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. On Sundays there is a Said Eucharist at 8am, held in the beautiful Lady Chapel, and the principal service is the Sung Eucharist at 10am, with a less formal All Together Eucharist on the fourth Sunday of the month. Junior Church is held during part of the 10am service on the second and third Sundays. Forest Church - outdoor worship for under 18s and their families - is held on the 1st Sunday of the month at 3.30pm in whittington churchyard, and Choral Evensong is sung at 6pm on the second Sunday of the month. There is also a said Eucharist on Thursdays at 9.30am.
There are many groups and activities for people of all ages.
For children and families we run Mainly Music for babies & toddlers (weekly on Wednesdays at 9.30am in term time), Tiny Tunes - live concerts for babies and toddlers (10.30am on the fourth Monday of the month), and Tunes and Chips - a singing club for primary school children (Fridays at 5.15pm twice a month).
For adults there is a Bible Study group on Wednesdays at 11am, and a weekly Popins coffee morning on Thursdays at 10am.
Please see our website for more details: https://www.stmartinsworcester.org.uk .
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 are held monthly, and Worcestershire Symphony Orchestra is our resident orchestra, using our spcae for weekly rehearsals and 3 or 4 concerts a year.
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.