St Martin’s Church, North Nibley

Welcome to St Martin’s pages. Please free to come to the church at any time – you will be very welcome when the current restrictions around COFID-19 are lifted!
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.

We are sad that THE CHURCH BUILDING WILL REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE . We are unable to provide the requirements to be able to reopen, even for private prayer. The churchyard, however, is open and provides a place for quiet reflection and prayer – with benches. Please do make use of it. We are considering when we will be able to re-open for services, but the advice from the bishops is not to rush into re-opening, especially as many of our congregation will still be shielding.

We now have a new tab for children. The first item is aimed at very young children and is called ‘the tiniest seed’.  There are also some pictures depicting views of the Holy Trinity. There are 2 new items as at 3rd July 2020
I have recently added seven recent sermons to the ‘sermons+’ page – well worth a read!

Please keep an eye on the BLOG / POSTS  for each Sunday which contain the collect, psalm and readings as well as occasional other material.  We alternate between full services with music  and ‘ramblings’, with prayers.  For Sunday 12th July 2020,  we have a full service.

Rev Peter Marsh will be taking communion every Sunday at 10am in his woodworking shed.

Please feel free to join in with prayer!



Summary of Regular Services

Please check under ‘Forthcoming Events’ for any changes

First Sunday of each month

  • 9.30am Parish Eucharist – with choir

Second Sunday of each month

  • 8am – Holy Communion (BCP)
  • 9.30 am. Family Service – often with guitar

Third Sunday of each month

  • 9.30am Parish Eucharist with choir

Fourth Sunday of each month

  • 9.30am Family Communion with choir

Fifth Sunday (when there is one!)

  • 8am – Holy Communion (BCP)
  • 9.30 am. Matins (BCP) with choir

Forthcoming ‘Events’

In line with advice from the Archbishop of Canterbury the Church is closed until further notice due to Covid-19

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 is currently seeking 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 12th July 2020

We have a service with music this week.
Here are the pew sheet and order of service.
This is another lovely reading of the Parable of the Sower 


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Sunday 5th July 2020

It is ‘ramblings’ this week by Rev Peter Marsh and this is the pew sheet.
Peter makes reference to the Childrens’ page of this web site…..
Last week’s sermon about Abraham and Isaac is worth reading – whether or not you heard it last week!


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Sunday 28th June 2020

We have a service with music this week.
This is the pew sheet and the order of service.
This week, there are slides showing the words to the hymns and music.


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Sunday 21st June 2020

We have ‘ramblings’ by Rev Peter Marsh this week.

The collect, readings etc are here.

This is the  pew sheet .

The recording this week has a varied video content, displaying pictures of thoughts about the Holy Trinity as requested by Peter in his last ramblings.

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Sunday 14th June 2020

This week, we have a full service with music.
The order of service is here.
The pew sheet can be found here, and the lectionary for the day here
You may have seen in the press that churches are allowed to open for private worship, subject to certain conditions. Sadly, it is not realistic..

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Trinity Sunday 7th June 2020

The collect, readings and psalm are here.

This week we have Rev Peter Marsh’s ‘ramblings’ – an informal service.

The benefice pew sheet is here. It contains more information than usual as it is not constrained by having to print on one sheet


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Sunday 31st May 2020 – Pentecost

We have a recorded service for you, and this is the order of service
Apologies to anyone who tried to listen before about 6.30pm on Saturday. Technical gremlins repeated a short section in the middle of the service. 
The collect, readings and psalms are here


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Sunday 24th may 2020

This week, we have some ramblings by Rev Peter Marsh.

The readings, psalm and collect are here


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Sunday 17th May 2020

This week, we have a recorded service.

This is the order of service

The collect, readings and psalm are here.

Next week, we will have more ‘ramblings’ from the Rev Peter Marsh


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Sunday 10th May 2020

We have Rev Peter Marsh’s ramblings this week.

The collect readings and prayers for this Sunday are here

We plan to have a recorded service next week.


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