7.00pm. We begin with Holy Communion followed by a simple English Roast Supper and in this time in this time of political crisis we give thanks for all the blessings of the last year.
Coming Up/Christmas Appeal. We’re now just weeks away from the 2018 BBC Radio 4 Christmas Appeal with St Martin-in-the-Fields. The Appeal will be broadcast on Sunday December 2 and we would love to have some help receiving phone calls at the Call Centre. Throughout December, we would also welcome help opening post, processing donations and sending thank you cards. If you can spare a few hours to help us this year please sign up: www.smitfc.org/volunteer2018. If you fancy joining us for the Christmas Appeal Carol Service on Wednesday 5 December, you can still buy tickets at www.smitfc.org/carols. We hope to see you there!
Coming Up/Advent Oasis/ Sunday 2 December, 1.30pm–4.00pm, Austen Williams & George Richards Rooms. This ‘Oasis’ time will include 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 intend to come – t: 020 7766 1127; e: email@example.com.
Coming Up/Churches Together in Westminster Advent Service/Sunday 2 December, 6.00pm, St James Piccadilly. All are welcome. The theme is The Beginning is Nigh with Readings and Music for Advent. Wine and refreshments will be served after the service.
Coming Up/Junior Theology/Sunday 9 December, 11.30am, Benenson Room. A monthly group for older C-Club members where they can bring their questions and explore the Christian faith in an informal way. The next session will be on 9 December.
Coming Up/Archers Turkish Christmas Supper/Wednesday 19 December, 7.00pm. Please give your names to Michael Moran if you would like to join us for an Archers Christmas Party at his favourite Turkish Restaurant near his home in Edmonton: firstname.lastname@example.org; 07776271064 (£25 including drinks.)
Coming Up/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.
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 email@example.com.