Are you visiting us for the first time?
If you are walking into St. Martin’s for the first time, what can you expect?
If you are coming by car, you can park in St. Martin’s Community Centre car park for church services, as parking outside the church is reserved for disabled access. It is only a short walk down to the Church. The Church has easy wheelchair access (and wheelchair availability). We also operate a loop system.
The 8am Early Service
If you come to our 8am Sunday Service, you can expect to find a traditional Church of England Communion service based on the service outline in the Book of Common Prayer.
This quiet and reflective service lasts approximately 40 minutes and is without music. You will be greeted by a welcomer who will give you the order of service and show you to a seat.
The 10am Service
Our 10am Service varies, depending on which Sunday of the month it is. On the 1st Sunday of the month, we enjoy an All Age Family Service, with music from a 15 piece music group and organ, and a whole variety of people taking part in the worship. The service lasts for one hour and includes the use of digital screens for a variety of uses.
On the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month, our children and young people enjoy their own programme in the Community Centre before joining the rest of the Church Family for the last 20 minutes of the service. On the 3rd Sunday they stay in the Community Centre.
The 10am service is a Holy Communion service, based on the pattern in the Church of England’s book ‘Common Worship’. Crèche facilities are available in the church’s upper vestry, led by an experienced team of people.
A welcomer will greet you at the door and guide you to a seat. At this service, we have digital screens in use, providing a live image for those whose view is obscured by the layout of the church and to allow for visual aids to be used, where appropriate.
At all our 10am services, we invite you to stay on for refreshments afterwards.
The 6.30pm Service
This service is a very traditional Sung Evensong, based on the Evening Prayer service in the Book of Common Prayer. We have a small congregation of between 10 and 20
and meet together in the Choir Stalls. The service usually lasts about 45 minutes.
At our healing services, which happen on the 5th Sunday of the month, there is a Communion Service with prayers for healing with the laying on of hands, for those who would like to receive this ministry.