St. Martin's, Barnehurst

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Welcome to Saint Martin's - the Parish Church of BarnehurstThis Week at St. Martin's

We pride ourselves on our church family, being active and inclusive, and the community associated with it.

Saint Martin's is a large red brick building, originally built in 1936 with a new sanctuary (completing the original plan) built in the late 60's/early 70's and further extension, providing extra space for meetings and other facilities in the early 90's. Despite the unprepossessing brick exterior the inside of the church is spacious and light with a woodblock floor and outstanding acoustics. We have individual wooden chairs, seating up to 280, and choir stalls, clergy and readers' desks and seats made from light oak. Saint Martin's has a healthy and thriving Sunday School that is held during the 10.30am Sunday service, which the children join for the last part. We have a developing choir who enable us to enjoy a wide range of music, including our (relatively) new organ.

The Huxtable Hall, built in 1958, stands behind the church next to the 4th Barnehurst (St. Martin's) Scout group HQ, and is home to many societies, clubs and organisations. Barnehurst is proud of its numerous and well supported youth and community groups including Barnehurst Guide Association, running 2 Rainbow Units; 3 Brownie Packs; and a Guide Company, and 4th Barnehurst (St. Martin's) Scout Group, running 2 Beaver Colonies; 3 Cub Scout Packs and 2 Scout Troops. The Mothers' Union organises a varied programme throughout the year, while the weekly Coffee Shop and fortnightly Scrabble Club provide a focus of activity. Productions, including plays and pantomines, from our own drama group, St. Martin's Players, are also performed on the stage in the Huxtable Hall usually in May, September and January. During the year we have a number of social events in addition to fundraising events such as a Christmas Bazaar.

Have a look at our 'Services and Events' pages above,  or our 'Calendar of Events' to find out what's happening here in Barnehurst, and we hope to see you soon!

St Martin's is a relatively new church, just 80 years young, but it does contain many friendly and welcoming people of all ages. So why not come along and see for yourself?

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The Reverend Gareth Bowen
The Vicarage
93 Pelham Road
Barnehurst
Bexleyheath
Kent DA7 4LY
(01322) 523344 (Vicar) or 07903 751423 (Hall Lettings)

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World's Biggest Coffee Morning
Part of the World's Biggest Coffee Morning aiming to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Friday 30th September 2016 at 10:30 AM for 1½ hours
Family Friendly Coffee
 
Play
St. Martin's Players perform their next production - 'Hound of the Baskervilles', Performances Friday evening and Saturday afternoon and evening. For tickets and/or more information call the Box Office on 07539 351646.
Friday 30th September 2016 at 7:30 PM
Family Friendly Coffee
 
Play
St. Martin's Players perform their next production - 'Hound of the Baskervilles', Performances Friday evening and Saturday afternoon and evening. For tickets and/or more information call the Box Office on 07539 351646.
Saturday 1st October 2016 at 2:30 PM
Family Friendly Coffee
 
Play
St. Martin's Players perform their next production - 'Hound of the Baskervilles', Performances Friday evening and Saturday afternoon and evening. For tickets and/or more information call the Box Office on 07539 351646.
Saturday 1st October 2016 at 7:30 PM
Family Friendly Coffee
 
Christmas Bazaar
11am-2pm, Free Admission, all the usual stalls, lunches available.
Saturday 26th November 2016 at 11:00 AM for 3 hours
Family Friendly
 
Barnehurst Festival
Celebrating living and working in Barnehurst. Many things to see and do. This is a day for families and friends to enjoy. Please come along and join in the fun.
Saturday 15th July 2017 at 11:00 AM for 4 hours
Family Friendly
 
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Sunday

BCP Holy Communion
This service uses traditional language from the Book of Common Prayer (no music).
Every Sunday at 8:00 AM for ½ hour
Book of Common Prayer
Holy Communion
This is our main Service using contemporary language and a mix of traditional hymns and more modern Christian music.It lasts approximately 75 minutes and refreshments are served afterwards for those who can stay.
During term time the 2nd Sunday is usually also a parade service when the uniformed organisations participate.
Every Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Family Friendly Sunday School Coffee Common Worship
Sunday School
Our Sunday School meets during our 10:30 family service. The young people start in the service and then leave for their activities after a few minutes. They return to the main service in time for the distribution.
During the school holidays there is a shorter session aimed primarily at the younger (primary school age) children.
Every first third fourth and fifth Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Sunday School
Church Parade
Our Uniformed Organisations parade their colours during the services which also celebrate the main festivals in the year. This is within the context of a Eucharist service using contemporary language.
Term time only.
Every second Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Coffee Common Worship
Holy Communion
Every second Sunday at 6:00 PM for ¾ hour
Coffee Common Worship
Evening Prayer iPraise!
Every fourth Sunday at 6:00 PM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly

