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

Epiphany celebration around the font

We have just held a lovely celebration of poems, songs, a play and prayers around the font. Some 30 people attended – a mix of all ages.


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