Situated in the heart of Irene Village with deep roots and history, St Martin In-the-Fields was established as a worshipping community of faithful people at the beginning of the 20th century. The Church was finally built in 1924, with a seating capacity of 60 people. Although we have grown over the years our vision remains to be a Christ centred church passionate about living and sharing the kingdom of God through community.
We believe our mission is to provide a loving home where people can worship God, share the good news of Jesus, be encouraged to grow in Spirit, share fellowship and serve the community – through a Spirit filled relationship with Christ.
We are a diverse community and welcome all to live out their faith in fellowship with each other.
Our Patron Saint, St Martin, stands as a beacon for us to care for the vulnerable, particularly those who are economically vulnerable and find themselves trapped in poverty. His personal story of helping a street beggar by cutting his cloak into two to provide the man with some warmth, and subsequently Christ appearing to
St Martin wearing half the cloak saying – “you have clothed Me with this mantle” rings out a message, and a challenge, for us as parishioners of St Martin’s in Irene.
Martinmas is the feast of St Martin – in Europe this is in the Autumn and in past centuries November the 11th was celebrated as a thanksgiving day. Here in Irene it is early summer when we hold our Patronal Festival – a wonderful time of year for a Parish picnic, which we held in 2012, and will hopefully become an annual tradition.