Weekly Service Times & Readings

1st, 3rd & 5th SUNDAY: 10.30am HOLY COMMUNION,
2nd & 4th Sunday 8am HOLY COMMUNION (B.C.P.)
2nd Sunday 10.30am FAMILY SERVICE.
We are changing the “family service” on the second Sunday to all ages for 45 mins)
4th Sunday 10.30am ENCOUNTER & 4pm MESSY CHURCH
(Messy Church meets in the Church Centre)


October 7th Harvest Festival
10.30am Teddy Bear’s Picnic Holy Communion
Everyone is invited to bring their teddy bear or soft toy and picnic to eat after the service.
Readings tba

November 4th (All Saints)
10.30am Holy Communion
Revelation 21.1-6a; Saint John 11.32-44

November 11th Remembrance Sunday
8.00am Holy Communion
Hebrews 9.24-end; Saint Mark 1.14-20
10.45am Service at War Memorial followed by service in St. Martin’s & refreshments at Free Church      
12.30pm Botcheston War Memorial
2.30pm Desford Boys School War Memorial

November 18th (2nd Before Advent)
10.30am Holy Communion
Hebrews 10.11-14, 19-25; Saint Mark 13.1-8

November 25th (Christ the King)
8.00amHoly Communion
Revelation 1.4b-8; Saint John 18.33-37
10.30am Encounter
4.00pm Messy Church and Awesome Yuff

The same readings are used for 8.00am services and 10.30am services

Coffee/Tea is served after the 10.30am service to which everyone is invited to stay.
Help with the rota is welcome and offers may be made to 823537

encounter group

Encounter services – What are they?




.............and coffee....lots of coffee..

4th Sundays at St. Martin's Church Desford are a bit different:

We spend plenty of time singing songs of praise, led by the band, the worship is extremely relaxed
and informal, witha mix of contemporary and traditional songs.

We also place great importance on understanding the Word, so we have very short bursts of
applied teaching. With regular use of videos and illustrations, these services are vary varied and engaging.
There is also plenty of space for us to pray for ourselves, our community, our nation and our world.

Children are very welcome at Encounter services and our open-plan area means that there is
plenty of space for pushchairs. All of the song words and any visuals are
presented on the Church's large screens, leaving your hands free.
There is also a very friendly and inclusive atmosphere.

Whether you are a church regular or a newcomer, just come as you are.