St Martin's Today

St Martin’s: a community of prayer and welcome in the name of Jesus Christ since before 597AD

St Martin’s is part of the Church of England parish of St Martin and St Paul.


You are very welcome to join us at our regular services of worship at 9am on Sundays. This is usually a service without music, using modern words, and lasts about 50 minutes.  On the first Sunday of the month we use the Book of Common prayers with a simple sung setting and hymns. Activities for children are at the 10.30am service at St Paul’s Church.


There is usually a time for Quiet Prayer on the first Sunday of the month at 5.00 pm, and other events as advertised.


The message of Jesus Christ, which Augustine brought here in the 6th century, has brought hope to countless people who have prayed here over the centuries and still changes lives today.

The people of St Martin’s support our local community as street pastors, school governors, almshouse trustees, and in a myriad of other ways. To find out more about our parish and community life visit the 'Parish' page.


St Martin’s was founded many centuries before the division between the eastern and western church, or between Roman Catholic and protestant. The Friends of St Martin’s was founded in 1966 to express the unity of all Christians and to enable visitors to keep in touch with St Martin’s. We pray for Friends every Thursday at 12 noon at St Martin’s Church.


Operational costs and repairs are funded by the local congregation, assisted by gifts from visitors.