Sunday Services and Diary

Sunday Worship

May 2017

28th Easter 7
9.30am Common Worship Communion Service
11.00am Modern Worship Service with Communion and Sunday Club
7.00pm Ecumenical Service at Crossgates Community Centre

June 2017

4th Pentecost
9.30am BCP Communion Service
11.00am Modern Worship Service with Sunday Club

11th Trinity
9.30am Common Worship Communion Service
11.00am All-age service
7.00pm Word & Worship

18th Trinity 1
9.30am Common Worship Communion Service with children’s activities in the Church Room
11.00am Modern Worship Service with Sunday Club

25th Trinity 2
9.30am Common Worship Communion Service
11.00am Modern Worship Service with Communion and Sunday Club
7.00pm Ecumenical Service at Crossgates Community Centre


May 2017

28th Easter 7—A living prayer
John 17: 1–11 (Acts 1: 6–14; 1 Peter 4: 12–14, 5: 6–11)

June 2017

4th Pentecost: I will pour out my Spirit
Acts 2: 1–21 (1 Corinthians 12: 3b–13; John 7: 37–39)

11th Trinity Sunday: Go, and make disciples
Matthew 28: 16–20 (2 Corinthians 13: 11–13)

18th Trinity 1: Sheep among wolves
Matthew 9: 35–10: 8 (9–23) (Romans 5: 1–8)

25th Trinity 2: Do not fear
Matthew 10: 24–39 (Romans 6: 1b–11)


May 2017

Friday 26th May—Sunday 28th
This17 at Kingdom Faith

Saturday 27th
12.30pm: Wedding of James and Kate

Tuesday 30th
2.00pm: ABC in the Church Room


June 2017

Wednesday 31st May
‘Thy Kingdom Come’—MU ‘Global moment’ service

Thursday 1st–Saturday 3rd
10.00am–2.00pm: ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ prayer labyrinth in church

Saturday 3rd
8.30am: Men’s Breakfast in the Church Room

Thursday 8th
12.15pm: Getalong lunch at Oliver’s Mount—all welcome, book with Hazel

Monday 12th
7.00pm at SCF: Brother Yun

Wednesday 14th
2.15pm: Mothers’ Union

Saturday 17th
Men’s Group and families train day out
12noon: wedding of Marc and Sarah—choir requested please

Monday 19th
1.00pm Liz’s lunch at Wydale—ask Mary re booking and lifts.

Tuesday 27th
2.00pm: ABC in the Church Room

Friday 30th
10.00am–12noon: Crossgates coffee morning—all welcome

Upcoming events

Thy Kingdom Come—Global Wave of Prayer
St Martin’s will be open for prayer from 10.00am – 2.00pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday 1st–3rd June

Saturday 3rd June at 8.30am. Men’s breakfast in the Church Room.
Come and share a cooked breakfast with time to share together. This is a new venture, so come along and enjoy good food and good company! Sign up on the sheet at the back of church.

Monday 12th June at 7pm.
Brother Yun, author of the “Heavenly Man” is coming to Scarborough Christian Fellowship to speak about his experiences as an evangelist in the Chinese church and the work of “Back to Jerusalem”, a campaign born out of the vision God gave the Chinese church many years ago to evangelise the mainly Muslim and Hindu countries between China and Jerusalem. An offering will be taken for the work of the Back to Jerusalem campaign.

Saturday 17th June
Men’s Group and Family Train Day Out at Gilling East—Steve Raettig and his Dad, Chris, invite us to a train riding day at the Ryedale Miniature Railway at Gilling East. Everyone welcome, more details to follow or contact Steve Raettig to know more.

Saturday July 1st: St Martin’s Summer Fun Day
1.00pm to 4.00pm in the church and grounds. Come along for tea, coffee and cake, chocolate tombola, cake stall, teddy stall, traditional games, face painting and much more.  Please bring donations for the chocolate tombola stall (use by date after 1st July) and teddy stall and put in the crates in the bell tower. (This is a fun day, not a church fair, so please don’t bring books, bric-a-brac etc.)

Dates for your diary

Thursday 10th August–Wednesday 16th
Brushstrokes Art Club Annual Exhibition at St Martin’s. 10.00am–4.00pm in the church.

Friday 18th–Tuesday 22nd August
Inspire 2017
New Wine gathering at Hollybush near Thirsk.
Booking and details please see New Wine website.

Saturday October 7th
New Wine Women’s Day at St Martin’s

Friday 13th–Sunday 15th October
Archbishop Sentamu’s visit to the Scarborough area.

Please check the News page for more information and updates.

Regular Activities

Monday to Thursday

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


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
Knit and Natter at Irton Garden Centre 10am-12noon.


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


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.

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.

7.00–9.00pm. Seamer Stitchers at the Mayfield.


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


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 will be 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 is 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 of March, May, August and November at St Martin’s, and alternating with St John’s over the year. This will be the only service in the benefice that day and all the children will stay in the service. 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.


All Age Services

Thank you for your support in this. The welcome we give is second to none and good numbers are attending. We have introduced this seeker-friendly service at 11am on the 2nd Sunday of the month for a variety of reasons and aim to keep the service to about 50 minutes. I pray that you will find it helpful in encouraging friends to come to church. Baptisms will take place in this service and I anticipate that the uniformed organisations will be involved too. Please continue to pray for the development of the All Age Service, that it would be the beginning of many new friendships through which we will have the joy of seeing young and old come to Christ.


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.


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.

Adults Babies Children (ABC)

Join us for a short Bible story and song followed by refreshments and chat at St. Martin’s Church on last Tuesday of the month at 2:00pm