Category Archives: ARCHIVE

“Who do you say I am?” [12th Sunday Ordinary Time]

What name do we give Jesus?

Our Lord? Our Saviour? Teacher?

This Sunday’s Gospel taken from the Gospel of Luke (9:18-24) shows us Jesus Christ asking this question and pointing forward to His act of love on the cross, to ‘suffer grievously’.

 

Join us this Sunday for our main act of worship at 10am.

 

 

~C.S.M.

Pimm’s and Barbecue! [THIS SUNDAY!]

This Sunday, we welcome you to our fantastic BBQ as we enter the jolly month of June and celebrate Corpus Christi here in sunny MK!

All proceeds will be going to an excellent cause: raising funds for the youth pilgrimage to Walsingham this year.

So, have some wonderful BBQ meat, some delicious Pimm’s, and support us and our youth by  helping us bring the wonderous experience of Walsingham into the hearts of the youth of our parish.

 

This event will be after the main Parish Mass of 10am, so join us in a fellowship lunch for a good cause!

The Baptism of Our Lord

This Sunday we celebrate the baptism of Jesus Christ.

Come join us as we remember this marvelous moment in the life of Our Lord in our Parish Mass at 9.30am followed by refreshments in the church hall (next door).

 

When Thou, O Lord, wast baptized in the Jordan, worship of the Trinity wast made manifest; for the voice of the Father bore witness to Thee, calling Thee His beloved Son. And the Spirit in the form of a dove confirmed the truth of His word. O Christ our God, Who hath appeared and enlightened the world, glory to Thee. – Troparion for the Baptism of Christ (Theophany).

The season of Epiphany

Now that we have entered the new year, let us, as those wise men of the east, lay our gifts before the Lord our God.

Driven by the sign of a star, those three persons, gentiles to Israel, came to pay homage to one worthy of praise.
As people of God, each unique in our selves, let us bring into this new year an affirmation of our talents and gifts whatever they may be, from sewing to state economics. May we offer our gifts in joyful thanks to the Lord who does create and embraces us in His loving kindness.

What can I give him
Poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd
I would bring a lamb;
If I were a wise man
I would do my part;
Yet what I can give him –
Give my heart.
– Christina Rosetti (1830-94) ‘In the Bleak Mid-Winter’

Christmas Services

Celebrate Christmas at Saint Martins!

 

23rd December

9.30am – Parish Mass with Childrens’ Crib service.

6.00pm – Nine Lessons and Carols followed by refreshments.

 

 

24th December

11:30pm – Poems and carols preceding Mass.

Midnight Mass at Midnight with the blessing of the crib.

 

 

25th December, Christmas Day

10:00am – Mass of the Holy Nativity with carols

 

Advent Events

8th Dec. – Childrens’ Party 2pm.

  • Father Christmas will be there to  hear  Christmas wishes.
  • Lantern making workshop.
  • Food and drink.

15th Dec.  – Carols by Lantern light 4pm.

  • Join us for our annual carols event .
  • With accompaniment provided by the Secklow Brass Band.
  • Refreshments available.

Big Questions Evenings

Join us at the Vicarage* for our regular ‘Big Questions Evenings’ where we consider those aspects of Christianity and our faith and expereince which we would like to share and learn more about.

 

Each evening will focus upon a particular theme with time for discussion and closing with Night Prayer (Compline).

 

04/12/12 – Advent as a time of preparation.

18/12/12 – The Second Coming and the End Times

22/01/12 – To be decided

22/02/12 – To be decided

 

*The Vicarage, Manor Road,
Fenny Stratford,
Bletchley,
MK2 2HW

Lest we Forget (Nov. 11)

Join us as we remember those who gave their lives in faithful service.  

 

Requiem Mass at 9.30 am

followed by

Remembrance Service at the memorial in the church.

 
 
 

They shall grow not old

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
From Laurence Binyon’s poem For the Fallen, written in September 1914