Sunday 13th August 2023

A very warm welcome to all who worship with us this morning. Many thanks to Rev Chris Elliot for leading our service today. Rev Stephen Dewdney will be with 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

PLEASE NOTE: The door code has been changed. Please see Anna for the new number.

A new Sunday roster is now available – please check to see if there’s a copy for you in the foyer. If you are unable to do your rostered turn, please arrange a swap with someone else, and let Anna know.

‘Someone’ borrowed Irene’s DVD of Ryan’s Daughter. Please would you return it to her. Thank you.

For your diaries: French Romantic Organ Music Recital played by John Dodgshun at St Andrew’s at Rangi Ruru on Sunday 27th August 2pm. $5 at the door, students free.

Wednesday Walkers 16th August: Meet 9.30am near Bridge into Botanic Gardens off the Armagh Street carpark. Coffee at Ilex Café. All welcome. Sonya 027 253 3397.

PARISH RECORDS: It is imperative that you contact the Parish Office if any of your contact details change eg new address, change of phone number, loss of landline, new email address.

Annual Reports are now due – if you convene a parish group, please email your report to Anna ( before 20th August. A huge thank you to those who have already submitted reports.

Invitation to all our congregation to join Fireside meeting:   Being able to share time with other women of the congregation and their friends has always been one of Fireside’s aims but this month we invite everyone because it is a chance to learn more about Rev. Dan Yeazel, our interim moderator, who has kindly agreed to tell us about some of his life.  This is your chance whether or not you have met Dan already. 

The meeting is arranged for Monday 14th August in the church lounge from 1.30pm, with afternoon tea to follow.  Enquiries: Margaret 336 8936. 

MOVIE NIGHT Saturday 26th August 5.15pm: “To Catch a Thief” (1955)

This is a joyous movie to behold. Filled with humour, wit, passion, action, danger, thrills, intrigue, and romance, it is truly a movie like no other. Cary Grant plays a reformed jewel thief, John Robie, known in infamy as The Cat. When a new string of high-profile thefts arise, it is up to him to prove that he is innocent: and the only way to do that is to catch the real thief. He teams up with a young American beauty (Grace Kelly) to find the New Cat, before it’s too late. This is a wonderful ride: don’t miss it. BYO takeaway tea, hot drinks provided. Enquiries to Irene 332 7306.

THIS WEEK AT ST MARTINS                                              

Monday 1.30pm            Fireside (lounge) Margaret 366 8936                

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

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

Wednesday 9.30am      Walking Group:Botanic Gardens Sonya 027 253 3397

Wednesday 7.30pm      Parish Council meeting (lounge)

Thursday 10am             Crafty Crafters (lounge) Sally 332 4730

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

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