Regular Services

Our main service is on Sunday when we have a Sung Eucharist using Common Worship Order One. This a service of Holy Communion, using modern English, and all are welcome. Children can sit with their carers or join the other children in their activities. While we do not have a choir the congregation sing the hymns and other parts of the service. Servers assist the priest in leading the celebration.

The Wednesday service is simpler, said throughout and uses more traditional language. There are special service booklets for each service so that it is easy to follow. To help you pray at home we have provided links to various other sites on our Links page. Some are structured while others offer more freedom for your personal reflection. We are all different and find different forms of prayer helpful.

On Thursday evenings at 7:30 we also have a said mass to mark our link with the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham.

Each month we have Evensong, on the third Sunday of the month. During British Summer Time this is at 6.30 pm while during the winter months it is at 4 p.m. As in the morning the singing is led by the congregation. On the First Sunday of the month we have a Benediction.

 

Day

 

Time

 

Service

 

Notes

 

Sunday

 

9:00am

 

Service in Portugese

 

 
 

10:30am

 

Sung Eucharist

 

 
 

4pm

 

Benediction

 

First Sunday of the month

 

 

6:30pm BST
4pm in winter

 

Evensong

 

Third Sunday of the month.

 

Tuesday

 

12 Noon

 

Said Mass

 

 
 

1:30-3:30pm

 

 Open Church plus Soup and hot drink.

 

 

Wednesday

 

10:00am

 

Said Eucharist from the Book of Common Prayer.

 

 

Thursday

 

7:30pm

 

Said Mass

 

 

Friday

 

12 noon

 

Prayer hour before the Blesssed Sacrament.

 

 

Services are also regularly held in care homes in the parish. Contact us if you need more information.

 

Special and other services

Special services are held to mark other significant dates in the Church's year. These, and other religious and social events, can be found in the calendar of events.

St Martin's is also here to help you mark important stages in your own life. The most common (and happiest) are weddings and baptisms (commonly called christenings). England is divided up into parishes and these services should be celebrated in the parish where you live, or where you are a regular worshipper. Parish boundaries are not always where you would expect, though those of St Martin's are fairly clear. You can easily find out which parish you live in by typing your post code into the box at A Church Near You and clicking on the map that comes up. Should you want to celebrate a significant event at St Martin's, where we try to be with people to put them at their ease, then feel free to contact us.