Our Parish vision:
We are called to worship God in Jesus Christ and to make Christ known in our community. We do not have all the answers. We are on a spiritual journey. We look to scripture, reason and tradition to help us on our way. Whoever you are, we offer a space for you to draw nearer to God and walk with us.
OUR DAILY RHYTHM OF WORSHIP:
DURING THE WEEK
Morning Prayer 9.15am Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays at St Paul's Church
BCP Communion with coffee 10.30am (Wednesday in St Paul's)
Midday prayers 12.00pm (Thursday at St Martin's)
Communion 9.00am - at St Martin's
Sung Eucharist 10.30am - at St Paul's
(Recording available online later in the day)
Communion at St Paul's - 8.00am (1st Sunday of the month only)
TeaTime Family Service at St Paul's - 3.30pm (2nd Sunday of the month only)
Evensong and Supper at St Paul's - 5pm (3rd Sunday of the month only)
Quiet Prayers at St Martin's - 5pm (4th Sunday of the month only)
St Martin's Church is currently open for prayer and for visits between Wednesday to Sunday each week from 11.00 - 15.00, although occasionally it may be closed for a baptism, wedding, or funeral.
St Paul's Church is open for visitors daily, except for Thursday mornings, and when we have private events.
Please contact us here if you want to check opening times before visiting.
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As we move through this time of pandemic, many things are returning and some new favourites are here to stay. Our Churches continue to be alive and active and
although some restrictions are continuing for a while as we keep each other safe our faith, vision and values remain the same as things ease.
We are two thriving churches serving a large and diverse parish close to the centre of Canterbury, seeking to work alongside the whole community and supporting allwho live, worship, visit and work here. We are a parish with a long tradition - a place
where you can belong wherever you are on the journey of faith or whatever
questions you have.
We are a diverse group of people committed to being an open, inclusive and welcoming community, journeying together and growing in faith. We hope everyonefeels at home here and you can play a full part in the life of the parish, regardless of disability, economic power, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, learning disability,
mental health, or sexuality.
Even as things ease it is still important to keep in touch and to keep praying as we return to a more recognisable church life. Please explore our website to find detailsof all our activities and services. If you need anything at all please feel free to contact us, we are here to help and to talk, offering support as we emerge from difficult times.
Every blessing,Mark Griffin, Rector - and all the team at St Martin’s and St Paul’s