The Church of St Martin has an ethos of worship, spirituality and mission, achieved through various church and outreach activities. St Martin’s Church and Parish came into being in the early years of the 20th century to meet the spiritual needs of the growing population to the east of the city. The Church was dedicated on 11th June 1911. When the Church of St Peter the Great in Sidbury was closed and demolished, the parish of St Peter was joined with that of St Martin, and the new Parish of St Martin with St Peter came into existence on 1st August 1974 (although the Church itself remains solely dedicated to St Martin). In 1980 the Worcester South East Team of four churches was formed with its own Team Rector.
Today, St Martin’s offers its congregation varying styles of worship with a strong choral tradition. The principal Sunday service is the Sung Eucharist at 10am, except on the first Sunday in the month, when a less formal All-Age Worship is offered and the Sung Eucharist is at 6.30pm. Other weeks, Evensong is at 6.30pm, with Choral Evensong once a month. There are also said Eucharists on Sundays and at convenient times during the week. Messy Church is held on the third Saturday in the month (except July and August), and JaM Club ('Jesus and Me') for parents/carers and toddlers meets weekly on Tuesdays during term time.
Having a superb organ, a fine grand piano, lovely acoustics and comfortable seating, St Martin’s is a popular venue for recitals and concerts. Coffee Concerts for charity, and Tiny Tunes - live concerts for babies and toddlers - are held monthly.
St Martin's serves a parish spread over a large area from the city centre to the eastern ring road, containing mixed housing, care and nursing homes, St Richard’s Hospice, shops, businesses, light industry and no less than seven primary and secondary schools besides the Sixth Form College.