Welcome to St. Martin's Church Desford
Festival Weekend was busy!
Hope you all had a good bank holiday – did you take part in the scarecrow festival and make your own?
Did you manage to go around and see them all? I understand “The Great British Bake-off” & Dads’ Army won quite a few awards.
St. Martin’s scarecrow was “Wurzel’s tea shoppe and we are grateful to those who supplied clothing or items for the tea table, made hats or created signs etc.
WE CAME JOINT SECOND in the BUSINESS & COMMUNITY GROUP category.! Well done us.!
(our certificate actually says 3rd place – they weren’t expecting a tie!
Thank you to everyone who supplied cakes etc – our freezer was full and our refreshments didn’t run out! Although the cups, serviettes and plates did! Cor!
Thank you to everyone who helped on the rotas for church and bbq – it was quite warm in the bbq gazebo!
Thank you especially to those who helped on Saturday which included a Golden Wedding Celebration for Florence and Tennyson – what an occasion!
It was a very hot 3 days and the finale on Monday evening’s prize giving was great. The front green was so crowded – in fact all weekend the “green” was a hub with people taking a breather to listen or watch the various performers whilst the children could amuse themselves on the slide.
Message from Pat,
Hope all the St Martin's volunteers are recovering overnight. It has been a great weekend and DiB are very grateful that you pulled out all the stops and worked round the Golden Wedding and managed to do the tea & cakes as well as the BBQ. We had quite a few comments saying how great it was to see the church and churchyard being used for such a big community event. Please could you send a thank you round the St M circulation list on our behalf.
All our efforts have raised £796 for church funds and £1,765 for our centre refurbishment – work on which will be in September when we hope to have the back windows replaced and new lights and sockets put it.
Thank you all once again.
Safeguarding At St. Martin's
If you have a safeguarding concern, then please contact our local Safeguarding Co-ordinator, Rev. Tom Ringland. If you wish to speak to the Diocesan Safeguarding Team, or to someone outside the church, their contact details are available here www.leicester.anglican.org/about/safeguarding