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During this years lent Course we will be studying:
St Benedict’s Toolbox: The Nuts & Bolts of
Everyday Benedictine Living
A fresh look at an ancient way to finding God
through the rhythm of daily life
The Lent course starts on Tuesday 19th March and will meet in the vicarage at 7:15pm.
All are welcome to participate.
If you wish to purchase the book to accompany the course, the revised edition by Jane Tomaine is available to order from Amazon.
SPECIAL SERVICES FOR LENT
The forty days of Lent are a holy time when we spritiually make the pilgrimage to the cross with Jesus, remembering his words “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.” (Matt 16:24) The goal of Lent is to stay focused on the cross and come to personally understand Jesus’ supreme
sacifice of love
Ash Wednesday – 6th March
12:15pm: Said Mass with imposition of ashes
7:30pm: Sung Mass with imposition of ashes
First Sunday of Lent – 10th March
10:00am: Lenten Procession of Penance and Parish Mass
5:00pm: Service of Penance and Benediction
Fifth Sunday of Lent – 7th April
5:00pm: Lenten Evensong and Benediction
Every Wednesday in Lent
12:15am: Said Mass followed by Stations of the Cross
Every Tuesday in Lent from 19th March
7:15pm: Lent Course at the Vicarage
ST BENEDICT’S TOOLBOX
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Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Season of Lent. It is a season of penance,
reflection, and fasting which prepares us for Christ’s Resurrection on Easter Sunday, through which we attain redemption.
Our foreheads are marked with ashes to humble our hearts and remind us that life passes away on Earth. The ashes are a symbol of penance made sacramental by the blessing of the Church, and they help us
develop a spirit of humility and sacrifice.
The ashes are made from the palms blessed at the Palm Sunday celebration of the previous year. They are christened with Holy Water. Whilst the ashes symbolise penance and contrition, they are also a reminder that God is gracious and good to those who call on Him with repentant hearts.
Wednesday 6th March 2019
12:15pm Said Mass with imposition of ashes
7:30pm Sung Mass with imposition of ashes
We are obliged by Church of England rules to maintain an Electoral Roll, which is the register of all voting
church members. It qualifies those on the roll to attend and vote at our Annual Parochial Church Meeting (which this year takes place on Sunday 28 April). The Electoral Roll provides an indication of the true
membership of St Martin’s church.
The Electoral Roll is revised annually in advance of the APCM, and once every six years we renew it from scratch. This year we require EVERYONE to complete a new Electoral Roll application form. It must be
returned to St Martin’s church by Sunday 7 April at the latest.
Application forms are available from church, or you can download a copy here.
Security of your information: The completed forms are held
securely by the Electoral Roll Officer and the information used solely for Electoral Roll purposes. The Diocese only receives a
summary of the numbers; not individual names. Application forms from previous revisions of the Electoral Roll are shredded.
If you have any questions, or concerns about the Electoral Roll, please speak with the Electoral Roll Officer, David Webb.
“God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.”
The true meaning of Christmas is the celebration of this incredible act of love. We hope that you will find the time to join us during this festive season to
celebrate the birth of our saviour, Jesus Christ.
Sunday 16th December
10:00am: Children’s Christmas party including Christingle making in the vestry during parish Mass. Please phone Fr Victor (01908 372825), or Iola Samuels (0785 5757005) to let us know your children are coming to the party.
Sunday 23rd December
10:00am: Parish Mass, including crib service for the children.
Monday 24th December
11:00pm: Midnight Mass, including blessing of the crib.
Tuesday 25th December
10:00am: Mass of the Holy Nativity with carols.
Join us as we celebrate the feast of our patron, Saint Martin.
A great example to all Christians and an
inspiration to our church community.
Saturday 10th November:
Firing of the Fenny Poppers in Leon Recreation Ground at noon, 2:00pm and 4:00pm
6:00pm Festal Mass. The sermon will be given by Father Digby Anderson, Assistant Curate at St Saviour’s, Luton.
Following the service there will be a
reception in the vestry.
Please note that as St Martin’s Day falls on Sunday this year, the firing of the Fenny Poppers is transferred to the previous day.
Sunday 11th November:
Festal Vespers at 5:00pm, followed by the Browne Willis dinner. Our Guest speaker at the dinner will be the Rev’d Jonathan Evens, Associate Vicar, Partnership Development at St Martin-in-the-Fields, London.
Tickets for the dinner are £15 and are available from the church. Please speak to one of our churchwardens, Iola Samuels, or Nigel Benford.
Father Ian is celebrating his 25th anniversary
of ordination to the priesthood.
In honour of this auspicious occasion there will be a sung Mass starting at midday on Saturday 29 September. This will be followed by a buffet lunch in the vestry hall.
All are welcome to attend.
If you would like to help by donating some food for the buffet, please see the list at the back of church.