Welcome to St. Martin's Desford
Desford Encounter service – Sunday 25th Oct
This week it’s our Encounter Service, and so we’ll be doing things in a slightly different style… café. As we can’t provide refreshments at the moment, please bring along your own drink and some biscuits/cake for yourself.
Remembrance Day is soon approaching and with things as they are this year we’re encouraging our community to do things a little different. Please join us online on Sunday 8th November at 10:45am for our Remembrance Service, you’ll find it on the Desford Remembrance 2020 YouTube channel here
Please do share this link with as many people as you can and pass the word onto your neighbours and friends in Desford.
Within the service, at 11am, we will be asking viewers of the online service to go outside their home and stand in silence for one minute, then clap for one minute. This is a way of pausing together as a community and encouraging one and other in these difficult times.
Remembrance Window Poppies
We have created a poppy worksheet for the local school, the idea being that people can colour in the poppy picture and put it up in their window. Please do feel welcome to participate in this and again share it as widely as is possible, here is the worksheet…
(you will need Acrobat to view this)
Remembrance Day (11th November)
For Remembrance Day itself, an act of remembrance will be at the War Memorial at around 10:45am. This will be in partnership with Desford Primary School and we hope to live stream it to the school classrooms.
Indoor Sunday Services Continue
We are very excited to be continuing our weekly Sunday service. Here are the details…
St Martin’s – 11.15am – due to the space and resulting capacity we do not currently envisage a need to book a seat, but please turn up early to avoid disappointment.
1st Sunday – Holy Communion
2nd Sunday – All Age Service
3rd Sunday – Holy Communion
4th Sunday – Encounter
Facemasks MUST BE WORN in church, please remember to bring one with you. More details will follow next week in relation to the pattern of services (Holy Communion, All Age, etc…). If you have any questions do get in contact with Gareth, Rob or one of the Wardens.
Book of Common Prayer (BCP) Holy Communion
We are continuing our weekly BCP service in each church on Tuesdays. These services will last around 30 minutes, in line with government requirements a facemask must be worn.
St Martin’s, Tuesdays at 8am
Due to Covid-19 restrictions we will not be able to give out books for use, but will instead seek to project all of the words.
Monday Night Prayers –
We are continuing to meet on Monday evenings from 7:30pm to 8:00pm for prayer, please do join us on Zoom… https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88198510430?pwd=WjZXTFZmMG5QZDA3cmFyc2VRSEF3UT09
It’s that time of year, this Sunday after the morning service (12.15approx) in the church building. Documents will be sent out via email as due to covid-19 we’re not handing out hardcopies. If you’ve not received them by Thursday 22nd Oct do get in touch.
Sunday Online Service – each week from first thing Sunday Morning, here is a link to our YouTube channel… https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_B0Evb69xYeevGbVtX5tBA
Rev Gareth Hutchinson
A message from Bishop Martyn
Please watch this message from Bishop Martyn thanking parishes for their
contributions in 2019 and 2020 along with some thoughts for offers for 2021
Indoor Sunday Services Pictures
Our first Indoor service since lockdown was well supported within the Covid-19 guidelines.
This Weeks Online Services Can Be Found
On Our YouTube Channel
As we are unable to get the Parish News sent out to people in the usual way a copy can be
found here free of charge for all on the link below.
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…
30th Aug, 13th Sep, 27th Sep
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.
Online Sunday Zoom Social at 11:30am
for 30-45 minutes
A chance to catch up informally and chat with people from St Martin’s and St Bart’s.
Meeting ID: 886 3834 1733
Rev Gareth Hutchinson
Online Weekly Monday Night Prayers
From Monday 6th July we’re starting up weekly online evening prayers. This will be from 7:30pm for 20-30 minutes. It’s 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…
Meeting ID: 881 9851 0430
Users of the Church Hall 2020
Pre Diabetic Clinic every Monday 9am – 1.30pm (except bank hols)
Table Tennis – January 6TH – March 30th 7.00pm – 10.00pm
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
Ladies Group 2nd Wednesday 2.30pm – 5pm
Rainbows (weekly Mums & Toddlers) 9.30am – 11.30am term time
Living Sober 6pm
Forget me Not - 3rd Thursday 10.30am – 12 noon
Community House craft/cooking weekly 12noon – 3pm (term time)
Occasional bookings for parties etc
Messy Church: 4th Sunday in month 4pm
Awesome Youff in church 4pm
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