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

Sunday 8th August 2021

A hybrid for you this week! – Ramblings with hymns – led by Rev Rachel Cook (Cookie).

The pew sheet is available by following the link.

A reminder about ‘events’ coming up soon:

Sunday 29th August – 4pm at St. Mary’s. A Benefice Thanksgiving service…

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Sunday 1st August 2021

This week’s ‘ramblings’ are led by Rev Rachel Cook (Cookie).

This is the link to the pew sheet

There is a communion service in church at 9.30 am and, at 7.30 pm the Concert to honour the memory of Audrey Sewell


Sunday 29th August.


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Sunday 25th July 2021

This week’s service with music is led by Rev Peter Marsh.
These are the links to the pew sheet and order of service
The chapel is holding a Cafe Service at 10am led by Rev Peter Marsh

Services at St Mary’s in Wotton this week are communion at 09.30 and evensong at 18.30


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Sunday 18th July 2021

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

The pew sheet is available via the link


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Sunday 11th July 2021

This week’s service with hymns is led by Rev Morag Langley.

The links take you to the pew sheet and order of service


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Sunday 4th July 2021

This week’s ramblings are led by Rev Rachel Cook (Cookie)

The link to the pew sheet…


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Sunday 27th June 2021

This week’s service is led by Rev Peter Marsh and is a service of the Word with hymns.

The links take you to the pew sheet and order of service


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Sunday 20th June 2021

Rev Morag Langley is leading this weeks ‘ ramblings’.

The pew sheet is here.


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Sunday 13th June 2021

Rev Rachel Cook (Cookie) leads this week’s service with hymns.

Please click on the links for the pew sheet and order of service


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Sunday 6th June 2021

There is a short communion service in church this week at 9.30am, to be followed by refreshments outside.

Rev Peter Marsh has also recorded a service for those who cannot attend – as well as for those that can!

Pew sheet


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