News and Events.


Notices 21st May 2017

Hesdin Mass, Saturday 10th June 7am.  Starting at Manor Farm.  Preacher: The Very Revd John Hall, Dean of Westminster.  Breakfast tickets: £4 on sale from now from the Parish Office or Judith Roberts.

Holiday Club:  Registration forms for children & volunteers are now available on the website to print, or collect a copy from the back of church.

Kneeler Workshop: 17 Pinn Way, Friday 26th May, 2-4pm.

Fair Trade stall: Sunday 28th May in the Church Hall between Masses.



Join the whole Church in Nine Days of Prayer from Ascension Day (25th May) to Pentecost (4th June)

See posters for details of -


  • The Ascension Day Mass
  • Holy Spirit Walking Pilgrimage to Willesden
  • National Pilgrimage to Walsingham
  • All Night Vigil of the Holy Spirit.



 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.

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.

Attendance sheets available in 3 places in the Church.



Are there any Therapists in the congregation who would be willing to donate their time to help raise more funds for the NEW LIFE PROJECT.

This day of pampering and relaxation will be held between 10.00am - 5.00p.m. in the Church Hall on Saturday 3rd June 2017. All will be made welcome to come and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere and experience the benefits of these treatments at a very reasonable cost, so it will be busy.

   A request is also made to our lovely  baking experts for homemade cakes etc. that will be put on sale in the               small hall on the day.

Finally we will also need helpers to set up for the day, on the Friday evening, and on the day in the kitchen.



S Martin’s Sing Along: Starts 23rd February, 10.45am-12.00noon in the Bec Room, all welcome, no singing ability required.  £2 entry every Thursday in term time.

Memory Café:  Every Friday at S Pauls Church, 11.00am-1.00pm, for those suffering with their memory.  Come and join us for memory games, refreshments, fun & fellowship.

All-Parish Holiday 2017: A date for your diaries: August 29th-2nd September 2017.  Affordable, fun and interesting UK-based Parish holiday for all ages from 1 to 100 years old!  Details to follow, do save the date. Any questions ask Fr Jack.

Thursday Drop-in Lunches: Did you know that a simple lunch of delicious soup and a choice rolls and cakes is available in our Church Hall every Thursday? Come and see!!

Week of Accompanied Prayer Sunday 1st October - Saturday 7th October.   A unique  opportunity to reflect on your life of Prayer,  and explore new opportunities for the future.  No previous experience is necessary.         For more information please take a leaflet from the back of the Church.

Festival Weekend with Flowers and Music This event will take place on 7th-9th July and is supported by Friends of St Martin’s.

Can you spare 1 1/2 hours every 4-5 weeks on a Friday morning from 9.15am, term time only.                         Toddler Group needs more volunteer's to help make drinks for the  Mothers and Toddlers.                               Please call Pat Turner via the Parish Office on 01895 625456.

Christian Aid Week this year is from 14th to 20th May.  S Martin’s Church has again agreed to take part in the house to house envelope collection. Jack Sheen will be looking for  volunteers to collect in one of the roads allocated to S Martin’s. Please do sign up when the board goes up at the back of the church and take the bag for your chosen road.

Confirmation food list  is now available at the back of church.

Music & Flower Festival  Please can you help advertise by having an estate agents board.  Please fill in the sign up form at the back of church.  Thank you. 



Walsingham National Pilgrimage

                            Monday 29th May, Spring Bank Holiday. Book a seat on the bus: £22 return.                                            Preacher Fr Raneriro Cantalamesso, Preacher to the Papal Household.

Bring a picnic and have a great day out!



All-Parish Holiday

    August 29th-2nd September 2017.  Affordable, fun and interesting UK-based Parish holiday for all ages from       1 to 100 years old!  Do save the date. Any questions please see Fr Jack.

 Supporting the Foodbank

Please support our Food Bank Depot at the back of the Lady Chapel.  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.

 The Foodbank is short of

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

The foodbank is short of all tinned meat.


    Important Dates for your Diary:   


25th May, 7.30pm - Confirmation Mass.

10th June, 7.00am - Hesdin Mass & Breakfast.

15th June, 7.30pm - Corpus Christi, Sung Mass.

7th July - Flower & Music Festival begins.

24th - 30th  July - Holiday Club.

31st July - ORCHYD.







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