St Martin's, Kingsbury Episcopi
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Join us for worship in this fine building, the origins of which lie in a much older Saxon church, now long gone. This is a place which saw the ravages of Cromwell's soldiers and later fell into a parlous state before being renovated between 1845 and 1849. We are a welcoming congregation of about twenty regulars who worship God with a mixture of liturgy and a small but enthusiastic choir. Many services at St Martin's begin with the six bells being expertly rung or at least chimed in a glorious call to worship. All morning services end with coffee and a chance to chat. Anyone wishing to join us will be sure of a warm and friendly welcome.
We don't currently have any activities for the young apart from Family Service but are looking forward to reactivating them when the need arises. However we have a toy and activity chest on a carpeted area and we are glad to see youngsters at any service. Having children present helps us remember Jesus saying that we need to let the little children come to Him so please feel welcome!
We have small groups which meet termly for about six weeks at a time to help us grow in our faith. We are using the new and exciting C of E study series 'Pilgrim' for exploring and deepening faith in Jesus Christ, three modules year with each module lasting seven weeks. Please call the church office on 01935 826113 or email [email protected] // for local details. For general course information see http://www.pilgrimcourse.org/
Please join us for something new - a benefice evening of informal worship, prayer and bible teaching in a contemporary style as we seek God together. We hope it will reflect something of Christian gatherings like New Wine and Spring Harvest in its approach. Sunday December 7th at 6.45pm for 7pm. Refreshments available from 6.45pm, in the Church Rooms, Church St., Kingsbury Episcopi. We're aiming to finish with coffee and tea at about 8.15pm. Subsequently we plan to meet on first Sundays every month except for January. We pray that this may prove to be a time of blessing by the Holy Spirit as we come to honour Jesus and grow in our life together.
Rev David Gent, is our vicar. David is off duty, on sabbatical, until July 15 2015. A team are providing a central point of contact for enquiries that he would normally deal with. Until May 24 please call Bridget Jones on 07712 042585, from May 25 to June 21 - Peter Robinson on 01935 824562, and from June 21 to July 14 inclusive - Denise Peacock on 01935 823875. David's email will generate an automated response but will not receive attention until after mid-July. Ordinarily, David should be contacted for any pastoral matter such as wedding, baptism and funeral enquiries or if you simply want to talk to an ordained minister in confidence. Email is generally the best means initially if you’re online : [email protected] or call him on 01935 826113 / 07773 537 626. His regular rest day is Tuesday so unless it’s an urgent crisis please leave David undisturbed on Tuesdays. Alternatively do pop round to see him during his drop-in at the Vicarage in Water St, Martock on Thursday afternoons from 4.30 – 6.30 p.m. No need to pre-book, just turn up and use the door on the left hand wall. During the sabbatical please call to check someone will be available before making a special journey.
Our general pattern of services:
First Sundays 1100 - Holy Communion (Common Worship - Contemporary)
Second Sundays 0930 - Holy Communion (Common Worship - Traditional)
Third Sundays 1100 - All Age Family Friendly Worship
Fourth Sundays 0930 - Holy Communion (Common Worship - Traditional)
Fifth Sundays - when they occur - are usually Benefice wide services held in rotation at Ash, Martock or here. Please use the Calendar of Events link to the right for specific details.
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