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 1st October 2023 has been 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. Family Service  at 0930
Weeks 2 and 4. Communion at 09.30
5th Sunday, A  service for the whole benefice in one of its churches

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


Forthcoming ‘Events’

Sat 30th September 2023 – Harvest supper and auction in the Village Hall for Christian Aid – now fully booked

Sunday 3rd December 2023 – 4pm in church – Advent Carol Service

Sunday 17th December 2023 – 6 pm in church – Christmas Carol Service

Christmas Eve 2023
There will not be a morning service
       6pm in church – Christingle service
       exact time TBA – ‘Midnight’ Carol Service in church

Christmas Day 2023 – 9.30 am communion in church

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 July 2020

It is ‘ramblings’ this week by Rev Peter Marsh and this is the pew sheet.
Peter makes reference to the Childrens’ page of this web site…..
Last week’s sermon about Abraham and Isaac is worth reading – whether or not you heard it last week!


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Sunday 28th June 2020

We have a service with music this week.
This is the pew sheet and the order of service.
This week, there are slides showing the words to the hymns and music.


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Sunday 21st June 2020

We have ‘ramblings’ by Rev Peter Marsh this week.

The collect, readings etc are here.

This is the  pew sheet .

The recording this week has a varied video content, displaying pictures of thoughts about the Holy Trinity as requested by Peter in his last ramblings.

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Sunday 14th June 2020

This week, we have a full service with music.
The order of service is here.
The pew sheet can be found here, and the lectionary for the day here
You may have seen in the press that churches are allowed to open for private worship, subject to certain conditions. Sadly, it is not realistic..

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Trinity Sunday 7th June 2020

The collect, readings and psalm are here.

This week we have Rev Peter Marsh’s ‘ramblings’ – an informal service.

The benefice pew sheet is here. It contains more information than usual as it is not constrained by having to print on one sheet


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Sunday 31st May 2020 – Pentecost

We have a recorded service for you, and this is the order of service
Apologies to anyone who tried to listen before about 6.30pm on Saturday. Technical gremlins repeated a short section in the middle of the service. 
The collect, readings and psalms are here


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Sunday 24th may 2020

This week, we have some ramblings by Rev Peter Marsh.

The readings, psalm and collect are here


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Sunday 17th May 2020

This week, we have a recorded service.

This is the order of service

The collect, readings and psalm are here.

Next week, we will have more ‘ramblings’ from the Rev Peter Marsh


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Sunday 10th May 2020

We have Rev Peter Marsh’s ramblings this week.

The collect readings and prayers for this Sunday are here

We plan to have a recorded service next week.


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Sunday 3rd May 2020 – Recorded service

We have recorded a service for this week.
This is the recording and the order of service

If the situation does not change, we will have more ‘ramblings’ next week by Rev Peter Marsh, followed by another recorded service in a fortnight’s time.

The links Peter mentions..

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