LATEST NEWS AND EVENTS
Coronavirus (Covid-19) Precautions
To ensure that we protect our congregation, all physical church services in the church building are cancelled until further notice.
However, to ensure that we can continue to worship together, we have moved across to using telephone conferencing! Please see the ‘Home’ page for further information.
Please keep those who are unwell or isolated in your thoughts and prayers. It is time for us to show our love and care for one another through WhatsApp/text messages, e-mails, cards and phone calls! If you or anyone you know needs help during this time please contact the church – thank you to those that have already made contact to offer help to those in need.
Sadly other upcoming events have also been cancelled or rearranged:
- Roundabout and Cloak coffee mornings will stop until the Easter holidays (currently intended to resume on 22nd April*)
- The ACC meeting (currently rescheduled to 21st April*)
- The Ladies of Faith Together (LOFT) gathering on 17th March and the Men’s Society games night on 25th March are cancelled
- The AGM (currently intended to reschedule to 26th April*)
- The Passover supper on Maunday Thursday is cancelled.
*Please note that all currently intended rescheduled dates are subject to review and confirmation.
Volunteers for the Cleaning Rota
We are keen to recruit some more volunteers for our Church cleaning rota as lots of our regular helpers are in need of a well-earned rest; this would involve working in a team for just one hour every 2 or 3 months or so, largely depending on how many sign up. If you feel you would like to help keep our lovely Church sparkling, please see Sara Dorey or e-mail her on firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Electoral Role is being updated again, but this year it is purely a revision, so if you would like to be on it (or removed from it) please let Sue Johns know or take a form from the font.
We now have a lending library at the back of the Church. This has a variety of Christian and spiritual books, both fiction and non-fiction. These are available for anyone to borrow and there is no limit on the number of books that can be borrowed, nor how long they can be borrowed for. If you wish to add to their number, please feel free. If there are any questions, please contact Sara Dorey on email@example.com.
St Martin’s Church collects food for the Guernsey Welfare foodbanks. We are happy to receive any tinned, dried or packaged goods that have a long use by date. Most users of the foodbank are families with young children so mild flavours and child friendly food is appreciated.
Actionaid would like to thank the many people who currently collect used postage stamps to help raise funds for the charity. If you don’t already save used stamps, then please consider doing this as it’s a great way to support this deserving charity. Saved-up stamps can be left at the back of Church, by the Food Bank.
Volunteers for Website Development Group
We are looking for volunteers for a website development group. Don’t worry, you won’t need to create the website, just help to prepare the content and information, so no IT knowledge is needed. If you’re interested in helping out let Rev Daniel know.
If you would like to sign up to prayer chain please see Sallysara Windsor or Sandra Crittell for a copy of the list. (Please also see Sallysara or Sandra if you would like to join.) If you or anyone you know is in need of prayer for whatever reason, be it illness, moving house, job interviews, exams, etc., please let the Church wardens or Rev Daniel know.
We operate an envelope scheme for those wishing to make regular donations to support the running of the Church. This is a good way of providing a more predictable income for the Church which, in addition to covering expenses, also enables funds to be committed for initiatives and improvements. If you are interested in making regular donations by envelope or standing order please speak to Neil de la Mare or Rev Daniel.
Volunteers for the Church Creche
We are looking for more volunteers to help with the crèche – it doesn’t need to be every week. If you are interested please let Sue Johns know.
“Mini Messy Churches” happen monthly.
We also have three Big Messy Church events each year. These are held in St. Martin’s Community Centre from 3.15pm and include supper.