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 – 1st March
12:15pm: Said Mass with imposition of ashes
7:30pm: Sung Mass with imposition of ashes
First Sunday of Lent – 5th March
4:00pm: Liturgy of Penance and Benediction
Third Sunday of Lent – 19th March
4:00pm: Stations of the Cross & Benediction
Fifth Sunday of Lent – 2nd April
3:30pm: Lenten Vespers and Benediction
Every Wednesday in Lent
12:15am: Said Mass followed by Stations of the Cross
Every Thursday in Lent
7:15pm: Lent Course in the vestry after Vespers.
The Mass – A Glimpse of Heaven
The Solemnity of All Saints
Sunday 30th October
Low Mass at 8:00am
Solemn Mass at 10:00am
The Feast of All Souls
Wednesday 2nd November
Sung Mass of Requiem at 7:30pm
The list for names of those you would like to be included in our prayers can be found on the table at the back of church.
Friday 8th December to Sunday 10th December
– £2 for adults
– £1 for12-18 year olds
– Free for under 12s
Glittering trees imaginatively decorated by local families, schools and organisations.
There will be an opportunity to vote for your favourite trees, enjoy a cup of coffee or tea with cake or biscuits and get into the Christmas spirit.
Friday: Noon – 7:00pm (Sung Mass for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception follows at 7:30pm.)
Saturday: Noon – 8:00pm
Sunday: 11:30am – 4:00pm
Finale , prize-giving and sing-along : 4:00pm on Sunday.
To make a booking to enter your Christmas tree in the Festival, please download the documents below and return the completed booking form to St Martin’s Church. All bookings must be confirmed by Friday 24th November.
Christmas Tree Festival 2017 Booking form
Guidelines to Exhibitors
A concert at St Martin’s church with
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
Wednesday 29th June
Low Mass: 10:00am
Sung Mass 7:30pm
Peter, who was 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.
Before 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.
FRIDAY 15th JULY 2016
Thanks to everyone who helped make this event so memorable.
To see some photos taken during the evening, visit our Facebook page.
Deep Church Rising – Rediscovering the Roots of Christian Orthodoxy
For this year’s Lent Course 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 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.