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 church is open during the day and the churchyard is always open and provides a place for quiet reflection and prayer – with benches. Please do make use of it.

We send out a weekly email regarding forthcoming services and events and giving relevant updates. To subscribe, please see this document and send us an email

We have reviewed our covid risk assessment and will no longer be requesting that face coverings are worn. During services, we have an area at the back of the church for those who feel particularly vulnerable. Please see the relevant blog post

The latest changes to these pages:
* Sunday 22nd May  2022  – the recorded service has now been uploaded – see the  blog for details.

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’

Saturday 21st May – 2pm – 5pm on the playing field – Spring Fayre – please help if you can and come anyway – details on the poster
Sunday 22nd May 2022
Rev Lesley Hewish will be licensed as Priest-in-charge of the Tyndale Benefice. This will be at 3pm in St Mary’s, Wotton

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 sad that Cookie, Rev Rachel Cook, has left us, but delighted that Rev Lesley Hewish will become our Priest-in-Charge from around May 2022 for a period of 3 years. 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 22nd May 2022

This Week
–  Saturday 21st May  – 2pm – 5pm – The Spring Fayre  will be held on the playing field in conjunction with FONNS. Please help us by providing some cakes and plants / produce for the stalls – as well as by coming and joining the fun!  Please contact..

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Sun 15 May 2022

This Week
– Sunday 15th May
                –  The recorded service for this week  is now published and is led for us by Rev Sue Philipson-Masters
–   There will be a service of the Word in church at 9.30am led by Rev Stephen Jarvis
– ..

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Sunday 8th May 2022

Services this Week – Sunday 8th May

 –  The recorded service for this week  is now published
–  There will be a communion service in church at 9.30am, led by Rev Peter Marsh

Next Week –  Sunday 15th May
–  There will be a service of the Word in..

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Review of safety in the light of Covid 1st May 2022

The PCC reviewed the safety precautions we are taking in light of Covid, bearing in mind that we must remain welcoming to all, including those who feel vulnerable and are cautious about coming to church.

It was agreed that, in line with ‘society’, we will no longer recommend the general..

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Sunday 1st May 2022

Services this Week – Sunday 1st May
 –  The recorded service this week  is now published–  There will be a service of the Word in church at 9.30am
Next Week –  Sunday 8th May–  There will be a communion service in church at 9.30am, led by Rev Peter Marsh

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Sunday 24th April 2022

Services this Week – Sunday 24th April

 –  The recorded service this week  is led by Rev Peter Marsh.
– Communion service in church at 9.30am

Next Week –  Sunday 1st May
– Service of the Word in church at 9.30am

The link takes you to the pew..

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Sunday 17th April 2022 – Easter Sunday

The recorded service this week  is led by Rev Peter Marsh.
The interview with Noddy the donkey recorded last year is still available – and worth revisiting!

Services this Week– (see the web page for more detail)

Good Friday 15th April 
10 am  – follow the..

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Sunday 10th April 2022 – Palm Sunday

The recorded service this week  is led by Rev Peter Marsh.

The service in church at 9.30am will be a communion service led by Rev Peter Marsh and will incorporate a dramatised reading

The link takes you to the pew sheet

Next Week– (see the web page for more detail)
Good..

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Sunday 3rd April 2022

The recorded service this week  is led by Rev Peter Marsh.

–  The service in church at 9.30am will be a service of the Word led by Rev Stephen Jarvis

The link takes you to the pew sheet

Next Week– Sunday 10th April
–  The service in church..

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Sunday 27th March 2022 – Mothering Sunday

The recorded service this week  is led by Rev Lesley Hewish.
The last hymn is done differently this week – and the process is not a smooth as I hoped! A slide tells you to pause the video and click on a link to another YouTube video with the hymn. I am sorry, but that link is not live..

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