St Martin's, Brasted


Dates for your diary


MARTINMAS SUPPER

Saturday 11 November

At Brasted Village Hall 7pm for 7.30

This continues to be a popular annual event held on the second Saturday in November, and thus near the date of our patronal festival of St Martin, after whom our beautiful parish church is named. The supper is organised by church members but everyone is welcome, although numbers are strictly limited for fire and safety reasons.

The format seems to work well and once again there will be a delicious two course supper (with lots of choice), wines and soft drinks, coffee & chocolates, also a quiz, raffle and a short sing-a-long.

Tickets are £9 each, £4 for under 16’s, and are available from Pam (01959 564064) or at Church. Book early to avoid disappointment.

(And please remember to bring your own cutlery!)


CELEBRITY ORGAN RECITAL

Twenty-five years ago, in 1992, St. Martin’s church was re-opened for services after being rebuilt following the devastating fire of 1989. By November of that year it had a brand new organ. A great deal of thought had been put into the choice and design of the instrument, which was built by J W Walker & Sons Ltd – one of the most prominent firms in the UK. Immediately prior to the building of the Brasted organ, Walkers had built instruments for St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square (1990) and Bromley Parish Church (1991) which had received much acclaim. The Brasted organ, though slightly smaller than these, was built and installed by the same team of craftsmen, and it soon became well known to some of the UK’s prominent organ recitalists.

It is fitting that we should mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of the dedication of the instrument with an organ recital to be held on Saturday 2nd December at 7.30pm, and we are delighted that it is to be given by James McVinnie, international recital organist and former Assistant Organist of Westminster Abbey. James’ recital will include some music appropriate for the Advent season in a varied programme of organ solos. Our lovely church has a very fine musical instrument, much admired for both its musical and visual qualities – do come and experience it.

More information about the church and organ, including the organ specification, may be found in the history section of this website.




COFFEE BREAK

Do join us for a cuppa in the St Martin's Room on the third Thursday morning in the month, from 10.00am to 12.00 noon.

Please come through the side (South) door of the church. Everyone is welcome. The church is open during Coffee Break for anyone who wishes to look around or to find a quiet space to have a moment of peace and quiet.

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Upcoming dates are:

  • 16 November
  • 21 December



MESSY CHURCH

Messy Church is usually on Sunday afternoons at 3pm. It is for all ages, for adults and children to enjoy together, and comprises a mixture of crafts, art and celebration with stories, song and prayer followed by everyone sharing tea together.

For all the family (children to be accompanied by an adult please). For further details telephone 01959 565829.

Helpers are always welcome. If you could help with serving food or with creative activities please let us know.

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Upcoming dates are

  • 3 December



ST MARTIN'S STARS

We would love to see as many of your children as possible joining us on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of most months during the 10am service. We know you all have varying responsibilities on a Sunday (sports especially!) but if you could try and fit this service into your family routine it would be wonderful to see you all as often as you are free!!

FORMAT: Children and parents sit together during the entrance hymn. Rev Linda Green will welcome everyone and then ask any child who is interested to come to the St Martin's Room (where you see the choir come out from) for activities and a kids orientated service. We will enjoy a prayer, a reading from the Bible and then an activity to reinforce the message of the week, which will tie in with the liturgy being enjoyed in the main church. Children will come out for communion and stay with their parents till the end of the service. All ages are welcome.

Contact Kelly Bennett if you have questions (kkbennett@btinternet.com)

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Upcoming dates are:

  • 22 October
  • 12 November (service 10.30)
  • 26 November
  • 10 December