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.

WEEKLY RECORDED SERVICES CONTINUE. These alternate between services with hymns and ‘ramblings’ with prayers. 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:
*  Sunday 1st August – see the  blog for details of the service and concert in church, the recorded service and a look ahead at some key events in the benefice

There is a new BLOG / POST for each Sunday which includes information about services in the Chapel and at St Mary’s in Wotton.




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 –  fortnightly (alternating with the service in the Chapel at 10am). These will be short communion services at 9.30am with refreshments outside to follow.

From Sept 12th onwards, 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
4th Sunday In addition to morning communion, a family orientated all age ‘Celebrate’ service at 4pm (with cake)
5th Sunday, Matins at 0930

Every Sunday – a recorded service is available on this website.


Forthcoming ‘Events’

Sunday 1st  August –  0930 – Holy communion in church  led by Rev Peter Marsh
7.30 pm – Concert to honour the memory of Audrey Sewell

Sunday 15th Aug –  0930 – Morning Worship in church led by Rosie Casken.

Sunday 29th August – 4pm Benefice thanksgiving service at St Mary’s, Wotton Under Edge (the only service in the Benefice that Sunday)

3rd – 5th September.  A weekend of Celebration across the Benefice (it’s been a tough couple of years) including a concert at St Martins on Friday evening, all sorts of things such as bicycle ride around the Benefice, Hog Roast, Cream Teas, Parachuting Teddies

Sunday 5th September and the ‘Installation of Cookie into her Stall’ at St Mary’s at 3pm (the only service in the Benefice that Sunday).

From Sept 12th onward, the pattern of services in St Martin’s is as follows: weeks 1-3 Communion or Morning Worship at 0930, 4th Sunday Family orientated all age ‘Celebrate’ service at 4pm (with cake) and 5th Sunday, 0930 Matins.

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

Palm Sunday 28th March 2021 -with special video

The service this week is led by Rev Peter Marsh
This is a service of the Word and has a pew sheet and a service sheet
There is also a ‘must watch’ video interview with Noddy the Donkey! This was made for us by members of  Churches Together in North Nibley


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Sunday 21st March – Service

This weeks service with music is led by Sue Plant
Tis is the order of service and the link to the pew sheet


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Sunday 14th March – Ramblings

This week’s ramblings are led by Rev Morag Langley with input from children at Blue Coat School

Please click on the link for the pew sheet

Remmmember that there is a live zoom service for Mothering Sunday. See the blog post.


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Mothering Sunday Family Service – Zoom – 14th March 2021

There will be a benefice live zoom service at 10am on Mothering Sunday.

The one-click link

Meeting ID:  829 9762 0554   Passcode: 207728

Dial in codes: 0202 051 2874, 0203 481 5237, 0203 481 5240, 0203 901 7895, 0131 460 1196

The order of Service is here – it is..

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Sunday 7th March 2021

This week’s service is led by Rev Peter Marsh
Please find the pew sheet and order of service by following the links


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Sunday 21st Feb 2021

This week’s service is led by Rev Peter Marsh.

Please click for the pew sheet and order of service


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Give thanks for you Covid vaccination! – and help Christian Aid

The Diocese of Gloucester has partnered with aid and development charity Christian Aid to enable people to give thanks for their Covid-19 vaccine and help others in crisis across the world.

Listen to Chine MacDonald, Head of Community Fundraising and Public Engagement at Christian Aid speaking..

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Sunday 14th February 2021

The ‘ramblings’ this week are led by  Rev Rachel Cook  (aka Cookie), our new vicar.

Please click on the link to find the pew sheet


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Sunday 7th February 2021

This week’s service is led by Rev Peter Marsh

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


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