The Parish Church of Sarum St. Martin, Salisbury Wiltshire

St. Martin's Church Street

Salisbury

Wiltshire

SP1 2HY

01722 503123

saintmartins.salisbury@gmail.com

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Welcome to The Parish Church of Sarum St. Martin

Welcome to Saint Martin's, a parish of long-standing catholic tradition ministering to a diverse parish on the east of Salisbury supported by a dedicated team eager to grow in faith and fulfil its purpose of spreading abroad the love of God. We stand in the catholic tradition of the Church of England which began its rebirth in 1833 when The Revd John Keble preached the assize sermon before the judges in the University Church of S. Mary Oxford. His message was simple, the Church of England he contended is the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church in England.

Thus began the religious revival known as the Oxford movement or Anglo-Catholicism. By 1887 St. Martin’s was firmly established in this religious revival, when the then Rector first used eucharistic vestments and catholic ceremonial.

St. Martin’s has proclaimed catholic faith, morals and order. The worship has been rich in beauty and austere in season. Anglo-Catholicism has long held the Incarnation (the birth of the Son of God, Jesus Christ as a man) as a defining ordinance. Human life and the human condition matter, because God has chosen to share that life and condition, or as Canon Henry Scott-Holland put it “I care about drains because God became man”.

The worship at St. Martin’s is traditional and formal at the right moments and full of joy and laughter at others. Those who worship here seek the holy in their lives and rejoice at the God of the everyday who shared our human life. Our catholic faith draws us both into the mystery of God and into the best use of human life. At the PCC Meeting of June 23rd by a vote of 11 to 1 the PCC decided to request of the Bishop of Salisbury that on grounds of Theological Conviction the Church be placed under the Episcopal Oversight of the Bishop of Ebbsfleet. This, the Bishop of Salisbury graciously agreed to, and so the Church continues to find it's identity within the ancient catholic and apostolic faith of the Universal Church as the Church of England has received it.

We have a strong and organic link with our Church School, and with the New Salisbury Sixth College S6C.

St. Martin’s still proclaims catholic faith and order within the Church of England. It is the oldest parish in the city of New Sarum, Salisbury, in fact our foundation pre-dates the establishment of the city by at least 200 years.

We are a neighbourhood church designed for the neighbourhood, our vision is local and based in bringing holiness to the lives of those who live around us.

We have a mixed all age congregation from many backgrounds. What we have in common is a desire to live out discipleship and catholic life. To this end, the Eucharist, the service Jesus himself gave us at the Last Supper is the centre of our life and worship.

Thus it is that at St. Martin’s we seek to serve the diverse community in which we are set setting before the community the love of God the Father shown in the God the Son and given to us by God the Holy Spirit.

The Week Ahead 15 - 22 Sept 19

Sunday 15 - 24th SUNDAY OF THE YEAR

8.00am: Holy Mass

10.30am: PARISH EUCHARIST & Holy Baptism

Monday 16 - Ss. Cornelius, Pp & Cyprian, Br Mrs

Tuesday 17 - feria

10.00am: Holy Mass

Wednesday 18 - feria

Thursday 19 - feria

12.30pm: Holy Mass

Friday 20 - feria

Saturday 21 - St. Matthew, Ap

9.30am: Holy Mass

Sunday 22 - 25th SUNDAY OF THE YEAR

8.00am: Holy Mass

10.30am: PARISH EUCHARIST

Please note the Parish Office Hours this week:

Monday to Thursday: 10.00am - 12noon

WEEKLY INTERCESSIONS

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St Martins-Milford ROLL OF HONOUR

Remembering our men of St. Martins who died in the Great War

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IMPORTANT NOTICE CONCERNING MAINTENANCE WORK  at the  ASHES PLOT

Dear Parishioners and members of the congregation, the PCC would like to advise those who have relatives ashes in St. Martin’s Ashes plot at the east end of the church necessary maintenance work will be carried out at the end of July of this year.

The work will consist of lifting those tablets which have sunk over the years and are considered a trip hazard, thus under our obligation to ensure the safety of those visiting the ashes plot we have sought permission from the Diocesan Registrar to do so. The tablets concerned will be replaced in the same position but importantly level with the surrounding ground.

It is mainly only the older tablets which will be lifted but if you are in doubt about this and would like to ask any questions please do not hesitate in speaking either to the Rector or Churchwardens. Contact can be made via the Parish office on 01722 503123 or email at saintmartins.salisbury@gmail.com

This notice is  effective from 7th July 2019

THE REAL MESSAGE OF EASTER

‘When you die, that’s it. Nothing. Out like a light!’ That’s what the man in the pub said, and his mates all nodded, though the one whose mother had died the week before wasn’t ...
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SAFEGUARDING

Sarum St. Martin takes its responsibilities surrounding the safeguarding of children, young people, and adults who may be at risk very seriously, and works in partnership with the Diocese of Salisbury to ensure that we work in accordance with best practice at all times.

Our Parish Safeguarding Policy can be downloaded here.

If you have any Safeguarding questions or concerns you can contact our Parish Safeguarding Officer, Mrs. M. Lilley on 01722 503123 or email: saintmartins.salisbury@gmail.com

Alternatively you can contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, on 07500 664800 or email: heather.bland@salisbury.anglican.org

A PRAYER FOR OUR PARISH

Almighty God, you have made us members of Christ and of his Church in this parish. May we as a congregation reach upwards to your throne in worship and adoration: inwards to one another in understanding and fellowship; and outwards to the world in evangelism and social compassion. Make us like a city set on a hill whose light cannot be hidden, so that men and women may find Christ as the Light of the World, and his Church as the family of the redeemed, and eternal life as the gift of God, through Jesus Christ our Lord Amen.

 

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