Welcome to St Martin's Church,
Old Dean, Camberley

About Us

St Martin’s is a friendly church community on the Old Dean in Camberley, Surrey . We believe that God is calling us to be a growing church at the heart of the community of the Old Dean.   This means that we strive to grow closer to God in worship and relationship, closer to each other as friends and as a caring people, and closer to the community that we serve, seeking to tell and demonstrate the love of God to all. Our vision is to be a church that shows grace and acceptance to all. There are no perfect people here, so do come just as you are, and you’ll fit in – we have an informal feel.

This year we’re following a Bible Reading Scheme to read the New Testament in a year. Please follow the link.

Service Times

Sunday morning services

Services start at 10:30 am every Sunday.

Service Times

10.30am - 11:25am FIRST SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH. The "Explore" Service - Fast-paced service using plain English and various media and presentation methods.
A short (approx 15 minutes) 'Said Communion' service will be held in church from approx. 11:45am.
10.30am - 11:55amSECOND SUNDAY OF MONTH The "Encounter" service, which includes Communion - A modern anglican service, to include Talk and Holy Communion. Junior Church (children's activities) will take place during the service.
10.30am - 11:45amTHIRD SUNDAY OF MONTH The "Engage" Service - Modern anglican service, including teaching from God's Word for Adults.
Junior Church (children's activities) will take place during the service.
A short (approx 15 minutes) 'Said Communion' service will be held in church from approx. 12:00 noon.
10.30am - 11:55am FOURTH SUNDAY OF MONTH The "Encounter" service, which includes Communion - A modern anglican service, to include Talk and Holy Communion. Junior Church (children's activities) will take place during the service.
10.30am - 11:45amANY FIFTH SUNDAY OF MONTH The "Engage" Service - Modern anglican service, including teaching from God's Word for Adults.
Junior Church (children's activities) will take place during the service.
A short (approx 15 minutes) 'Said Communion' service will be held in church from approx. 12:00 noon.
Our ministry team is led by the Revd. Bob Peck. With our pattern of services on Sunday mornings, which start at 10:30am, you can join us to worship God via a variety of worship styles over the course of a month. The first Sunday of any month has a family Service, called "Explore" - which includes a range of themes and activities each time. For other weeks in the month, we alternate with either a Communion Service called "Encounter", or a Service that we call "Engage".

There is a separate said communion service following those services that have not included Communion as part of the main service.
Tea, coffee and doughnuts are served in the church hall following the main morning service (also cold soft drinks), and this is a chance to meet people for a chat.

Our 10:30am services provide an opportunity to worship God through prayer, modern and traditional worship songs and a short talk, with communion included on the 2nd and 4th Sundays in the month.

There are separate children's groups, providing appropriate teaching and activities, on all but the first Sunday of a month.

About St Martin’s

Whether you visit us in person or just online, we extend a warm welcome to all, and want to help you feel at home with us, to help you feel the presence of God at St Martin’s and enable you to make a difference in the world.

 

Our ministry team is led by the Revd. Bob Peck.
Our Sunday services start at 10:30am. There is also a said Communion after the main service, whenever Communion is not included in this first service – this will be on the first and third Sundays in a month, plus the fifth Sunday, when appropriate. We look forward to welcoming you to our services at St Martin’s Church. More details of our services are shown under ‘What’s On’.

Tea, coffee and doughnuts are served in the church hall after the regular morning service; it’s a chance to meet people for a chat.

The prayer life of the church is very important to us, and we hold a number of prayer meetings at various times, for church members to attend, as listed in this website, under Forthcoming Event.

 

Our church building is used throughout the week, both for church events, and for other community users. Some of these are shown within the links to the left. We look forward to meeting you very soon.

 

The Hall may be available for outside hire on Saturday and Sunday afternoons and various evenings too.   There is a large hall with a small kitchen, this is available for weekend afternoon and evening bookings. We charge £20/hour. A deposit may also be required.   We also have a small room with access to a kettle, mugs and a sink for daytime and evening hire at £12/hour.   A reduction applies for regular hirers.

Please contact the church office to enquire about hiring the facilities.

What’s On

St Martin’s Church Weekly News August 2018

Welcome to St Martin’s Church, especially if you are a visitor.

Wed Café: 10.30 – 12 noon Saturday Café: 10.00 – 11.30am
Tuesday Tots : on summer break until September
Prayers for church & parish 9 am weekdays; 10 am Sat & Sun

5th – 11th Aug:  New Wine – day visitors will find a warm welcome, at the Bath & West Showground. Enjoy excellent Christian speakers and an opportunity for a lot of fun camping with friends.

