Information

St Martin’s is a relevant and lively church, with two morning services each Sunday.

  • 9:30am Traditional Communion service
  • 11:00am Modern Worship Service with a Sunday Club (for those up to 14yrs).
  • Evening service is every second Sunday of the month, called Word and Worship at 7.00pm, which is a contemporary relaxed service.

We are a Church that promotes New Wine, both attending and hosting New Wine events.

To have a look at what we’re up to, visit Blog and Calendar – you’re welcome to come to any events and activities. Do visit the Contacts pages,  to see who we are.

Please check back regularly, as the site is constantly being updated as new material is available.

Every Blessing.


Our Vision

The desired destination of the church in the next five years is:

  • To build up that which has already begun, discipleship groups, children’s work etc, and relevant worship services.
  • To build relationships with the wider community and be more actively involved with mission, including opening the church building on a weekly basis to the wider community.
  • To complete the building work, eg: roof, toilets etc.
  • To have better communication with the parish.
  • To be the spiritual centre/hub of the parish.
  • For prayer ministry to be developed further and to be increasingly moving in the gifts of the Spirit.
  • To have a church building full of worshippers.

Our Mission

The main aim/purpose of the church in Seamer, Irton and Crossgates…

“St Martin’s seeks to be a welcoming church, open to people of all backgrounds, nationalities and ages. We make a genuine effort to express, in our life and worship, the joy of an awareness of the love of God alive in the world. Our mission is:

  • To proclaim the Gospel Message
  • To be Kingdom minded people actively involved in the mission of Jesus in the community
  • To be people who are disciples transformed by the power of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit
  • To be a prophetic people who worship in Spirit and truth”

The Building

St Martin’s was built in 1150. It is in the village of Seamer, near Scarborough.

Our address is:
• St Martin’s Church. Main Street, Seamer, North Yorkshire, England, YO12 4QG.
• OS Grid Reference TA014834
• Longitude and latitude N54:14:12 W0:26:42.

Seamer is on the South side of Scarborough, coming from York just follow the A64 until you reach the outskirts of Scarborough where you will come to a roundabout that will be sign posted ‘Seamer’ take this exit (1st exit), and continue along this road, you will come to a church on your left, this is St Martin’s Church, you can park on the road.

Coming from other directions make your way to Seamer and go through the village ‘Main Street’ you will pass three pubs, the Mayfield, Copper Horse and the Londesborough Arms, all on your left, just past the Londesborough on your right is the Church.


Regular Activities

Monday to Thursday

8.30am–9.00am. Morning prayers are held in church every day. All welcome.

Tuesdays

10.30am. Bell Close Service: Every third Tuesday in the month, come along and join us (Methodist and Anglican) in the Bell Close Community Centre
10am-12noon. Knit and Natter at Irton Garden Centre.
6.00pm. Danceforce in the church room.  Time of gentle exercise to music. Everyone is welcome to come along either frequently or just every now and again. A lighthearted way of exercising in good company. A small charge of £1 is made.

Wednesdays

1.00–3.00pm. Open Church. Come in for a coffee or a cuppa soup, bring your lunch and have a chat, find out more about the church or just enjoy the peace and quiet.
5.15pm. Recorder Group, at Jenny Bland’s House.
7.30pm. Prayer Group, Church Rooms

Thursdays

10.00am–12noon Coffee morning in the Church Room. All welcome
‘Get Along’ lunch: for anyone who wants to ‘do lunch’, visiting local eating establishments every second Thursday of the month.
7.00–9.00pm. Seamer Stitchers at the Mayfield.

Fridays

9.30am and 2.00pm. ‘Brushstrokes’—£2 per person towards expenses—please see Jean Fiedler first if you want to join.

Saturdays

10.00am–12noon. Open Church, chat, prayer, refreshments, book stall, all welcome.
9.00am–9.30am. Morning prayers held in church. All welcome.


Additional Information

Tea/Coffee

Served between the 9:30am and 11:00am the hope is that this will give us a chance to meet with each other, so those coming to the 11:00am please consider coming earlier to share coffee with each other.

