Welcome to St Martin's United Reformed Church, West Moors

2, Moorlands Road, (On the corner of Station Road)   BH22 0JW

email: stmartins@urc-eastdorset.org.uk

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St Martin's,
West Moors
A warm, welcoming church
Open for friendship and prayer every Saturday from 11am - 12 noon    Open for Worship Sundays at 10.30am.
All are welcome to join us.

 

 

Located in the centre of the village of West Moors, close to the Public Library and the shops, St Martin's extends a warm welcome to all who want  to share or experience the love and care of  Christian fellowship.

This small and comfortable church has been at the heart of West Moors for over 115 years and in 2013 underwent alterations and installed a new entrance to make it more open and accessible to the people of West Moors and the surrounding area.

Do pay us a visit, we really look forward to meeting you.

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  Covid 19

 

Following government advice, and that of our wider denomination, we will be suspending all acts of worship, physical meetings, and other church activities at St Martin's West Moors until that advice changes.

Please be assured that you remain in our thoughts and prayers. We will endeavour to do all that we can to remain connected and support each other (both physically and spiritually), in the coming weeks.

Communication will mainly be via telephone, and email. Please keep an eye on our Facebook page, or our website for updates.

 

 

n the new patterns of life around us,

The Lord says 'I am with you'.

In the uncertainties that tomorrow will bring,

The Lord says 'I am with you'.

In the repeating routines of the day,

The Lord says 'I am with you'.

In the maze of ever changing directions,

The Lord says 'I am with you'.

 

Lord God of all, in this new reality, breathe your peace into the shadows of our anxiety.

In the clock-stopping moments of wakefulness, may we take our timing from the heartbeat of your love.

Guide our dreams for a future, to become your Kingdom living reality for all each day.

 

Guard us this night, in the power of your peace,

Grant us rest, in the depths of your love,

Meet us in the dawning light of your new day.

In the Saviour's name.

Amen

 

James Whately

 
 
 


List of services and events


Sunday Worship is held every Sunday at 10.30am. 

The church is open  every Saturday from 11am until Noon for quiet contemplation, prayer or a chat with a church member or elder

Communion is celebrated on the 1st Sunday in every month.

A coffee morning is held, usually on the second Saturday of each month (excepting January), between 10am and 12 noon

The St Martin's Discovery Group meets various months  (See below)

Community Sing-a-long is an hour or so of singing (or just listening) for fun and fellowship.  Join in your favourite songs from yesteryear and the shows.

 

 
List of Contacts

email: stmartins@urc-eastdorset.org.uk


Church Secretary:  Mrs Muriel Moore
01202  872045
email: murielmoore12@yahoo.co.uk

Treasurer:  Christopher Legrand 
01202 873344
email: stmartins@urc-eastdorset.org.uk

Hall/Church Lettings: Mrs Maggie Larkin
07837 691296

Minister:

Revd James Whately  tel. 01202 813908; 
mob.  07936902554;    
email: 
revjames.w8@gmail.com
 

The Story of St Martin’s

St Martin’s, as it known today, was first built in 1903 and used as a Protestant Evangelical Church to serve the needs of the growing population of what had been the very small village of West Moors, which was then part of the parish of West Parley.

In 1925 it became the West Moors Congregational Church and was known by this name until the union of the Presbyterian and Congregational Churches in 1972.

The church underwent a variety of extensions and alterations over the years, the most recent of which is the provision of a new entrance facing Station Road, to make the church more visible and accessible to the West Moors and surrounding community.  With these latest changes, there will be increased use of the sanctuary of the church as a multi-functional meeting space.

The church provides pastoral support at one of the local nursing homes and maintains links with the community at Sturts Farm.

The church celebrated it's 110th anniversary in May 2013 with a Flower Festival, a visit from the URC Wessex Synod Moderator, the Reverend Clare Downing and two musical concerts.

The church hall is available to rent by local community groups and for children's parties etc.

 

         
St Martin's Discovery Group
If local, national or world history and geography and culture interest you, then you are cordially invited to this Discovery Group where we engage knowledgeable speakers to give illustrated lectures and presentations.

Meetings are planned usually in the afternoon and occasionally in the evening most months to cater for those who prefer one or the other.  The afternoon meetings are held monthly usually on a Monday at 2.30pm.   

The group was established at the end of 2013 and the first presentation was 'Around the World in Music and Pictures' to whet the appetite for future talks, which have included 'Exploring New Zealand',  Vietnam and the Far East, and Ethiopia. 

For more information go to 'St Martin's Discovery Group' 
Community Sing-a-long
 

This popular event, held on the first and third Thursday of each month (except August) provides an opportunity for everyone to remember and sing along with popular songs from yesteryear as well as providing fun and friendship.   Singing or just listening is known to provide excellent stimulation ofr the memory

For more information go to 'Community Sing-a-long'

 

Pop in and see us, you will always find a warm welcome at St Martin's.