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 19th July 2020

This week, we have ‘ramblings’. prayers and a song by Rev Peter Marsh. The video is now available – please do listen to the notices.

The pew sheet is here


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Sunday 12th July 2020

We have a service with music this week.
Here are the pew sheet and order of service.
This is another lovely reading of the Parable of the Sower 


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Sunday 5th July 2020

It is ‘ramblings’ this week by Rev Peter Marsh and this is the pew sheet.
Peter makes reference to the Childrens’ page of this web site…..
Last week’s sermon about Abraham and Isaac is worth reading – whether or not you heard it last week!


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Sunday 28th June 2020

We have a service with music this week.
This is the pew sheet and the order of service.
This week, there are slides showing the words to the hymns and music.


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Sunday 21st June 2020

We have ‘ramblings’ by Rev Peter Marsh this week.

The collect, readings etc are here.

This is the  pew sheet .

The recording this week has a varied video content, displaying pictures of thoughts about the Holy Trinity as requested by Peter in his last ramblings.

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Sunday 14th June 2020

This week, we have a full service with music.
The order of service is here.
The pew sheet can be found here, and the lectionary for the day here
You may have seen in the press that churches are allowed to open for private worship, subject to certain conditions. Sadly, it is not realistic..

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Trinity Sunday 7th June 2020

The collect, readings and psalm are here.

This week we have Rev Peter Marsh’s ‘ramblings’ – an informal service.

The benefice pew sheet is here. It contains more information than usual as it is not constrained by having to print on one sheet


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Sunday 31st May 2020 – Pentecost

We have a recorded service for you, and this is the order of service
Apologies to anyone who tried to listen before about 6.30pm on Saturday. Technical gremlins repeated a short section in the middle of the service. 
The collect, readings and psalms are here


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Sunday 24th may 2020

This week, we have some ramblings by Rev Peter Marsh.

The readings, psalm and collect are here


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Sunday 17th May 2020

This week, we have a recorded service.

This is the order of service

The collect, readings and psalm are here.

Next week, we will have more ‘ramblings’ from the Rev Peter Marsh


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