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Notices 19th May 2019



BWI Summer Fair, 22nd June: 

Come along and support this years BWI School fair.

Saturday 22nd June, 12.00noon - 4.00pm.

Inflatables, Go-Karts, Fire Engine, Plane Ride, Punch & Judy and much more.

 Are you able to host an advertising board in your garden.  Please contact Gill Dargue in the Parish Office.



Polite Notice:  Please observe the Parish Office quiet day EVERY Wednesday.  Do not disturb!


Outlookers Annual Charity Lunch

Wednesday 22nd May, 12.45pm, with speakers from the charities Tariro & The Acorn Club.

      Tickets are £8.50 and now available from  Maureen Tinsey and the Parish Office.



Sunday 19th May, 6.00 - 7.00pm.  Gathering for all young people aged 11 - 18 to meet  Fr Yaro and hear about the Youth Pilgrimage to Walsingham.


Health & Safety at St Martin’s

The PCC has agreed a new Health and Safety Policy. The Policy recognises that St Martin’s has a statutory duty to undertake, at specified intervals, inspections and tests on key assets in the church and church hall such as fire alarm systems, emergency lighting systems and fire extinguishers.

It also acknowledges that St Martin’s has a duty of care to ensure that, through periodic                                      inspections, emergency exit routes are kept clear, external lighting is functioning correctly and that, within reason, no unexpected hazards exist in the church, church hall or church grounds.

The checks are straightforward, require no specialist knowledge and each takes very little time, but there are many of them. They are detailed on a poster at the back of church.

We are therefore hoping to recruit a team of volunteers to share responsibility for these checks so that the time commitment for each ‘checker’ is small. Most church hall checks need to be carried out on Wednesday mornings but otherwise the checks can be carried out at times to suit you.

If you are over 18 and interested in helping with this important task, please put your name on the signup sheet at the back of the church.

This will not commit you to anything, but will allow us to provide you with more details so that you can decide if you want to be part of this team.

Walk with me:  If you found the Lent edition  helpful, there are a few Easter editions available for £1 each.

Recycling Bags:  If you have any spare rolls please leave in the Parish Office.  Thank you.

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

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.

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:   


 22nd May, 12.30pm - Outlookers Charity Lunch.

 29th June, 11.00am - Ordination of Fr Yaroslav as Deacon at St Andrews, Holborn.

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

   5th July - 7.30pm - Fr James First Mass.

20th July - Tour of S Martin's & Supper.

22nd July - Holiday Club begins.

29th July - Youth Pilgrimage to Walsingham starts.



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