LATEST NEWS AND EVENTS
The popular Christingle service will take place on Sunday 9th December, starting at 5.00pm.
Children’s Christingle Party
We will be holding a Christingle party at the Community Centre 3.15-4.30pm on Sunday 9th December, before the Christingle Service. All children who come to Junior Church, our Holiday Clubs, and MiniMessy Church are invited. We will be doing Christmas related crafts, making Christingles, playing party games and enjoying light refreshments. At just after 4:30pm we will walk down to St Martins Church together so that we are all there in good time for the Christingle Service which starts at 5pm.
Parents and carers are encouraged to stay as well, otherwise you will need to sign a consent form at the beginning.
Please let Sister Kate know if your children are coming so that we have enough Christingle Kits, and please advise of any dietary or other special requirements.
Community Carol Singing
Our Community Carol singing will take place on Monday 10th December outside the Community Centre, followed by the Parish Christmas market in the two halls (Parish and Community). Bring a torch!
The Church Christmas lunch will be a carvery at Les Cotils on Sunday 16th December, 12.30 for 1.00pm. Adults £20, children £14. Sign up in the Church porch if you would like to attend,
Bev Herve will be taking a series of Compline services during Advent, on the evenings of 3rd, 10th and 17th December, starting at 7.30pm. The theme will be ‘waiting in the present, past and future’.
Thank you to all of those who have signed up to our new 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 Red Daniel.
St. Martin’s Church will be running an Alpha course each Thursday evening for eight weeks from 7th February 2019. If you would like to know more, get in touch with 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.
Volunteers for the Cleaning Rota
A few spaces have arisen on the church cleaning rota. If anyone would like to take part in this much appreciated act of service please speak to either Rev Daniel or Sara Dorey (firstname.lastname@example.org). You can make up your own team of about four or join an existing team. You will only be needed every 10 weeks if we can make another team.
“Mini Messy Churches” happen monthly (contact our Youth worker Kate Hatton).
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.