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Sunday 18th November 2018

No Service Here Sunday 25th November

We join with St Anthony of Egypt next Sunday for their 150th Anniversary. Please join us there.

Part of their celebrations is an informal social evening there on Saturday from 7pm. We will have a buffet and some music to celebrate. Do join us, but if you are coming, please sign the list at back of Church so they can arrange catering.


Friday 5th October 2018

Confirmation Service

Many thanks to all who came to support our Confirmation candidates last Sunday at St Silas and the Choir for their singing.

Congratulations to Florence, Eryn, Darren, and Jim, and to Michael who received his First Communion!


Friday 5th October 2018

Twinkle Tots

Twinkle Tots is a fun Parents and Toddler Church here at St Martin’s on the second Saturday of each month (next Saturday!) from 10-11.30. If parents have older children as well they may bring them along; separate activities provided.


Sunday 23rd September 2018

Harvest Celebration

We celebrate Harvest Thanksgiving on Sunday 7th October, and are collecting food which will be given to our local foodbank for those in need. If you still have things to bring or have forgotten to bring them, drop them by St Martin’s before tomorrow afternoon from where they will be distributed to the Foodbank. If you would prefer to give a cash donation there will be a plate for this at back of church.


Sunday 23rd September 2018


Our MINE Confirmation will be Sunday 30th September at St Silas 11am. Come along and support those from our congregation who will be confirmed or admitted to communion for the first time. We pray for Jim, Darren, Michael, Florence, Lydia and Eryn from this parish.


Sunday 16th September 2018

Leaving Service for Archdeacon of Northumberland

There will be a special Evensong at the Cathedral to celebrate the ministry of the Ven Geoff Miller who has been our Archdeacon through the time of UMPT and the formation of MINE and has always been an enthusiastic support to our ministry here. He leaves his post as Archdeacon to become Dean of the Cathedral. Sunday 16th September 4pm.


Monday 6th August 2018

Pathways Mission

There is an extensive Mission Weekend for our Diocese 6th-9th September.

In which every parish and deanery is asked to come up with some celebration(s) or events that will promote the mission of the Church locally.

All the Bishops of the Northern Province, with mission teams will be joining us to help out. Your participation at as many of these events as possible would be appreciated.

For our parish and the MINE Churches the following things have been chosen:

- Thursday 6th September: Launch Service
- Friday 7th September: Prayer Spaces in Schools
- Saturday 8th September: Launch of Toddler Church at St Martin's
- Sunday 9th September: Pathways Mission - Diocesan Celebration


Friday 20th July 2018

Shepherd’s Dene Weekend

Also, give and a thought and a prayer to those travelling to Shepherd’s Dene next Weekend. It will be a full house! On the Saturday morning we will have a short pilgrimage to Heavenfield (on the Military Road, not far from Hexham). Do feel free to join us there, even if you aren’t on the Weekend.