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.

WEEKLY RECORDED SERVICES CONTINUE. The churchyard remains open and provides a place for quiet reflection and prayer – with benches. Please do make use of it.

The latest changes to these pages:
*There is an ascension day service in St Mary’s – see blog for details

* The service for Sunday 16th May has now been uploaded – please see the blog page – Benefice news
* The ‘Regular Services’ section below has been updated
*A blog post has been added re benefice events including a planned weekend to Viney Hill
*  Please see details of how you may wish to give thanks for your vaccination by helping Christian Aid

There is a new BLOG / POST for each Sunday with some notices.  We alternate between full services with music  and ‘ramblings’, with prayers.  

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

Please feel free to join in with prayer!


Summary of Regular Services

From Wed 8th May
The church will be open for private prayer every Wednesday from 10am until 4 pm

From Sunday 6th June
Morning services will resume – initially fortnightly. Time probably 9.30am – to be confirmed

Every Sunday – a recorded service is available on this website. It alternates between a service of the word with music, and a service of ‘ramblings’ with prayers and , sometimes, music.


Forthcoming ‘Events’


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

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 16th may 2021

This week’s service of the Word is led by Rev Peter Marsh.

We are sorry that there is no music this week. David Moss normally spends very many hours mixing the recordings to achieve the quality he produces. He is taking a very well earned break. Very many thanks, David, for all that you..

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Sunday 9th May 2021

This week’s ramblings are led by Sue Plant

Please do read the pew sheet – if only for the notices!


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Benefice news – 11 May 2021

For those who are interested:

There will be an Ascension Day Holy Communion Service this coming Thursday, 13th May, at St. Mary’s Church, Wotton under Edge, starting at 7.30pm. All normal Covid restrictions apply

The benefice is planning a weekend at Viney Hill for a social, activities..

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Sunday 2nd May 2021

This week’s service with music is led by Rev Peter Marsh.
These are the links to the Pew sheet , the words of the hymns and anthem. and the order of service


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Sunday 25th April 2021

This week’s ramblings are led by Rev Peter Marsh.

The pew sheet will be made available on Friday 23rd.


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Sunday 18th April 2021

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

Pew sheet


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Palm Sunday 28th March 2021 -with special video

The service this week is led by Rev Peter Marsh
This is a service of the Word and has a pew sheet and a service sheet
There is also a ‘must watch’ video interview with Noddy the Donkey! This was made for us by members of  Churches Together in North Nibley


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