Sunday 5th September 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.

The Annual General Meeting has been rescheduled and will now be held on Sunday 3rd October 2021, following Morning Worship. Therefore, the Annual Reports will not be emailed out until after September 15.

The Parish Garden Party scheduled for Saturday 16th October has been postponed.

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

The Hope Seminar: An event from A Rocha—Sunday 19 September (Alert levels permitting!!) This year’s The Hope Seminar will be held at the Transitional Cathedral in Christchurch, and will include Choral Evensong (which is very beautiful) as well as having an inspiring line-up of speakers in the evening.
The theme is ‘Shalom: Climate Change and Wellbeing’: Anxiety about the future is an epidemic, and the need for the peace of Christ is vital. The Hope Seminar will explore the human impacts of climate change from a faith perspective.
More info and registration at: 

The Alpine Presbytery Council has accepted the resignation of Rev. Barry Ayers as Moderator.  This takes effect in early October after General Assembly. Council is presently preparing a proposal for Presbytery’s endorsement of an acting Moderator.  Nominations for a new Alpine Presbytery Moderator will be sought and voted on later in the year, as is our usual practice, and the new person will be inducted at the Gathering currently scheduled for March 2022.

General Assembly 2021 will now be held online due to the disruption caused by the Covid-19 Delta variant. Details of the online Assembly will be advised to the Church within the next week by the Assembly Business Workgroup, including the date, length and business of the Assembly.

Biscuits for General Assembly: Because of the changes to GA21, the lovely biscuits that you have all kindly promised will no longer be required. I am very grateful for your positive responses to my request and thank you all very much indeed. Lesley Compton.