Welcome to St. Martin's Desford
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.
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.
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
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.
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)
Occasional 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
OUR CHURCHWARDENS ARE:
Mrs. Mary Collins 0116 2861306
Neville Hammonds 01455 823589
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P.Stokes (Website Editor)