Monday

Morning Prayer
Every Monday at 8:30 AM for ½ hour
Common Worship
Mothers' Union - evening group
Contact: Heather Suggitt 01322 553657
Every second Monday at 7:30 PM

Tuesday

Morning Prayer
Every Tuesday at 8:30 AM for ½ hour
Common Worship
Coffee Shop
Pop in for a chat, a good laugh and a cuppa!
No coffee shop in August, nor between Christmas and New Year
Every Tuesday at 10:00 AM for 2 hours
Family Friendly Coffee
Mothers' Union - afternoon group
Contact: Mary Parlett 01322 332338
Every first Tuesday at 2:00 PM
Scrabble Club
Enjoy a game or two of scrabble with friends! New members are always welcome. Contact Anne Rawlings: 01322 553650
Every second and fourth Tuesday at 2:00 PM

Wednesday

Common Worship Eucharist
This service is held in the Maxim Room, it is a said service lasting approximately 30 minutes. Refreshments are served afterwards for those who can stay. Entrance to the Maxim Room is on the South side of the church (right hand side when looking from the road).
Every Wednesday at 9:30 AM for ½ hour
Family Friendly Coffee Common Worship
Growing Together
Over the course of 6 weeks we shall be looking at some of the parables in the Bible and what they mean to us. Each of the six sessions can stand alone and so feel free to join us for one or more meetings. For further details contact Ann Batchelor on 01322 448 347
Every Wednesday at 7:45 PM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
until Wednesday 19th October 2016
Coffee

Thursday

Morning Prayer
Every Thursday at 8:30 AM for ½ hour
Common Worship

Friday

Morning Prayer
Every Friday at 8:30 AM for ½ hour
Common Worship

Saturday

Parish Office
For arranging Banns, Marriages, Baptisms, etc. In the parish office entrance through the North (car park) side of the church.
Every Saturday at 10:00 AM for 1½ hours
Printer friendly list of events
World's Biggest Coffee Morning
Part of the World's Biggest Coffee Morning aiming to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Friday 30th September 2016 at 10:30 AM for 1½ hours
Family Friendly Coffee
Play
St. Martin's Players perform their next production - 'Hound of the Baskervilles', Performances Friday evening and Saturday afternoon and evening. For tickets and/or more information call the Box Office on 07539 351646.
Friday 30th September 2016 at 7:30 PM
Family Friendly Coffee
Play
St. Martin's Players perform their next production - 'Hound of the Baskervilles', Performances Friday evening and Saturday afternoon and evening. For tickets and/or more information call the Box Office on 07539 351646.
Saturday 1st October 2016 at 2:30 PM
Family Friendly Coffee
Play
St. Martin's Players perform their next production - 'Hound of the Baskervilles', Performances Friday evening and Saturday afternoon and evening. For tickets and/or more information call the Box Office on 07539 351646.
Saturday 1st October 2016 at 7:30 PM
Family Friendly Coffee
Christmas Bazaar
11am-2pm, Free Admission, all the usual stalls, lunches available.
Saturday 26th November 2016 at 11:00 AM for 3 hours
Family Friendly
Good Friday - The Final hour
Readings, Reflections, Prayers and Music as we remember the last hour of Christ's life.
Friday 14th April 2017 at 2:00 PM for 1 hour
Barnehurst Festival
Celebrating living and working in Barnehurst. Many things to see and do. This is a day for families and friends to enjoy. Please come along and join in the fun.
Saturday 15th July 2017 at 11:00 AM for 4 hours
Family Friendly

Features

Toilets

Wheelchair accessible toilets

Designated wider space(s) for people with a disabled parking badge

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass
Organ

 

     
Church Open Saturday mornings 10am - 12noon
Hall for Hire Contact 07903 751 423 eMail st.martins.hall@gmail.com
Other information
Incumbent: The Revd Gareth James BOWEN
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 9832
Diocesan ID: B0301
Built: 1936
Our Patron: Bishop of Rochester
Archdeaconry: BROMLEY and BEXLEY (311)
Deanery: ERITH (31103)
Benefice: Barnehurst (31/006 W)
Parish Legal Name: ST. MARTIN, BARNEHURST (310035 31/35)
CofE Church Info: (631035 31/35)
Short URL: acny.uk/9832/
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The current editor is: David Baldwin

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St. Martin's : Erith Road, (near Bexleyheath Bus Garage, Ambulance and Fire Stations), Barnehurst, Kent, DA7 6LE

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