Sunday 12 November 2023

A very warm welcome to all who worship with us this morning. Many thanks to Rev Dugald Wilson for leading our service today. Next Sunday we have a guest speaker, Don Jellyman, from Eco Church network.

We give thanks for the long life of Reverend Martin Cleland who died last Wednesday at the age of very nearly 91. Rest eternal grant unto him, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon him. We pray for Gwendoline and the family as they mourn. Martin’s funeral will be here at St Martins on Wednesday 15th November at 11am.

Wednesday Walkers 15th November: NO walk this week.

The Parish Office will be closed this Friday 17th November (Show Day) – please email any notices to Anna by 9am Wednesday. Thank you.

Congratulations to the Reverend Lyndsey McKay who is to be presented with a City Council award for her many years of service to the community on the 7th December.

GIFTS FOR WALTHAM COTTAGE: We invite you to bring along Christmas gifts for Waltham Cottage to distribute to people in need. Items must be new, and we require gifts suitable for all ages – men, women, teenagers and children. Please do not wrap them. Donations of wrapping paper also appreciated. Bring any contributions along to church from 19th Nov- 10th Dec.

You are invited to the St Mark’s Christmas Market Friday 8th December 5-7pm, 101 Opawa Rd. Everyone welcome.

Volunteers to serve morning tea are required for 3, 24 & 31 December please. Contact Anna if you can help (

THIS WEEK AT ST MARTINS                                              

Monday 5pm                  MenzShed dinner (lounge)

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

Tuesday 3pm                 Private function (lounge)

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

Wednesday 9.30am      NO Walking Group

Wednesday 11am         Funeral of Martin Cleland

Thursday 10am            Crafty Crafters (lounge) Sally 332 4730

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

Friday                             NO Sing & Sign (lounge)