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:
* Sunday 3rd July  2022  –Please see the  latest blog for details of services and forthcoming events, the recorded service and a number of links we hope you will find useful
* Sunday 30th July 9-11am. Benefice Breakfast at the Black Horse. Please see the poster for details and how to book.

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’

Sunday 30th July 9-11am. Benefice Breakfast at the Black Horse. Please see the poster for details and how to book.

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

Choir
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

Bells
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.

Safeguarding
Please see our safeguarding page for more information and the policies page for formal documentation

Sunday 3rd July 2020

This Week
Sunday 3rd July
      –  the recorded service is now available
          -9.30am  The service in church will be a  service  of the Word, led by the churchwardens.
     –      The link takes you to the pew sheet

Next Week
Sunday..

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Sunday 26th June 2022

This Week
Sunday 26th June
      –  the recorded service is now available
          -9.30am  The service in church will be a communion service  led by Rev Lesley Hewish. There is a poster!
        -There is a jubilee choral evensong at 6pm in St Mary’s,..

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Sunday 19th June 2022

This Week
Sunday 19th June
      –  the recorded service is now available
          -9.30am  The service in church will be a service of the Word led by Rev Peter Marsh
    –      The link..

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Sunday 12th June 2022 – Trinity

This Week
Sunday 12th June
      –  the recorded service is now available
          -9.30am  The service in church will be communion led by Rev Peter Marsh
    –      The link takes you to the pew sheet

Next Week
Sunday 19th June

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Sunday 5th June 2022 – Pentecost and Jubilee

This Week
Sunday 5th June
      –  the recorded service is now available
     -9.30am  Pentecost and ‘Jubilee Sunday’. Rev Lesley Hewish will be taking her first Sunday service in St Martin’s. It will be an appropriate service of the Word
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Sunday 29th May 2022

This Week
Sunday 29th May-
      –  the recorded service is now available
     –  The service in church at 9.30am would normally be Matins. It will be led by Rev Peter Marsh but will be different from normal as our organist is not available
–   Rev..

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Sunday 22nd May 2022

This Week
–  Saturday 21st May  – 2pm – 5pm – The Spring Fayre  will be held on the playing field in conjunction with FONNS. Please help us by providing some cakes and plants / produce for the stalls – as well as by coming and joining the fun!  Please contact..

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Sun 15 May 2022

This Week
– Sunday 15th May
                –  The recorded service for this week  is now published and is led for us by Rev Sue Philipson-Masters
–   There will be a service of the Word in church at 9.30am led by Rev Stephen Jarvis
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Sunday 8th May 2022

Services this Week – Sunday 8th May

 –  The recorded service for this week  is now published
–  There will be a communion service in church at 9.30am, led by Rev Peter Marsh

Next Week –  Sunday 15th May
–  There will be a service of the Word in..

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Review of safety in the light of Covid 1st May 2022

The PCC reviewed the safety precautions we are taking in light of Covid, bearing in mind that we must remain welcoming to all, including those who feel vulnerable and are cautious about coming to church.

It was agreed that, in line with ‘society’, we will no longer recommend the general..

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