Sunday 7th May 2023


A very warm welcome to all who worship with us this morning. We thank Rev Chris Elliot for leading our service today. Rev Alan Webster will be joining us next Sunday.

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Here’s our Zoom link –

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

Meeting ID: 815 0869 6154
Passcode: 712158

Wednesday Walkers 10th May: Meet 9.30am in Charlesworth Street near Reserve entrance. Coffee at Columbus Café at Mitre10. In the ‘unlikely’ event of inclement weather, we will meet at Vily’s Café in South Library at 10am! Judith 027 688 1861. 

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE HYMN? Last chance to let us know your favourite hymn for the service on 21st May – deadline is THIS Friday 12th May. Contact Bill or Irene: or


On Monday 8th May we have in interesting speaker coming to our church. Jane Simpson has written a liturgy that is now in use in Anglican churches:  “The Farewelling of a Home”.

This can be applied to other situations than a house, for example for leaving a church or church building, a community, or a past home left suddenly which is still a cause of the grief that many have felt after earthquakes or floods.  It is a situation many of us have faced or are likely to in future. Apparently the Anglican bishop of Christchurch was so impressed that he sent copies to his fellow bishops in NZ.   If you would like to know more about the liturgy or Jane there is information on websites.

The Fireside group would like to invite anyone of the congregation and friends [men as well as women] to join us on this occasion. 

As Jane has costs please, if you can, make a donation, gold coin or maybe more.  Also she will bring copies of the liturgy in case people like to buy a copy. If anyone does they would need to have cash. 

The meeting is planned for 1.30pm on Monday 8th May in the church lounge, with afternoon tea to follow the talk.  

For enquiries phone 366 8936 Margaret Shanks

SAVE THE DATE: Our next movie night is on Saturday 27th May. We will be screening the Gilbert & Sullivan light opera “HMS Pinafore” – details next week.

THIS WEEK AT ST MARTINS                                              

Monday 1.30pm            Fireside meeting (lounge) Margaret 366 8939

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

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

Wednesday 9.30am      Walking Group: Charlesworth Reserve Judith 027 688 1861

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