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)
1900 - The Gathering: contemporary worship in the community centre, Thorney Road
Free refreshments from 1830 - final event 4 March 2018.
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.
Friday nights 7pm - 8.30pm - Space to be
Quiet music - candlelight - no pressure
at All Saints, Martock
Please consider joining 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!
Rev David Gent, is our vicar and he 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.
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.