Spiritual life

St Martin's has a Church of England foundation. Central to this is the provision of a supportive learning environment: we welcome, embrace, and respect all faiths or the absence of one.  Through worship, in our relationships and in teaching, St Martin's is committed to the expression of the Anglican faith, providing a platform for girls to explore their faith and develop moral and spiritual values.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It does not dishonour others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.  Love never fails.    1 Corinthians 13:4-8

 

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School Song

St Martin, through the fields did pass,
When snow lay white one Candlemas,
And saw a poor man, lean and old,
Half naked in the bitter cold:
His heart was pierced with pity’s pain,
He cut his duffle cloak in twain,
And clothed that beggar, to his gain,
St Martin, in the fields.

Now, where St Martin’s shrine doth stand,
All in the fields beside the Strand,
The gift he gave has spread so wide
That all who come find warmth inside:
And London’s poor and needy folk
Find shelter ‘neath St Martin’s cloak -
Find warmth and shelter ‘neath his cloak,
St Martin-in-the-Fields. 

And o’er our School his cloak doth spread,
To shelter many a childish head.
Our School, where games and learning ride
In joyous laughter, side by side:
From here, into the world we’ll fare,
The wrong to fight, the right to dare,
Remembering whose cloak we wear -
St Martin-in-the-Fields. 

School Prayer

Almighty and everlasting Father,
hear the prayers of this School,
founded by the church in the Fields
in the name of Thy servant Martin. 

We praise Thee for all the opportunities
given to us in it, for both work and play.
We thank Thee for the wisdom of men and women
who have guided us since our foundation.

We pray for those who govern us now,
and for those who teach and for those who learn,
and for all those who serve our needs. 

Help each one of us to be like St Martin, and serve Thee
by giving ourselves in service to our fellow men,
So that we too come to find the joy and riches
that do not pass away.   

Amen