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, DSC. Today we will look at three things which we can do in the New Year to be better Christians.
Today/Epiphany Carols, 5.00pm. Join us for our evening celebrations featuring readings and music for this wonderful season of light, discovery, miracle and revelation. With reflections by Revd Dr Sam Wells and music by the Choir of St Martin-in-the-Fields.
Christmas Appeal. Donations to the 2018 BBC Radio 4 Christmas Appeal with St Martin-in-the-Fields are still coming in and there is plenty of post to keep the team busy! Since returning from the Christmas break, the total now reaches over £2.7m, which is just fantastic. Thank you once again to everyone who has supported the Appeal – these valuable donations will be shared between The Connection at St Martin’s and the Vicar’s Relief Fund (VRF), supporting people away from homelessness. If you would like to make a donation it’s not too late, simply visit: www.smitfc.org/donate.
This Week/Bread for the World/Wednesday 9 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/Drawing Group/Sunday 13 January, 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.
Next Week/Joint Event with our Chinese Community/Thursday 17 January, 6.30pm, St Martin’s Hall. The talk (in English) will be followed by a drinks reception. Rosemary Scott will speak on the meaning of decoration on Chinese Ceramics. Free tickets from https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-meaning-of-decoration-on-chinese-ceramics-tickets-51544286348 or phone Jonathan Evens on 020 7766 1127 and leave your name and phone number.
Coming Up/Churches Together in Westminster (CTiW) Annual Meeting/Monday 21 January, 6.30pm, Salvation Army Regent Hall, 275 Oxford Street, W1C 2DJ (one minute from Oxford Circus Underground Station). Hear from CTiW churches about HeartEdge and mission initiatives to do with congregation, compassion, culture and commerce, plus reports of CTiW activities during the past year. All are welcome.
Coming Up/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.
Coming Up/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/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/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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you are attending, so that we have a better idea of numbers. The next date is 22 May.
Coming Up/Silent Retreat: Seeds of Contemplation/ Friday 22-Sunday 24 February, St Columba’s House, Woking. A retreat led by Brother Sam SSF and Revd Richard Carter, with thoughts and reflections drawing on the writing of Thomas Merton, St Francis of Assisi and St Martin’s Nazareth Community. Cost of the weekend £150. Open to members of St Martin-in-the-Fields and the Nazareth Community. Flyers available at the back of the church or online from email@example.com (tel 020 7766 1143). A limited number of places available so please book as soon as possible if you would like to attend.
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.
On Christmas Night. St Martin’s Voices have released a new CD for Christmas. Available for £9.99 from the Shop at St Martin’s, the CD features carols including ‘Hark! The Herald Angels Sing’ and ‘O little town of Bethlehem’ as well as lesser well known carols including ‘Glory, glory, glory to the Newborn King’ and ‘Follow that Star’ and a new setting of ‘Love came down at Christmas’ by Nils Greenhow.