St Martin's, Brasted

CD OF OUR ORGAN, played by Stephen Davies

Many of us remember the organ recital which Stephen Davies gave during Advent of 2018. In January of this year he came back into the church to record some of the very last works written by Bach and Brahms:

1 Ricercar a 3 (J S Bach)

2 Sung Chorale: Schmücke dich, O liebe Seele (J S Bach)
3 Schmücke dich, O liebe Seele (Brahms)

4 Sung Chorale: Herzliebste Jesu (J S Bach)
5 Herzliebste Jesu (Brahms)

6 Contrapunctus 4 from 'the Art of Fugue' (J S Bach)

7 Sung Chorale: O wie selig seid ihr doch (J S Bach)
8 O wie selig seid ihr doch (Brahms)

9 Sung Chorale: O Gott, du frommer Gott (J S Bach)
10 O Gott, du frommer Gott (Brahms)

11 Contrapunctus 11 from 'the Art of Fugue' (J S Bach)

12 Sung Chorale: Herzlich tut mich verlangen (J S Bach)
13 Herzlich tut mich verlangen (Brahms)

14 Sung Chorale: O welt, ich muss dich lassen (J S Bach)
15 O welt, ich muss dich lassen (Brahms)

16 Ricercar a 6 (J S Bach)

The resulting CD has now been released and Stephen has donated some copies to us, expressing the wish that they be sold in order to raise money for a charity which the church is currently supporting. These CDs are in the church and cost £10; all proceeds will be donated to Porchlight. Please contact Gloria Toplis (07751 173800, gloria.toplis@outlook.com) if you would like to buy one.



New History and Guide for St Martin's

St Martin’s Church, Brasted now has a new guide book for the first time in nearly thirty years.

Original source material was used in compiling the long history of the church, making this new book an amazingly comprehensive work. There are 44 pages and 22 photographs.

Readers can also use the book in a self-guided tour to learn more about the many features of the church and their part in its history.

Copies are now available at £3.50, or £5.00 inc UK P&P. Either from St Martin's, checking this website for when it might be open, or from Roger Rogowski (roger_rogowski@yahoo.co.uk).

All proceeds after costs go to St Martin's.


Safeguarding

St Martin's Parochial Church Council have adopted the House of Bishops Policy Statement 2017 'Promoting a Safer Church'.

Anyone with any safeguarding concerns should in the first instance contact our Rector Linda Green on 01959 565829

An important notice from the Diocese of Rochester

We are committed to making our church a safe space for all. Churches across the Diocese of Rochester are currently undertaking a comprehensive safeguarding review to establish that all known past cases of concern relating to church abuse have been considered and dealt with appropriately.

If you are concerned about something you have experienced in a church, now or in the past, or you are worried about another person - perhaps a vulnerable adult or a child - there are people you can talk to and you will be taken seriously.

Anyone who needs to come forward with information or make any disclosures regarding church related abuse are encouraged to make direct contact with the Diocese of Rochester's Safeguarding team on: 01634 560000 or visit:

www.rochester.anglican.org/safeguarding/

Recognising that this may not feel safe for those with a lived experience of abuse from within the church, a dedicated telephone helpline, operated independently from the church, by the NSPCC, is available. Calls can be made free on 0800 80 20 20.

Thank you.