Sunday Club

Open to all under 14; we also have toilets and baby changing facilities in the church. For those with toddlers there is a play corner as well, all children are welcome.

Baptisms at St Martin’s Church

We ask that all those seeking their children to be baptised/christened at St Martin’s to start attending any of our Sunday services. We ask you to attend at least twice before booking a baptism. We do hope you will come as often as possible before the baptism and also consider attending at least once a month afterwards. You will also need to go through a baptism preparation course which lasts an hour. Adults wishing to be baptised must attend church regularly and also attend a seeker course (Christians basics Course/Alpha or Start Courses).
If you live in another parish you must seek the permission and goodwill of your parish priest. As they have pastoral responsibility for you, you need to explain your reasons to them and to us as to why you are intending to ask for baptism at St Martin’s.

5th Sundays of the month

We come together as a benefice on the 5th Sundays in the year. Each of our churches hosting these occasions: St Martin’s, Seamer, St John the Baptist, East Ayton and St John the Baptist, Cayton. This is a great opportunity for fellowship, worship and sharing Holy Communion together, so I hope that we will all come and enjoy the benefits of being one big family. I know this service is an answer to prayer and I believe we can really be a blessing and encouragement to each other. Please continue to pray for these gatherings that God would be glorified and his church will grow.

 

Prayer

Prayer is the bedrock of all that we do. We meet for Morning Prayer at 8.30am – 9am (see note above) and Wednesday evening at 7.30pm in Church Rooms

Bell Close Service

Every third Tuesday in the month at 10:30am, come along and join us (Methodist and Anglican) in the Bell Close Community Centre

Recorder Group

Recorder group is at Jenny Bland’s house. This is open to adults and children, beginners and more advanced alike. It will be on every Tuesday from 5.15. The sessions will be free, but any donations will go towards Luke’s Swaziland trip. (Not during August)

Seamer Stitchers

Meet in the Mayfield Hotel Seamer weekly on Thursday evenings, between 7–9pm. They do knitting and sewing together, as well as chat, and help with ongoing work. No cost to join, pay just 50p a session. See the photo of the snowmen they knitted for each child at Seamer pre school. New members very welcome.

‘Home Groups’

Church During The Week
These groups are Church during the week, for some this will be their church due to work or other commitments, for others an addition to the Sunday worship coming together.  It is good to have times to come together as a larger group but also to be discipled in smaller church groups, both are important.  If you want to join one have a word with Laura or with one of the Life Group leaders.

Christian Basics Course

This is for those who want to explore the basics of the Christian faith or prepare for Confirmation. Who is God? What is a Christian? What is my purpose? Who are the church and what do they do? Questions like these will be unpacked and discussed in a small safe group where all questions and opinions are welcome. The course will begin in May. Further details will follow when everyone interested has signed up. Please put your name on the sheet at the back of church or contact Andrew.

Open Church

Open Church will take place twice a week, on Wednesdays from 1.00pm–3.00pm as well as Saturdays 10.00am–12noon. Please publicise these opportunities to visit our wonderful old church, to look round, to enjoy coffee and a chat, to borrow books from our extensive library of Christian books or simply to have peace and quiet for prayer or reflection.

Social Groups

We have women’s and a men’s social event during the month contact Richard Firth or the Vicar if you want to come along. Both groups usually meet on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.

‘Getalong’ Lunch

For anyone who wants to ‘do lunch’, visiting local eating establishments every second Thursday of the month—speak to Mary Otway or Hazel Hall if you wish to join.

Sunday Club

Every Sunday at St Martin’s, (for children up to 13) during the 11:00am service Please note: Sunday Club is open to all under 14; we also have toilets and baby changing facilities in the church. There is a play corner as well, all children are welcome.

Brushstrokes

Fridays 9:30am in the Church Room. Cost: £2 per morning towards expenses. There is a waiting list at the moment – please see Jean Fiedler if you want to add your name.

 

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