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)

Awesome Youff meet in church.

February 2nd (Candlemas)
10.30am    Holy Communion: Malachi 3.1-5; 
St Luke 2.22-40
6.00pm Candlemas Service

February 9th (Third before Lent)
8.00am Holy Communion: Isaiah 58.1-9a; St Matthew 5.13-20
10.30am All Age Service: tba

February 16th (Second before Lent)
10.30am Holy Communion: Genesis 1.1-2.3; 
St Matthew 6.25 -end

February 23rd (Next before Lent)
8.00am Holy Communion: Exodus 24.12-end; 
St Matthew 17.1-9
10.30am Encounter Service
4.00pm Messy Church and Awesome Youff

February 26th (Ash Wednesday)
7.30pm: Joel 2.1-2, 12-17; St Matthew 6.1-6, 16-21

Please join us for tea or coffee after our services. If you would like to help with this please contact Pat Crane: 823537

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.