Sunday 9th September 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.


Sunday 9th September 2018


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

 Getting Across the Line…. Target $35,000

  • 7 gifts of $5,000 would do it
  • 3 gifts of $5,000 and 20 gifts of $1,000 would do it
  • 3 gifts of $5,000, 10 gifts of $1,000, and 100 gifts of $200 would do it

Gifts can be made by cheque to St Martins Presbyterian Church and given to our treasurer Joan Macdonald or with a bank transfer with “Newbuild” in the Particulars and your name in the Reference Box to the St Martins Presbyterian Church:  ANZ    06-0829-0201306-050

This special fundraising project will close at on October 17th 2018.

Our treasurer tells us we have received $1600 so far.

NOTICES: A very warm welcome to all who worship with us today. Please join us for morning tea after the service.

 Parish Breakfast NEXT Sunday 8.45am hosted by the Walking Group. Gold coin donation appreciated.

 Notice is hereby given of the Annual General Meeting of parishioners to be held on Sunday 23rd September 2018  following morning worship.

 An Invitation to join the Crafty Crafters’ Craft Crawl to Ashburton on Thursday 8th November. The bus will depart from Beckenham Methodist Church at 9.30am, returning approx. 4.00-4.30pm. Cost for travel is $25. Please see Lyndsey McKay if you would like to come along.

 Wednesday Walkers 12th September: River Ramble in Woolston. Park in CumnorTce or The Tannery. Meet 9.30am at the bridge. Good shoes are recommended. Coffee at Mitchelli’s. Rosalie 021 239 5005.

A garage is shifting..the garage at the rear of our neighbour’s property is being cut in half and shifted on to the church section to provide extra storage. Thank you to David, Cyril and others for making it happen!

 Rich Living is an event exploring Sustainability and Christian Faith On Friday 28 September, 7.30pm at South West Baptist, a combined churches creative worship service. Steve Graham is the speaker, plus a range of ways to engage prayerfully in concern for our environment. For all ages and youth-friendly.

Saturday 29 September, a day seminar at Cashmere Presbyterian Church, with a stimulating mix of speakers and workshops. The emphasis is on practical ways that local people and churches can make a difference. Also includes bush walks (including a visit to Ernle Clark Reserve), contemplative space, panel discussion, and optional dinner.

Morning workshops include:

“Living sustainably in a consumer society”. Rev Dr Carolyn Robertson who currently is experimenting with living in a small house.

Lan Pham speaking about what we can do to help freshwater ecology.

Murray Sheard speaking on “Can we feed the world without destroying the planet”.

Leo Fietje looking at Farming for the Future.

Waveney Worth experimented with creating no waste for a year. She will speak on the impact of our everyday actions and changes we can make.

Find out more and register at




Operation Nature

Sunday 16th September 11am – 3pm at the Christchurch Botanic Gardens

We have an exciting new project coming up that we think you might be interested in.

You probably know a bit about the world’s most famous pollinator, the honeybee. What you might not realise is that we have wild pollinators such as native bees and hoverflies that can play an equally important role in our ecosystem.

We need your help to improve our understanding of these local pollinators so we can better promote them in our backyards!

The Project: Getting involved is easy – head into your garden to observe plants and pollinators between October and December and record what you see. For more details and to join the mailing list, google Backyard Buzz”. Come along to Operation Nature to learn more about Backyard Buzz – talk to experts and pick up a pollinator ID guide. The first 500 to sign up on the day will receive a free hebe!
The information collected from this project will help our community build stronger ecosystems by benefiting biodiversity, our food, our gardens and our native plants.

 The St Albans Community Choir invites you to “Celtic Dreams & Scottish Scenes” NEXT Sunday 16th September 5pm at St Paul’s Parish Centre, 1 Harewood Rd. Entry by koha.