Liturgy and Worship

Church of St. Martin in the Fields, where All Are Welcome!

Compline candle cross

Sunday Schedule

8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist – Quiet and simple communion with no music

9:15 a.m. worship.together Holy Communion for families with young children 
- wiggles welcome!
9:15 a.m. Parish Forum and Christian Education Hour
10:30 a.m. High Choral Eucharist – Communion with music led by St. Martin’s Choirs and Children’s Chapel during the sermon
Childcare is offered in the Undercroft (basement) of the church from 8:45 a.m. through the end of the 10:30 a.m. service.


On a green background covered with a pale yellow star field, centered is a Christmas tree image is made by a large pale yellow star a top the following words (in deep red) in increasing size, forming a pyramid/tree: Magic. Mystery. Miracle. Messiah. Below at the base of the tree is a simple manger in brown. To the left of the tree is Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields logo and to the right are the words,

Christmas Services

Christmas Eve

Early seating advised for all services

3:00 pm

Original Nativity Play & Holy Communion Best for young children and families, this brief, joyous service includes a nativity play and familiar hymns.

5:00 pm

Arrive at 4:40 for Music of the Season
Christmas Pageant with Parish & Treble choirs and Holy Communion, a lively celebration of the Nativity.

10:00 pm

Arrive at 9:40 for Music of the Season
Festal Eucharist, a traditional choral celebration of the Nativity, sung by St. Martin’s Chancel Choir, with candlelight.

Christmas Day

10:00 am

Holy Eucharist with hymns


1st Sunday of Christmas, December 30

8:00 a.m. - Holy Eucharist
9:15 a.m. worship.together Holy Communion for preschool families - wiggles welcome!
10:30 a.m. Choral Eucharist – Communion with music led by St. Martin’s Choir

New Year’s Eve, December 31

7:00 p.m. - New Year’s Eve Kirtan with the band, Mandala
$10 suggested donation.



Epiphany Sunday, January 6, 2019

8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist – Quiet and simple communion with no music
9:15 a.m. Epiphany Party in the Parish Hall
10:30 a.m. Choral Eucharist – Communion with music led by St. Martin’s Choir
5:00 p.m. - Christmas Lessons & Carols Evensong sung by St. Martin’s Choir

Weekday Worship

Smiling Easter Friends

Morning Prayer is offered weekdays at 7:30 a.m. in the Mary Chapel.
This service includes readings from scripture, psalms, prayers and intercessions and are conducted in a quiet, contemplative way. Lasts 30 minutes.
Silent Morning Meditation follows Morning Prayer from 8:15 to 8:45 a.m. weekdays, also in the Mary Chapel.
At 8:15 a.m. a chime invites us into 20 minutes of silent meditation which ends with a second sounding of a temple bell. Next, the group recites the Lord’s Prayer and time is given for open intercessions. We end with a simple “Let us bless the Lord” and the response “Thanks be to God” and handshakes and greetings all around. Read More…
Mid-week Eucharist is offered at 12:15 p.m. Wednesdays, in the Mary Chapel.
Join us as we celebrate a spoken Holy Eucharist including noonday prayers and readings from scripture.
Choral Evensong with sermon is held at 5:00 p.m. on the first Sundays of the month from October to June in the Church. Childcare is available for this service.
The Anglican service of evensong dates from the 1549 Book of Common Prayer. The service is the result of the joining of two of the ancient Sarum services—Vespers and Compline—into one service by Thomas Cranmer, first Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury and author of the first Prayer Book. St. Martin’s sung Evensong services include sermons by guest preachers. Get information on music, guest preachers, and listen to recordings here.
Compline is held on 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the church following SUPPER at St. Martin’s.*
Compline, “A Nightcap for the Soul” is a beautiful sung, 20-minute service to close out the day.
*During Lent, Compline will be held WEEKLY on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m., preceded by a either SUPPER or a simple soup dinner.

All are welcome to all services.
We would love to have you join us.

Regular Sunday Schedule

8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
9:15 a.m. worship.together (Eucharist for preschool families)
9:15 a.m. Parish Forum & Christian Education (Kairos)
10:30 a.m. Choral Eucharist

Other Days

Morning prayer is offered at 7:30 a.m. weekdays, in the Mary Chapel.

Silent morning meditation is offered at 8:15 a.m. weekdays, in the Mary Chapel.

Mid-week Eucharist is offered at 12:15 p.m. Wednesdays, in the Mary Chapel.

Compline is offered at 7:00 p.m. on 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, in the Church.

Choral Evensong is offered at 5:00 p.m. on 1st Sundays, Oct.-June, in the Church.

We would love to have you join us.

Location

This Episcopal church is located in the heart of the historic neighborhood of Chestnut Hill, five blocks west of Germantown Avenue at the corner of St. Martin’s Lane and West Willow Grove Avenue.


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