Tag Archives: Lent


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.


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 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
For full details CLICK HERE


Ash Wednesday

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


An Exploration Of Identity

At Saint Martin’s are we Anglican?  Catholics?

What does this even mean?

Explore the liturgical and theological changes experienced in the parish as a result of the Oxford Movement, set in the context of a wider history of the English Church from the Reformation to the present day and the issues we now face.

Every Wednesday throughout Lent starting on 25th February at 7:30pm.  Hosted by Fr Victor Bullock at the vicarage.



BBOTR booklet cover 24 Apr 13UILD ON THE ROCK

Faith, doubt – and Jesus


BUILD ON THE ROCK (Matthew 7.24) starts by looking at faith and doubt. Is it wrong – or is it normal and healthy – for a Christian to have doubts? Is there any evidence for a God who loves us? We hear from many witnesses.  At the heart of a Christian answer stands Jesus himself.

We consider his ‘strange and beautiful story’ and reflect upon his teaching, his death, his resurrection and his continuing significance.

The study group meets every Wednesday evening in the vestry hall following a short compline at 7:30pm.

Please note that there will be a small charge of £3.50 to cover the cost of the booklet you will need.

Sign up for the study group on the list at back of church, or contact Father Victor.