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St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church is a welcoming congregation offering spiritual sanctuary to all, regardless of race, color, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, or socio-economic class, and to all persons who have felt marginalized in any way. We recognize each individual as a unique child of God. As we move forward with the work of this church, we commit ourselves to making justice and inclusivity a reality in this congregation and the world. When we are baptised we promise to love our neighbors as ourselves and uphold the dignity of every human being. People of any sexual orientation or gender identity can pray, sing, lead, and minister in every way in our church.

Our congregation is a unique tapestry of people who come from a variety of backgrounds and lifestyles. We love science and encourage people to care for the earth. We love prayers and songs that are ancient and new. We believe that God loves you, just as you are. We welcome diversity, and we gain strength, knowledge, faith and joy from one another.

Whether you are just visiting, curious about Christianity, looking for a church home, or searching for a community that will embrace you as you are, we welcome you warmly and unconditionally. There is room at St. Martin’s for you. Come share your faith journey with us.

Our Mission

Our mission is to be Jesus Christ’s heart, hands and feet to our neighbors no matter where they are on their journey of faith.

Our Vision

St. Martin-in-the-Fields is an open and accepting community where the love of Jesus lives and transforms through worship, education, fellowship and service in our church and in the world.

Core Values

To accomplish our mission, St. Martin-in-the-Fields bases its decisions and actions on the following core values:

Service

We see the purpose of our service as sharing the abundance of our resources, talents and love with each other in our community, country and around the world.

Education

We provide Christian education for all ages throughout the week and on Sundays allowing us to deepen our understanding of God’s word and actions in history and in our lives. Our day school provides an exemplary and nurturing Christian learning environment.

Acceptance

With God’s grace we welcome with respect, empathy and awareness all whom God has created. We extend hospitality and compassionate understanding to all people and their ideas.

Faithfulness

We are committed to trusting in God, inspired by the Spirit, persevering in hope, enriched by the Sacraments and worship style of The Episcopal Church.

Forgiveness

We belong to an evolving and diverse community that expresses forgiveness through the generosity of the Holy Spirit, carrying out Christ’s work of reconciliation.
About these statements:

 

The vision and values statements were approved by the congregation at the annual parish meeting on January 26, 2014. The mission statement was approved by the vestry on February 16, 2014 following discussion at two town hall meetings.

You can download a Microsoft Word document containing these statements.

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Our Staff & Leaders

St. Martin-in-the-Fields is strengthened by paid staff, and volunteers, clergy and lay people who work together to serve our community. Click here to meet our staff and leaders.

The Rev. Alan D. Bentrup

The Rev. Alan D. Bentrup

Rector

713-553-3358
alan.bentrup@stmartininthefields.org

Alan is a native Texan who grew up in west Fort Worth and graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington. Before ordination, he had a 10-year career as a marketing consultant in Dallas and Houston. He served as a parish priest in Houston, and on diocesan staff in Upper South Carolina, before being called to St. Martin’s in 2021.

Read Fr. Alan’s full bio.

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