Sunday 31st January 2021


A very warm welcome to all who worship here today. Please stay for a cuppa and conversation after the service.

There will be a report from Thursday’s meeting of the Session & Board of Managers in next week’s notices.

David Suchet the British actor reads Mark’s Gospel from beginning to end without a break. The setting is St Paul’s Cathedral in London. It takes just over two hours – and is well worth listening to.

Here is the link:

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Wednesday Walkers 3rd February:  Please let us know if you will meet at the Bus Exchange at 9.30am or park in the Armagh St Carpark and meet at the Museum about 9.40am.   Our walk will include Museum – Wildlife Photographer of the Yr Photos and/or visit the Rose Garden. Coffee at Bunsen in the Art Centre.  Sue 960 7657 or Sonya 027 253 3397.

“Winding Up” by Roger Hall at the Court Theatre Thursday 25th February 6.30pm. Please sign the clipboard in the foyer TODAY if you would like to come. Tickets $50. Sue 960 7657.

Grand Opening of the MenzShed: Saturday 20th February 10am-2pm. All are welcome.

Pastoral Team meeting Monday 1st MARCH 9.30am in the foyer. Please let us know if there are any changes. Lyndsey 388 1264.

From Waltham Cottage: Dear amazing congregation of St Martins Church – our heartfelt thanks for the lovely gifts you donated. This year more than 90 gifts were wrapped and we were thrilled to have such good quality gifts to give out, especially for men and older boys. Your continued support throughout the year with the food donations and with the Christmas presents is extremely appreciated by the community. God bless, Adrienne & Cheryl.

From Rev Jannet, Beckenham Methodist: A very happy new year to all at St Martins. It was a blessing to share services during this summer break. Thank you very much for your thoughts and prayers when I lost my brother Chenjerai Mudavanhu. I feel really humbled that you had me in your prayers.

Elder Care on Tuesdays…we are still looking for volunteers. Can you help once a week, once a fortnight, once a month? Talk to Lyndsey 388 1264.

What’s On This Week:

Monday 9.30am-12noon St Mark’s Elder Care. Therese 337 1225.

Monday 12.45-3.15pm Hillsborough-Heathcote WI. Jenny 332 3314.

Tuesday 10am – 2pm South Elder Care. Jeannette 332 9869.

Tuesday 7.15pm Christian Meditation Group. Contact Dugald 380 5024.

Wednesday 9.30am Walking Group:

Wednesday 9am-12noon Port Hills U3A. Vivienne.

Wednesday 7.30pm Global Voices. Nick 027 2255142.

Thursday 10am – 12 noon Crafty Crafters. Bring along your own craft items or learn a new skill. $3 per session. Jeannette 332 9869.

An Invitation: See Anna before 21 Feb if you would like a ticket to Garden Party Sat 27th Feb at Merchiston 2-5pm. $10..