Sunday 17th September 2023

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

Here’s our Zoom link –

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

Meeting ID: 815 0869 6154
Passcode: 712158

We give thanks for the long lives of Helen England & Doreen Carey and we pray we for their families and friends as they mourn. We also pray for Adrienne Carmichael and family as they mourn the death of her sister. Rest eternal grant unto them O Lord and may light perpetual shine upon them. Doreen’s funeral is on Thursday 21st September 1pm at John Rhind’s.

MISSING: If you were on door duty earlier in the year and still have the keys could you please return them to Irene. Thank you.

Today is your last chance to contribute articles for the next ‘Messenger’ – please email Charlotte & Sally (

To all door duty personnel and morning tea servers: The rosters for 2024 are about to be drawn up.  If you would like to be taken off a roster or  – even better –  if you would like to be added to a roster please contact Allison Blackler – 332 0554 by the end of September. Many thanks.

Wednesday Walkers 20th September: Meet 9.30am in the carpark by the bridge into the Gardens for a walk to North Hagley blossoms. Coffee at Ilex. All welcome.  Judith 027 688 1861.

Let us know your favourite spring hymn!! We have another hymn singing service planned for Sunday 8th October. All suggestion to Irene please 332 7306 by 29th September.

THIS WEEK AT ST MARTINS                                              

Monday 1-4pm              Foot Clinic (lounge) Janette 021 0756780

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

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

Wednesday 9.30am      Walking Group: Hagley Park Judith 027 688 1861

Wednesday 10am         Scottish Country Dancers (lounge) Irene 332 7306

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

Advance notice: Daylight Saving begins next Sunday 24th September – don’t forget to move your clocks forward!!

MOVIE NIGHT Saturday 30th September 5.15pm:

“Saving Grace”  – a comedy about growth industries, joint ventures and budding friendships. Grace Trevethen’s late husband jumped out of a plane without a parachute. Grace (played by Brenda Blethyn) has been left with a manor on the Cornish coast – and a mountain of debt. Now, with creditors and repossessors on her heels, Grace is faced with the prospect of losing everything. When asked to tend an ailing, albeit illicit, plant belonging to her caretaker Matthew she gets an outrageous idea. Why not used her renowned green thumb to make some serious money and pay off her debts? Taken with the idea Grace and Matthew transform her orchid hothouse into a lucrative enterprise of another kind. In spite of the old adage that crime never pays, Grace’s situation proves otherwise in an adventure that inspires personal liberation, a touch of romance and delight for all.

Footnote: Also stars Martin Clunes. The series ‘Doc Martin’ is derived from this movie.