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, Dick Sheppard Chapel. This week we will continue to learn about St Paul.
Today/ Discussion Group. Meeting from 12-1pm in the Tutu room to discuss faith, using today’s sermon as a starting point. Future dates are 21 July and 4 August.
Today/Welcome Course, 12-1pm. Places are available – speak to Revd Sally at the end of the service if you would like to join today. An opportunity to make friends and meet our clergy.
Disability access audit between 17 June and 30 June covering the whole St Martin’s site. The Disability Cross Site Working Group, who requested the audit, have organised an opportunity to meet the Auditors on Sunday 7 July at 1.00pm in the George Richards Room, focusing on the public realm and church, including wayfinding, communication and information. All are welcome.
This Week/1pm Choral Eucharist/Wednesday 26 June, 1pm. This service will mark the 40th anniversary of Colin Midlane’s ordination as a priest. A reception will follow for his visiting guests; there will be drinks for St Martin’s people on Sunday morning, 30 June.
This Week/Bread for the World/Wednesday 26 June, 6.30pm. This week’s theme is belonging – three asylum seekers/refugees will be joining us to tell their powerful stories and, in the discussion groups afterwards, give us a chance to ask questions to discover more about their journeys and reception in the United Kingdom. All are welcome.
This Week/London Festival of Architecture panel and building tour/Wednesday 26 June, 6.30-7pm, St Martin’s Hall. This will consider how public places are evolving and responding to the changing nature of how people are inhabiting them. A building and walking tour after the panel discussion will focus on St Martin-in-the-Fields and could expand to include the Strand, Aldywch and St Mary le Strand (the two James Gibbs churches within one parish). Free tickets/booking: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/st-martin-in-the-fields-10-years-on-releasing-of-boundaries-tickets-62046989215?aff=ebdssbdestsearch.
This Week/The Time Is Now. In Westminster on 26 June, Christian Aid is organising a huge event where we can celebrate our faith in action, lobby our political representatives, pray together and energise one another for the challenges to come. Sign up at www.thetimeisnowfaithevents.eventbrite.com for the events held at St Martin’s and Church House, plus sign up for the lobby at https://www.thetimeisnowmap.co.uk.
This Week/Archers/Thursday 27 June. We meet for Holy Communion in the Austen Williams Room and 7.00pm, followed by supper. This will be followed by a discussion. Please inform Ruth Hutchinson or Michael Moran (firstname.lastname@example.org/07810 261686) to join us. All are welcome.
Friends’ Day at the Connection/Saturday 29 June, 1.30-5pm. ‘Moving on’ is the theme for the annual Friends’ Day at The Connection. Find out more at www.friendsoftheconnection.org.uk/events/ or contact the Friends office on 020 7766 5522 or at email@example.com.
Cyclists! Book for the QECR now! It’s not too late to register for this year’s 200-mile Queen Eleanor Cycle Ride, which takes place over the August Bank Holiday, 23-26 August. All regular cyclists welcome. Everything’s provided, except your bike! Register for £80 before 30 June, and raise money to support The Connection. More details at www.friendsoftheconnection.org.uk/events/ or contact Charles Woodd (07962 213494/ firstname.lastname@example.org).
Ordinations. Baroness Maeve Sherlock, who is in a part-time curacy with us, will be ordained at Durham Cathedral next weekend, and Andrew Bennison, who served as Pastoral Assistant at St Martin’s, will be ordained deacon at Manchester Cathedral on Sunday 30 June. His curacy will be at St Nicholas, Burnage in the Diocese of Manchester. To contact Andrew, email: email@example.com, and to contact Maeve, email the office. Please pray for them.
Sunday 30 June/Refreshments after the 10am service will take place in the Gallery in the Crypt, as we host the London Symphony Orchestra who are performing in Trafalgar Square.
Disability Advisory Group Workshop/Sunday 30 June, 12-1pm, George Richards Room. Liturgy writing with Sam Wells. Dates for future workshops/conference will be Saturday 12 October/Sunday 13 October, focusing on neurodiversity. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lambeth Palace Gardens Open Day/Friday 5 July, 12-3pm, Lambeth Palace. Michael Angus is the Director of Barons Court Project, a day centre for people who are homeless or living with mental health issues. Entrance is £5 and lunch will be available to buy, with all proceeds to Barons Court Project. Entertainment is provided.
Pride 2019. LGBT+ Christians and allies are invited to take part in our activities with Pride in London this year on 6 July. Morning Prayer 9am followed by a commissioning. LGBT+ members are invited to march with http://www.christiansatpride.com/ and allies are invited to support in activities from the side-lines. Sally and Richard are offering prayers and blessings for passers-by throughout the afternoon next to the church.
Theology Group/Sunday 7 July, 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. Subsequent upcoming date: 28 July.
Parish Away Day: What is Church?/Saturday 13 July. This exciting day at the beautiful Focolare Centre in Welwyn Garden City with all our clergy team and visiting speakers explores what church is and what it is that makes a church deepen and flourish. The day ends with Great Sacred Music. Flyers available in church – please return an application form or sign up and pay online on our website, where further information is also available. ALL ARE WELCOME!