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St Martin's Church
St Martin’s Church Centre
Church Street
Liskeard
Cornwall
PL14 3AQ
Tel: 01579 347411 (Church Office)
Email: St Martin's Church 
Facebook: LiskeardPrayers
Twitter: @liskeardprayers
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ABC (Adults, Babies, Children) Group
Every Tuesday during term time every Tuesday at 9:30 AM for 2 hours

ABC (Adults, Babies, Children) Group
Adults, Babies & Preschool children are welcome to join us for tea/coffee/juice & biscuits. There are safe areas for little ones to play, soft play area, craft table and singing action songs. Run by volunteers.
Every Tuesday during term time every Tuesday at 1:00 PM for 2 hours

ABC meets every Tuesday (during term time) for two sessions – one in the morning and one in the afternoon. There is a real family atmosphere in which friendships between children and between adults are established and enjoyed. Mum’s, Dad’s, Gran’s and Grandad’s come to a relaxed time with tea, coffee and biscuits supplied by our rota of “kitchen staff”, whilst the children play with a large variety of colourful toys. There is juice and biscuits for the children who sit at the small tables – a start in preparing them for playgroup (but it also helps us to keep the carpet clean!!).
Activities include a variety of action songs, with one of the favourites being “See the little bunnies sleeping”. Peace and quiet descends for almost 30 seconds with the children all lying on the floor before they are all hopping around again! Each week there is some craft activity and children proudly go home with what they have made. Mums, and sometimes Dads, organise the craft on a rota basis and it is amazing to see what can be done with few materials.

Choir

Forget the blue overalls and think of the choir as the music group that rehearses every week and leads worship at two services every Sunday, with some members who have served the Church this way for decades! The skill and encouragement of Chris Howarth makes this commitment enjoyable, stretching and satisfying as we enter into and enrich the worship of St Martin’s. Our regular diet of hymns, canticles, psalms etc. is augmented most weeks by the added interest and challenge of an anthem. The choir has recently begun marking the various seasons of the church year in special services to which we welcome many visitors, often attending primarily for the music. This was exemplified by the very successful Flower Festival Concert in 2015 when our choir was joined by local singers, soloists and instrumentalists, and a Good Friday Concert 2016 with an augmented choir which included a moving rendition of Stainer’s Crucifixion.

Choir Practice takes place on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm

Music Groups

For the 9.30am Sunday services there are four separate groups consisting of singers with a variety of instruments guitar, drums etc.

Bellringing

Bells are rung regularly for Sunday services from 10.30-11.00 am for the main Church Service. They have also been rung for all major services and special occasions during the year with thanks to our ever growing dedicated band of ringers.

Practice nights on a Thursday are always well attended. We would welcome anyone interested in learning, to come along on a Thursday evening at 7.30 pm to 9.00 pm and you will be sure of a warm welcome.

It generally takes about a year to be proficient enough to ring for weddings and services. Contrary to popular belief you don’t have to be strong to bell ring, it involves a sense of rhythm and learning the technique of how to pull the bell. It is a very social activity in that you can turn up at any church (providing it has some bells!) and you will be welcomed as a friend invited to ring and if it is a practice evening go down the pub afterwards.

Opening Hours

The church office is open from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon Monday, Wednesday & Friday.

Contact details:
The Church Centre, Church Street, Liskeard, PL14 3AQ
Tel  -  Liskeard (01579) 347411
E-mail  -  office@smartchurchliskeard.co.uk

Monday Home Group

The Monday evening Bible Study group meets at 7 to 7:30 p.m at 14 Herring Road. The evening normally runs for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. It has been running for about 15 years now and has gone up and down in members - it has 8 members at the moment.
Contact Mick Chandler on 01579 347380 for more information.

Thursday Evening Home Group

Our Thursday evening Bible Study is at 7.30pm.
Every Thursday in term time a group of us meet for an evening of fun, banter and of course Bible study followed by coffee and biscuits. If someone has a birthday with luck there is cake! Between 7 and 15 of us meet. Last Lent we studied a course about Understanding Christianity helped by a CD. Every 5th Thursday in the month we have 'party time' when we all bring some food and do something different - maybe a quiz or a DVD. New members are always welcome.
Please contact Ron Bennett on 01579 345809 for more information. Everyone is welcome.

