Category Archives: ARCHIVE

FAVOURITE MOMENTS IN MUSIC

A concert at St Martin’s church with

SILVA FLUTES

&

DUE ROMANTICA

Featuring the music of Gluck, Mozart, Leoncavallo, Doppler, Puccini, Verdi Bernstein and more!

Saturday 17th September

Doors open 7:00pm

Refreshments will be served during the interval

Tickets:  Adults £10 / Concessions £8

Call:  01908 372825 or 01908 460059

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Ss PETER AND PAUL

Wednesday 29th June

Low Mass:  10:00am

Sung Mass 7:30pm

 

 

Peter, who waSt Peters named Simon,  a fisherman of Galilee, was introduced to the Lord Jesus by his brother Andrew, also a fisherman.  Jesus gave him the name Cephas (Petrus in Latin), which means ‘Rock,’ because he was to become the rock upon which Christ would build His Church.

Peter was a bold follower of the Lord. He was the first to recognize that Jesus was “the Messiah, the Son of the living God,” and eagerly pledged his fidelity until death.  In his boldness, he also made many mistakes, such as denying the Lord on the night of His passion.  Yet despite his human weaknesses, Peter was chosen to shepherd God’s flock. The Acts of the Apostles illustrates his role as head of the Church after the Resurrection and Ascension of Christ.

St PaulBefore receiving the name Paul, he was Saul, a Jewish pharisee who zealously persecuted Christians in Jerusalem.   Saul’s conversion took place as he was on his way to Damascus.  As he was traveling along the road, he was suddenly surrounded by a great light from heaven. He was blinded, fell off his horse and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?” He answered: “Who are you, Lord?” Christ said: “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting.”

Saul continued to Damascus, where he was baptized and his sight was restored. He took the name Paul and spent the remainder of his life preaching the Gospel tirelessly to the Gentiles of the Mediterranean world.

LENT COURSE 2016

Deep Church Rising – Rediscovering the Roots of Christian Orthodoxy

 

For this year’s Lent CDeep Church Risingourse we will be reading and discussing the book ‘Deep Church Rising – Rediscovering the Roots of Christian Orthodoxy’ by Andrew G. Walker and Robin Parry.  It is a book which challenges us to rediscover our roots.

The course will run every Thursday through Lent beginning on 11th February at 7:30pm in the vicarage.

You will need to purchase a copy of the book in advance.  It is available through Amazon, or Waterstones, or see Fr Victor for help.

CONFIRMATION CLASSES

Confirmation classes will begin towards the end of February.  Please contact Fr Victor if you are interested in preparing for this important Sacrament in which the Holy Spirirt is given to strengthen us in our adult Christian discipleship.

Speak to to Fr Victor after any church service, or phone the parish office on 01908 372825.

JOHN DEXTER JONES AND JUMP, PLUS VERY SPECIAL GUEST KATIE BUCKHAVEN

JUMP AND KATIE BUCKHAVEN ROCK THE PEWS!

We are pleased to welcome John Dexter Jones and Jump, who are returning to headline an acoustic set with their full band in the beautiful setting of St Martin’s church.

If you came to our Gordon Giltrap concert last year you will know just how good Jump are! As the support act for Gordon, they went down a storm.  Jump had a very busy live schedule in 2015, including a hugely successful double-header with Katie Buckhaven at the prestigious Stables Theatre.
Support tonight comes from Jump’s very special guest,  the lovely singer-songwriter Katie Buckhaven. KBCapturing the warmth and passion of the French Chanson, and fusing it with contemporary pop, folk and rock influences, Katie has a totally unique and free style that has captivated audiences across the UK and Europe.
Tickets are just £15 (£17.50 at the door) and the price includes a buffet meal.  Whilst there is no bar, you are positively encouraged to bring your own beer and wine!
Tickets are available from St Martin’s church after any service, or phone David on 01908 644436 (evenings only.) Alternatively contact us via the church Facebook page.
Free parking is available in the car park off George Street, almost opposite the church.
Here’s a small sample of what you can expect from Jump!

 

We look forward to seeing you at this very special evening!

SOLEMNITY OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION

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The Catholic Church teaches that from the very moment of her conception, the Blessed Virgin Mary was free from all stain of original sin.  This simply means that from the beginning, she was in a state of grace, sharing in God’s own life, and that she was free from the sinful inclinations which have beset human nature after the fall.

Sung Mass will be celebrated at 7:30pm on Tuesday 8th December

Following Mass, Father Victor invites the congregation, servers, choir and their families to an informal drinks reception at the vicarage.

FEAST DAYS IN MAY

Join us at St Martin’s church when we celebrate the following  at our 10:00am Parish Mass:

Sunday 17th May – The Ascension

Forty days after his resurrection at Easter we celebrate Jesus’ ascension to heaven.  The Ascension does not mark the end of Jesus’ relationship with the Church, but the beginning of a new way of His relating to the world, in and through the Church.

Sunday 24th May – Pentecost

On Pentecost Sunday we celebrate the Holy Spirit descending upon the Apostles and granting them the gifts of the Holy Spirit.  These gifts helped them to fulfill their mission to preach the Gospel to all nations.  For us too these gifts help us to live a Christian life.

Sunday 31st May – Trinity Sunday

Trinity Sunday is celebrated a week after Pentecost in honour of the most fundamental of Christian beliefs – The Holy Trinity.  We can never fully understand the mystery of the Trinity, but we can sum it up in the following formula:  God is three Persons in one Nature. The three Persons of God—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—are all equally God, and  cannot be divided.

THE BIG SPRING CLEAN

Saturday 21st March

10:00am to 2:00pm

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We need as many volunteers as possible to give the church a thorough spring cleaning in readiness for Easter.  The more volunteers we have the lighter the load for everyone and the more we will accomplish!
Fish & chips lunch included.

LENT STUDY GROUP

An Exploration Of Identity

At Saint Martin’s are we Anglican?  Catholics?

What does this even mean?

Explore the liturgical and theological changes experienced in the parish as a result of the Oxford Movement, set in the context of a wider history of the English Church from the Reformation to the present day and the issues we now face.

Every Wednesday throughout Lent starting on 25th February at 7:30pm.  Hosted by Fr Victor Bullock at the vicarage.