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:
* – Advent Carols in church at 6pm – see the  blog for details of the  recorded service.
* Sunday 5th December – There will be a service of the Word in church at 9.30am
Sunday 12th DecemberCommunion service in church at 9.30am
Mon 13th December – Oriana Singers Christmas concert – Booking essential – see below for details

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’

Monday 13th December at 7.30pm in church – The Oriana singers will be holding their Christmas concert – For safety, numbers will be strictly limited and entry will only be allowed to those with pre-booked tickets. If you would like a ticket (there is no charge). please call  01453 860801 or send an email to foprathaus@btinternet.com

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

Choir
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

Bells
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.

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

Sunday 5th December 2021

This week’s recorded service is led by Rev Peter Marsh

The service in church at 9.30am will be a service of the Word.The link takes you to the pew sheet

Next Week – Sunday12th December, there will be a communion service in church at 9.30am

Monday 13th December at 7.30pm..

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Sunday 28th November 2021 -Advent Sunday

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

The service in church at 9.30am will be a communion service.The Advent carol service with the choir and readings will be at 6pm in churchThe link takes you to the pew sheet

Next Week – 5th December, there will be a service..

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Sunday 21st November 2021

This week’s recorded service is led by Rev Rachel Cook (Cookie)

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

The link takes you to the pew sheet

Next Week – 28th November, there will be: A service of the Word in church at 9.30amAn Advent carol service..

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Remembrance Sunday 14th November 2021

This week’s recorded service of Remembrance is led by Rev Peter Marsh

The link takes you to the pew sheet

The service in church at 9.30am will be a communion service followed by:10.45 am Remembrance service at the war memorial in the cemetery and afterwards there will be coffee and..

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Sunday 7th November 2021

This week’s recorded service is led by Rev Peter Marsh

The link takes you to the pew sheet

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

Next week, 14th November, at 9.30 am in church, will be a communion service followed by10.45 am Remembrance..

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Sunday 31st October 2021 – All Saints

This week’s ramblings are led by Rev Peter Marsh

The link takes you to the pew sheet

The service in church at 9.30am will be Matins

Next week, 7th November, at 9.30 am in church, will be a service of the Word

For those who are interested, the Diocese publishes regular..

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Sunday 24th 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, 31st October, at 9.30 am in church, will be Matins

For those who are interested, the Diocese publishes..

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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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