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 CHURCH IS RE-OPENING – ALBEIT GRADUALLY – SEE ‘REGULAR SERVICES’ BELOW
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

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

Sunday 24th January 2021

The service this week is led by Sue Plant. 
The Order of Service and pew sheet can be seen by following the links

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Sunday 10th January 2021

It is a service with music this week for Epiphany
There is a pew sheet available and an order of service

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Epiphany 2021

Another treat from Churches Together in North Nibley: a video for Epiphany

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Sunday 3rd January 2021

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

The pew sheet should be available soon

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Sunday 27th December

Rev Peter marsh has recorded another set of ‘Ramblings’ for this Sunday

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Christmas Day 2020

We have a recorded communion service this week.
We hope you all manage to have a really happy Christmas.

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Sunday 20th December 2020

We have ‘Ramblings’ this week, led by Rev Peter Marsh.  The pew sheet can be found here.
If you have not found it already, we have a real treat for you – the North Nibley Churches Together Alternative Christmas Service – It really is worth watching – do give it..

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Sunday 13th December 2020

The service this week is with music and led by Rev Peter Marsh

The service sheet and pew sheets can be found by following the links

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Sunday 6th December 2020

‘Ramblings’ this week are led by Rev Peter Marsh.

The pew sheet is usually uploaded sometime on Friday and available here.

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