Sunday 27th August 2023

Here’s our Zoom link –

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

Meeting ID: 815 0869 6154
Passcode: 712158


A very warm welcome to all who worship with us this morning. Many thanks to Rev Alan Webster 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.

Annual Reports will be available next Sunday. The AGM is on Sunday 17th September.

Articles are being sought for the next ‘Messenger’ – please email any contributions to Charlotte & Sally ( by Sunday 24th September. Thank you.

Wednesday Walkers 30th August: Meet 9.30am in South Brighton on the corner of Bridge St & Estuary Rd for a walk beside the northern part of the Estuary before returning for coffee at the Dune Café. Barbara & Alan 021 1427668.

TODAY: French Romantic Organ Music Recital played by John Dodgshun at St Andrew’s at Rangi Ruru 2pm. $5 at the door, students free.

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.

CRAFTY CRAFTERS’ Bus Trip to Geraldine Thursday 28th September departing 9.15am and returning approx. 4pm. Cost $40 – please contact Anna in the Parish Office if you would like to join us.

About Sister Eveleen Retreat House:
Sister Eveleen Retreat House (SERH) is a spiritual haven nestled among the native trees on Scarborough Hill. It is owned by the Anglican Diocese but is run ecumenically. It was bequeathed to the church by Sister Eveleen who asked for it to be used as a ‘house of spiritual help.’
If you have any questions or would like further information please contact SERH: (ph) 022 563 6879 (e)

Our upcoming retreats with some limited spaces:


1. Walking the Contemplative Path: 2-Day Silent Retreat

Introducing the contemplative path of Christianity.

Date:  Friday, September 8, 7 pm – Sunday, September 10, 1:30 pm.
To register: Please follow this link or visit our website

2. Creative Play to Nourish the Soul – A creative silent retreat .
“Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.”  – Mark 6: 31
Date: Friday, Sep 22, 7 pm –  Sunday, Sep 24, 1
To register: Please visit our website

3. Praying with Cinema – 7-day silent retreat with Alumine Andrews
unique silent retreat focused on the joy of cinema and how films can provide us with spiritual inspiration and guidance.
Date:  Friday, 1st December 6:00 pm – Thursday, 7th December, 12:30 pm (approx).
To register: Please visit our website

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: Estuary Barbara & Alan 021 142 7668

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