St. Martin's Church Desford

  • Welcome to St. Martin's Desford

    New Rector

    We have received the following notification from the Bishop's office:

    The Bishop is pleased to announce the appointment of the Revd Gareth Hutchinson, curate in the
    benefice of the Martyrs, as rector of the benefice of Desford and Kirby Muxloe.
    The date of Gareth's licensing will be announced in due course.

    Some great news in these uncertain times and an answer to our prayers.

    Covid 19

    We hope that everyone is keeping safe during this unprecedented time. 
    So many events and regular clubs and activities have been suspended..
    One heartening outcome has been the community spirit which has come to the
    fore in both Botcheston and Desford.  Our younger residents have got together and
    organised help and support for the over 70s or anyone who needs it. 

    Thank you to all those people.

    Services on hold.
    Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    The Archbishops of Canterbury and York are calling for Church of England churches to put public
    worship on hold and become a “different sort of church” in the coming months to face the challenge of coronavirus.

    In a joint letter, Archbishops Justin Welby and John Sentamu said it was now necessary to put
    public services on hold until further notice.

    Bishop Martyn’s video message on the link below

    Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    Given the developing situation concerning the Coronavirus (Covid-19), the Church of England now has a
    dedicated webpage where official advice to churches and fresh expressions may be found.  This webpage
    will continue to be updated so as to ensure it is in line with the latest government advice through the
    coming weeks; it is therefore the first place that clergy, licensed lay ministers, churchwardens and

    church officers should consult for guidance about any change in practice that should be adopted for
    church services and mission activities as a result of the virus.
    In addition to this advice to churches, government advice to individuals may be found at the following webpage:
    As Archdeacons we will be liaising with local government and a local resilience forum to enable co-ordination of response, if required.  This may lead to further more local guidance in due course, if appropriate.

    Ven Claire Wood                          Ven Richard Worsfold
    Archdeacon of Loughborough      Archdeacon of Leicester

    Electoral Roll Revision 2020

    A revision of the Electoral Roll will take place between 2nd – 15th April

    If anyone currently entered on the Roll has changed their name or address in the past year, please inform
    Steve Pither of the details. Also let him know – in writing - if you wish to be removed from the Roll.

    The revised Roll for publication will now only contain names although addresses will be entered on the Roll kept by the PCC

    The revised Roll may now also contain email addresses.  If you wish for your email to be added to the Roll, please let Steve know (again these will only be on the copy kept by the PCCIf you wish to go on the Electoral Roll, please contact Steve, or complete a form currently available in church.

    Many thanks

    Steve Pither – Electoral Roll Officer

    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)


    ccasional bookings for parties etc

    Messy Church: 4th Sunday in month 4pm 
    Awesome Youff in church 4pm


    Rev. Rob Marsh 07557 536926

    or Rev. Peter Folks  01455 828090


    Mrs. Mary Collins   0116 2861306

    Neville Hammonds 01455 823589

    Important Notice, all material on St. Martin’s Website is Copyright © of St. Martin’s Church Desford and may not be used on other sites without express permission. If you would like to use any images then please email me so I can give you a high resolution copy.
    P.Stokes (Website Editor)


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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