Sunday 23rd July 2023

A very warm welcome to all who worship with us this morning. Many thanks to Rev Hugh Perry for leading our service today. Rev Dan Yeazel will be with us next Sunday.

  • 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

Anna will not be in the Office on Wednesday 26th July.

Wednesday Walkers 26th July: Meet 9.30am at the Bus Exchange for a ramble around the central city. Coffee at Fluffy Bake Shop, 173 St Asaph St. All welcome. Sue 960 7657.

Movie Night Saturday 29th July 5.15pm: “Paint your Wagon” – a raucous Western comedy which is punctuated with a classic Lerner and Loewe musical score, including “They Call the Wind Maria”. The story of a gold mining boomtown full of brawny men centres on the work-and-play partnership of Ben and Pardner (Lee Marvin and Clint Eastwood) and the delicate wife they share (Jean Seberg). BYO takeaway tea. Hot drinks provided. See Irene for more information.

Annual Reports are now due – if you convene a parish group, please email your report to Anna ( before 20th August. Thanks.

From Sue: Jam stall TODAY and next Sunday 6th August.

From July Parish Council meeting:

  • Irene’s email is not working and she’s still waiting for technician.
  • A Privacy Officer has been appointed as requested by PCANZ. Irene will be in this role.
  • The rear paling fence has been fixed.
  • We’ve joined Eco Church – see the framed notice in the foyer.
  • Warren is working on our carbon footprint – there will be details in the Spring ‘Messenger’.
  • The budget for 2023-24 has been approved. Noted that the weekly collection is trending downwards.
  • The MenzShed have been busy “fixing” – eg toilet door
  • We are in the process of changing our cleaners.
  • We received the latest Ministry Settlement Board from Rev Stephanie Wells.
  • Five Parish Councillors are due to retire at the AGM – please let Irene know if you’re interested in standing.

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: Central City Sue 960 7657

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 5.15pm           Movie night (lounge) Irene 332 7306