Thursday Morning Home Group

The Thursday morning bible study group meets at 10:30 am. The group only started in about May 21st last year. There are currently about 8 of us at this house-group although rarely are we all able to meet up altogether! We could be described as a flexible venue group at the moment. Due to individuals' circumstances and needs we don't have a set meeting place but meet in various homes. This does give us flexibility and means we can adjust to needs. We follow a recognised Bible study program with the aim to learn more about Almighty God; our Heavenly Father. We look for how to apply what we have discovered to our everyday life. There is a time of group prayer with participation of those who are comfortable to pray aloud. Silent prayers and support are also recognised and respected (as is privacy). If you can't get out to join us then maybe we can come to you! We may also be able to sort out lifts as necessary. As with other groups, we try to be a sharing and supportive group to each other in any way that is needed.
Please contact Helen Hazlewood on 01579 345809 for more information.

Wednesday Home Group

Our Wednesday Home Group meet at 7.30pm. For more information please contact David Hazlewood on 01579 324848.
1st Saturday of each month 9.00am at the Liskeard Tavern.
A social gathering - all men welcome.
Choice of breakfast on the menu.

Open the Book

Open the Book is an initiative of the Diocese of Truro, where church members, working with people from other churches, go into schools in teams to do dramatised stories from the Bible. In Liskeard the team regularly visits Hillfort School, St.Martin's Primary School and Dobwalls. Our local group of church volunteers under Linda Feek's expert leadership is going from strength to strength.

Friday Club

The Friday Club is run by our Family Pastoral Worker at St Martins School and takes place at 3.15pm every Friday in term-time.

Lunch Club

Lunches for the over 60's. Pre booking necessary.
The lunch Club continues to meet regularly for most of the year on a Wednesday at 12 noon, to enjoy very tasty meals provided by the catering staff at Eventide. Members have a lot of laughs, debates and masses of chatter.
For more details please contact Jackie Norman 01579 320889 or the Church Office on 01579 347411.

Home Communions

Every month, members of the ministry team, have the privilege of taking Holy Communion to the members of our church family who can no longer join with us in church. Those we visit in their own homes feel part of the larger family of believers, as we share together in a simple act of worship around the Lords table, partaking of the bread and wine brought from one of the services held in church. We also visit the elder care homes in our town, where a small group gather together for a short service. At Pengover house we sing hymns and enjoy a time of fellowship following the service. When you next receive communion, please remember those who cannot be there, but who join with you month by month as they share bread and wine. If for some reason you find you are temporarily housebound, e.g. a broken leg or post surgery and would like to receive communion at home please contact the church office.

Church Stall - Pannier Market

Church in Community and Community in Church, is the vision -- we offer free items, cards, books, Gideon Testaments, leaflets, New Star and human contact. As we also support the Pannier Market enterprise we sell good, clean, mainly new, donated items raising money for Church Funds. If you haven’t visited the market please do --- the Cafe is popular and very reasonable---and shopping locally pulls the community together-especially around Christmas, Mother’s Day, etc The stall is open 6 days a week.
If you would like to volunteer you will be welcomed - please contact Linda Dean.

Plant Table

There is a plant table in the porch of the Church Centre, where a wide range of plants can be found in exchange for a donation to church funds! In addition there is a plant table at the church's annual Autumn Fair.
Please contact Sue Dale for more information or if you have plants to donate (01579 340983).
The SMart Cinema Club, run by St Martin's Church, showing free children's films. The SMart film club provides a free film showing every month, except during the summer holidays.
It includes a tuck shop for drinks and snacks; and there is a raffle, with the prize being the DVD of the film shown.

SMart Prayer Meeting

The St Martin's Prayer Group meets at 10.00am on a Thursday morning.
These Thursday morning gatherings are for a time of informal prayer, and usually conclude with cake and coffee! We pray for our Town, our Churches, and anything else which may be personal or in the news.
For more information please contact the Church Office on 01579 347411.

St Martin's Church Services

Most Sundays the church runs three services, starting at 9:30am., 11:00am. and 6:00pm. For more information click here.

Morning Prayer

Morning Prayer is held in St Martin's Church at 8.15am on a Friday morning.

Wednesday Holy Communion and Coffee Morning

Wednesday Holy Communion is held currently in the Upper Church Hall at 9.30am. This is followed by our Coffee Morning at 10am - a chance for Coffee, Cake and Fellowship.
Wednesday Morning Coffee After the 9.30 am communion service on a Wednesday morning most people make their way across to the Church Hall where the welcome sight of cakes and coffee awaits. The hall echoes to chat and laughter as we enjoy fellowship with each other. A raffle is held each week with the proceeds going to the mission funds.
Please do join us for either or both.
For more details contact the church office on 01579 347411.

Youth Club

"the Cellars" under St Martin's Church Hall, Church Street, Liskeard, from 6.00pm to 7.30pm.

This small but dynamic youth club continues to meet on Monday nights in termtime. It is open to any young people from year 5 and above. There are craft and music activities, live music, films and games, including table football, pool and a wii.

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