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, originally built in 1936 with a new sanctuary (completing the original plan) built in the late 60's/early 70's and further extension, providing extra space for meetings and other facilities in the early 90's . 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 that is held during the 10.30am Sunday service, which the children join for the last part. 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 its 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 (St. Martin's) 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 its Summer Fete and Christmas Bazaar, highlighted throughout the year with many social events.

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!

St Martin's is a relatively young church, we celebrated out 75th anniversary just a few years ago! Despite the unprepossessing brick exterior the inside is light and airy, containing many friendly and welcoming people of all ages. So why not come along and see for yourself?

 

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

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Sunday

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.
Term time only.
Every second Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Coffee Common Worship
Youth Group
Our youth group - EPIC (Enthusiastic People In Christ) meets in the Maxim Room on Sundays during term time.
Every Sunday at 4:30 PM for 1½ hours
Holy Communion
Every second Sunday at 6:00 PM for ¾ hour
Coffee Common Worship
Evening Prayer iPraise!
Every fourth Sunday at 6:00 PM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly

Monday

Mothers' Union - evening group
Contact: Julia Jamieson 01322 335306
Every second Monday at 7:30 PM

Tuesday

Coffee Shop
Pop in for a chat, a good laugh and a cuppa!
Every Tuesday at 10:00 AM for 2 hours
Ends Tuesday 28th July 2015.
Resumes Tuesday 1st September 2015
Family Friendly Coffee
Mothers' Union - afternoon group
Contact: Mary Parlett 01322 332338
Every first Tuesday at 2:00 PM
Scrabble Club
Enjoy a game or two of scrabble with friends! New members are always welcome. Contact Anne Rawlings: 01322 553650
Every second fourth and fifth Tuesday at 2:00 PM

Wednesday

Common Worship Eucharist
This service is held in the Maxim Room. Entrance is on the South side of the church (right hand side when looking from the road).
Every Wednesday at 9:30 AM for ½ hour
Family Friendly Coffee Common Worship
Growing Together Course
Pilgrim Course looking at the Eucharist For further details contact Ann Batchelor on 01322 448 347
Every Wednesday at 7:45 PM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
until Wednesday 8th July 2015
Wednesday Evening House Group
Contact Ann Batchelor 01322 448 347 for further information
Every second Wednesday at 8:00 PM
Resumes Wednesday 12th August 2015

Saturday

Parish Office
For arranging Banns, Marriages, Baptisms, etc. In the parish office entrance through the North (car park) side of the church.
Every Saturday at 10:00 AM for 2 hours
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MacMillan Coffee Morning
Friday 25th September 2015 at 10:00 AM
Coffee
Play - See How They Run
St. Martin's Players perform their next production, Performances Friday evening and Saturday afternoon and evening. For tickets and/or more information call the Box Office on 07539 351646.
Friday 2nd October 2015 at 7:30 PM
Family Friendly Coffee
Play - See How They Run
St. Martin's Players perform their next production, Performances Friday evening and Saturday afternoon and evening. For tickets and/or more information call the Box Office on 07539 351646.
Saturday 3rd October 2015 at 2:30 PM
Family Friendly Coffee
Play - See How They Run
St. Martin's Players perform their next production, Performances Friday evening and Saturday afternoon and evening. For tickets and/or more information call the Box Office on 07539 351646.
Saturday 3rd October 2015 at 7:30 PM
Family Friendly Coffee
Christmas Bazaar
Saturday 28th November 2015 at 12:00 PM
Christingle Service
At service Christingles will be given out. A service in aid of the Children's society
Thursday 24th December 2015 at 4:00 PM for 1 hour
Common Worship
Midnight Mass
Thursday 24th December 2015 at 11:30 PM for 1 hour
Common Worship
Sunday School Youth Group Live Music / Concerts Regular Choir Regular Book of Common Prayer Services Stained glass Guidebooks / notes Organ Hall for hire Wheelchair Access / Ramp Wheelchair accessible toilets Accessible Car parking Hearing / Induction Loop Assistance Dogs Toilets Baby Changing Facilities Visitor Parking Available Pilgrim Discipleship Course
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Contact 07903 751 423 eMail st.martins.hall@gmail.com

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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)
Short URL: acny.uk/9832/
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This page was last updated on Sunday 14th June 2015
 
 
Barnehurst: St Martin : Erith Road, Barnehurst, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA7 6LE

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