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

The latest changes to these pages:
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Blog for 3rd March 2024 has been added – and please see below for Easter events.  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’

Friday 29th March 2024 – Good Friday
Walk of Witness‘ leaving the chapel at 11.15am and ending at the church for hot cross buns
‘An Hour before the Cross’  – an informal reflective service at 2pm in church
 – The Oriana singers will hold their free Good Friday recital at 7pm in church

Easter Sunday – 31st March 2024  Sunrise Service on Nibley Knoll by the Tyndale monument at 6.30am. Lifts at 6.15am for those that need them. There will be breakfast at the chapel afterwards. There will then be a communion service in church at 9.30 am

The Church of England web site gives more information and will signpost Christian resources available on line.

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

Music
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 church has excellent acoustics for musical performances

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

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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