News and Events.


Notices 24th March 2019


Lent for Young People,  7.30-8.30am on Wednesdays. 

Pathways in Spirituality: Wednesdays 8.00pm.

  The Way of the Cross: Fridays 7.15pm.

             Day of Prayer & Reflection Saturday 23rd March, 10.00am-3.00pm, led by Sister Sally Paley OSB                            from Mucknell Abbey.




The Meeting of Parishioners and

Annual Parochial Church Meeting

will take place on Tuesday 9th April

 7.30 p.m. in the Church Hall.


Nomination forms for the elections of

2 Churchwardens, 15 PCC members,   

existing & new Sidespeople are at the back of church.




Packs containing the agenda, accounts and other

information will be available nearer the time.

Please watch out for these and collect your copy.


If you have any queries please contact Linda Gibson PCC Secretary or the Parish Office.


Spring Forward -  Don’t forget to turn clocks ahead one hour, Saturday 30th March

Mothering Sunday Posies We will be putting the posies together, Saturday the 30th March, 10.00am at the back of Church.  Help also needed to collect greenery.  Please feel free to join us.

Calling all Bakers:  There will be a Myosotis cake stall in the hall between Masses on Sunday 31st March.  Donations to Maureen Tinsey.

Classical Music Concert in the Hall:  Wednesday 27th March, 12.15pm. Pianist Valentin Schiedermair performs works by J. S. Bach, Chopin and Mussorgsky. Admission free with retiring collection.

Do you love Walsingham?

Monday 25th March, 7.30pm, Sung Mass of the Annunciation followed by discussion about setting up a Cell      of Our Lady of Walsingham.

Hidden in Plain Sight - recognising modern slavery and    human trafficking today. Would you be interested in being part of a working party to examine this issue as part of our mission here at S Martin’s.  Visit:   Speak to Fr Simon

Parish Office will be closed on Friday 29th March.

PILGRIMAGE TO OBERAMMERGAU - Monday 1st -Saturday 6th June 2020.  Bookings are now              being taken for this highly recommended trip. Information, leaflets and booking forms available from             Mary Coulthurst on 07977 568164, Price £1,189.

Dressing up clothes:  Please can you donate any unwanted dressing up costumes age 1-5 to our toddler group. Please leave in the Parish Office.

Sidesperson Rota is now available for those who do not receive a copy by email.   

Mothering Sunday Posies We will be putting the posies together, Saturday the 30th March, 10.00am at the back of Church.  Help also needed to collect greenery. Please feel free to join us.

ORCHYD We looking for an Enthusiastic Volunteer to join the Board of Trustees.

ORCHYD ( is a registered charity which provides an annual residential holiday for children with disabilities. It was set up in 1971 by a group of people from local churches in Ruislip.  Due to a recent retirement, we have a vacancy for a  Trustee to represent Ruislip Churches on our Board of Trustees.

There are no special skills required, all we need is someone with common sense and a willingness to support ORCHYD - and of course join in with any of ORCHYD’s exciting ventures if they feel so inclined!

To find out more information about the role please either speak to: Mark Stimpson, Chair of the Trustees          [email protected] or Corrie Irwin, Chair of the ORCHYD Holiday Committee [email protected]

Bell tower:  Parents are reminded the Bell tower is a place for babies, toddlers and very young children.  All children MUST be accompanied by as responsible adult at all times. Unaccompanied children will be asked to re-join their parents.  

PARISH OFFICE QUIET DAY  Please observe the Parish Office quiet day EVERY Wednesday.  Do not disturb!

NEW CHOIR MEMBERS  New members for the 9.15am choir, especially adults, are very welcome.  Rehearsals Thursdays, 7.45-9.15pm.  Do consider coming to these and see what is involved.  It would be lovely to see you!

Catherine Tugnait our new editor of Outlook Magazineis looking for articles and a regular puzzle page.  Please contact Gill Dargue in the Parish office if you can contribute. 

We need your help: Fairtrade volunteers need 3 or 4 committed helpers on the monthly stall after Sunday Masses.  Duties include setting up, selling and packing away.  If you are interested please contact Diane May on 01895 635677.

St Martin’s Toddler Group:  Can you join our group of  volunteers.  Friday mornings in term time,                9am-12noon. Please contact Gill Dargue in the Parish Office 01895 625456.

Safeguarding Officer: Judith Kaplan can be contacted anytime.  All communication will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence.  07803 159130 or [email protected]

URGENTLY WANTED  We are looking for someone to organize the rota and to serve drinks to the mothers and toddlers, Friday mornings 9.15-11.00am in term time. Present incumbent is retiring after nearly 20 years!   Please contact  Pat Turner 020 8866 3396 or  Emma Hodgson 07970 220685.

Social Media Photos:  Please can we ask that no photos or videos are uploaded onto personal Social Media sites.  A new policy will be available from May.


    Record of Family Worship

  If you wish your child to be considered for a school place in a local Church School, you must ensure you sign the  Record of Family Worship Forms available in Church.

 The clergy wish to give as much support as possible to any applications.  Parents must provide evidence they have worshiped at S Martin’s for the length of time required by the school’s admissions criteria.

 Make sure you check the school’s website for details.

 It is the responsibility of parents to fulfil the School’s admission criteria.


Supporting the Foodbank

 Please support our Food Bank Depot in the Church.  When you go shopping, buy one extra item to support  families in our borough  who are struggling.  NB: Please check the "Use By" date on your donation.

  Sugar (500g),  UHT milk, juice & squash (max 1 litre),  jars of jam etc.  mash potato (dry), noodles,  tinned spaghetti & bags for life. 

 Thank you.


        Important Dates for your Diary:   


                         23rd March, - Day of Prayer & Reflection            

led by Sister Sally OSB.

25th March, 7.30pm - Annunciation of Our Lady & launch of the

Walsingham Cell.

9th April, 7.30pm Annual Parochial Church Meeting.

14th April - Palm Sunday, Holy Week begins.

30th April, 7.30pm - Confirmation Mass.

4th May, 11.00am - Walsingham Festival at Westminster Abbey.

22nd May, 12.30pm - Outlookers Charity Lunch.

 29th June, 11.00am - Ordination of Fr Yaroslav at  

St Andrews, Holborn.

1st July, 7.30pm - Ordination of Fr James  at St Andrews, Holborn.




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