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. 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 prayer team at the 10.00am service each Sunday morning at the front of the church near the altar.
Today/Disability Advisory Group/12-2pm, Austen Williams Room. Fifth birthday party! This termly open meeting gathers people with insight or experience of physical, sensory, cognitive or mental health issues or neurodiversity to help shape our vision and work. If you’d like to know more, please speak to Fiona MacMillan or Jonathan (AVPD), or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Today/BBC Sunday Worship. Fiona MacMillan represented St Martin-in-the-Fields Disability Advisory Group on this week’s Sunday Worship programme, ‘Just as I am’. Catch up here: https://bbc.in/2lDgVgw
Music during the summer. At the beginning of September, Sunday services will be sung by a quartet of St Martin’s Voices before the Choir of St Martin-in-the-Fields returns in mid-September.
This Week/Autumn Lecture Series 2019: The Quality of Mercy in Preaching/Wednesday 11 September, 7pm. Using examples of preaching – questions welcomed. Our three preachers will be Brian D. McLaren, Anna Carter Florence and Pádraig Ó Tuama and the evening will be chaired by Sam (the Vicar). To ensure a place please book a ticket at stmartininthefields.eventbrite.com.
Next Week/Marketplace Sunday. This annual opportunity to showcase all of our wonderfully diverse groups across the community is on Sunday 15 September after the 10am service. If your group would like to reserve a place please contact the churchwardens or Sally (AVMin).
Morning Song/from Thursday 12 September. Can’t wait all day for Evensong? On 12 September we begin a weekly sung service of morning prayer which takes place every Thursday at 8.30am. A beautiful 30-minute sequence of words, prayers and music sung by St Martin’s Voices, led by Revd Sally Hitchiner. All welcome.
The changing monthly display by St Martin’s artists’ and craftspeople’s group in the Foyer of the Crypt for September is by Lois Bentley. Each month a different member of the group exhibits, so do look regularly to see the changing display.
Open House – Volunteers Needed/21 September. If you would enjoy answering questions about St Martin’s and can commit to 2 hours between 9.30am and 3 pm please get in touch. There will also be a tour of the church and demonstrations of bellringing. It is hosted by the Friends but you do not have to be a member to take part. Please contact Susanne Wood, in church on Sunday, in writing via the vergers or at email@example.com
Parking on Church Path. No 5 and 6 St Martin’s Place will shortly be undergoing redecorating works – due to these, there will be no parking on Church Path until the end of February 2020.
Annual Review of Activities. We will be compiling the Annual Review for 2018-2019, but this year it will be launched on our Patronal Festival (10 November). If your group would like to contribute a report, please contact the churchwardens or Sally (AVMin) for advice on length/format. The deadline for final reports is Sunday 22 September.
Autumn event/St Augustine Now: A spiritual life in a secular age. What does an ancient bishop from North Africa have to say to 21st century Europeans? On Wednesday 25 September Theos, in Westminster, hosts philosopher and writer James K.A. Smith to discuss St Augustine of Hippo, marking the launch of his latest book. Tickets available at eventbrite.com.
New Group: Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) Group/Sunday 22 September, 12pm, Tutu Room. The group aims to work for the transformation of unjust structures in society, to challenge violence of every kind and pursue peace and reconciliation; and to strive to safeguard the integrity of creation, and sustain and renew the life of the earth, by shared prayer, biblical reflection and education both of itself and also the church and wider organisation of St Martin’s. Meeting monthly, we will suggest actions and priorities to St Martin’s as these are developed. For information please contact Jim Sikorski on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Theology Group/Sunday 29 September/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. Future dates: 27 Oct, 17 Nov, 8 Dec.
Thinking Differently About God: Neurodiversity, Faith & Church/Saturday 12 October – Sunday 13 October 2019. Details at https://www.inclusive-church.org/disability-conference-2019 or speak to Fiona MacMillan or Jonathan (AVPD) or email 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.
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.
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.