Happy Christmas from all at
St. Martin's Church Desford
Desford Advent Trail
From 1st December there will be 25 windows around the village, with a decoration. Each will be outlined by an arch and will portray a Christmas carol. See if you can find all those on our list and write the correct number next to each. Don’t forget to design your own Christmas window on the back of the sheet.
You can download and print the PDF file on the link below, this will open in a new window.
The 16th Christmas Tree Festival
This has probably involved as much work as any of the previous 15 and maybe more!
The church has been open for four days on the trot and we've had markets inside and out on Fri and Sat, meals galore, a concert which has successfully adapted to challenges in the build up and a well attended Advent Spiral service.
The bells have rung, the marquees have survived the gales, sausages and burgers have been cooked in abundance, the village has turned out in numbers despite some long damp periods - Santa has been imaginatively settled in a horsebox and supported by his elves, many hundreds have been raised for Rainbows - and in and around all of that dozens of Christmas trees have transformed the church and engaged the community.
As was often said in the build up, we cannot run an event like this without the support of a wide spread of the St Martin's membership - so thank you VERY much for all you have contributed by way of skills, time gifts and partnership!
Especial effort has been given by a core few - you know who you are, [because you are now tired!!] and especial thanks are due to you.
Once again the greatest effort, the most imagination and the longest time has been contributed by our team leaders, Maggie and Pat.
Deep thanks to you from all of us!
And may all know the peace and joy of Christmas as this season develops!
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