st martins logo.png

Bulletin & Noticeboard

Notices Sunday 4th December 2022

Second Sunday of Advent

 

  

Please pray for Fr Robert Chapman as he prepares to become our new Incumbent,  and also his Parish as they start an interregnum in January.

Important Dates

Friday 16th December - Christmas Dinner & Dance at The Barn Hotel -7.00pm.

Monday 19th December - 6.30pm, Carol Service.

Tuesday 24th January - Induction of Fr Robert, 7.30pm.

3rd-5th February - Men's Pilgrimage to Walsingham.

TODDLER GROUP 

Friday’s in term time, 9.30am-11.30am.  Come and join in the fun with crafts, free play, music, singing and stories.  £2.00 per adult, £1.00 per child/baby, includes refreshments.

If you would like to help serve tea and coffee, please contact Gill Dargue in the Parish Office.

Christingle Oranges

Please can you help assemble the Christingle oranges on the 24th December, 10.00am at the back of church.  Please see Sarah Jacob if you are able to help.

Advent Candles & Calendars

Now available at the back of church.  Pease put the money in books and postcards slot.

Virtual Parish News

Please see the link to watch a story on Disability and Ministry by Fr Bruce. Disability & Ministry Stories - Bruce Rickards on Vimeo

Walk with Me 

A journey of prayer with the psalms for Advent 2022, now available for £1 at the back of Church.  Please put the money in the ‘books and cards’ slot in the wall.

BWI PRIMARY SCHOOL​ 

A vacancy has arisen for a PCC nominated governor at BWI, our local C of E Primary School, which has links with St Martin’s.  The proposed person should be a member of St Martin’s electoral roll. 

Further information about the role of governor can be found on the BWI website (bwicofe.co.uk).                If interested please contact Mary Coulthurst  07977 568164.

Carol Service

Monday 19th December, 6.30pm followed by mince pies and mulled wine at the back of church.

Weekday worship

Do you realise that prayer continues to be offered day by day in Saint Martin's? It is something, we as members of the church in Ruislip, should make every effort  to attend. It would be wonderful if more could join one of the daily opportunities to pray together. Wednesday evening Mass is one such time. We can hear the word of God, praise Him and receive the body of Christ. "From the Eucharist comes strength to live the Christian life and zeal to share that live with others."

Parish Office

will be closed on Monday 5th December.

Men's Pilgrimage to Walsingham

3rd - 5th February 2023

A great opportunity for men to get away for some space to relax, to think, to pray and enjoy time together in a beautiful village in north Norfolk, staying at the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham, led by Fr David Green.                                                                                                                                                                 

If you wish to take part, please see Gill Dargue for an application form or for more details contact Fr David at fr.david@live.co.uk

WE NEED YOUR HELP!  

The church big clean Saturday 26th November from 9.40 am onwards. Our church is our spiritual home and sanctuary, a much visited place and is in desperate need of a big clean.  Will you lend a hand?  Please spare an hour or more to help make our place of worship clean and welcoming; ready for Advent.  The job & sign up sheet is  at the back of church. Thank you in anticipation of your help.

Hillingdon Food Bank URGENT APPEAL

The supplies at our warehouse are running low in the face of unprecedented demand. The number of people needing to ask for help from foodbanks is likely to increase further as the cost of living crisis deepens.

​Please help to replenish our stocks by donating food, either using the collection  bins in the foyer of the church hall or at your local supermarket. We are short of all foodstuffs, but please only give items that have a long shelf-life.

​URGENTLY NEEDED FOOD ITEMS:​

TINNED FRUIT

TINNED VEGETABLES

JAM

TOILETRIES

SUGAR

LONG LIFE MILK

SAUCES

TINNED MEAT AND FISH

RICE PUDDING/ CUSTARD

PCC Committee Help

Are you able to help the PCC and join a committee or help with other activities?  If so, please see the sign up sheet at the back of church.

 

Church Watch

We are hoping to restart  Church Watch in September. If you are interested, please indicate your interest in the first instance to the Parish Office.

Ruislip District Guiding

are looking for a unit leader to run Brownies at St Martins Church

This is a voluntary role, and the person would receive full training and mentoring from the district

Girl Guiding is a very supportive organisation to be involved with and it’s very rewarding to see the Brownies progress throughout their 3 years within the unit

The unit meets on a Tuesday evening from 6pm – 7.30pm during school terms

If this is something that interests you or you know of anyone that could be interested then please email Corrie Bwye for further details corriebwye@hotmail.com

Post Mass Tea & Coffee rota

Appeal calling for volunteers to join the Tea & Coffee rota.  If you have done this in the past and able to continue please let us know.  If you were on the 11:15am wine rota now the chance to help with something a little less intoxicating.  This is an important part of our parish community, to catch up and socialise, to meet and greet any newcomers and visitors.  Many thanks.  Please email teresalw61@me.com

Thursday Lunches 

Please can you spare a few hours to help our team.  Please sign the rota at the back of church.  For more information please speak to Sweelin Cunliffe. 

Parish Office Quiet Day has returned

Please do not disturbed on Wednesday’s.

Young church 

If you would like to volunteer to be a helper, and be part of the team that inspires the next generation to embrace the Christian faith, please contact Vicky Golby.

Outlook Magazine

If you have any articles you would like included, Miranda Reading, our Outlook editor would love to hear from you.  Please email Miranda at : mirandaatstmartins@gmail.com

DAILY HOPE 

This is a free phone line with a talk from the Archbishop of Canterbury, hymns, reflections and prayers. 0800 804 8044.

 

Click here to download the latest bulletin >

bulletin1.jpg
Our Parish Clergy:

 

 

Fr Michael:  020 8866 4332   email:  mabedford7cr@waitrose.com

 

Parish Office:

 

01895 625456   email:  stmartinsruislip@btconnect

 

Parish Website:

 

www.stmartins-ruislip.org

Our Churchwardens:

Jacqueline Alderton:   07944 878203

Ian Keys:     07906 727706