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Following on from statements from the Prime Minister and Archbishops and Bishops of the Church of England yesterday we will be completely closed until further notice.
Please see a full statement from our Rector below. Please note that you can contact us on our usual channels.
‘In accordance with the announcement of the Prime Minister yesterday and the latest government restrictions, St. Martin’s building will be completely closed until further notice.
At St. Martin’s we fully endorse the statement issued by UK faith leaders yesterday, including the Archbishop of Canterbury:
“As faith leaders in the UK we are united in our commitment to seeking the good of all especially in this time of crisis. In such a time our instinct is to gather as faith groups. We know, and affirm, that to do so at present is not only unwise but puts many lives at risk. We appeal again to all, please do not meet physically. Pray at home, share community online and by telephone, love and support the vulnerable and needy. Help contribute to food banks, reassure the fearful and lonely or isolated.”
At St. Martin’s we are endeavouring to keep open all channels of communication, keep contact with any who feel isolated and vulnerable, and provide opportunities for worship and prayer.
In addition, within one week, the Centre for Health and Healing has been able to establish procedures for the ongoing provision of its comprehensive counselling services by telephone and other forms of communication technology.
Please do everything you can to comply with the health guidelines, stay safe and remember that the Spirit of Jesus dwells with all those who call Him Lord and Saviour.
‘I fall to my knees and pray to the Father, the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth. I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.’
Ephesians 3 v13-19
With my prayers, your brother in Christ,
Rector, St. Martin in the Bull Ring’
Mid week worship from St Martin in the Bull Ring
In our first online service we celebrate Mothering Sunday at St Martin’s! Join us as we celebrate this special day #lent #motheringsunday #COVID2019 #calltoprayer
Come back for more over the coming week!
Worship at St. Martin in the Bull Ring
Following on from the government’s health announcements on Monday, it has now been confirmed by the Archbishops that public worship should cease. So there will no acts of worship held at St. Martin in the Bull Ring until further notice. We are very sad at not being able to gather for worship but we must do everything we can to support our government and health services to address the COVID-19 pandemic.
Following the advice of our Archbishops, at St. Martin in the Bull Ring
Please do follow all the latest health advice including hygiene precautions, self-isolating and social distancing. NHS guidance can be read at – https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
If you are feeling anxious about the present situation you may find the guidance from Mind very helpful – https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/#collapse5f160
This Sunday, 22nd March, has been declared a national day of prayer. At 7pm everyone is encouraged to place a lighted candle in a window as we pray for our nation and the world. For more information see – https://www.archbishopofcanterbury.org/news/latest-news/coronavirus-archbishops-call-national-day-prayer-and-action
May we encourage us to pray for:
Our Rector Jeremy leads us in a prayer via video.
Following on from the government’s health announcements yesterday, and instructions received from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York today, St Martin in the Bull Ring will cease all public acts of worship until further notice.
The church building will remain open during the daytime for personal prayer.
Please see below for full details – more to follow in the coming days! #COVID2019 #calltoprayer
Worship for the season of Lent
at St. Martin in the Bull Ring
Every Sunday at 9.30, 11.00, 5.00
Every Tuesday and Thursday at 12.30
w/c 1 March ‘Come, follow me’
8 March ‘Everything is possible with God’
15 March ‘What do you want me
to do for you’
22 March ‘I came to seek and to save
29 March ‘My good and faithful servant’
5 April ‘Who is this?’
Bible study for the season of Lent at St. Martin in the Bull Ring
Journey with Jesus to Jerusalem
Come and join us as we study some of the stories from Jesus’ journey to Jerusalem and the cross.
All are welcome – Wednesday’s at 7pm at the church.
Wed 4 March ‘Come, follow me’
11 March ‘Everything is possible with God’
18 March ‘What do you want me
to do for you’
25 March ‘I came to seek and to save
1 April ‘My good and faithful servant’
All Age Worship
Sunday 26th January 2020
Worship at St. Martin in the Bull Ring
for New Year and Epiphany
Every Sunday@9.30 11.00 5.00
Every Tuesday and Thursday@12.30
w/c Sunday 5 January
O Lord teach me your paths
w/c Sunday 12 January
A threefold vision
w/c Sunday 19 January
Hospitality and Welcome
w/c Sunday 26 January
A people and place of prayer
w/c 2 February