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’

Monday 16th December 2019: Big House Nursery Nativity, 2.00pm in the church

Monday 16th December 2019: Oriana Singers concert at 7.30pm in the church. £8 to include refreshments

Wednesday 18th December 2019: School Carol Service, 6.30pm in the church

Christmas Eve 2019 : Please join us on the  ‘Journey to Bethlehem’. We leave the church at 10am, heading for the chapel…

Christmas Eve 2019 : Christingle service, 6pm in the church

Christmas Eve 2019: Midnight Mass in the church at 11.30pm

Sunday 29th December 2019:  Matins at 9.30am in the church

Sunday 29th December 2019:  Christmas Carol Service at 6pm in the church. It would be great to be able to welcome more families at this service! Please do consider coming.

12th January 2020: Tea and Cake in aid of the Children’s Society. Home collection boxes will be opened. 2.30pm in the village hall.

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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