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Archdeacon's Visitation Service

Our ‘new' Churchwardens for the coming year, Audrey Black and Margaret Holt, will be ‘sworn in' at the annual Visitation Service this month. It takes place at 7.30pm ‘next door' in St Mary Magdalene, Ashton-upon-Mersey, on Thursday 24th May. If you'd like to come along and support Margaret and Audrey, along with all the Churchwardens from other local parishes, you'd be very welcome. Certainly, do keep our Churchwardens in your prayers, as they both work hard to support St Martin's, Fr Shaun and each other. (Or you might want to come and have a nosey at the new re-ordering of the inside of the church which was just finished at St Mary's before Easter!)

Bible Study Home Groups

We are planning a number of small ‘home groups’ around the parish, which will meet together to do some Bible study and prayer. Each group will comprise around half a dozen members and each will decide exactly how often, and when, to meet. Anyone is very welcome to be part of one of these groups, and there is no requirement of any particular level of biblical knowledge! If you’d like to find out more, speak with Fr Shaun.


Parish Bits & Pieces


St Martin's Recipe Book
We are planning a new book of recipes and helpful hints and tips for the kitchen. If you would like to submit a recipe or any tips, please give them to our Reader, Brian Raby, who has offered to help with the collation of the books contents. If you would like your recipe/tip to be credited with your name, this will attract a cost of £1 for one submission or £2 for two or more. We hope this will cover the cost of production so that copies produce 100% profit for fundraising.
Village Flower Planter
St Martin's has adopted a planter in the village - it is the one against the Village Stores. So that it is properly maintained and watered throughout the year, Pat Lucas has offered to co-ordinate its upkeep and we hope to have two or three people each month of the year to assist with any jobs that need doing (dead-heading, replanting, watering etc.) If you would like to help, please sign up against a month (or two!) on the list at the back of church. There will be no financial cost for any individual who signs up! 
Gift Aid
Last year we claimed back over £9,000 in gift aid monies - thank you to everyone who was able to help us achieve such a great amount! To make a gift aid payment you must have paid enough tax to cover the 25% claim on any donation. If you are unsure whether your personal financial circumstances make this possible,  our gift aid co-ordinator Barbara Smith is happy to speak to you confidentially if you so wish, or if you have any other questions speak with our Treasurer, Ivan Holt, or with Fr Shaun or the Churchwardens.


St Martin’s Friendship Group

We are now able to raise funds when you buy online through a web site called Easyfundraising . This web site links to websites and automatically give a  donation to the church at no cost to you ! In less than a month  we have raised OVER £250 at no cost to anyone !

Click the link below to go to the website and register to get us free funds

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St Martin's Church, Church Lane,  Ashton-upon-Mersey,  Sale,  Cheshire ,    M33 5QQ  

0161 976 4086 
0161 973 4204