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.
4th Sunday 10.30am ENCOUNTER & 4pm MESSY CHURCH
(Messy Church meets in the Church Centre)

March 26th (Mothering Sunday)

8.00am Holy Communion

April 2nd (Lent 5)

10.30am Holy Communion
Romans 8.6-11; Saint John 11.1-45

April 9th (Palm Sunday)

8.00am Holy Communion
10.30pm Family Service

April 16th (Easter Sunday)

8.00am Holy Communion
10.30am Holy Communion

April 23rd (2nd Sunday of Easter)

8.00am Holy Communion
10.30am Encounter
Acts 2.14a, 22-32; St. John 20.19 – end 

April 30th (3rd Sunday of Easter)

10.30am (Holy Communion) Joint Service
Acts 2.14a, 36-41; Saint Luke 24.13-35 

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.