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.

OUR WEEKLY RECORDED SERVICES CONTINUE.  The church is open during the day and the churchyard is always open and provides a place for quiet reflection and prayer – with benches. Please do make use of it.

We send out a weekly email regarding forthcoming services and events and giving relevant updates. To subscribe, please see this document and send us an email

During services, we have an area at the back of the church for those who feel particularly vulnerable. Please see the relevant blog post

The latest changes to these pages:
Blog for 5th February 2023  added. Please see the latest blog for details of services and forthcoming events, the recorded service and some links we hope you will find useful.

Summary of Regular Services

The church is now open daily for visitors and private prayer

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
5th Sunday, Matins at 0930

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


Forthcoming ‘Events’

Please come and help us tidy the Churchyard on Saturday 25th February at 10 am for a few hours. Refreshments will be available.
The Parish Council and Parochial Church Council are working together to organise a session to ‘tidy’ the churchyard. It is being managed with conservation in mind, but there are some things that do need doing. The main task is removal of ivy from tombs and walls. There will also be some scrub which will need carrying to a trailer to be taken away.
Please bring your own tools and PPE with which you are familiar.
If the weather is too bad – we will re-arrange – This page will be updated if that is the case so please check here if in doubt

Churches Together are organising the following:
Shrove Tuesday – 21st Feb at 12.30pmPancakes and Ploughmans in the chapel with takeaway option
Lent Course on Tuesdays 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th March on the topic of ‘Freedoms’. 7.30pm in the chapel
World Day of PrayerFriday March 3rd at 4pm in the chapel
Good Friday – 7th April – 10am Good Friday walk from Chapel to Church
Good FridayHour before the Cross at St Martin’s – Time to be advised
Easter eve – Saturday 8th April – Service arond the font in St Martins at 5.30pm
Easter Sunday – 6.30 am sunrise service by the monument – lifts available. (Followed by 9.30am communion in St Martin’s)

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 Rev Lesley Hewish is now licensed (22 May 2022) as our Priest-in-Charge  for a period of 3 years. 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 5th February 2023

Sunday 5th February 2023
The service in church at 9.30am will be a service of the Word, led by Rev Peter Marsh
The recorded service is now available.
The pew sheet will be available here as soon as it is published.

Next Week – Sunday 12th February 2023
The service..

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Sunday 29th January 2023 – Candlemas

Sunday 29th January 2023  -Candlemas
There will be a communion service for the whole benefice in St Mary’s, Wotton, at 11am led by Rev Lesley Hewish.
As a result, there will be no service in St Martin’s this week.
The recorded service is now available.

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Sunday 22nd January 2023

Sunday 22nd January 2023
The 9.30am service in church will be a communion service led by Rev Sue Philipson-Masters

At 6pm in St Mary’s, Wotton, there will be choral evensong led by Rev Lesley Hewish reflecting on how prayer can sustain and uplift us

The recorded service is..

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Sunday 15th January 2023

Saturday 14th January 4pm in church. There will be a violin recital  by a talented young musician. Entry is free and  members of our congregation are invited.

Sunday 15th January 2023.
The 9.30am service in church will be a service of the Word with a theme of Hope and Healing, led by..

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Sunday 8th January 2023

Sunday 8th January 2023. The 9.30am service in church will be a communion service led by Rev Peter Marsh.
The recorded service is now available
The pew sheet will be available here as soon as it is published

Next Week – Sunday 15th January 2023
The 9.30am service in..

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Sunday 1st January 2023

New Year’s Day
The service in church will be a family service led by Rev Lesley Hewish at the later time of 11am. Please bring a drum (or something else to bang), and it would great if you feel like dressing up as one of the Magi! There will be sherry after the service.

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Christmas 2022

Christmas Eve
-10am – ‘Journey to Bethlehem’ with  a donkey from church to chapel for refreshments, with stops along the way
– 6pm in church – our first Christingle service for 3 years. (You can also donate to the Childrens’ Society using this special..

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Sunday 18th December 2020

 Thursday 15th December at 7.30pm, the Oriana singers are holding their Christmas concert in church
This coming Sunday –  18th December- The service in church at 9.30am will be a celebration of baptism – I am very sorry, but we have not been able to record a service this week…

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Sunday 11th December 2022

Sunday 11th December  The service in church at 9.30am will be a communion service led by Rev Peter Marsh

The recorded service is now available. This link takes you to the pew sheet 

Next Week:  Thursday 15th December – 7.30pm in church – The Oriana Singers present..

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Sunday 4th December 2022

Sunday 4th December The service in church at 9.30am will be an informal service of the Word led by Rev Sue Phillipson-Masters

The recorded service is now available. This link takes you to the pew sheet 

is now available. This link takes you to the pew sheet 



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