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
(Messy Church meets in the Church Centre)


August 19th (Trinity 12)
10.30am Holy Communion
Ephesians 5.15-29; St John 6. 51-58

August 26th (Trinity 13)
8.00am Holy Communion
Ephesians 6.10-20; St John 6.56-69
10.30am Encounter

September 2nd (Trinity 14)
10.30am Holy Communion James 1.17-end
St Mark 7.1-8, 14, 15, 21-23

September 9th (Trinity 15)
8.00am Holy Communion James 2.1-10;
St Mark 7.24-end
10.30am All Age Worship tba

September 16th (Trinity 16)
10.30am Holy Communion James 3.1-12;
St Mark 8.27-end

September 23rd (Trinity 17)
8.00am Holy Communion  James 3.13-4.3.7, 8a;
St Mark 9.30-37
10.30am Encounter

September 30th
(Saint Michael and All Angels; Trinity 18)
Joint Service here with St. Bart’s tba

The same readings are used for 8.00am services and 10.30am services

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.