Advent Sunday 27th November 2022

  • If you remain uncomfortable about being in church where masks are no longer required, use @church via Zoom until you feel confident enough to be in church with or without a mask.
  • If you’re unwell please stay at home, and use @ Church via Zoom.

Here’s our Zoom link –

Topic: St Martin’s Sunday Worship. To Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 815 0869 6154
Passcode: 712158


A very warm welcome to all who worship with us this morning. We thank the Rev Chris Elliot for leading today’s service.

There will be a short Congregational meeting following the service today to approve the Parish Profile. Any apologies to Irene please.

Special Christmas ‘Messenger’: TODAY is the deadline for articles to be included. Please email contributions to Charlotte & Sally (

Wednesday Walkers 30th November: Meet 9.30am at the Te Kuru & Eastman Wetlands carpark 600 Cashmere Road.  Coffee at Urban Cafe in Oderings Cashmere.  All welcome.  Sonya 027 253 3397.

GIFTS FOR WALTHAM COTTAGE: We invite you to bring along Christmas gifts for Waltham Cottage to distribute to people in need. Items must be new, and we require gifts suitable for all ages – men, women, teenagers and children. Please do not wrap them. Donations of wrapping paper also appreciated. Bring any contributions along to church until 11 December and place under the tree. Thank you.

A message from Sue: Peter has some excess tomato, chilli and capsicum seedlings looking for a home. Anyone who wants them should phone before coming round (960 7657).

LOST: Keyring with a few keys and a small red Swiss army pocket knife attached. Please hand in to the Office if you’ve found them.

CHRISTMAS SERVICES: This year we have been invited to join our neighbours at St Mark’s Anglican Church, 101 Opawa Rd to celebrate Christmas, either at 11pm on Christmas Eve for Midnight Mass or at 9am on Christmas Day. There will be NO services here at St Martins.

A message from Don: Thanks to you all for making last Sunday’s wonderful lunch happen, which I enjoyed greatly despite not feeling the best (and since testing positive for Covid!)


Tuesday 9.30am               South Elder Care (lounge) Jeannette 332 9869.

Tuesday 7.15pm               Meditation Group (church) Dugald 021 161 7007.

Wednesday 9.30am          Walking Group: Cashmere wetlands Sonya 339 7038.

Thursday 10am                 Crafty Crafters (lounge) Jeannette 332 9869.

Thursday 1.30pm              Sit & Be Fit(church) Anneke 021 077 4065.

Thursday 5.30pm              Familial Trust (whole complex) Vanessa 022 169 6569.

Friday 9.30am                   Sing & Sign (lounge) Becky 022 086 2211.