Sunday 27th May 2018

While our Church Building is Repaired we are meeting each Sunday at The Mineral & Lapidary Club 110 Waltham Rd (next to Waltham School) at 10am.

We would love to have the opportunity to welcome you.


Trinity Sunday 27th May 2018

 Notices: A very warm welcome to all who worship with us this morning. Please join us for morning tea. Many thanks to Rev. Alan Webster for leading today’s service.

 Foot Clinic TOMORROW 1-4pm at Beckenham Methodist Lounge. Contact Lyndsey McKay 388 1264 for more information.

Fireside Women’s Group:  THIS Tuesday 29th May at 7.30pm. All women are very welcome to join us at Joan Mac’s, 15 Locarno St. Jill Grierson’s daughter Erin will be speaking about a Mental Health pilot programme currently operating in Christchurch…The Integrated Safety Response to Family Violence Intervention team are specialists in the field who meet daily 24/7 to monitor and provide support, initiate on going help or treatment or intervene in a crisis. Enquiries: Margaret 366 8936.

Wednesday Walkers: 30th May. Meet 9.30am in Remuera Ave near the Reserve for a walk around Thorrington. Coffee at Protocol. All are welcome. Janette & Cyril 021 161 1178.

Crafty Crafters Thursdays 10am – 12 noon at Beckenham Methodist. $3 per session. Lyndsey McKay 388 1264.

South Brighton Voices invite you to their concert TODAY 2pm at Opawa Community Church. Door sales $15. Lyndsey McKay 388 1264.

Prayer Requests: A book is located in the foyer for anyone to write in prayer requests. If suitable these requests will be actioned in public worship. In making a request please ensure if people are identifiable they have given permission.

 Dementia Canterbury Seminars: Each month Dementia Canterbury runs FREE Community Education Seminars. These seminars are designed for families and wh?nau supporting someone with dementia.  Bookings are essential as places are limited to 30 participants. Contact Dementia Canterbury for more information on these education seminars (03 379 2590, freephone 0800 444 776 or email:

Do you ever wish to catch up with a sermon? Sermons are now available on our website They may not be exactly what’s said, but you should get the message! Feel free to respond with your thoughts.

The notices are also posted to the website so you can catch up with them even when you lose your hard copy.

 St Albans Community Choir presents: “Wander the World” TODAY 5pm at St Paul’s Parish Centre, 1 Harewood Rd. Admission by donation (proceeds to SPCA). Irene’s student Kotoi is singing in this.

 Session Report: Homeshare Plus…because Presbyterian Support is withdrawing from this project we have applied to Manchester Unity for funding. The project will be renamed South Elder Care (SEC).

Website Upgrade…Session thanks Deborah for the work that has gone into this.

Your Sisters Orphanage…Rob & Barb Meier will head away shortly to spend time at this project in Tanzania. The generosity of a member of the congregation means they will be able to fund equipment and materials they will need while there.

Thank You…to the Rev Lyndsey McKay who has led numerous services of worship over the past few years. Lyndsey is taking a break from this ministry.

Use of church building…Session is currently considering a proposal to hire outside help to propose uses for our church complex that fit our mission and would see the buildings fully utilised.

Building Update: Two panels now have steel cross bracing installed.  We will try and arrange a site visit in two weeks’ time on Sunday 10th June after worship.

On a positive note the Alpine Presbytery has not only approved our application to use our allocation held in the St David’s trust to be used for building purposes, but has very generously decided to allocate the Presbytery allocation to St Martins totalling about $66,000.

The building team also reports that we are proposing to buy 120 stackable Maxim Chairs.  These received positive recommendations at our trial last Sunday.  We will follow the majority support for chrome frames, but will try and get some of the seats covered in a coloured fabric.  We also plan to purchase 30 chairs with arms.

We are also looking at utilizing a St Andrews Cross on the front of the church.  Not only is this part of our heritage, but it also speaks of the building as a place where paths intersect – a place of connection and conversation.  The small windows that will make the cross will be the same as in the existing side walls and will be back lit at night.

We have almost sorted sound and visual requirements in the complex.  Our colour team has chosen Resene “Tall Poppy” as the exterior colour for the doors.