Sunday 26th March 2023


A very warm welcome to all who worship with us this morning. We thank the Rev Hugh Perry for leading today’s service. Sandra Wright-Taylor will be with us next week.

Here’s our Zoom link –

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

Meeting ID: 815 0869 6154
Passcode: 712158

We give thanks for the life of Reverend Doug Grierson, and pray for Jill and his family and friends as they mourn. Doug’s funeral will be at the John Rhind Chapel on Wednesday 29th March at 6pm.


Maundy Thursday 6 Apr        7.30pm at St Mark’s Opawa

Good Friday 7 Apr                  9.30am here

Easter Sunday 9 Apr              10am Communion here followed by Hot Cross Buns

Wednesday Walkers 29th March: Meet 9.30am in Woodham Road near Woodham Park (160’ish Woodham Rd). Coffee at Crossroads Café, 181 Woodham Rd.  All welcome. Sonya 027 253 3397

A new Sunday roster is available – please check to see if there is a copy for you.

Easter Eggs for Waltham Cottage – when you’re doing your groceries pop in a packet or two of Easter Eggs for the Cottage. Last day to donate them is next Sunday 2 April.

Sue’s jams will next be available on Easter Sunday 9 April.

Opawa Community Church are hosting a Passover Seder event on Saturday 1st April 6-9pm and an invitation is extended to anyone at St Martins if they would like to attend. Registration forms are available in the foyer. RSVP TODAY. Suggested koha $15-$20. The evening will be hosted by Zohar Gonen and it involves a meal as well as going through all the procedure of the Passover. Rev Craig Fairhall 027 751 3813.

Save the date: Movie night “Brassed Off” Saturday 29th April 5.15pm

“Funny, moving and heart warming” – for Danny it is music that embodies the spirit of the mining community in which he lives. But as the closure of the mines looms large on the horizon, not all the members of the Colliery Brass Band can share his passion. However, attitudes change with the arrival of the gorgeous Gloria and a new wave of enthusiasm sweeps through the band. Gloria’s former classmate Andy is particularly smitten as the band embarks on the battle for the National Championships. Conflicts soon begin to surface between friends, family, colleagues and lovers. Yet a defiant spirit is re-awoken in the band, leading them on a triumphant journey that will tell their story to the nation.

THIS WEEK AT ST MARTINS                                              

Tuesday 10am              South Elder Care (lounge) Jeannette 332 9869.

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

Wednesday 9.30am      Walking Group: Avonside. Sonya 027 253 3397.

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

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

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

Saturday 6-9pm            Seder Meal @ Opawa Community Church

Daylight Saving finishes next Sunday 2 April – don’t forget to turn your clocks back!!