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/The collection at the 10am Harvest Festival service will go to support the young people from St Mary’s Cathedral, Johannesburg who will visit St Martin’s in 2020.
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/Prayers for Healing with anointing and laying on of hands are offered by our prayer team at the 10.00am service each Sunday morning at the front of the church near the altar.
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. Future dates: 27 Oct, 17 Nov, 8 Dec.
Global Neighbours: Pray for Tree of Life’s two houses in Manenburg, South Africa: for kindness and gentleness among the boys as they walk their road of healing and transformation after lives of gangs and drugs, and for courage and strength among the girls to find identity and freedom.
This Week/Autumn Lecture Series 2019: The Quality of Mercy in Social Justice/Monday 30 September, 7pm. Our speakers are Winnie Varghese and Bishop James Jones. To ensure a place please book a ticket at stmartininthefields.eventbrite.com. Don’t forget to sign up for the Michael Morpurgo lecture on 7 October, as tickets are going fast! Michael is also launching his new book, The Boy Giant, with a sand sculpture in our St Martin’s foyer from Friday 4 – Tuesday 8 October. Not to be missed!
This Week/Bread for the World, Wednesday 2 October, 6.30pm. Everyone is welcome at our informal Eucharist, a service with prayer, music, word and reflection, followed by food and fellowship. This week, the theme is stability.
Club Wednesday/Wednesday 2 October. Choral Eucharist at 1.00pm followed by lunch at 6, St Martin’s Place. Meet Brandon Fletcher-James, our new Sheppard Scholar/Pastoral Assistant.
Building Futures starting work. 5 and 6 St Martin’s Place are now undergoing substantial redecorating and restorative works. Due to these, there will be no parking on Church Path until the end of February 2020. More information is available in the Pipeline.
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 run by the clergy from 13 October to 10 November between 12-1.30pm following the Sunday Parish Eucharist in Revd Sally Hitchiner’s flat. There are eight places available for this course. A soup and bread lunch is provided. Register with Revd Sally Hitchiner.
Morning Song. St Martin’s has created a brand new service of weekly sung morning prayer which takes place every Thursday at 8.30am. A beautiful 30-minute sequence of words, prayers and music sung by St Martin’s Voices, led by Revd Sally Hitchiner.
Bridgebuilding. There will be a free evening of conversation at St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace on Tuesday 1 October, 7-8.30pm, in the City, to launch Alastair McKay’s book Bridgebuilding. For more information, visit https://stethelburgas.org/event/bridgebuilding-making-peace-with-conflict-in-the-church/
Thinking Differently, Sunday 13 October, 2pm-4.30pm, St Martin’s Hall. Part of our weekend on neurodiversity, faith & church. Explore the themes using insights from the creative arts. Special screening of arts documentary Me, My Mouth & I, an introduction to contemplative photography, panel discussion and more. All are welcome. Speak to Fiona MacMillan or Jonathan Evens, or email email@example.com
The changing monthly display by St Martin’s artists’ and craftspeople’s group in the Foyer of the Crypt for September is by Lois Bentley.
Christmas Appeal. With the 2019 Christmas Appeal approaching, all at the St Martin-in-the-Fields Charity wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who made it possible to raise £3.48m in last year’s campaign. In the last year, almost 6000 people were supported through our Vicar’s Relief Fund and over 2600 people were supported away from homelessness by The Connection at St Martin’s. This was only possible because of the help from our donors. We hope to continue in this outstanding path with the new Appeal, which will be launching soon.
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).
Meditation Group meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 6.30pm in the Dick Sheppard Chapel. All are welcome.
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 – 17 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 Jonathan Evens or Jess White.
Visit St Paul’s Cathedral. We have four Parish Passes which members of our congregation may borrow. If you would like to have the loan of a pass then please contact the Church Coordinator by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 020 7766 1126.
The Connection needs volunteers who can offer a few hours a month to support its day-time weekday activities. Training is given and volunteers are fully supported. Volunteer vacancies the Connection is looking to fill can be found here: https://www.connection-at-stmartins.org.uk/volunteer/. If you are interested, please contact Lance Kuhn on 020 7925 7893.