Today/10am Eucharist with Prayers for Healing includes anointing and laying on of hands are offered by our prayer team at the front of the church near the altar.
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/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.
Today/USPG Sri Lanka presentation/12–1pm, Tutu Room. Ramesh Pavaneswaran will share news of the Tea Plantation Community Development Programme ‘Education for Change’ which he recently visited and which we support through our Global Neighbours committee.
Today/Drawing Group/12–2pm, George Richards/Austen Williams rooms.
This Week/Great Sacred Choral Classics/Mondays 21 and 28 October, 6.30pm. Join Revd Dr Sam Wells and choral groups from St Martin’s as they explore great choral works in words and music over this exciting new series: 21 October on The Bible in an Hour with St Martin’s Voices, and 28 October’s I Was Glad with the Choir of St Martin-in-the-Fields. Free admission.
This Week/Bread for the World, Wednesday 23 October, 6.30pm. Everyone is welcome at our informal Eucharist, a service with prayer, music, word and reflection, on the theme of how SMITF has shaped Revd Catherine Duce’s vocation, followed by food and discussion groups.
Next Sunday/Theology Group/Sunday 27 October, 12-1pm, Austen Williams Room. There will be an opportunity to reflect theologically on issues of the day with Revd Dr Sam Wells. All are welcome. Future dates: 17 Nov, 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 Drama/Sunday 3 November, 7pm. Our speakers are Simon Russell Beale, Juliet Stevenson and Revd Richard Carter. To ensure a place please book a ticket at stmartininthefields.eventbrite.com.
All Saints & All Souls, Sunday 3 November; All Saints at 10am and All Souls Requiem at 5.00pm. At these services we will be remembering all those who have died in the last year who have been members of St Martin’s or connected with our church. If there is someone you would like to be remembered please give their name to Harriet Merz by emailing email@example.com or via the vergers by 25 October.
JPIC Meeting. The next meeting of the Justice Peace and Integrity of Creation group will take place on Tuesday 29 October from 7-8.30pm in the Desmond Tutu Room. All interested in current issues of Social Justice and how we might respond as a community are welcome.
Richard Carter is away in The Solomon Islands until 31 October, ministering to the church. Please keep him and the Church of Melanesia in your prayers.
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/
Global Neighbours: Pray for Fikelela HIV/AIDS project, Cape Town as they strive to engage, educate and empower your Church in the battle with HIV & AIDS. Strengthen them to minister, and give them the financial and other resources so urgently needed for this work.
Staffing Change. Jasmine Oakes, Music and Worship Coordinator, is leaving us this week to take up a job at Durham Cathedral. Harriet Merz’s role will be changed from Church Coordinator to Worship Coordinator, and will be covering much of the same role with a greater focus on congregational support.
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.
The changing monthly display by St Martin’s artists’ and craftspeople’s group in the Foyer of the Crypt for October is by Alice Bree. 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.
The Passage Fundraising Concert/Tuesday 5 November, Royal Festival Hall. The Passage is a Christian Charity working with homeless people is holding a fundraising concert on the theme Magic of Italian Opera with Petroc Trelawny as presenter. The music includes Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves and Nessum Dorma with soloists Joyce El-Khoury, Michael Fabiano, Clare Presland and Simon Thorpe . For more details call 020 7592 1856 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Meditation Group meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 6.30pm in the Dick Sheppard Chapel. All are welcome.