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HOLY WEEK & EASTER SERVICES

Join us as the church prepares itself for the great feast of feasts.

Palm Sunday – 14th April:

8.00 am:  Low Mass with  Blessing of Palms
10:00 am:  Blessing of Palms, Procession & Parish Mass

Maundy Thursday – 18th April:

7:30 pm:  Solemn Mass of the Lord’s Supper with Washing of Feet, Eucharistic Procession & Watch until midnight

Good Friday – 19th April:

1:00pm:  Children’s activities, lunch & service, including  planting of the Easter Garden
3:00 pm:  Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion

Holy Saturday – 20th April:

10:00pm:  First Mass of Easter with blessing of the New Fire and Paschal Candle

Easter Sunday – 21st April:

8:00am:  Low Mass
10.00 am:  Solemn Easter Mass with  blessing of the Easter Garden.  There will be an Easter Egg Hunt for the children after Mass.

LENT COURSE 2019

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
In Work
In Prayer
In Recreation

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.

THE KEEPING OF LENT

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
For full details CLICK HERE

 

ELECTORAL ROLL 2019

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.