Sunday 29 August 2021

You are invited to Sunday worship with the St Martins Presbyterian congregation via Zoom. To join us, just click on the link below:

Meeting ID: 815 0869 6154
Passcode: 712158


A very warm welcome to all who worship online with us today.

Stay home, stay safe.

Wear a mask if you have to leave your home and keep a 2 metre distance from others.

If you are sick, call Healthline 0800 358 5453 or your GP and arrange to get tested.

For up-to-date advice, go to

Please note: Under Alert Levels 3 & 4 the church complex is not available for public use.

A new Sunday Roster is being prepared – thank you to those people who have ‘volunteered’ to read or lead the prayers of the people whilst worship is on Zoom. Anna.

The Annual General Meeting will be on Sunday 19th September 2021 (dependent on Alert levels). The Annual Reports will be emailed out next week, and hard copies will be available when it is possible to print them.

Parish Council – we have a vacancy with the retirement of Ken Austin. Please contact Irene if you are interested.

Brief notes from the Parish Council: The Parish Council met via Zoom on Thursday 26 August.

  • There will be a Christmas Eve service at St Martins on Friday 24 December and a Christmas Day service on Christmas Day Saturday 25 December, but no service on Sunday 26 December.
  • The services on Sundays 02 and 09 January 2022 will be combined services at the Beckenham Methodist Church and services at St Martins will resume on Sunday 16 January 2022 when members of the Beckenham Methodist Church will join us.
  • On Sunday 30 January 2022 we are planning to gather the Cashmere and Hoon Hay Presbyterian and Halswell Uniting congregations for a combined service at St Martins. Hamish Galloway who will, by that time, be the Assembly Moderator will preach.
  • Parish Council agreed to move some funds currently held in our commercial bank account, into accounts with Christian Savings Ltd and the Presbyterian Investment Fund.

FOR OUR NEXT MOVIE NIGHT: What We Did on our Holiday – Is a hilarious journey through an unforgettable family holiday as a couple attempts to keep their impending divorce secret from their extended family. Doug and Abi and their three kids travel to the Scottish Highlands for Doug’s father Gordie’s birthday party where its soon clear that when it comes to keeping their divorce under wraps their children are their biggest liability. From nine year old Lottie’s notebook to keep track of the lies so she remembers which one to tell, to four year old Jess’s perverse attachment to a brick named Norman, for their parents a week has never seemed such a long time. But it’s middle child Mickey and his Granddad’s shared passion for Vikings which gives rise to the most far reaching and unexpected consequences. When a day at the beach turns to tragedy, the children take matters into their own hands. ‘You’ll laugh, you’ll cry and you’ll probably want to book a holiday to the Highlands one day soon’. The date for this will be confirmed – depends on Alert levels.

A date for your diary: Parish Garden Party Saturday 16th October at Merchiston.

The Hope Seminar Sunday 19th September 5.00-8.30pm, Transitional Cathedral. Theme “Shalom – Wellbeing & Climate Change” Register at