Dorking: St Martin, Dorking

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Christians have worshipped on this site close to the High Street of the busy market town of Dorking for more than a thousand years. The present church - in the Victorian Gothic style with its high spire visible from miles around -was completed in 1877.

St Martin's aims to be a place of spiritual, intellectual and emotional refreshment. We are an inclusive church offering a warm welcome to everyone.

St Martin’s is a diverse group of people at different stages in our Christian pilgrimage, called to celebrate God’s presence. We embrace a range of worship styles which reflect our broad Anglican and Methodist traditions. We are engaged both in developing our spiritual life together, and in using our gifts and skills to support our community, both within the church and outside it. We have been sharing our buildings with Dorking Methodist Church for many years, and have recently extended the sharing of worship to every main Sunday morning service - now known as "St Martin's @ 10".

At the heart of the life of the church is the belief that God is not remote and uncaring. Together we are discovering that Jesus Christ is not just a character from history, and that when we put Jesus at the centre of our lives the world begins to make sense. We want to learn to live with respect for creation, to love God, to love and serve others, to seek justice and resist evil. We see ourselves as part of God’s family, and like all families whose members have diverse interests, we don’t always see eye to eye - but we believe we can learn from each other, so that trusting each other, we can move forward together.


 

 

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Vicki Judd
St Martin's Parish Office, Church Crypt, St Martin's Church, Church Street, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 1DW
01306 884229 (Parish Administrator)

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Sunday

Holy Communion
A traditional said celebration of Holy Communion
Every Sunday at 8:00 AM for ¾ hour
Ends Sunday 17th December 2017.
Resumes Sunday 31st December 2017
St Martin's @10 Family Worship
A service for all the family - informal and interactive. in February, July and October we welcome the uniformed organisations.
Every first Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments
St Martin's @10 Communion Service
In our new pattern of sharing the main Sunday morning service, this sung Communion service will alternate between the Common Worship rite and the Methodist Worship Book
Every second and fourth Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Sunday School
St Martin's @10 : Holy Communion
Holy Communion sung with hymns using Common Worship or Methodist Worship format
Every third Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Sunday School Refreshments
St Martin's @ 10 Family Communion
Fifth Sunday in the month - This 'St Martin's @10' is a shared Communion for all the family
Every fifth Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship
Choral Evensong
This is a traditional evensong led by the choir who sing an Introit, psalm(s), settings of the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis and responses, and an anthem. The service includes a sermon
Every first Sunday at 6:00 PM for 50 minutes

Monday

Morning Prayer
A short (20 min) daily service of prayer held in the Lady Chapel using a Common Worship format.
There is no service on those days when there is another daytime service (notably Wednesdays).
Every Monday at 8:45 AM for 20 minutes
Common Worship

Tuesday

Morning Prayer
A short (20 min) daily service of prayer held in the Lady Chapel using a Common Worship format.
There is no service on those days when there is another daytime service (notably Wednesdays).
Every Tuesday at 8:45 AM for 20 minutes
Common Worship

Wednesday

Morning Prayer
A short (20 min) daily service of prayer held in the Lady Chapel using a Common Worship format.
There is no service on those days when there is another daytime service (notably Wednesdays).
Every Wednesday at 8:45 AM for 20 minutes
Common Worship
Holy Communion
This regular Wednesday morning service takes place in the Lady Chapel
Every Wednesday at 11:00 AM for ¾ hour

Thursday

Morning Prayer
A short (20 min) daily service of prayer held in the Lady Chapel using a Common Worship format.
There is no service on those days when there is another daytime service (notably Wednesdays).
Every Thursday at 8:45 AM for 20 minutes
Common Worship

Friday

Daily Prayer
On Fridays our early Morning Prayer is replaced by a short service at Midday.
Every Friday at 12:00 PM for 20 minutes
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Live Nativity Play
On Gala Night - enjoy mulled wine, mince pies afterwards. Our traditional retelling of the nativity story - with the St Martin's Primary School choir and, not one but, two real donkeys this year!
Thursday 7th December 2017 at 6:30 PM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Mulled Wine Mince Pies
Town Carol Service
An informal lunchtime service for shoppers and others in Dorking.
Thursday 14th December 2017 at 1:00 PM for 40 minutes
Family Friendly Christmas Carols
Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
The choir leads the traditional service of lessons and carols in the candlelit church and follows the format made famous by Kings College, Cambridge.
Sunday 17th December 2017 at 6:00 PM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Christmas Carols
Family Carols and Crib Service
Service for all ages on the meaning of Christmas. Young and old are encouraged to dress as a character from the story of Jesus' birth.
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 4:00 PM for 40 minutes
Family Friendly Christmas Carols
Midnight Communion
Preceded by choir singing carols round the tree from 11.00 pm.
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 11:30 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Common Worship Christmas Carols
Celebrate Christmas Morning Together
A family Communion service for all. Children are invited to bring a present they have opened which they want to tell us all about.
Monday 25th December 2017 at 10:00 AM for 50 minutes
Family Friendly Refreshments
Choral Evensong for Epiphany
A choral service to celebrate the Epiphany in our regular cycle of first Sunday Evensongs
Sunday 7th January 2018 at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
Book of Common Prayer

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Toilets

Wheelchair accessible toilets
Stained Glass Floodlight
Organ

 
     
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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 8121
Built: 1873
Architect: Henry Woodyer
Our Patron: The Bishop
Archdeaconry: DORKING (172)
Deanery: DORKING (17201)
Benefice: Dorking w Ranmore (17/038 K)
Parish Legal Name: Dorking: St. Martin (170122 )
CofE Church Info: (617122 17/122)
Short URL: acny.uk/8121/
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The current editor is: Peter Bunn

This page was last updated on Wednesday 8th November 2017
 
 
 
Dorking: St Martin : Church Street, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 1DW - In the centre of the town - please use the public (St Martins Walk) car park whose entrance is opposite the White Horse hotel. Access via Mill Lane/ use satnav postcode RH4 1UX

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