Sunday 2nd April 2023


A very warm welcome to all who worship with us this morning. We thank the Rev Sandra Wright-Taylor for leading today’s service, and she will be with us again next Sunday. Sheena Dickson is leading our Good Friday service at 9.30am.

Here’s our Zoom link –

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

Meeting ID: 815 0869 6154
Passcode: 712158


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

Good Friday 7 Apr                  9.30am

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

The Parish Office will be closed this Friday 7th April (Good Friday).

Wednesday Walkers 5th April: Meet 9.30am on Somerfield St opposite Baretta St. Coffee TBC. All are welcome. Marilyn.

Thank you to everyone who donated Easter Eggs for Waltham Cottage

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

A very special ‘THANK YOU’ to Janette and Cyril Morris for the piano now resident in the Lounge. Many of our groups that regularly use the lounge will now be able to enjoy the music that gives pleasure and supports them in the work they are doing. A very generous gift gratefully received.

Thank you also to the great crew of strong ‘fellows’ who arranged to get it moved and installed. Well done.

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                                              

Monday 1.30pm            Hillsborough Heathcote WI (lounge)Jennifer 332 3314

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

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

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

Wednesday 9.30am      Port Hills U3A (whole complex) Joy 337 2393

Thursday 10am             Crafty Crafters (lounge) Jeannette 332 9869

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

Thursday 7.30pm          Maundy service @ St Mark’s Opawa

Friday 9.30am               Good Friday service.