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    Thursday 11th November – with Desford Free Church we will be leading an act of remembrance at the War Memorial.  This will start at 10.50am pausing for silence at 11.00am.

    Midweek BCP – moving to Wednesdays

    From October our midweek Book of Common Prayer Holy Communion service will be moving from 8am on a Tuesday morning to 8am on a Wednesday Morning.  Please do feel very welcome to come along and share in Communion with us.

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    Services Can Be Seen Online

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_B0Evb69xYeevGbVtX5tBA
    We will continue to have online services on Sundays, these will be available by 5pm on the Sunday.

    These will continue in September after our break in July and August.

    Online Advent Calendar

    We have decided to create an on-line advent calendar to be shared via village facebook groups, our websites and links to the schools. To do this, we need your help!!!

    We want to include short readings from the Christmas story, a short prayer, photos of past village events and similar things. The aim is to keep it to about 5 to 10 minutes total.
    So would you read something? Do you feel you could lead a short prayer? Do you have photos that you have taken and are prepared to share of events in the village?

    We will also use the advent calendar to promote our events and services for both Churches. If you feel you can help, please let Rob know rob@stmartsstbarts.org.uk 

    Weekly Groups

    Online Weekly Monday Night Prayers 7.30pm (20-30min)

    This is a chance to come together to pray for our communities and for those further afield. Please do join Gareth and Rob as we gather to pray. This will be hosted on Zoom, which is a free videocall platform, so if you’ve not used Zoom before please do let Rob or Gareth know and they’ll be happy to offer some advice.
    These are the login details…

    Monday Night Prayer Link

    Meeting ID: 881 9851 0430
    Password: eveprayers

    Coffee & Chat (Tuesday)

    On Tuesdays from 10.30am to 12pm in St Martin’s Church Hall you are invited to come along to Coffee & Chat.  This is an informal social group, open to anyone, just turn up and stay for as long as you like.  Please bring a facemask.

    Rainbows Toddler Group (Wednesday)

    Calling all toddlers, on Wednesday mornings from 9.30am to 11.30am, we have fun, games, snacks & some songs in St Martin’s Church Hall.  Do bring your parent or carer along and join in the fun.  There is a charge of £2, but we think that’s a bargain, so do come along! Adults please bring a facemask.

    Craft Group (Thursday)

    The craft group has now restarted on Thursdays in St Martin’s Church with socially distanced tables of 6 max. The group meets from 10am until 12pm in church for chat and all sorts of crafts, just bring along a project you’d like to work on, we’d love to welcome you. Please bring a facemask

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    St Mart’s & St Bart’s KIDS ONLINE 

    We will be doing a bi-weekly Kids Online service.  As with our regular online service, this will be found on our YouTube channel
    When? Every other week on Sunday… 
    What is it? a 10-minute, child-oriented service, with worship, story and activity
    Please do spread the word and let us know what you think.

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    CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL 2021

    26th - 29th November
    Church Open each day from 10am – 6pm (Sunday from 12 noon)
    A VERY WARM WELCOME AWAITS YOU
    Refreshments available every day
    Christmas Hamper Raffle in aid of LOROS
    Children’s Competition
    Santa – come and visit him in his Grotto

    Friday 6pm – 8pm and Saturday 1pm – 4pm
    Christmas Market


    Friday 6pm – 8pm & Saturday 1pm – 5pm
    A variety of Christmas stalls, seasonal refreshments including mulled wine, mince pies and a delicious BBQ
    St Martin’s Choir will be singing Carols from 6pm on Friday evening
    Come along and join them singing your favourite carols

    Saturday 27th November at 7.30pm
    Christmas Concert
    by the Beaufort Entertainers

    Sunday 28th November
    6pm Advent Spiral Service
    A service of carols & readings for Advent in a setting of over a thousand twinkling tree lights and candles

    Monday 29th November
    5.45pm Draw for the Christmas Hamper
    The trees will remain in Church over Christmas and until Twelfth Night

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    Users of St. Martin's Desford Church Hall 2021

    Monday:

    • Table Tennis – January – March 7.00pm – 10.00pm

    Tuesday:      

    • Coffee & Chat: weekly 10.30am – 12 noon
    • Lunches: 2nd Tuesday in month 12.30 – 2.00pm 
    • Loving Hands: 4th Tuesday 1pm – 4pm
    • Rainbows (5 – 7 year olds) 4.45pm – 5.45pm term time
    • Brownies (7 – 10 year olds) 6pm – 7.30pm term time
    • Guides (10 – 14 year olds) 7.30pm – 9pm term time

    Wednesday:

    • Rainbows (weekly Mums & Toddlers) 9.30am – 11.30am term time
    • Living Sober 6pm

    Thursday:

    • Zumba 10am on 1st, 2nd & 4th Thursday
    • Forget me Not, on the 3rd Thursday 10.30am
    • Exercise Class 5.30 - 7pm
    • Yoga 7.30pm  on 1st, 2nd & 4th Thursday
    • Desford Wine Circle on 3rd Thursday 7.30pm

    ​​​​​Friday:

    • Tai Chi 2-3pm

    Saturday:

    • Occasional bookings for parties etc

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    P.Stokes (Website Editor)
    Email: webmaster@stmartinsdesford.org.uk
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  • Safeguarding

    Safeguarding At
    St. Martin's

    If you have a safeguarding concern,
    then please contact our local Safeguarding Officer Kay Smith
    07928 657736.

    If you wish to speak to the
    Diocesan Safeguarding
    Team, or to someone outside the church, their contact details are
    available here

    St Martin's Church Desford PCC has adopted the Church of England's Safeguarding Policy Statement when putting into place measures to Safeguard Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults. Promoting A Safer Church

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