19th Aug: Ella will be baptised in the service.

                Please pray for Ella & come to support her if you can.

                Church shared lunch

– do stay for good food & great company!

28th Aug: Family Coach Trip to West Wittering. 9 am – 4.30 pm

St Martin’s and friends are invited to join this trip, which is organised by ‘Oddfellows’. Adults £13, children £6.50.

Application forms on noticeboard. Speak to Hannah.

Forward dates:

 5th Sept: ‘Outlook and friends’ outing to Eastbourne

Open to all our senior folk. Speak to Lil or Pat.

26th Sept: ‘Messy Church’ Offers to help with this lively event for families would be much appreciated. Speak to Emma or Jacqui.

Readings

5th Aug:   Rev 3: 14-22; Luke 12: 41-43 (Encounter Service)

12th Aug: 2 Cor 12: 6-10; Mark 10: 35-41 (Encounter Service)

19th Aug: (Engage service & quiet communion)

26th Aug: James 3: 3-8; John 3: 19-21 (Encounter Service)

Parish Roads for prayer

 We have divided our parish into 10 zones for prayer. Each week we can focus our prayers for those who live in a small area.

In God’s name, we bless them with good things – good physical & mental health, contentment & peace, to have sufficient for their needs, to be free from addictions; we cleanse the land, recognising that evil things have happened in the past; and pray for people to be open to God.

If you’re praying at home, it’s good to picture the roads or look at a map. Walking the roads as you pray is even better.

Why not join others prayer walking from the vicarage at 2.45 pm on a Tuesday; or arrange to drive with a car owner?

During August, please pray for:

Week beginning 5th August

Hampshire Rd, Larch Close, Rowan Close, Saddleback Rd (east) Star Post Rd, Upper College Ride (east), Dean Parade & Shops.

Week beginning 12th August

Ballard Rd, Ballard Court,  Dene Close, Kingswood Close, Little Paddock, London Rd, Maultway (north), Wychwood Place, Tree Tops Avenue.

Week beginning 19th August

Bracknell Rd, Bracknell Close, Wimbledon Rd north, Wimbledon Close, Highview Crescent.

Week beginning 26th August

Caesars Camp Rd, Caesars Close, Camberley Fire Station, The Buchan, Larchwood Glade, Napier Drive.

August 2018

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
  • Prayer for Church and Parish
  • Wednesday Café
  • Bereavement Tea
2
  • Prayer for Church and Parish
3
  • Prayer for Church and Parish
4
  • Prayer for Church and Parish
  • Saturday Café
5
  • Prayer for Church and Parish
  • Explore Service
6
  • Prayer for Church and Parish
7
  • Prayer for Church and Parish
8
  • Prayer for Church and Parish
  • Wednesday Café
9
  • Prayer for Church and Parish
10
  • Prayer for Church and Parish
11
  • Prayer for Church and Parish
  • Saturday Café
12
  • Prayer for Church and Parish
  • Encounter Service
13
  • Prayer for Church and Parish
14
  • Prayer for Church and Parish
15
  • Prayer for Church and Parish
  • Wednesday Café
16
  • Prayer for Church and Parish
17
  • Prayer for Church and Parish
18
  • Prayer for Church and Parish
  • Saturday Café
19
  • Prayer for Church and Parish
  • Engage Service
20
  • Prayer for Church and Parish
21
  • Prayer for Church and Parish
22
  • Prayer for Church and Parish
  • Wednesday Café
  • Songs of Praise
23
  • Prayer for Church and Parish
24
  • Prayer for Church and Parish
25
  • Prayer for Church and Parish
  • Saturday Café
26
  • Prayer for Church and Parish
  • Encounter Service
27
  • Prayer for Church and Parish
28
  • Prayer for Church and Parish
29
  • Prayer for Church and Parish
  • Wednesday Café
30
  • Prayer for Church and Parish
31
  • Prayer for Church and Parish
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At St Martin’s one Sunday

Prayer

St Martin’s, like all churches, is rooted in prayer.

 

We have a short Prayer for our church and parish every weekday morning from 9 am to 9:30 am and on Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 10:15 am.

On Tuesdays we prayer walk a selection of roads in the parish from 2:45 pm.  These roads are also prayed for during the Sunday service.

On Sundays, prayer is offered by members of our prayer team during Communion – you may ask for specific prayer or just a general prayer.

There is a box in the hallway for requests for prayer – these will be prayed for confidentially by our prayer team.