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 vicar of St Martin's is the Rev. Chris Richardson. The ministerial team comprises a Licensed Lay Minister (Reader) and six occasional preachers who with the vicar 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.