Sunday 7th April 2024

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 Dan Yeazel for leading our service today. Next Sunday Alan Webster will be with us.

Fireside meeting Monday 8th April 2pm – We have asked Margaret Holloway to share with us memories of her times on the Scottish island of Iona with the community established by St Columba.  Questions about this are welcome and our Fireside group welcomes all women to join us.

Wednesday Walkers 10th April: meet 9.30am in Prossers Rd, St Martins near number 43 for a walk around St Martins/Opawa to view the autumn colours.  Coffee at Lyn Steele’s. All welcome.  Sonya 027 253 3397.

South West Baptist church are helping a former refugee family from Afghanistan to resettle here. They are seeking a 3-4 bedroom home for family of six with maximum rent of $750/week in Hoon Hay, Addington, Halswell, Somerfield, Beckenham. Contact Nick Regnault 0225408811 if you can help.

THIS WEEK AT ST MARTINS                 

Monday 2pm                  Fireside (lounge) Margaret 366 2939

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

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

Wednesday 9.30am      Walking Group: St Martins Sonya 027 253 3397

Wednesday 10am         Scottish Country Dancing 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


As though some heavy stone were rolled away,
You find an open door where all was closed,
Wide as an empty tomb on Easter Day.

Lost in your own dark wood, alone, astray,
You pause, as though some secret were disclosed,
As though some heavy stone were rolled away.

You glimpse the sky above you, wan and grey,
Wide through those shadowed branches interposed,
Wide as an empty tomb on Easter Day.

Perhaps there’s light enough to find your way,
For now the tangled wood feels less enclosed,
As though some heavy stone were rolled away.

You lift your feet out of the miry clay
And seek the light in which you once reposed,
Wide as an empty tomb on Easter Day.

And then Love calls your name, you hear Him say:
The way is open, death has been deposed,
As though some heavy stone were rolled away,
And you are free at last on Easter Day.                 Malcolm Guite