A peaceful and Christ-filled Christmas

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6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them. – Luke 2:6-7 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, This year has been a hard year … Read More

True peace

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13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, 14 ‘Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favour rests.’ – Luke 2:13-14 All of us can think of things that naturally go together: so, Christmas dinner and turkey; The Two Ronnie’s; Eric and … Read More

May we be like the shepherds

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16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. 17 When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. – Luke 2:16-18 Dear Brothers and Sisters, … Read More

Jesus Christ, the light of all mankind

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4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. – John 1:4-5 Dear Brothers and Sisters, We live in a world full of darkness. The year 2020 has been a painful reminder of this. This year has brought us face to … Read More

Christmas communications

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8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields near by, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause … Read More

Bible Reflection – 14th November

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14 Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might break the power of him who holds the power of death – that is, the devil – 15 and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death. 16 For surely it is not angels he helps, but Abraham’s descendants. … Read More

Remembrance Sunday

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Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, descended from David. This is my gospel. – 2 Timothy 2:8 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, This Sunday is Remembrance Sunday. On this day we remember all the men and women who laid down their lives for our freedom and peace. The reason we have a specific day to remember is so … Read More

What is the church?

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What is the church? Is it a building? A social club? A hobby? An organisation? This Autumn at St Martin’s we have been asking the question “what is the church?” In search of an answer we looked at 1 Peter 2:4-10. In these verses Peter gives us a glorious description of the church. He describes the church as a spiritual … Read More

Summer Holiday Club 2018 – Treasure Hunt


During the May half-term, St Martin’s held a Bible Holiday Club for children. The theme for the three days was “Treasure Hunt.” The children learnt from the bible that Jesus is the best treasure ever and we enjoyed hearing from our reporter, David, and Percy the Parrot. We made some crowns and decorated some treasure boxes as well as playing … Read More

The Christmas Journey


  On November 6th to November 8th pupils from Aragon, Hatfeild and Hillcross schools came to visit The Christmas Journey at St Martin’s church, The basic idea of The Christmas Journey is to tell the Christmas story in a multimedia and hands-on way, enabling children to experience familiar (sometimes!) stories in a thought-provoking way. Children are encouraged to form links … Read More