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Previous Events

FOSM Quiz Evening

Another very successful Quiz Evening, organised by Friends of St Martin's, was held on Saturday 28th January.  The event was a sell-out!  Thanks to all who supported the event and the evening raised £800.

Martinmas Fayre

This year's Martinmas Fayre yet again was a great success.  Thank you to everyone who came along to support the event and thank you for all your donations.  Many thanks are also due to al of the people involved in the Martinmas Fayre Team for their hard work and support, and especially to Karen Moore for pulling everything together .

This year the Fayre raised over £5,500 - a fantastic effort! 

Silent Art Auction

From 19th to 24th September the Silent Art Auction was held to raise funds for the New Life Project.  161 lots were available and were displayed in the church throughout the week. 

The event raised around £3,500 (including gift aid and contribution from Barclays Bank). 

See the FINAL BIDS.

We are grateful to Ian Keys and the whole auction team for the excellent job they did in setting up and running the auction. A great effort!

 

Outlookers Race Night

Many thanks to all who supported the Outlookers Race Night on 23rd April. 

£287 was raised for this year's charities.

Songs from the Shows

On Saturday 9th April a splendid evening of 'Songs from the Shows' was enjoyed by all who attended and, indeed, by those who performed! 

Further photos of the evening can be found in the Photo Gallery.

New Life Project Initial Meeting

The New Life Project is set to breathe new life into our church building, release the energy of our community and resource St Martin's for the future.

More than 60 people were able to attend the initial meeting on Wednesday 16th March at which Fr Simon outlined the current situation regarding the church building and set out the aims of the project to replace the roof of each of the side aisles and to refresh the sound and lighting systems.

Much of the discussion on the evening was concerned with generating ideas for fundraising efforts and a fantastic number of interesting and creative ideas were put forward, which was a great start.

If you have any fundraising ideas then please speak to Fr Simon, the churchwardens or Ian Keys, who is coordinating the fundraising efforts.

A few photos from the evening can be found in the Photo Gallery.

Children's Pilgrimage to Walsingham

Some of our Primary age children joined over 200 others to have a weekend to remember in Walsingham.

Some were seasoned pilgrims, others took it as an opportunity to try being away from home and parents overnight for the first time.

The parents may have been worried, but by the time the bus joined the M25 it was fun for the children all the way!

Bouncy castles and slides, crafts, games, new experiences, delicious food (and plenty of it!), a disco, and beautiful liturgies in the incredible Shrine of Our Lady - what a weekend away! 

More photos on the Children's Pilgrimage page.   Even more photos in the Photo Gallery.

Mystery Mission

At the end of February some of our young people went on a Mystery Mission - it took them across the City of London one Sunday afternoon. They followed clues in street names, statues and history romping all over the Square Mile and south of the River........Read More

Men's Pilgrimage to Walsingham

The last weekend of January was the date for the Men's Pilgrimage to Walsingham.  This year over 30 men from the parish journeyed to Walsingham for a thoroughly enjoyable social and spirtual experience.

A few photos from the event can be found in the Photo Gallery.

Quiz Night

The annual Quiz Night, organised by Friends of St Martin's, was very well attended with 118 people spending the evening racking their brains searching for those elusive answers!  More than £800 was raised from the evening.

 

Afternoon Tea

Outlookers' 'Ritz Style' traditional afternoon tea on Wednesday 20th January was sold out with 72 people enjoying their tea and cakes.  The afternoon raised over £600 for the Outlookers charities - Hillingdon Young Carers and Combat Stress.  Thanks to all who attended and a special thank you to Mervyn Hogg on piano.