News and Events.


Notices 12th August 2018 

10.00am Masses will start today, 22nd July - 2nd September  inclusive.


The church is being redecorated, starting on Monday 13th August.  The work is expected to take four weeks.  During the redecoration, the church will be open as follows:

Saturdays - 5.00pm until the end of 6.00pm Vigil Mass

Sundays - 7.30am until the end of the 11.15am Mass

Weekday services will be held in the Bec Room, in the Church hall.

Please note that for the duration of the project:

¨ No candles can be used at any time

¨ Some areas may be out of use

¨ Some statues and icons may be removed

¨ Vestry only accessible via external door

¨ Internal vestry door locked except for services

¨ There will be no flowers in Church

¨ The Church may not be as clean and tidy as usual.

We Need Your Help!

While the church is being redecorated, a task which is due to start on 13th August and take approximately four weeks, the church will be closed from Monday to Friday to allow the contractors to make good progress.

During the project to replace our lighting and sound system, we established a successful routine, whereby  volunteers came to church every Saturday morning around 9.45am to help make sure it was as clean and tidy as possible for the weekend services.  We are planning to do the same during the redecoration, on the following Saturdays: 18th & 25th August, 1st & 8th September.

All it involves is some light dusting and sweeping for up to 45 minutes.  As before, no previous experience is    necessary, so men and teenagers are welcome to participate, as well as women!

All you need to do is turn up with a duster and/or broom and enthusiasm.

Please can you help support a local charity  with any clothes for a one year old boy.  Please contact Lisa Bain if you are able to help, [email protected]

Parish Office will be closed from 13th - 17th August. 

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. 

OBERAMMERGAU 2020: Bookings for visits to the Oberammergau Passion Play in Bavaria are now being taken. The play is performed every ten years and very well worth a visit to the play is usually combined with a few days in the area.  Places are still available for the end of May and June, 2020. Anyone interested in joining a party to go to Oberammergau please speak to Mary Coulthurst on 01895 676862.

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.

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

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.

Parish Pilgrimage to Walsingham: 12th - 14th October.  The list is now full.



  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:   

15th August, 7.30pm - The Assumption of Our Lady, Sung Mass.

15th September, 7.30pm - Wine Tasting evening.

24th September, 7.30pm - Sung Mass for Bishops Pete’s 40th Anniversary of Priesthood

                     29th September, 7.00pm - Sung Mass & Procession at                   

St Michael’s Camden.

6th October, 7.30pm - Harvest Supper & Barn Dance.

7th October - Harvest festival Masses.

12th-14th October - Parish Pilgrimage to Walsingham.

28th October - Dedication Festival.







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