Notice concerning Saint Martin’s and the Coronavirus.
In line with the archbishop’s guidance, we have taken the difficult decision to suspend PUBLIC WORSHIP and all other meetings and gatherings at Saint Martin’s for the time being, although our prayer for the parish and its people continues.
Mass – which will be PRIVATE behind closed doors – will continue to be said on Wednesdays at the usual time and on Sundays at 10 am.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament – On Wednesday through Saturday, Adoration will take place between 11.00 am and 1.00 pm and the Church will be open for private prayer and for individuals to light candles. Other times of opening will be displayed on the notice board outside church and on our Facebook page when arranged.
Hand sanitizing facilities are available at the door of the church, but please continue to exercise best personal hand-hygiene practices on site. (Hot water, soap and paper towels can be found in the Vestry Hall toilets).
Care should be taken that, where you are joined by other worshippers, you each sit at a safe distance from one another (two metres is advised).
All the directives about the distribution of Holy Communion which have already been issued will be scrupulously observed.
The vulnerable, those with underlying health issues, are encouraged not to attend and of course those aged 70 and above have already been enjoined by the government to stay at home except when it is strictly necessary for them to do otherwise.
In case of sickness, in need of help, for counsel or just in need of a friendly chat. Father Victor will be available either through the church facebook page, via email at: email@example.com or by phone on 01908 372825.
In these very challenging and upsetting times, the rhythm of the prayer of the Church will, indeed must, continue. Please try to play your part in it whether that is by using Saint Martins for prayer or by remembering others in prayer at home. Play your part too in daily acts of kindness and mutual support towards your neighbour. We are in this together and we must look out for the vulnerable and the needy in our midst.
May the blessings of God be upon you and may the prayers of Mary, the Blessed Mother of God and Saint Martin be with you.
We seek to live God’s Holy Word through the Scriptures and Sacraments, and to proclaim it through:
Regular church services,
Pastoral care and
Links with our local community
JOY AND PEACE TO THE WHOLE WORLD
This parish is committed to the safeguarding, care and
nurture of the children and people of all ages in our church community.
Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is
Mrs Derrian Le Brun Powell.
The parish Safeguarding Policy can be viewed here.
More information available here.