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Inclusive Church

At St Martin's Church, we are committed to being a church where all are welcome and so we have made the decision to join the Inclusive Church network.  Inclusive Church is a network of churches, groups and individuals uniting together around a shared vision:

"We believe in inclusive Church - church which does not discriminate, on any level, on grounds of economic power, gender, mental health, physical ability, race or sexuality. We believe in Church which welcomes and serves all people in the name of Jesus Christ; which is scripturally faithful; which seeks to proclaim the Gospel afresh for each generation; and which, in the power of the Holy Spirit, allows all people to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Jesus Christ."

We hope that you will encounter this welcome at St Martin's - if there is anything we can do to improve on this, please do let us know!

To find out more about Inclusive Church, please visit their website

Place of Welcome

St Martin's has started a new weekly event on Thursdays as part of the Places of Welcome scheme.  We're open every week from 10-12noon for the whole community and it is completely free. Come along and chat with other local people over free tea and toast, join in various activities, or just come and sit in a quiet space to read a paper or magazine or have a moment's peace. 

Over the coming weeks, we hope to have various volunteers and organisations dropping in offering craft sessions, free health checks, hand massage, chair exercises, local advice.... 

Do drop in and say hello. If you know someone in the area who is feeling lonely, invite them to come along with you. We really do want to create a relaxed safe community space where everyone receives a warm welcome