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Breaking News: You can now follow a QR code tour around St Martin's !

You can now follow us on Twitter.  Just go to http://twitter.com/@spireofdorking .  And on facebook we are https://www.facebook.com/St-Martins-Dorking-215503208784143

On these pages you will find the latest weekly notices  as well as the diary for the month ahead which now runs through to the end of August.   The combined Juy/August edition of St Martin's Magazine is available at the back of church.

We now have an established pattern of fully shared main Sunday morning services; it's easy to remember as St Martin's@10 is always at 10.00 am!

On Sundays at St Martin's there is always a Book of Common Prayer said Holy Communion at 8am.  St Martin's @10 usual pattern is

First Sunday  : A family service for all ages .
Second/Third/Fourth/Fifth : Holy Communion (sung) using Common Worship or Methodist rite

At St Mary's the normal Sunday pattern is :-

      First Sunday                    - 10.30 am Holy Communion
      Second Sunday                - 10.30 am Morning Prayer
      Third Sunday                   - 10.30 am Pixham Praise followed by Communion
      Fourth Sunday                 - 10.00am am Rise and Shine   
      [Fifth Sunday                   - 10.30am Pixham 5th-Songs of Praise]

For more about activities at St Mary's please see http://www.pixhamresidents.org/Home/st-marys-church

However please always check the diary pages on this website or in the magazine for variations - particular on major festivals.

In the field of "Music at St Martin's", our lunchtime recitals  now take the form of a monthly recital every first  Saturday of the month - "Music at Midday".  However there is a special recital on Thursday 17th August by William Bass Cello (with pianist). The choir leads choral evensong once a month - except August- usually on the first Sunday of the month at 6pm - but please check on diary page.   Please note that next choral e  vensong at St Martin's will be on 10 September to conclude the Heritage open Days programme.     A vital part of the musical life at St Martin's is provided by the William Cole Church Music Trust which supports organ and choral scholar awards. Our latest choral scholar is Delphine Boagey (soprano). 

Please use the contacts page to get in touch with all members of the clergy team, the pastoral assistants or the churchwardens. The church office (open certain weekday mornings only for personal callers - see contacts page for details plus phone and email address) is in the Christian Centre.

Dorking Area Food Bank has been open for a year; thank you for all your support and prayers.  The Dorking CAB is the main local referral agency issuing vouchers to those in need.  Vouchers may be exchanged for food in twice-weekly sessions at the Christian Centre.   There is a permanent  box for food donations in the Christian Centre foyer which is emptied regularly and has a list on it updated every week with the top four items needed. For more information please visit the website of this venture which is in association with the Trussell Trust. Meanwhile thank you to all our donors for your generosity.

At the back of church you will find copies of the latest St Martins Magazine and the Diocesan Wey as well as "A look at St Martin's".  This full colour folding guide was produced with support from The Friends of St Martin's and has just been updated to include our "Jubilee Panel"; our spire is a well known landmark for miles around but our wealth of beautiful interior features are far less well known. Also available to borrow at the back of the church are laminated guides to the stained glass windows in our church; they were produced for the Friends event "Celebrating Stained Glass".

Finally, also  on the bookstall is our "Welcome Booklet" - designed for those wanting to find out a bit more about the many things taking place at St Martin's and to identify key contacts.  The booklet has a simple reply card for you to drop off if you wish someone to contact you about a specific activity.  Please do use it to get in touch - we'd love to hear from you.