News and Events.


Notices 16th September 2018 

Harvest Supper & Barn Dance Saturday 6th October, 7.30-11.00pm.  Adults, £10, Children £5, Concessions £8,  Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 children) £22. Supper is included.  Please bring your own drinks and glasses.  Tickets available from the Parish Office, Judith Roberts or Mark Stimpson.

The Pentonville Experiment” by Lewis Owens, a fictional novel set mainly at St. Martins in 1842/3 is now available in paperback or to download as an eBook from Amazon.  All proceeds go to charity.

Parish Office will be closed Monday 17th September.

Poetry Evening: The next poetry evening will be on Sunday 14th  October, at 7.00pm, in the Lady Chapel.  Do come and listen or, if you'd like to read something, please contact Piers Cain at [email protected]

Macmillan coffee morning: Please support this annual fund    raising by either coming to our coffee morning at 8 Ravenscourt Close Ruislip HA4 7PP on Thursday 27th  September 10.30am – 12.30pm.  Donations welcome if you cannot come.   Pat & Pam Taverner

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!

Martinmas Fayre 2018 - Saturday 17th November. Donation box for the Martinmas Fayre is in the hall foyer.  We are running 2 large tombola's this year so we need lots of stock. One will be a bottle tombola and the other chocolates and toys, Wine, Beer, Spirits, chocolate, biscuits, toys, gifts, and plan ahead now for                the cake stall.  Please contact Karen Moore via the Parish Office if you would like to help on the day.        Thank you for your support. 

Can you host an estate agent's signboard in your front garden for a few weeks from mid-October?  If so, please sign up using the form at the  back of the church.  Thank you!

Pilgrimage to Walsingham: £100 balance due now to Fr Simon.

Wine Tasting Evening is now sold out.

Scripture and Snacks  Bible study for beginners in the Bec Room Wednesday evenings from                      8.00pm-9.00pm.  Starting on the 3rd, 10th, 17th, 31st October and 7th and 14th November.

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]

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.



Organ Voluntary: Fugue (from Livre d’Orgue) - Du Mage

9:15am Anthem: The Call - Vaughan Williams

11:15am Communion Song: Will You Come and Follow Me?

(from Suite du II Ton) - Guilain 

Postlude: Trio (from Livre d’Orgue) - Du Mage



  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:   

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

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

7th October - Harvest festival Masses.

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

28th October - Dedication Festival.

 1st November. 7.30pm - All Saints Day, Sung Mass.

2nd November, 7.30pm - All Souls Day, Sung Mass.

12th November, 7.30pm - S Martin’s Day, Sung Mass.

8th December - Christmas Market coach trip to Oxford.







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