St. Martin's Church Desford

  • Tea For The Queen

    Than you to all who donated 10p pieces for a Queen’s charity.

    £40 was sent to Save the Children Fund

    St. Martin's Summer Concert


     

    Archbishops call for “Great Wave of Prayer”

    for Evangelism during Pentecost

    THY KINGDOM COME

    The Archbishops of Canterbury and York are inviting churches to pray for the evangelisation of the nation during the week before Pentecost Sunday.

    Jesus Christ calls every person to follow him. As Christians it’s our duty and joy to share that invitation. That’s why the Archbishops are inviting every church in England to join a week of prayer this Pentecost from 8th-15th May let’s pray for every Christian to receive new confidence and joy in sharing this life-transforming faith.

    “At the heart of our prayers will be the words that Jesus himself taught us – “thy kingdom come, thy will be done.” It is impossible to overstate the life-transforming power of the Lord’s Prayer. It is  a prayer that is reassuring enough to be on the lips of the dying and yet dangerous enough to be banned in cinemas. It is famous enough to be spoken each day by billions in hundreds of languages and yet intimate enough to draw us ever closer into friendship with Jesus Christ. It is simple enough to be memorised by small children and yet profound enough to sustain a whole lifetime of prayer. When we pray it with sincerity and with joy, there is no imagining the new ways in which God can use his glory.”

    Check out the powerful videos on www.thykingdom.co.uk

    As a church at St. Martin’s Desford, let us join in this wave and continue it as part of our special year of prayer.


    Tea for The Queen

    After a hectic morning setting up, our helpers were pleased to join others for our usual monthly charity lunch (half the proceeds for our youth project and half for charities.)

    We then settled down and had a brilliant afternoon.  It was so lovely to see everyone enjoying a traditional community English event as many villagers turned up (some wearing crowns) with their picnics to celebrate our Queen’s 90th birthday.

    The children enjoyed making handicrafts and then joined with their parents / grandparents in various races.  Most people managed to have a go with Maypole dancing – expertly organised by Pat.

    Cream teas were on the menu as we sat and listened to the Enderby band who played in the sunshine and then completed the day for us with a “last night of the proms sing a long” with “Jerusalem”, “Land of Hope & Glory”, Rule Britannia and finishing with the National Anthem.

    Some photo's from The Queen's Birthday Celebrations

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