Today/BBC Radio 4 Sunday Worship/Sunday 27 January, 8.10am. A Service of remembrance and reflection for Holocaust Memorial Day, led by Revd Katherine Hedderly. The preacher is Revd Dr Sam Wells, with music from St Martin’s Voices. All are welcome. Please be seated by 7.45am.
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.
Today/Junior Theology Group, 11.30am, Benenson Room. Our monthly group for older C-Club members to bring their questions and explore the Christian faith continues today and on 17 February and 24 March.
Today/Theology Group/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. Upcoming dates are 17 February, 10 March and 7 April.
Learning the Meaning of Christian Unity. Revd Richard Carter leads BBC Radio 4 Daily Worship for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in a programme with readings by Sarah Maxted, produced by Andrew Earis. Listen again at https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00025h3.
This Week/Bread for the World/Wednesday 30 January, 6.30pm. Everyone is welcome at our informal Eucharist, a service with prayer, music, word and reflection, followed by food and fellowship.
This Week/Archers/Thursday 31 January, 7.00pm, Austen Williams Room, 6 St Martin’s Place. We begin with Holy Communion followed by supper and then reflection. All are welcome. Please contact Michael Moran or Ruth Hutchinson if you would like to join us.
This Week/Anne Duffin RIP. It is with sadness and great thanksgiving for her life that we inform you that Anne Duffin died peacefully on the 2 January after a short illness. Anne attended St Martin’s for many years and was a huge inspiration to many of us, contributing so much to the life of our church and leading the meditation group so faithfully for many years. Her funeral will be held on Thursday 31 January at 11.00am at her local church St Michael’s Elmwood Road, Chiswick. All are welcome.
This Week/Art Making Day/Saturday 2 February, 10.30am-4.00pm, 30 Cator Rd, Sydenham, London SE26 5DS. An opportunity to do some experimental printing/collage or painting etc on the theme of ‘Leaves for Healing’. Materials and soup will be provided. Let Jonathan know on 020 7766 1127 or email@example.com if you would like to attend.
This Week/Sunday 3 February/Cancer Research UK London Winter Run. Please note that this event will be taking place in central London next Sunday. There are major road closures around and including Trafalgar Square with facilitated pedestrian access. Please see https://www.londonwinterrun.co.uk/ for more information about how to get to and from St Martin’s that day.
This Week/Disability Advisory Group/Sunday 3 February, 12-2pm, Austen Williams Room. This termly open meeting gathers people with insight or experience of physical, sensory, cognitive or mental health issues to help shape our vision and work. All are welcome to join us, including for our renowned bring & share lunch. If you’d like to know more, please speak to Fiona MacMillan or Jonathan Evens, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coming Up/Club Wednesday/Wednesday 6 February. Begins with Choral Eucharist at 1.00pm followed by lunch at 6 St Martin’s Place. Then Revd Katherine Hedderly will be talking about highlights from her time at St Martin-in-the-Fields and her new role as Vicar of All Hallows by the Tower and Area Dean for the City.
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.
Coming Up/Joint Service with Chinese Congregation/Sunday 10 February, 10am. Following refreshments after the service, the Chinese congregation invite everyone to share lunch in the Hall to celebrate Chinese New Year. There will be demonstrations and performances of Chinese Arts and Culture. All are welcome!
Coming Up/Modern Day Slavery and Human Trafficking/Sunday 10 February, 12.30-2.30pm, Austen Williams Rooms. We will be holding an open session, presentation and discussion on Modern Day Slavery and Human Trafficking led by Huw Mathias, St Martin’s Church Safeguarding Officer. Please bring a packed lunch, drinks provided. All are welcome.
Electoral Roll Renewal: Under the Church Representation Rules, we are required to form a new Electoral Roll in 2019 (as part of the 6 year cycle which the rules specify). Everyone who wishes to be included on the new Roll, whether they are on the present Roll or not, must complete an application form by Sunday 24 March at the latest. Application forms are available from the PCC Duty member in the Hall after the 10am service, from the Vergers at other times, from our new Church Coordinator Harriet Rabin firstname.lastname@example.org /020 7766 1126 or via the St Martin’s website (https://www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org/life-st-martins/electoral-roll-renewal/). Completed forms can be returned to Harriet via post or email. To be on the Electoral Roll, you have to be aged 16 or over, a baptised member of the Church of England or of another Church (in communion with the CofE) and be resident in the parish or have worshipped here regularly for the last 6 months. Only those who are on the electoral roll are entitled to vote at the Annual Parochial Church Meeting, which this year takes place on 28 April.
Coming Up/Reading Theology/Wednesday 13 February, 8-9.30pm. Reading Theology returns after Bread for the World and a simple supper. For this session, we are reading W.H. Vanstone’s book, Love’s Endeavour, Love’s Expense. Copies are available from the shop. Please do email email@example.com if you are attending, so that we have a better idea of numbers. The next date is 22 May.
Silent Retreat/The Silent Retreat from 22-24 February is now full.