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 read about the Transfiguration, when Moses came back to earth and Jesus astonished the Apostles. Come and learn what happened to Jesus!
Today/Open Circle is meeting this week for our monthly lunch followed by a bible study group on the Beatitudes. Join us after the service.
Today/Drawing Group, 12–2.00pm, Glass Box. Each month for two hours the drawing club will meet and draw together. The aim of this group is to encourage and practice together. Materials, objects to draw and step-by-step help for those beginners who would like it are all provided. So, no previous experience is necessary and all are welcome.
This Week/Ash Wednesday, 6 March. There will be an 8.30am Eucharist, a Choral Eucharist at 1.00pm and Bread for the World at 6.30pm. All these services will include the Imposition of Ashes.
This Week/Club Wednesday, 6 March. Following on from the Ash Wednesday Choral Eucharist at 1pm, Club Wednesday, with lunch and talk by Jeff Claxton on bread and bread-making.
This Week/Time to Talk, Saturday 9 March, 10.30am. A service of reflection for those affected by suicide, featuring words and music to offer space, solidarity and opportunity to reflect and connect. The service will be followed by a reception with refreshments and an opportunity to link with organisations offering advice and support.
This Week/Wedding/Saturday 9 March, 2.00 pm. Isabella Crocker (granddaughter of Alastair Anson) will be marrying Arthur Bryan. Revd Dr Sam Wells will be taking the service and St Martin’s Voices will be directed by Andrew Earis. All are welcome.
Next Sunday/Revd Katherine Hedderly. Katherine’s last Sunday with us will be 10 March. She will preach at the 10am service and there will be the opportunity to say goodbye to Katherine and her husband Loren in St Martin’s Hall after 10 years of faithful ministry.
Next Sunday/Theology Group/Sunday 10 March, 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 7 April, 9 May, and 16 June.
Next Sunday/Compline for Lent/Sunday 10 March, 7.00pm. Join the Choir of St Martin’s for this beautiful and reflective traditional sung prayer of the church to end the day. The anthem is Tallis’ Lamentations of Jeremiah. All welcome.
Lent Course 2019 – The Confessions of St Augustine: A chance to reflect upon one of the most influential spiritual autobiographies ever written with so much still relevant for today, in a new translation by Benignus O’Rourke/Beginning Wednesday 13 March. Starting at 6.30pm, in Church, joining with Bread for the World, until 8.55pm. Further dates: Wednesdays in Lent (13, 20, 27 March, 3, 10, 17 April). Flyers are available in church and at https://goo.gl/nPwjSM, and replies should be directed to Georgie Illingworth. Please sign up as soon as possible. £15 includes a copy of the book which will be available from Ash Wednesday from the Vergers’ Office. NOT TO BE MISSED!
Diocesan Lent Appeal. Modern Day Slavery is the focus of the 2019 Diocesan Lent Appeal which will raise funds for five charities that are already working to end Modern Day Slavery in London. These are: Tamar; Ella’s Home; Love 146; The Rise Project (The Children’s Society); and Kalayaan. On Sunday 17 March at 12 noon in the Tutu Room Elizabeth Matthews will lead an awareness session on Modern Day Slavery and on Sunday 31 March the collection at our 10.00am service will be for the Diocesan Lent Appeal.
Coming Up/Memorial for Anne Duffin/Wednesday 27 March, 1pm. To give thanks for the life and example of Anne Duffin. Will be held as part of our 1pm Choral Eucharist followed by reception in the Austen Williams Room. Anyone who can provide help with reception, please let Richard Carter know.
Revd Sally Hitchiner to become Associate Vicar for Ministry. Like her predecessor Revd Katherine Hedderly, Sally will have principal responsibility for congregational life, including pastoral care, formation, liturgy, budgeting and safeguarding, and also for communications. She will take up her post on May 8, 2019.
‘Leaves for Healing’ is a two-part exhibition organised by the artist’s and craftspersons’ group at St Martin-in-the-Fields. During Lent the exhibition runs from 6 March – 20 April and in Eastertide from 21 April – 9 June. The theme is taken from Ezekiel 47: 1-12, a vision of a transformed desert landscape. 18 artists from the congregation are showing work, some of which was created in the Drawing Club and art workshops organised by the group.
Electoral Roll Renewal. 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. 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. 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 (email@example.com / 020 7766 1126) or via the St Martin’s website (https://www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org/life-st-martins/electoral-roll-renewal/).
PCC and Churchwarden Elections. At the Annual Meeting of Parishioners and Annual Parochial church Meeting on Sunday 28 April this year there will be elections for churchwardens (who are elected for one year, up to a maximum of six) and PCC members (who are elected for three years, renewable once). There are five vacancies for PCC members. If you are interested in standing as a churchwarden or as a PCC member, please speak to the vicar or the current churchwardens.
Coming Up/Confirmation Preparation. Our Confirmation Service 2019 will be on Wednesday 29 May, 6.30pm, with the Bishop of London, Sarah Mullally. Could all those who are interested in preparing for confirmation please contact Revd Richard Carter (firstname.lastname@example.org) or one of the clergy team. The dates for classes are 17 and 31 March, 14 April, 5, 12, 19 and 28 May.
Coming Up/Reading Theology/Wednesday 22 May. Our next book for our Reading Theology group will be With the End in Mind written by Kathryn Mannix. It is now in stock at the shop.