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 and also Awesome Youff
(Messy Church meets in the Church Centre)

Services for March/April/May 2022


Lent & Easter 2022

Here is a summary of our services for Lent & Easter this year…

  • Tuesday 1st March – Lent Course - 7.30pm – our weekly Lent Course ‘Jesus the game changer’ (details below) starts on Zoom, lasting for 10 weeks.

  • Wednesday 2nd March – Ash Wednesday – 8am - Benefice service of Ashing in St Martin’s

  • Sunday 10th April – Palm Sunday - service Holy Communion in St Bart’s at 10.30am, All Age service in St Martin’s at 4pm.

  • Thursday 14th April – Maundy Thursday – Churches Together service in Desford – details to follow

  • Friday 15th April – Good Friday – 7.30pm - Benefice Choral Service in St Bart’s.

  • Saturday 16th April –Easter Vigil - 6pm - Benefice Easter Vigil in St Martin’s.

  • Sunday 17th April – Easter Sunday – 9am Holy Communion in St Bart’s, 10.30am Holy Communion in St Martin’s, 4pm All Age Holy Communion in St Bart’s Church Hall.

  • Thursday 26th May – Ascension – 7.30pm – Benefice Ascension service in St Bart’s.

Wednesday: 8am weekly service using the Book of Common Prayer

Link to our YouTube channel

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.