Communication within the churches
and to the wider community is important, and two
publications serve to do this.
The Newssheet has run for many years as a way for the Rector,
Committees and individual parishioners to tell everyone else
any news, information, etc. It is an A4 sheet folded to A5 size
produced weekly for each Sunday. The newssheet generally has
The front always gives the services for the current
Sunday and the following Sunday for both Churches.
It includes the normal services and also Baptisms,
Weddings and Funerals. It gives also the Readings
and the Collect for the current Sunday.
Inside (pages 2- 3 and onto page 4) shows the
immediate diary for the next 3-4 weeks and any
advance notices of meetings, events, etc. including
any notes of explanation followed by general
notices and special messages (of appreciation,
The back contains concerns for prayer, especially
requests for prayer for the bereaved; those preparing
for marriage; parents and Godparents of those to
be baptised and for friends or family who have
special needs, e.g. ill-health. When space allows
we enjoy sharing someone’s choice of prayer,
verse or hymn.
Contributions are put in a folder at the rear
of St Martin’s church by 11am on the Thursday
preceding the Sunday service, or may be sent by
email before Friday lunchtime or phoned to the
editor by the deadline.
Contact: Tel: Alison Coulson 01438 213358 Email: The