Barnehurst: St Martin, Bexleyheath

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Welcome to Saint Martin's Church, Barnehurst! We pride ourselves on our church family, being active and inclusive, and the community associated with it.

Saint Martin's is a large red brick building, built in 1936, which is attractive and well maintained. Inside, the church is spacious and light with a woodblock floor and outstanding acoustics. We have individual wooden chairs, seating up to 280, and choir stalls, clergy and readers' desks and seats made from light oak. Saint Martin's has a healthy and thriving Sunday School which is held during the 10.30am Sunday service which the children join for the last part of. We have a developing choir who enable us to enjoy a wide range of music, including our new organ.

The Huxtable Hall, built in 1958, stands behind the church next to the 4th Barnehurst Scout group HQ, and is home to many societies, clubs and organisations. Barnehurst is proud of it's numerous and well supported youth and community groups including Barnehurst Guide Association, running 2 Rainbow Units; 3 Brownie Packs; and a Guide Company, and 4th Barnehurst Scout Group, running 2 Beaver Colonies; 3 Cub Scout Packs and 2 Scout Troops. The Mother's Union organises a varied programme throughout the year, while the weekly Coffee Shop and fortnightly Scrabble Club provide a focus of activity. Productions, including plays and pantomines, from our own drama group, Saint Martin's Players, are also performed on the stage in the Huxtable Hall usually in May, September and January. Saint Martin's main fundraising events are it's Summer Fete and Christmas Bazaar, highlighted throughout the year with many social events.

We look forward to welcoming you to one of our services!

Have a look at our 'Services and Events' pages, above, and the 'What's On weekly at Saint Martin's!' link to the right, to find out what's happening here in Barnehurst, and we hope to see you soon!


Saint Martin's is 75 years old this year!  We have lots going on to celebrate this milestone in style... what other reason could you need to take a look at our events pages?!  See you there!

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Rev'd. Gareth Bowen
The Vicarage
93 Pelham Road
Kent DA7 4LY
(01322) 523344

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BCP Holy Communion
Every Sunday at 8:00 AM for ½ hour
Book of Common Prayer
Holy Communion
Every Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Sunday School Coffee Common Worship
Church Parade
Our Uniformed Organisations parade their colours during the services which also celebrate the main festivals in the year.
Every second Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Coffee Common Worship
Evening Prayer iPraise!
Every fourth Sunday at 6:00 PM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly
BCP Sung Evensong
Every first Sunday at 6:30 PM for ¾ hour
Coffee Book of Common Prayer
Evening Prayer
Every second Sunday at 6:30 PM for ¾ hour
Coffee Common Worship
Holy Communion
Every third Sunday at 6:30 PM for ¾ hour
Coffee Common Worship


Coffee Shop
Pop in for a chat, a good laugh and a cuppa!
Every Tuesday at 10:00 AM for 2 hours
Family Friendly Coffee
Scrabble Club
Enjoy a game or two of scrabble with friends! New members are always welcome.
Every second and fourth Tuesday at 2:00 PM
Family Friendly Coffee


Common Worship Eucharist
Every Wednesday at 9:30 AM for ½ hour
Family Friendly Coffee Common Worship
Sunday School Live Music / Concerts Regular Choir Regular Book of Common Prayer Services Supports Fairtrade goods Stained glass Guidebooks / notes Organ Back to Church Sunday Wheelchair Access / Ramp Wheelchair accessible toilets Accessible Car parking Autism/Aspergers Aware/Accessible Hearing / Induction Loop Large Print Hymnbooks / Orders of Service Assistance Dogs Toilets Baby Changing Facilities Visitor Parking Available

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Clergy: The Revd Gareth James BOWEN
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 9832
Diocesan ID: B0301
Built: 1936
Style of worship: Church of England
Our Patron: Bishop of Rochester
Archdeaconry: BROMLEY and BEXLEY (311)
Deanery: ERITH (31103)
Benefice: Barnehurst (31/006 W)
Parish Legal Name: St. Martin, Barnehurst (310035 31/35)
CofE Church Info: (631035 31/35)
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The current editor is: Ann Batchelor

This page was last updated on Tuesday 10th June 2014
Barnehurst: St Martin : Erith Road, Barnehurst, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA7 6LE


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