Banner Shadow

Welcome to St Martin’s


  • If you’re feeling broken, come to St Martin’s anyway.
  • If you’re feeling empty, come to St Martin’s anyway.
  • If you’re feeling confused, come to St Martin’s anyway.
  • If you’re feeling desperate, come to St Martin’s anyway.
  • If you’re feeling rejected, come to St Martin’s anyway.
  • If you’re a drug addict trying to beat addiction, come to St Martin’s anyway.
  • If you were out drunk all night the night before, come to St Martin’s anyway.
  • If you can’t quit that disgusting habit, come to St Martin’s anyway.

We all have things that we hate or regret about our past. We’ve all made mistakes, and will continue to, but God loves us nonetheless. You are so loved. You really matter. So whatever you’ve done, whatever you’re doing, whatever you’re going through, whatever you will do … come to St Martin’s anyway. The longest journey starts with a single step and you’ll be made to feel so welcome. So, join us at 10.45am on Sundays. We really hope you can make it.

Hi Church Family

A very warm welcome to this week’s Thursday Thoughts!


·      9.45am: Quiet Communion

·      10am-10.40am: Free Community Breakfast with bacon butties, toast and spreads, cereals, fruit, tea, filter coffee, and fruit juice

·      10.45-11.45am: St Martin’s Family Service. As always, there’ll be fun activities for kids (Lighthouse) and Ignite (Youth) in their groups! We’ll be thinking about ‘How can we know God better, his blessings, his hope, his inheritance, and his power?’ and our readings are Ephesians 1:15–23 and James 1:5. Julie will be leading the service, and Kim will be doing the talk.Please join us after the service for refreshments

·      12.30-1.30pm: ODCoG/St Martin’s Free Food Stall across the road at the Youth Centre. Please come along if you need a bit of help putting food on the table and grab a bite to eat too! Using ingredients from the Free Food Stall, we cook a meal for those who are in the queue

·      In everything we do, please keep a special look out for anyone sitting or standing on their own and please either ask them to come and join you or go over to them because everyone is welcome!


We’ll be focusing on,‘How am I a brand-new creation?’ looking at Ephesians 2:1–10 and 2 Corinthians 5:17-21


We’ll be thinking about,‘The wonderful privilege of belonging to God’s family!’, reflecting uponEphesians 2:19–22 and Galatians 3:26-29


We’re giving the Saturday Café team a well-deserved break during August, but don’t worry because you can look forward to more tea, coffee, hot chocolate, and toast in great company in September! Many thanks to Jill and her Saturday Café team for your faithful service.

What’s On photo by unsplash-logoMaddi Bazzocco, other photos by Alice Clark

Safeguarding Information

The PCC of St Martin’s is committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of everyone within our community. Particular regard is given to the care and protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults. For further information please contact the Parish Safeguarding Officer, Michael Collier on 07990 978766. Alternatively, Diocesan Safeguarding Advise is available from Jane Huttly on 01483 790321 (07552 530355) or jane.huttly at For further information please see the Diocesan safeguarding website.

If you have any concerns about past church related abuse, please read this document for advice on how to get help.