Afternoon Tea 11 October 2022

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At St Martin’s we recently enjoyed an excellent afternoon tea. We savoured homemade sandwiches, cakes, refreshments, lively conversation and a piano player. During the afternoon Shirley Anna shared how Jesus had given her peace in life. We also watched a brief video explaining how Jesus can offer us real hope in the face of death. The afternoon was enjoyed by … Read More

Monthly Musing September 2022

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Dear Brothers and Sisters, This Sunday, we begin a new sermon series looking at Acts 6-9. This series picks up on where we left Acts at the end of last year. The book helps us see how the good news of Jesus spread from Jerusalem and Judea to Samaria, and out to the ends of the earth (Acts 1:8). The … Read More

Plant and Cake Fundraiser for Local Hospice

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On Saturday 21st May, St Martin’s held a plant and cake sale to raise money for St Raphael’s Hospice in North Cheam. There was a selection of plants, homemade cakes and jams for sale along with served refreshments. The event raised over £1,500. A big thank you to all those who grew plants or baked cakes and for those of … Read More

St Martin’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

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St Martin’s joined in with the national celebration of the Queen’s platinum jubilee, starting with a community fun day on the 3rd June. Children were able to enjoy a bouncy castle and a crown-making competition, while the young at heart were treated to a royal-themed quiz and an afternoon tea fit for… well, a queen! A massive thank you to … Read More

The lifting of COVID restrictions

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In light of the government lifting restrictions the DCC has agreed to implement changes slowly and cautiously over the coming months. This is because the virus is still out there and, at present, case numbers are rising. Working through the risk assessment provided by the Church of England and, along with the wardens, and one other member of St Martin’s … Read More

Why bother with church?

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21 The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you!” And the head cannot say to the feet, “I don’t need you!” – 1 Corinthians 12:21 Dear Brothers and Sisters, One of the things I missed during lockdown was being physically present with God’s people. As good as online services and Zoom have been, there is no substitute … Read More

Those who love God and serve

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1 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes scattered among the nations: Greetings. – James 1:1 Dear Brothers and Sisters, I hope this finds you well. For those of us who have been able to hear the current sermon series on James, I wonder how you are finding it? James talks about … Read More

Father’s day

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3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. – 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 Dear Brothers and Sisters, I hope this finds … Read More

Jesus yesterday, today and forever

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8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. – Hebrews 13:8 Dear Brothers and Sisters, I hope this finds you well. There is currently lots of speculation about whether restrictions will be lifted on 21st June. Will they keep the date, or delay it by 2 weeks, or 4 weeks? Who knows?! I don’t know how you … Read More

The glorious future

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12 Fruit trees of all kinds will grow on both banks of the river. Their leaves will not wither, nor will their fruit fail. Every month they will bear fruit, because the water from the sanctuary flows to them. Their fruit will serve for food and their leaves for healing. – Ezekiel 47:12 Dear Brothers and Sisters, I hope this … Read More