Sunday 19 November 2023

Here’s our Zoom link –

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

Meeting ID: 815 0869 6154
Passcode: 712158

A Note – We are very fortunate to have wonderful musicians. At the end of a service they will usually play a piece of music that gives us all time to reflect on the message given that day, as well as a moment when, in our own way, we can thank God for the privilege of being in church and able to share with those around us, as well as enjoy a lovely piece of music. Despite sometimes the eagerness for folk wanting to chat and/or go through to morning tea, please would you consider those around you who are enjoying the music and those who are still in contemplative mood regarding the morning’s service. Thank you.

COVID: With the continual numbers of COVID emerging in all areas of the world in which we live, it is absolutely vital that if you show any symptoms –PLEASE STAY HOME! Some of you will be aware of several of our members having health issues and it is really important that we do not in any way jeopardise their continuing treatment and/or good health. Thank you if you have stayed away from church when you were unwell – your care and thoughtfulness protects everyone. Irene Gray, Parish Clerk.

A very warm welcome to all who worship with us this morning, especially our guest speaker Don. Many thanks to Warren Pettigrew for collating our service today. Rev Hugh Perry will be with us next Sunday.

Wednesday Walkers 22nd November: Meet 9.30am cnr Malcolm & Birdwood Ave for a stroll around Beckenham. Coffee at The Birdwood Café. Sonya 339 7308.

MOVIE NIGHT Saturday 25th November 5.15pm: Half a Sixpence – “If I had the money, I’d buy me a banjo” says struggling salesclerk Arthur Kipps (Tommy Steele). Soon he’ll inherit enough to buy a whole bloomin’ orchestra. But can his newfound wealth buy happiness?Based on H.G. Wells novel ‘Kipps’ Arthur is introduced to the joys of Edwardian London music halls. With a cast of high-stepping, high-spirited singers and dancers having the time of their lives, Half a Sixpence gets you a million dollars’ worth of fun!

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 each Sunday from today until 10th December.

St Michael’s Market Day Saturday 25th November 10am-3pm cnr Durham St/Oxford Tce opposite Riverside. Gifts galore, clothing & accessories, plants & produce, books, ceramics, crafts and more. Contact for more information.

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                                              

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

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

Wednesday 9.30am      Walking Group: Beckenham Gerard

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

Saturday 5.15pm           Movie Night (lounge) Irene 332 7306