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!
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.

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’

Sunday 26th January 2020: 12 for 12.30 Community lunch in the village hall. A Churches together  event to celebrate the special spirit of this village. Tickets £5 /person (£3 for children at primary school) from the hub or chapel. Bring your own bottle.

Saturday 14th March 2020 at 3 pm in Church:  A concert by the Sonder Choir to raise money for the Nathan Chapman wheelchair appeal.

Tickets £8 for adults and £3 for children to include refreshments. Available from the North Nibley Community Hub (Thurs-Sun) or Sarah Sparkes (07720 074064)
Sønder is a collective of talented vocalists in Bristol brought together by a passion for creating beautiful vocal harmonies. Their performance will incorporate Gospel, Neo-Soul and Jazz and they will provide an unforgettable musical journey. Lucy Sparks, a former pupil from North Nibley Primary School and graduate from BIMM Music School, is a beneficiary of the North Nibley Performing Arts Bursary. When she heard about the community appeal, Sønder vocalists kindly offered to perform in support of this very worthy venture.  Sønder’s music can be found on their Facebook page and YouTube

Easter Sunday 12th April 2020
          6 am for 6.30am. Dawn Service at the Tyndale Monument
9.30am  Parish Eucharist in the  Church
6pm  Informal Service for Easter evening in the Church

Sunday 3rd May 2020: Our 9.30 communion service will be led by Bishop Robert of Tewkesbury

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

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

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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Epiphany celebration around the font

We have just held a lovely celebration of poems, songs, a play and prayers around the font. Some 30 people attended – a mix of all ages.

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