St Martin's, Brasted

Welcome

Welcome to the website of St Martin's Church, Brasted in Kent. Do join us in church, and feel free to ring (01959 565829) with any enquiries. Our full address is St Martin's Church, Church Road, Brasted, Westerham TN16 1HZ. Click here for a location map.

Linda Green, Rector

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Facemasks - new advice

As of 24 July, when face coverings have become mandatory in many public places but not as yet in churches, the Church of England’s current advice (summarised) is as follows:

“We strongly advise that face coverings should be worn by those attending a place of worship, including ministers, worshippers and visitors, where there may be other people present, remembering that they are mainly intended to protect other people, not the wearer from coronavirus COVID-19 and that they are not a replacement for physical distancing and regular hand-washing.”

We do encourage all who will be attending St Martin’s, to follow this advice. However, do not be discouraged fronm coming if you do not have one yet - there will be some available.




St Martin’s is open every Sunday 10 - 11am

There will be a short service each week at 10, with all safety precautions. Everyone will be welcome to join it or come and go quietly, as before, for private prayer.
Please maintain appropriate social distancing and use the hand sanitiser provided at the doors.
We will need to record the name and contact details of everyone who comes in.

We look forward to seeing you



16, 23 and 30 August   Holy Communion

Services on the web
  • from Durham Cathedral

  • from Rochester Cathedral

  • from Holy Trinity, Dartford (Sunday 9 August)


  • Some Services on Radio and Television
    Daily   Radio 4 Longwave 10.45am: Service
    Every Sunday    Radio 4: Sunday Worship 8.10am,
    BBC1: Songs of Praise 1.15pm
    Every Sunday and Wednesday Radio 3: Choral Evensong 3pm


    TRINITY 9

    From Linda (our Rector): Reflections and Prayers

     

    JESUS WALKS ON WATER

    Matthew 14:22-33

    22 Immediately he made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. 23 And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, 24 but by this time the boat, battered by the waves, was far from the land, for the wind was against them. 25 And early in the morning he came walking toward them on the sea. 26 But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out in fear. 27 But immediately Jesus spoke to them and said, “Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid.” 28 Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” 29 He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat, started walking on the water, and came toward Jesus. 30 But when he noticed the strong wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me!” 31 Jesus immediately reached out his hand and caught him, saying to him, “You of little faith, why did you doubt?” 32 When they got into the boat, the wind ceased. 33 And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”


     The Man Who Walks on Water

    Just as Peter on the lake
    I set out on a quest
    My boat is drifting out to sea
    God puts me to the test.

    The depth is deep, the width is wide
    A storm is setting in
    The waves are thrashing all about
    I feel a fear within.

    A figure looms within the midst
    I tremble in the night
    He seems to walk on water
    My heart is filled with fright.

    Fear not says He, have courage
    I do not bring you harm
    For it is I who comes to save
    There's no need for alarm.

    He bids me walk on water
    His flowing robe, I see
    But I lose faith as I step out
    Upon the angry sea.

    My trust is gone, I start to sink
    I panic as I go
    I cry out, "Lord please save me."
    Strong winds begin to blow.

    His staff is there before me
    His mighty hand comes out
    He plucks me from the churning sea
    Why did I ever doubt?

    Into the boat, the wind is still
    He calms the restless sea
    If He will soothe a violent storm
    He'll do the same for thee.

    Oh precious child of little faith
    You are His son or daughter
    Look to the One who calms the sea
    The man who walks on water.

    Author/Written By:
    Marilyn Ferguson
    ©2005


    Prayer: Faith (St Benedict)

    Gracious and Holy Father,
    give us the wisdom to discover you,
    the intelligence to understand you,
    the diligence to seek after you,
    the patience to wait for you,
    eyes to behold you,
    a heart to meditate upon you,
    and a life to proclaim you,
    through the power of the Spirit of Jesus, our Lord.
    Amen.

    Safeguarding
    St Martin's Church takes seriously its responsibility to protect and safeguard the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.
    For full details of go to Notices and scroll down.

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