St Martin's, Kingsbury Episcopi
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St. Martin shares his cloak with the poor beggar
Sunday January 1 -
1100 - Holy Communion (Common Worship - Contemporary)
Don't forget that we're having a special service at Martock for Epiphany at 7.00 p.m. on Thursday 5th January followed by drinks and nibbles. Do come along and join us for this occasion. Please don't be confused by the date. Epiphany generally falls on 6th January though there's a long church tradition of starting the celebration the evening before.
A new, fully subscribed Pilgrim course exploring Christian faith began in October here but don't worry as another group will begin in Martock early in 2017
This small group will meet termly for modules lasting seven weeks at a time to help us explore and grow in our faith. About fifty of us across the benefice are using this recently introduced C of E study series 'Pilgrim' for exploring and deepening faith in Jesus Christ in a gentle and non-threatening way. You'll be very welcome to be part of this. Just come to the first one and make up your mind - no pressure. No previous knowledge required or expected! Please call the church office on 01935 826113 or email [email protected] // for more details of next Spring's course.
For general course information see http://www.pilgrimcourse.org/
Welcome to St Martin's
It's all about 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 church rooms except
in January when we take a break
Second Sundays 0930 - Holy Communion (Common Worship - Traditional)
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 on a specific date by using the calendar of events/services link to the right - thank you.
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. 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 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!
Please join us for a benefice evening of informal worship, prayer and bible teaching in a contemporary style as we seek God together. We hope it will reflect something of Christian gatherings like New Wine and Spring Harvest in its approach. First Sunday of the month at 7pm. Free refreshments, including rather good cake, available from 6.30pm, in the Church Rooms, Church St., Kingsbury Episcopi. We're aiming to finish with coffee and tea by 8.15pm. We meet on first Sundays every month except for January. We pray that this may prove to be a time of blessing by the Holy Spirit as we come to honour Jesus and grow in our life together.
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.
Friday nights 7pm - 8.30pm
Space to be
quiet music - candlelight - no pressure
at All Saints, Martock
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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.
If you\'re getting married in 2015, please make a note of one of these session dates:-
Saturday 7th February or Saturday 14th March.
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