Rector of Birmingham – St Martin’s in the Bull Ring The City of Birmingham is proud of its diversity of culture and ethnicity, of social, and age groups. St Martin’s seeks to reflect and to develop that diversity, and the opportunities that it presents, in its life and worship, and in the ministry of welcome and service. St Martin’s is prominent in the redeveloped and busy City Centre, standing between the Bull Ring Shopping Centre and the Markets, and alongside bus and train routes. People are drawn to St Martin’s – on Sundays and every day – from the wide Birmingham region and beyond. The Leaders and the people of St Martin’s look forward to welcoming, and to worshipping and working with, the Priest appointed as Rector who will:• have a sound parochial record of some seniority, pastoral warmth and sensitivity, and the ability and experience to manage a complex institution• lead and develop St Martin’s worship, congregational life, prayer, teaching, evan
An invitation for you and your family to join us on Sunday 28th January 2018 for our all age service at 11am. An accessible, more informal service, where we meet and spend time with Jesus – suitable for all. We look forward to seeing you!
Join us for three Tuesdays in December for a short, 30 minute service. There will be a reading, space for quiet reflection and a prayer of blessing to end. In the midst of all the Christmas preparations, come and find peace and joy with God. Tuesday 5th December 2017 2pm Tuesday 12th December 2017 2pm Tuesday 19th December 2017 2pm All Welcome
poster Christmas Special Christmas Services 2017 Sunday 3rd December West Midlands Fire Service Carols 4.30pm Sunday 10th December Jazz Carols 4.30pm Sunday 17th December Christmas Carol Service 6pm Christmas Eve Holy Communion 9.30am Morning Worship 11am Candlelight Carols 5pm Midnight Mass 11.15pm Christmas Day Family Communion 11am Regular Services at St Martin’s Sundays 9.30am, 11am and 6pm, Tuesdays & Thursdays 12.30pm (*See leaflet for special times of evening services in December)
Our Student and Young Adult Group meets this Sunday at church at 12.30pm. Come and join us for a time of Bible Study, prayer, food and chat in a friendly, gentle and thoughtful environment. All welcome.
We are well underway with our search for a new Rector for St Martin’s Church. Our consultation process has now closed. We received an amazing 230 responses to our consultation to inform our ‘Parish Profile’. Thank you to everyone who took part.
At the very start of the Great War, in August 1914, the city of Birmingham asked for a thousand volunteers to form a battalion for the coming conflict. Within days, enough men stepped forward to form 1st, 2nd and 3rd City of Birmingham Battalions, 14th, 15th and 16th Battalions of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment. They were known as the Birmingham Pals, and their handsome memorial is on the north side of the nave. All three battalions took an active part in the war, in France and Flanders. Each took part in all the major battles, including the Third Battle of Ypres, often known as Passchendaele, being fought exactly a hundred years ago. It was during that terrible battle, in the morning of 9th October 1917, that the 16th Battalion suffered its worst losses. In the five days before they were in the front line, mainly a series of water- and mud-filled shell holes, in relentless rain and often under accurate artillery fire. Lieutenant Colonel Grahame Deakin, the Commanding Of
All of us at St Martin’s would like to wish Revd. Canon Stewart Jones all the best in his new role as Priest in Charge at St John the Baptist Church, Barlaston. Thank you Stewart and Julie for all you have done, God Bless you both in your new Adventure . . . Thanks also to everyone who made Stewart’s final Sunday as Rector of St. Martin’s so memorable. To all who participated in and helped with the organising of the festivities, you gave Stewart and Julie a joyous and grace filled send off to pastures new in Barlaston. The “Best Wishes” book will be around at St. Martin’s for a couple of weeks so please write your message for them if you haven’t had the opportunity over the last few weeks.