St Martin's church, set in the very heart of Brighton, now sharing the dedication with St Wilfred and St Alban (titles of two parishes in the former Resurrection Team) was consecrated in 1875 as the memorial to Fr. Henry Wagner, one of Brighton's longest serving vicars and builder of churches. Originally it was to have two further purposes, one to be the Garrison Church of Brighton and the other to serve the community in and around the Lewes Road. The latter remains its purpose today.
Please see times opposite and the monthly Kalendar for any changes
Monday to Wednesday 12.30
Friday and Saturday 11.00
Please remember face masks are required in Church!
Footprints in the Sand
One night I had a dream that I was walking along the beach with the lord. Across the sky flashed scenes from my life. For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand. One belonging to me, the other to the lord.
When the last scene of my life flashed before me, I looked back at the footprints in the sand. I noticed that many times along the path of my life there was only one set of footprints, and that it happened at the lowest and saddest times in my life.
This really bothered me and I questioned the lord about it. Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you, you'd walk with me all the way. But during the most troublesome times in my life, there's only one set of footprints. I don't understand why when I needed you the most, you would leave me.
The lord replied ' My precious child. I love you and I would never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you.
Please help us and others to listen to the Government and follow the rules to keep us safe, just like the Disciples did when the Holy Spirit came and asked them to spread the word of God.Please help us to be grateful for all the work that everybody does to keep us safe.
So we would like to say thank you to the NHS and all the key workers.
Here at St Martin's we are committed to good safeguarding practices, and the safety and well being of all those in our community. If you wish to raise a safeguarding concern or would like more information please contact our Parish Safeguarding Officer on 01273 689989
Our current Safeguarding Statement can be downloaded below.
Further information regarding Safeguarding within the Diocese of Chichester can be found using the below link.
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