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. Please note there will be no crèche held on 18 and 25 August.
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 healing team at the 10.00am service each Sunday morning at the front of the church near the altar.
Today/Discussion Group/12-1pm. Meeting in the Tutu room to discuss faith using that day’s sermon as a starting point.
This Week/Bread for the World/Wednesday 7 August, 6.30pm. This week, Revd Richard Carter will be talking about Sabbath. Bread for the World is continuing through the summer at 6.30pm on Wednesday with a soloist but the supper and listening groups will take a break in August, resuming on 11 September.
The Asahi Shimbun Displays Collecting histories: Solomon Islands/20 June–1 September 2019, Room 3, British Museum. Admission is free. A display of five objects from Solomon Islands, which has been created in consultation with Solomon Islanders who live in the UK.
Visiting Choirs. We are grateful to the following choirs for singing Evensong here while our own choirs are on holiday: Pegasus Choir (Sunday 4 August), East London Chamber Choir (Sunday 11 August), Gallery Singers (Sunday 18 August) and York University Solo Voice Ensemble (Sunday 25 August).
Trial Language in Newsletter. Over the summer we are looking at ways to make our newsletter more accessible to visitors who may not be familiar with the workings of our church. We are trying out referring to clergy by titles so as not to assume everyone knows first names. However, please do continue to use our names in person! Sally, the Associate Vicar for Ministry, welcomes any feedback on this or ideas for how we can improve inclusion by the end of August. Thank you.
Summer Pattern of Services. Until the end of August, Mondays at 4.30pm will be a service of Evening Prayer in the DSC. Our Wednesday 1pm Eucharist will be sung by a soloist in August. Sacred Space takes a break in August and resumes on Sunday 1 September at 7pm. There is no Club Wednesday in August.
The changing monthly display by the artists’ and craftspeople’s group in the Foyer of the Crypt for August is by Dan Kaszeta. Each month a different member of the group or artists linked to it will show examples of their work, so do look regularly to see the changing display.
Animal Blessing Service/Sunday 11 August, 3pm, St James’ Church, Piccadilly. The focus of the August Creative Spirit service will be the annual blessing of companion animals and roll call of remembrance in the courtyard (weather permitting). All welcome – two legs, four legs, scales, fins and wings!
Nazareth Community. The Nazareth Community meets again on Saturday 17 August, 7.55am for contemplative prayer; 9.00am Morning Prayer; 9.30am breakfast; 10am Nazareth Sharing.
Friends of CSTM Musical Performance/Thursday 22 August, 5-7pm, Courtyard. The Friends of the CSTM are organising a fundraising musical performance. All are welcome to attend.
Regular 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 23-26 August. Register and raise money to support The Connection. More details at www.friendsoftheconnection.org.uk/events/ or contact Charles Woodd (07962 213494/ email@example.com).
Meditation Group meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 6.30pm in the Dick Sheppard Chapel. All are welcome.
Sheppard Scholars. Over the summer we are saying thank you to Francesco Aresco and Georgina Illingworth as they come to the end of their time on the Sheppard Scholar scheme. There is a card for Georgina with the vergers if you would like to sign it. In September, Brandon Fletcher-James and Jessica White will join us as new Sheppard Scholars. We look forward to welcoming them to St Martin’s and pray for them as they prepare to join us.
Thinking Differently About God: Neurodiversity, Faith & Church/Saturday 12 October – Sunday 13 October 2019. Neurodiversity is the idea that there are natural variations in the way people think and process information. These include autism, ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia and Tourette’s – each a particular combination of needs and gifts. We’ll be exploring our understanding of God and sharing experience of discovery, discrimination and discernment. Details at https://www.inclusive-church.org/disability-conference-2019 or speak to Fiona MacMillan or Jonathan Evens or email firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a partnership between St Martin’s and Inclusive Church.
Great Sacred Music Podcast. A weekly podcast from St Martin-in-the-Fields. Each Monday the Vicar 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.
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 email@example.com 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.