News and Events.


Notices 20th January 2019

Friends Quiz Night:  Saturday 26th January, 7.15pm.  Tickets Available from January.

Vintage Afternoon Tea:  Wednesday 13th January.  Tickets available soon from Maureen Tinsey and the Parish Office.

Funeral of Chris Bowyer:  Wednesday 30th January. 11.00am in Church followed by a reception in the Church Hall.

Lunchtime Concert: This month’s concert on the 30th January  will be cancelled.


MENCAP Pop-Up Shop: Sunday 27th January in the Church Hall.


MENCAP:  Please consider donating any unwanted Christmas Gifts to the Mencap Pop-Up Shop.  Please leave donations in the Parish Office.

Children’s Pilgrimage to Walsingham  15th-17th March. Forms available at the back of Church.

Woman's Pilgrimage to Walsingham: 5th-7th April.  Names and deposit of £90 to Maureen Tinsey by            16th December.

Bell tower:  Parents are reminded the Bell tower is a place for babies, toddlers and very young children.  All children MUST be accompanied by as responsible adult at all times. Unaccompanied children will be asked to re-join their parents.  

PARISH OFFICE QUIET DAY  Please observe the Parish Office quiet day EVERY Wednesday.  Do not disturb!

NEW CHOIR MEMBERS  New members for the 9.15am choir, especially adults, are very welcome.  Rehearsals Thursdays, 7.45-9.15pm.  Do consider coming to these and see what is involved.  It would be lovely to see you!

Catherine Tugnait our new editor of Outlook Magazineis looking for articles and a regular puzzle page.  Please contact Gill Dargue in the Parish office if you can contribute. 

We need your help: Fairtrade volunteers need 3 or 4 committed helpers on the monthly stall after Sunday Masses.  Duties include setting up, selling and packing away.  If you are interested please contact Diane May on 01895 635677.

St Martin’s Toddler Group:  Can you join our group of  volunteers.  Friday mornings in term time,                9am-12noon. Please contact Gill Dargue in the Parish Office 01895 625456.

Safeguarding Officer: Judith Kaplan can be contacted anytime.  All communication will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence.  07803 159130 or [email protected]

URGENTLY WANTED  We are looking for someone to organize the rota and to serve drinks to the mothers and toddlers, Friday mornings 9.15-11.00am in term time. Present incumbent is retiring after nearly 20 years!   Please contact  Pat Turner 020 8866 3396 or  Emma Hodgson 07970 220685.

Social Media Photos:  Please can we ask that no photos or videos are uploaded onto personal Social Media sites.  A new policy will be available from May.

Men’s Pilgrimage to Walsingham 8th -10th February 2019, cost £138. Balance NOW due to Fr Simon.  

Preparation Meeting, 3rd February at 10.45am.





   Record of Family Worship

  If you wish your child to be considered for a school place in a local Church School, you must ensure you sign the  Record of Family Worship Forms available in Church.

 The clergy wish to give as much support as possible to any applications.  Parents must provide evidence they have worshiped at S Martin’s for the length of time required by the school’s admissions criteria.

 Make sure you check the school’s website for details.

 It is the responsibility of parents to fulfil the School’s admission criteria.


Supporting the Foodbank

 Please support our Food Bank Depot in the Church.  When you go shopping, buy one extra item to support  families in our borough  who are struggling.  NB: Please check the "Use By" date on your donation.

  Sugar (500g),  UHT milk, juice & squash (max 1 litre),  jars of jam etc.  mash potato (dry), noodles,  tinned spaghetti & bags for life. 

 Thank you.


        Important Dates for your Diary:   

26th January, 7.15pm - Friends Quiz Night.

3rd February, 10.45am - Preparation Meeting for the Men's Pilgrimage to Walsingham.

13th February - Vintage Afternoon Tea.

1st March, 2.00pm - Women’s World Day of Prayer.

15th-17th March - Children’s Pilgrimage to Walsingham.







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