Welcome to St Martin's.
God coming in the shape of Jesus to share our life, pain, and joy in the greatest rescue mission from sin and selfishness that the world has ever known . . . and now our Heavenly Father has sent his Holy Spirit to give us the power to live for Him
Our general pattern of services
First Sundays 1100 - Holy Communion (Common Worship - Contemporary)
Second Sundays 0930 - Holy Communion (Common Worship - Contemporary)
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 check for a specific date by using the services/events link to the left - thank you.
Please 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 for Communions three times a month. 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 on the third Sunday 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 are presently without a vicar (as of 10 May 2018) and as a benefice will soon be in the process of seeking a new minister. Meantime the wardens and rest of the ministry team are keeping things going. The church office should be contacted for any pastoral matter such as wedding, baptism and funeral enquiries or to arrange an appointment if you want to talk to an ordained minister in confidence. Our administrator, Sarah, can be spoken with during office hours which are Wednesday 1000-1400, Thursday 1430-1830 and Friday 1000-1400 on 01935 826113 or she can be emailed at: benefice. [email protected] The office has a voicemail facility. If you have an urgent matter that cannot wait until the office next opens then one of our volunteer team will be monitoring 07513 104777 on which there is also a voicemail facility.
We have trained, DBS checked pastoral visitors who can visit those who would appreciate contact or who are lonely, frail or unwell at home or in hospital.They also take home communions to those unable to get to church. Please contact the benefice office if you would like a visit yourself or on behalf of someone else with their agreement.
'Congratulations! It's lovely to hear that you\'re thinking about getting married here in our wonderful, atmospheric church building at St Martin's. For more information please see the main entry.','Congratulations! It\'s lovely to hear that you\'re thinking about getting married here at St Martin\'s. If you call the office on 01935 826113 or email on [email protected] we can get back to you quickly to let you know if that date is free. Simply let us know:-
a) your names
b) your intended wedding date
c) your address
d) a contact phone number / e-mail
e) your age(s) and marital status (e.g. single or divorced)
We'll then arrange a time for you to come and meet one of the ministry team here - an important meeting as we take your information and confirm how we can legally marry you.
It's also important to get one of our Wedding Preparation mornings into your diary. They're a great opportunity to hear more about your wedding day, think about your marriage and get to meet both the team here and other couples who are getting married that year.