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 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:
*  Ramblings added for Sunday 28th February – led by Cookie, Rev Racchel Cook
*  Please see details of the Women led World day of prayer  and an idea to give thanks for your vaccination by helping Christian Aid
*  Please see ‘forthcoming events’ below for details of an on-line Lent Course. Also Wotton Churches Together are holding a number of discussion groups in which you may be interested. Please see here for details and how to book

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

There are currently no services in church

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’

Want to do something extra during Lent?
We’ve come across a Lent Study course we think others might like to share during Lent. It’s based on a Gospel rewritten in verse and can be accessed via Churches Together Britain & Ireland website




Friday 5th March 2021 at 7pm
Please click on the link to see information about the Women led World day of prayer 2021


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 1st November 2020 – All Saints

This is today’s service, led by Rev Peter Marsh.
Follow the links for the  pew sheet and order of service.

Next week is Remembrance Sunday. There will be no local poppy collectors this year.
If you wish to donate on line, you can do so by following this link


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Sunday 18th October 2020

There will be a service in church this week at 9.30am, which has also been recorded.

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


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Sunday 11th October 2020

This week’s ramblings  are led for us  by Sue Plant and the pew sheet is available here.

James Marchant and Rev Peter Marsh will be undertaking the Forest of Dean cycle challenge on Sunday 11th October.  It is 62 miles long, with 1676m of climbing, some it 1 in 4! This is to support..

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An introductory note from our new vicar

A short introduction from Rev’d Rachel Cook   (click on the link to see the version with her photo)

Hello Everyone
I’m Cookie (Aka Revd Rachel Cook) and hubby and I (Aka Matt) are very excited to be joining you all
in the new year when I am licensed as Vicar of the Tyndale..

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Sunday 4th October 2020 – Harvest

There is a service of the word in church today at 9.30 am.  – Please bring some tins or packets for the food bank – see the order of service, or the poster under ‘forthcoming events, to see what items they really need.

Here is a recorded version of the service, with pew sheet..

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Sunday 27th September 2020 – Ramblings

Ramblings this week by Rev Peter Marsh.

The pew sheet is available here

James Marchant and Rev Peter Marsh will be undertaking the Forest of Dean cycle challenge on Sunday 11th October.  It is 62 miles long, with 1676m of climbing, some it 1 in 4! This is to support Christian Aid in..

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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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