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ST MARTIN’S CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL

This year, we want to fill the church with
decorated
shoe boxes on the theme of a
Christmas Wonderland.  To enter, all you will need is a shoe box, a few props, some craft
materials and your imagination.  Your shoe box could be a traditional Christmas, or winter scene, but it might also be inspired by your hobby, club, business, school project, etc. 

 

Our partner for the Festival will be the charity Young Carers MK, who work with and support children and young people who care for a family member.
During the festival visitors will be able to appreciate the skills of the exhibitors and enjoy a hot drink and mince pies.  All visitors will be given a voting slip and asked to choose their three favourite
exhibits.  Prizes will be awarded for the best displays during the carol concert.
Opening times for the festival will be:
  • Friday 23rd November 4:00pm – 8:00pm.
  • Saturday 24th November 11:00am – 6:00pm.
  • Friday 30th November 4:00pm – 8:00pm.
  • Saturday 1st December 11:00am – 6:00pm.
  • Sunday 2nd December 4:00pm: Carol concert and prize giving.
There is no charge for entering a shoe box, although you may wish to make a donation towards the cost of staging the event.  If you would like to participate in the festival, please complete the booking form and return by email, or post by Friday 16th November:

Booking form

Shoe Box Guidelines

 

 

OUR PATRONAL FESTIVAL

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 THOMAS

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.

Harvest Festival

Our Harvest Festival takes place on
Sunday 30th September.

Please join us at our 10:00am Parish Mass when we give thanks to God for His great goodness in providing the bountiful harvest of crops and  fruit upon which we all still depend.

Gifts of dried and tinned foodstuffs donated at this service will be used to help vulnerable and
temporarily disadvantaged families in the local community
.