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

Appointment of a new Vicar

The Rev Chris Richardson has been appointed to be the new vicar of St Martins and he will be Collated by the Bishop of Guildford and Inducted and Installed by the Archdeacon of Surrey at a service at the church on Thursday 5th September at 7.30pm.

Chris Richardson was previously curate at the parish of St Mary’s with St Faith’s and St Francis’, Alvestoke in the Diocese of Portsmouth. He was ordained in July 2015. He is married to Abbie and has two children. We welcome Chris, Abbie and the family to St Martin’s and the Old Dean.

Bible Reading Scheme

If you would like to follow the Bible Reading Scheme to read the New Testament in a year please click on this link.

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 Ian Berry on 07544 566850. For further information please see the Diocesan safeguarding website.

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 each 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 each 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 each 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 in a 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.
The ministerial team comprises a Licensed Lay Minister (Reader) and six occasional preachers who with the incumbent plan the service themes and share some of the duties. Kim Murray, who used to worship at St Martin’s, trained as an OLM some 11years ago and was then licensed to a neighbouring parish, St Michael’s. In October 2018 she returned and has been licensed to the parish although her main focus is to be on community work within Old Dean.

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 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.

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

25th August 2019

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

Today’s service is Encounter with Communion

 We welcome Rev Danny Wignall to our service this morning

Wed Café 10.30 – 12 noon     Saturday Café 10.00 – 11.30am

Tuesday Tots: Tots are having a break for the Summer Holidays. Please pray for our families

Morning Prayer 9 am weekdays   10 am Sat & Sun

 29th Aug: Old Dean Family Scavenger Hunt – See Notice Board for more information.

Scavenger Hunt 29 August 2019
Flyer for Scavenger Hunt 29 August 2019

Readings this week:  Phil 1: 3-11           John 1: 35-51

Readings next week: Romans 5: 1-5     Mark 15: 15-20, 22-23

Forward Dates:

2nd Sept: Band Jam

  3rd Sept: PCC

  4th Sept: Outlook Group – Outing to Littlehampton

5th Sept: Induction of Rev Chris Richardson 7.30pm.

Helpers are needed on the day to set up, welcome and act as sidesmen and to serve refreshments and clear up afterwards.  More details to come.   Please let Stephen know if you are available to help.

Apart from other food that is being organised, cakes etc are needed to offer our guests at the reception afterwards.   Please sign up if you are able to help in this way.

Parish Roads for Prayer:

Kingston Road, Mitcham Road (north), Surbiton Road, Wallington Road, Collinwood College

August 2019

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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  • Prayer for Church and Parish
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  • Prayer for Church and Parish
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  • Prayer for Church and Parish
  • Saturday Café
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  • Prayer for Church and Parish
  • Explore Service
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  • Prayer for Church and Parish
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  • Prayer for Church and Parish
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  • Prayer for Church and Parish
  • Wednesday Café
  • Bereavement Tea
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  • Prayer for Church and Parish
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  • Prayer for Church and Parish
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  • Prayer for Church and Parish
  • Saturday Café
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  • Prayer for Church and Parish
  • Encounter Service
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  • Prayer for Church and Parish
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  • Prayer for Church and Parish
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  • Prayer for Church and Parish
  • Wednesday Café
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  • Prayer for Church and Parish
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  • Prayer for Church and Parish
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  • Prayer for Church and Parish
  • Saturday Café
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  • Prayer for Church and Parish
  • Engage Service
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  • Prayer for Church and Parish
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  • Prayer for Church and Parish
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  • Prayer for Church and Parish
  • Wednesday Café
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  • Prayer for Church and Parish
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  • Prayer for Church and Parish
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  • Prayer for Church and Parish
  • Saturday Café
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  • Prayer for Church and Parish
  • Encounter Service
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  • Prayer for Church and Parish
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  • Prayer for Church and Parish
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  • Prayer for Church and Parish
  • Wednesday Café
  • Songs of Praise
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  • Prayer for Church and Parish
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  • Prayer for Church and Parish
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  • Prayer for Church and Parish
  • Saturday Café
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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.