Today/We are pleased to welcome Ines Ashmore, who will be baptised at the 10.00am Eucharist. Please pray for her and her parents on this very special day.
Today/Children’s C-Club Programme, 11.30am, Dick Sheppard Chapel. After his conversion on the Road to Damascus, Paul travelled to share the Gospel. Join us to see if he survived a shipwreck. Next week there will be no C-Club, owing the Parish Away Day.
Today/Theology Group/12-1pm, Austen Williams Room. There will be an opportunity to reflect theologically on ‘Is God just? Can we ever find justice?’ with our Vicar. All are welcome.
Today/Disability Access Auditors’ Meeting, 1pm, George Richards Room. An opportunity to meet the Auditors. All welcome.
This Weekend/Parish Away Day: What is Church?/Saturday 13 July. This exciting day at the beautiful Focolare Centre in Welwyn Garden City with all our clergy team and visiting speakers explores what church is and what it is that makes a church deepen and flourish. The day ends with Great Sacred Music. Flyers available in church – please return an application form or sign up and pay online on our website, where further information is also available. ALL ARE WELCOME!
This Week/Summer Pattern of Services/from 8 July. Bread for the World is continuing through the summer at 6.30pm on Wednesday with a soloist but the supper and groups will take a break in August, resuming on 11 September. Until the end of August, Mondays at 4.30pm will be a service of Evening Prayer in the DSC (except 15 July when a visiting choir will sing Evensong in Church). Our Wednesday 1pm Eucharist will be a said service. Sacred Space takes a break in August and resumes on Sunday 1 September at 7pm.
This Week/Inclusive Church AGM and Annual Lecture/Tuesday 9 July, 7pm, Southwark Cathedral. This year our Vicar is giving the annual lecture – ‘Citizens of Heaven: Identity, Inclusion and the Church’. Details & registration on Eventbrite under Inclusive Church Annual Lecture and AGM 2019 or speak to Fiona MacMillan, IC Trustee.
This Week/Bread for the World/Wednesday 10 July, 6.30pm. Our Pastoral Assistant Francesco Aresco reflects on his recent visit to the Holy Land and how the Gospel stories came alive.
Drawing Group/Sunday 14 July, 12–2.00pm, George Richards & Austen Williams rooms. Each month for two hours the drawing club meets to draw together. The aim of the group is to encourage and practice together. Materials, objects to draw and step-by-step help for those who would like it are all provided. No previous experience is necessary and all are welcome.
Sisters of Melanesia presentation/Sunday 14 July, 12noon, Tutu Room. Martin Haigh will share slides from his trip to the Solomon Islands and news of our partnership with the Melanesian Sisters and Brothers. All are welcome as we learn more about our international partners.
Great Sacred Choral Classics: Faith, Hope and Love – Love/Monday 15 July, 6.30pm. Join St Martin’s Chorus directed by Emily Dickens and led by our Vicar in a free hour-long exploration of Love, including Tallis If ye love me and Gjeilo Ubi caritas. All are welcome. A retiring collection is taken to support the mission and ministry of St Martin-in-the-Fields.
Calling all Cricketers. If you are interested in joining St Martin-in-the-Fields Community Cricket Club (no experience necessary), please contact Roland Merz (firstname.lastname@example.org). Future date: Caribs XI (17 July, Battersea Park). All ages and abilities are welcome!
Discussion Group/Sunday 21 July. Meeting from 12-1pm in the Tutu room to discuss faith, using that day’s sermon as a starting point. Future date: 4 August.
Meeting of the artists & craftspeople’s group, Sunday 28 July, 12 noon, Tutu Room. Meeting to plan further artistic contributions to the St Martin’s community. All are welcome.
Reading Theology/Wednesday 31 July. We will gather to read The Imitation of Christ by Thomas à Kempis, after Bread for the World, from 8-9.30pm in the Tutu Room. Next date for the diary is 20 November.
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).
Sheppard Scholars. We will shortly be saying thank you to Francesco Aresco and Georgina Illingworth as they come to the end of their time on the Sheppard Scholar scheme. They are going on to ministerial and teacher training respectively. 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.
Meditation Group meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 6.30pm in the Dick Sheppard Chapel. All are welcome.
Great Sacred Music Podcast. A weekly podcast from St Martin-in-the-Fields. Each Monday Our 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 020 7766 1126.