Martin Collings

Martin Collings

I am one of the older faces on the PCC, but it’s the same age as my body.

I became a Christian aged 28, when our newborn first child suffered a brain haemorrhage, and in desperation we cried out in prayer to God, and she was miraculously healed. 

Married to Gail, we have worshipped at SMB for 42 years. We first came because we heard there was a creche in the vicarage, and have stayed ever since. For many years we have led a Fellowship Group and been involved in prayer ministry.  I am also a Reader here.

I was a solicitor in my own practice in Canterbury, initially in general practice and later specializing in property, until I retired a few years ago.

My sense of justice has carried me from law into supporting International Justice Mission and Stop The Traffik, both campaigning against modern slavery, IJM internationaly and STT at a very local level.

I am occasionally seen at Canterbury Bowling Club, or watching rugby, and I am an enthusiastic painter in oils.