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.

The latest changes to these pages:
*  Sun 22nd Nov – recorded ‘Ramblings’
*   See ‘Forthcoming events’ re The Zoom Christmas Carol Service – and book your ‘seat’
*  A number of recent sermons have been added to the sermons page
*  A recording for Tiny Tots – The man who couldn’t see

Whilst the church remains generally closed, we will be holding a service of the word  in church at 9.30am on Sunday September 20th, and fortnightly thereafter, government guidance permitting.
Our weekly recorded services will continue

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

There is a new BLOG / POST for each Sunday.  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

Sunday 6th September and fortnightly thereafter

9.30am – a Service of the Word

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’

Regulations permitting – Services of the Word at 9.30am will be held in church on:
Sunday 13th December 2020

Sunday 2oth December 2020 –  Christmas Carol Service. David Moss will be leading this as a Zoom service, assisted by the Oriana singers. It will be at 4.30 pm on Sunday 20th December. The zoom licence allows for a limited number of ‘attendees’. Please send an email to to book a place and request the log-in codes.

Christmas Day – Communion at 9.30 am

Sunday 27th December 2020 – NO SERVICE  IN CHUCH

Sunday 10th January 2021 – Service of the Word continuing the normal sequence…

In line with government regulations, masks will be required and a ‘register’  taken of those present.

Sadly, the church remains closed at other times, but our weekly recorded services will continue…




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, which has just appointed 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

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 20th September

There is a service in St Martin’s Church this Sunday at 9.30am.  Here is a recorded version.

The pew sheet and order of service can be found by clicking on the relevant link.

Please remember to bring a mask if you are able to attend in person.


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Sunday 13th Sept 2019

‘Ramblings’ this week, and the pew sheet.
We still hope to be able to hold another service in church next week (20th), but the rules may change! – so watch this space…


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Sunday 6th September 2020

Here is the recorded service for this week. It is the same format as that which will be used in church.

The pew sheet and order of service can be found on the relevant links


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Sunday 23 August 2020

We have a service with music this week led by Rev Peter Marsh

Pleas click on the link for the order of service and pew sheets


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Sunday 9th August 2020

The service this week is led by Rev Morag Langley.

The order of service and pew sheet can be found by clicking on the relevant link


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Sunday 2nd August 2020

This week’s ‘ramblings’ have been prepared by Rev Lesley Hewish.
This is the link to the video referenced near the end of the service. Please copy it now for ease of use later.

The pew sheet is here


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Sunday 26th July 2020

This week, we have a service with music.

There is a pew sheet and an order of service.

I am sorry I cut Peter off in the middle of his blessing last week and will try not to do that again!


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Appointment of a new Vicar


On behalf of the Tyndale Benefice, we are delighted to announce the appointment of the Reverend Rachel Cook as Vicar (Designate) of the Tyndale Benefice, subject to the usual legal processes.

Rachel is currently Station Chaplain at RAF Waddington Lincolnshire.

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