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 to have to announce that, in line with advice from the Archbishop of Canterbury, THE CHURCH BUILDING IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE .

Please keep an eye on the BLOG / POSTS  for each Sunday which contain the collect, psalm and readings as well as occasional other material such as sermons. For next Sunday, 24th May 2020, we have some  ‘ramblings’ and prayers,  recorded by Rev Peter Marsh. Next week, we will have a recorded 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

Please see this flyer for Christian Aid Week

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 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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Sunday 3rd May 2020 – Recorded service

We have recorded a service for this week.
This is the recording and the order of service

If the situation does not change, we will have more ‘ramblings’ next week by Rev Peter Marsh, followed by another recorded service in a fortnight’s time.

The links Peter mentions..

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Sunday 26th April

Please listen to Rev Peter Marsh’s ‘ramblings’, which include some prayers.

The collect, readings and psalm for the day can be found here.


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Sunday 19th April 2020

Our wonderful band of volunteers have again recorded a service for this morning. Thank you all so much.

Please follow the links for the order of service and the pew sheet.


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Easter 2020

These are the collect, psalm and readings for Good Friday  10th April 2020
These are the collect, psalm and readings for Easter Sunday 12th April 2020, and this is the sermon from Rev Peter Marsh
Here are some more prayers for Easter

The following is a recording of..

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Sunday 5th April 2020 – Palm Sunday

These are the collect, psalm and readings for Palm Sunday – 5th April 2020
This dramatised reading contains four reflections about Judas Iscariot


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Crib Display and St Nicholas event

A display of cribs lent by numerous villagers was expertly laid out within the church and a large number of people visited to enjoy them. Refreshments included gluhwein, pfefferkucken, stollen and other traditional delicacies used in countries where the feast of St Nicholas is more celebrated.


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