St Martin’s Church, North Nibley

Welcome to St Martin’s pages. This page acts as our focus and summarises our events and activities, providing links to more details about them, about our church, our people and how to contact us.

The latest changes to these pages:
*  Sun 22nd Nov – recorded ‘Ramblings’
*   See ‘Forthcoming events’ re The Zoom Christmas Carol Service – and book your ‘seat’
*  A number of recent sermons have been added to the sermons page
*  A recording for Tiny Tots – The man who couldn’t see

Whilst the church remains generally closed, we will be holding a service of the word  in church at 9.30am on Sunday September 20th, and fortnightly thereafter, government guidance permitting.
Our weekly recorded services will continue

The churchyard remains open and provides a place for quiet reflection and prayer – with benches. Please do make use of it.

There is a new BLOG / POST for each Sunday.  We alternate between full services with music  and ‘ramblings’, with prayers.  

Rev Peter Marsh will be taking communion every Sunday in his woodworking shed.

Please feel free to join in with prayer!


Summary of Regular Services

Sunday 6th September and fortnightly thereafter

9.30am – a Service of the Word

Every Sunday – a recorded service is available on this website. It alternates between a service of the word with music, and a service of ‘ramblings’ with prayers and , sometimes, music.

Forthcoming ‘Events’

Regulations permitting – Services of the Word at 9.30am will be held in church on:
Sunday 13th December 2020

Sunday 2oth December 2020 –  Christmas Carol Service. David Moss will be leading this as a Zoom service, assisted by the Oriana singers. It will be at 4.30 pm on Sunday 20th December. The zoom licence allows for a limited number of ‘attendees’. Please send an email to to book a place and request the log-in codes.

Christmas Day – Communion at 9.30 am

Sunday 27th December 2020 – NO SERVICE  IN CHUCH

Sunday 10th January 2021 – Service of the Word continuing the normal sequence…

In line with government regulations, masks will be required and a ‘register’  taken of those present.

Sadly, the church remains closed at other times, but our weekly recorded services will continue…




The Church of England web site gives more information and will signpost Christian resources available on line.

The term ‘Spiritual Communion’ has been used historically to describe the means of grace by which a person, prevented for some serious reason from sharing in a celebration of the Eucharist, nonetheless shares in the communion of Jesus Christ.



About us

The Benefice
The parish of North Nibley is part of the Tyndale Benefice, which has just appointed a new vicar. The Benefice Profile gives an overview of the churches, their aspirations and the environment in which they reside.

Churches Together
We work closely with the Chapel in the village, sharing services and other events throughout the year

We have a dedicated choir which sings at all the 9.30 communion services, as well as at ‘special’ services. It is always keen to welcome  new members

The bellringers are looking for new ringers!

Village School
We have very close links with our village C of E primary school, which holds many services in the Church, as well as ‘experience’ events, supported by members of the congregation. We help with ‘open the book’ and hold joint fundraising events with the Friends of the school – FONNS.
We also work with the village nursery and playgroup.

Please see our safeguarding page for more information and the policies page for formal documentation

Sunday 20th November 2020

Rev Peter Marsh is back from his ‘holiday’ and gives us his ‘ramblings’ this week.

As always, this is the link to the pew sheet. Apologies that last week’s sheet was not available in time. It is there now!

Looking ahead to the Christmas Carol Service. David..

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Sunday 15th Noveber 2020

This week’s service with music is led by Rev Morag Langley.

Please select the links for the pew sheet and order of service


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Sunday 8th November 2020 – Remembrance Sunday

This week’s ‘ramblings’ are led by Rev Morag Langley and there is a pew sheet

There is also a Remembrance Day service. If you start listening at 10.50am, you will reach the 11am silence at the same time as the rest of the country.

If you wish to donate on line to the..

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Sunday 1st November 2020 – All Saints

This is today’s service, led by Rev Peter Marsh.
Follow the links for the  pew sheet and order of service.

Next week is Remembrance Sunday. There will be no local poppy collectors this year.
If you wish to donate on line, you can do so by following this link


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Sunday 18th October 2020

There will be a service in church this week at 9.30am, which has also been recorded.

The order of service and pew sheet can be found by following the links


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Sunday 11th October 2020

This week’s ramblings  are led for us  by Sue Plant and the pew sheet is available here.

James Marchant and Rev Peter Marsh will be undertaking the Forest of Dean cycle challenge on Sunday 11th October.  It is 62 miles long, with 1676m of climbing, some it 1 in 4! This is to support..

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An introductory note from our new vicar

A short introduction from Rev’d Rachel Cook   (click on the link to see the version with her photo)

Hello Everyone
I’m Cookie (Aka Revd Rachel Cook) and hubby and I (Aka Matt) are very excited to be joining you all
in the new year when I am licensed as Vicar of the Tyndale..

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Sunday 4th October 2020 – Harvest

There is a service of the word in church today at 9.30 am.  – Please bring some tins or packets for the food bank – see the order of service, or the poster under ‘forthcoming events, to see what items they really need.

Here is a recorded version of the service, with pew sheet..

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Sunday 27th September 2020 – Ramblings

Ramblings this week by Rev Peter Marsh.

The pew sheet is available here

James Marchant and Rev Peter Marsh will be undertaking the Forest of Dean cycle challenge on Sunday 11th October.  It is 62 miles long, with 1676m of climbing, some it 1 in 4! This is to support Christian Aid in..

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