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

During services, we have an area at the back of the church for those who feel vulnerable in which masks and distancing are required.

The latest changes to these pages:
*Sunday 17th October 2021 – There will be a service of the Word in church at 9.30am  – see the  blog for details of the  recorded service
* Sunday 24th October 2021. There will be a communion service at 9.30am in church
* Services leading up to Christmas added to the list below
*  The special videos we have seen on previous special occasions are now all available on the children’s tab of this website

There is a new BLOG / POST for each Sunday.

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’

Sunday 17th October 2021 at 9.30am. There will be a service of the Word in church

Sunday 24th October – Communion service in church at 9.30am

Sunday 14th November – Remembrance Sunday. 9.30 am communion service in church followed by the service around the war memorial at 10.45am

Sunday 28th November at 6pm – Advent carol service

Monday 13th December at 7pm – Oriana Singers Christmas Concert

Sunday 19th December at 6pm – Service of lessons and carols

Friday 24th December 2021 – Christmas Eve
10am – Jouney with the donkey from church to chapel – Churches Together
6pm – Christingle Service

Christmas Day – 9.30 am Christmas communion

Boxing Day – Sunday 26th December – No Service


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

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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