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. We will following Mary and Joseph to the temple, meet the old Simeon and discover what Candlemas is all about.
Today/Disability Advisory Group/12-2pm, Austen Williams Room. To mark Candlemas we’ll be exploring and celebrating ageing. All are welcome to join us, including for our renowned bring and share lunch. 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. If you’d like to know more, please speak to Fiona MacMillan or Jonathan Evens, or email email@example.com
This Week/Bread for the World/Wednesday 6 February, 6.30pm. Everyone is welcome at our informal Eucharist, a service with prayer, music, word and reflection, followed by food and fellowship. The theme this week is The Lay Chaplains and their Ministry: The Hidden Life of St Martin’s.
This Week/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 talks 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.
This Week/Theology Away Day/Saturday 9 February, 9.30am-4.00pm. This is now full. The chapel is open from 8.30am for silent meditation. Otherwise please arrive from 9am onwards for registration.
This Week/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.
This Week/Modern Day Slavery and Human Trafficking/Sunday 10 February, 12.30-2.30pm, Austen Williams Room. An open session, presentation and discussion on Modern Day Slavery and Human Trafficking led by Huw Mathias, our Church Safeguarding Officer. Please bring a packed lunch. Drinks provided. All are welcome.
Revd Katherine Hedderly. Katherine’s last Sunday with us will be 10 March. We would like to give her a sending-off present that day. If you would like to make a contribution, please hand an envelope to the vergers or send a cheque to Harriet Rabin, Church Coordinator.
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 that 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 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.
Next Week/Keeping the Door Open: St Martin’s and London’s Homeless in the 20th Century/Wednesday 13 February, 6-8pm, Activity Room at the Connection, 12 Adelaide Street. Join us for a fascinating look into the archives of St Martin’s to discover more about the church’s relationship with the homeless. Our speaker is Peter Wood. Tickets (£10 including a drink) available from Eventbrite or by calling the Events team on 020 7766 5555.
Next Week/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.
Next Sunday/Junior Theology Group/17 February, 11.30am, Benenson Room. Our monthly group for older C-Club members to bring their questions and explore the Christian faith continues on 17 February and 24 March.
Next Sunday/Theology Group/17 February, 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 dates are 10 March and 7 April.
Treasure seeking? Inclusive Church are looking for a new treasurer. The role requires basic book-keeping, preparing budget and accounts and liaising with outside bodies. The treasurer is a trustee and an officer of the charity. If you’re interested or would like to know more please contact Fiona MacMillan, IC Trustee, on firstname.lastname@example.org
Save the Date: Parish Away Day. This year’s Parish Away Day will be held on Saturday 13 July, for all the parish including C-Club. All are welcome for an inspirational day of reflection and fun to be held at the Focolare Centre in Welwyn Garden City.
Great Sacred Music. A weekly podcast from St Martin-in-the-Fields. Each Monday Revd Dr Sam Wells offers a short reflection, followed by a hymn or choral piece sung by St Martin’s Voices. To listen, visit www.soundcloud.com/greatsacredmusic or subscribe via iTunes podcasts.
Join the Occasional Singers of St Martin’s. Once a month the Occasional Singers lead the music at 10am Parish Eucharist. We are seeking new members. Please email email@example.com if you would like to know more.