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Sunday 15th April 2018 10am
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.

Third Sunday of Easter 15th April 2018

A very warm welcome to all who worship with us this morning. Please stay for morning tea. Please stay for morning tea after the service.

Working Bee….to remove ivy and other vegetation from the rear of the church section and do some tidying up. Handsaws and loppers needed. Wednesday 2nd May at 1.00pm.

Euthanasia is a contentious issue that is currently in front of our parliament. On Sunday 29th April we’ll look at this issue bearing in mind there is real diversity in our Christian thinking. There will therefore be an opportunity for discussion and debate.

Wednesday Walkers: 18th April. Meet 9.30am in Hawford Rd by Opawa Mall carpark. Coffee at Opawa Bakery & Café. Joan Mac 022 081 4088.

Board of Managers meets this Wednesday 18th April at 7.30pm.

Can You Help? Recently, Waltham Cottage has given out high numbers of food parcels, so stock is low. When you are shopping this week and in the weeks ahead, perhaps add an extra one or two items to contribute to the food bank at Waltham Cottage.
See their website for other ways you can contribute:

Volunteers Required!
Foot Pampering need more volunteers to assist with foot soaking. Training on the job provided. The next Foot Clinic is on Monday 23rd April 1-4pm at Beckenham Methodist. Come along and have a look!
Homeshare Plus needs some more help on the 2nd, 4th & 5th Tuesday of each month. Venue: Sydenham Community Centre every Tuesday 10am – 2.30pm, or just help in the morning. Please come and see what we do and be part of a service combatting loneliness in our community. See the latest “Messenger” for more details, or talk to Lyndsey McKay 388 1268.

Crafty Crafters meets on Thursdays 10am – 12 noon at Beckenham Methodist. Cost: $3 per session. Contact Lyndsey McKay 388 1264 for more details.

Fundraiser for St Martins:
Handmade greeting cards for sale. $3 each. All proceeds to St Martins Building fund.

Men’s Group commences for the year on Thursday 3rd May 6pm at Merchiston, 75 St Martins Rd, starting with a shared tea. James Wakefield will be speaking about their adventures in South America. All men welcome. Contact Tony Blackler 332 0554 for more details.

From the Archives team in Dunedin…
Although we hold many thousands of photos, it has become apparent that we don’t have a visual record of every church, past or present. We are therefore planning to create a database of church photographs to ensure that our visual record is complete.
As a first step we are asking people and parishes from throughout New Zealand to send both historical and/or current photos of their churches (and manses and church halls).

Sunday 21st August 2016 10am

This Sunday we will be joining the St James’ congregation at 10am.

Next week (28th Aug) we will be at Cashmere Presbyterian, and from the 4th September we will be worshipping at the Canterbury Mineral & Lapidiary Club Hall, 110 Waltham Rd.

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Service Sunday 19th August 2012

St Martin’s Sunday services will be held at Beckenham Methodist Church at 9.00am.

The Beckenham Methodist Parish Council has confirmed their willingness to shift their service to 10.30am, allowing for a shared morning tea at 10.00am.

Opportunity for discussion about services will be given at the Annual Meeting on 9th September.

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Temporary closure of church building

Excerpted from an email from Chris:

A small group had to make a decision today to “close” the church, following receipt of the PCANZ’s Policy on Earthquake Prone Church Buildings.

Sunday’s service will be held at Beckenham Methodist Church at 10.00 am. For more information please ring or e-mail Anna. She will work in the office until Friday and Parish activities will continue in the lounge until Friday.

By Sunday we hope to be able to give more information regarding venues for Sunday worship and weekday activities.

Depending on the final report from the engineers, it may be necessary to call a special meeting of the Board and Session on Wednesday evening 15th August.

At present it is day by day. Hopefully we can reassure people that our shared life will go on regardless of buildings.

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Notices for Sunday 6th May 2012

A very warm welcome to you all as you worship with us this morning.
Please stay for a cup of tea or coffee in the lounge after the service.

CUPPA & CHAT Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10am – 12 noon.
Do pop in! For details, please contact Aubrey 930 2525. All are welcome.

WEDNESDAY WALKERS 9th May: Car pool at Church 9am for 9.30am
at  cnr  Montreal & Salisbury St – vacant lot opposite Gordon’s Fruit & Veg Shop.
Coffee at Vic’s Bakery & Café, Victoria Street, 10.30 am.  Sue 960 7657.

CRAFTY CRAFTERS Thursdays 10am – 12 noon. New faces always welcome!
Please contact Beverley 332 7786 for more information.

FOOTCARE CLINIC: Seeking volunteers please to train up to cut nails, assist with the footspas and massage.
This clinic happens every six weeks. The next session is on Thursday 10th May. Lyndsey 388 1264.

MARMALADE FOR MISSIONS ~ Urgently required small and medium sized jam jars for Marmalade for Mission.
They can be left in the Church kitchen.

The CHRISTCHURCH  APW will meet at St Martins Presbyterian Church
on Wednesday 9th May commencing at 9.45 am.
The speakers for the morning will be John and Enid, the Managers of the
Te Waiora Healing Trust.   There will be a Sales Table.

PIONEERS BIBLE STUDY GROUP is seeking more participants.
Please contact Bruce or Beverley  332 7786.

ST MARTINS MESSENGER: The next newsletter will come out at the end of May.
Since the decision to go out quarterly there’s been a big gap, so that must mean there is plenty of news to catch up on.
You are all co-opted onto the newsletter committee! Please send your contributions to Lyn at
News, photos, jokes, whatever interesting stuff you pick up over the next few weeks. Thanks.

ST MARTINS THEATRE GROUP: Please phone Lyn 3380840, if you are interested in Much Ado About Nothing
at The Court Monday May 21, 6.30pm.

WANTED: Kites for Pentecost Sunday 27th May. More details to follow.

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK: Mon 7th Lucy; Friday 18th Jill

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Pancake Race

A small gallery of photos from our 2012 Great Annual Pancake Race.

Photos, thanks to Fern; belatedly, apologies from Deborah!

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