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.

OUR WEEKLY RECORDED SERVICES CONTINUE.  The churchyard is always open and provides a place for quiet reflection and prayer – with benches. Please do make use of it.

During services, we have an area at the back of the church for those who feel vulnerable in which masks and distancing are required.

The latest changes to these pages:
*Sunday 17th October 2021 – There will be a service of the Word in church at 9.30am  – see the  blog for details of the  recorded service
* Sunday 24th October 2021. There will be a communion service at 9.30am in church
* Services leading up to Christmas added to the list below
*  The special videos we have seen on previous special occasions are now all available on the children’s tab of this website

There is a new BLOG / POST for each Sunday.

Summary of Regular Services

The church is now open daily for visitors and private prayer

The monthly pattern of services in St Martin’s is as follows:
Weeks 1 and 3. Service of the Word  at 0930
Weeks 2 and 4. Communion at 09.30
5th Sunday, Matins at 0930

Every Sunday – a recorded service is available on this website.


Forthcoming ‘Events’

Sunday 17th October 2021 at 9.30am. There will be a service of the Word in church

Sunday 24th October – Communion service in church at 9.30am

Sunday 14th November – Remembrance Sunday. 9.30 am communion service in church followed by the service around the war memorial at 10.45am

Sunday 28th November at 6pm – Advent carol service

Monday 13th December at 7pm – Oriana Singers Christmas Concert

Sunday 19th December at 6pm – Service of lessons and carols

Friday 24th December 2021 – Christmas Eve
10am – Jouney with the donkey from church to chapel – Churches Together
6pm – Christingle Service

Christmas Day – 9.30 am Christmas communion

Boxing Day – Sunday 26th December – No Service


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.   We are delighted that Cookie, Rev Rachel Cook, has just become our 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 17th October 2021

This week’s ramblings are led by Rev Rachel Cook (Cookie)
The link takes you to the pew sheet

The service in church at 9.30am will be a service of the Word

Next week, 24th October, at 9.30 am in church, will be a communion service

For those who are interested, the..

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Sunday 10th October 2021 – Harvest

This week’s recorded service with hymns is led by Rev Morag Langley
These links takes you to the pew sheet and the order of service.
There is special harvest video which must not be missed! The video will be live from 1am on 10th – until then it will show as private. (It is..

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Sunday 3rd October 2021

This weeks ramblings are led by Rev Peter Marsh.

Please click on the link for the pew sheet.

The service in church at 9.30am will be a service of the word with a baptism

Next week, 10th October, at 9.30 am in church, will be our communion harvest service – please bring gifts..

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Sunday 26th September

The recorded ramblings this week are led by Rev Rachel Cook (Cookie)

This is the link to the pew sheet.

There will be a live communion service in church at 9.30 am.

We are sorry that the christening planned for 4pm has had to be POSTPONED and the associated service CANCELLED


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Sunday 19th Sept 2021

This week’s ramblings are led by Rev Peter Marsh.

This is the link to the pew sheet.


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Sunday 12th September 2021

This weeks ramblings with hymns are led by Rev Rachel Cook (Cookie)
This ia the link to the pew sheet


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Sunday 5th September 2021

This week’s Service of the Word (with hymns) is led by Rev Peter Marsh.

These are the links for the pew sheet and order of service

There are numerous activities across the Benefice this celebration weekend:

Friday 3rd September – 4-6pm  on the playing field by the school

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Sunday 29th August 2021

This weeks ‘ramblings’ come with hymns and are led by Rev Peter Marsh
This is the link to the pew sheet
The Benefice Thanksgiving Service will be at 4pm at Sy Mary’s in Wotton

A reminder about ‘events’ the following weekend:

Friday 3rd September –..

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Sunday 22nd August 2021

The service this week, with hymns, is led by Rev Peter Marsh.    Sadly, due to unforeseen circumstances, there will be no live services in the benefice this week. The planned communion at St Mary’s in Wotton has been cancelled

These links take you to the order of service and pew sheet.


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Sunday 15th August 2021

This week’s ramblings are led by Rosie Casken

This is the link to the pew sheet

A reminder about ‘events’ coming up soon:

Sunday 29th August – 4pm at St. Mary’s. A Benefice Thanksgiving service. All welcome.

Fri 3rd – Sun 5th September – Various activities..

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