Welcome to St. Martin's Church Desford

  • Candlemas

    Due to covid rates we’ve decided to postpone our Candlemas service that was due to take place on 30th January.  This was because we felt like some people might not feel able to come currently, and current risks would restrict what we were able to do in the service.  We’re hoping to hold a replacement service after Easter on Sunday 1st May at 4pm, so please pencil this date in your diaries.

    Facemasks update

    With the rising cases of covid-19 and the new Omicron variant, the government have now made the wearing of facemasks in places of worship a compulsory legal requirement.
    So as to the reduce risk for each other we would ask you to wear a facemask in church unless you are exempt under government guidelines.

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    Services Can Be Seen Online

    We will continue to have online services on Sundays, these will be available by 5pm on the Sunday.

    These will continue in September after our break in July and August.

    Weekly Groups

    Online Weekly Monday Night Prayers 7.30pm (20-30min)

    This is a chance to come together to pray for our communities and for those further afield. Please do join Gareth and Rob as we gather to pray. This will be hosted on Zoom, which is a free videocall platform, so if you’ve not used Zoom before please do let Rob or Gareth know and they’ll be happy to offer some advice.
    These are the login details…

    Monday Night Prayer Link

    Meeting ID: 881 9851 0430
    Password: eveprayers

    Coffee & Chat (Tuesday)

    On Tuesdays from 10.30am to 12pm in St Martin’s Church Hall you are invited to come along to Coffee & Chat.  This is an informal social group, open to anyone, just turn up and stay for as long as you like.  Please bring a facemask.

    Wednesdays at 8am – BCP Holy Communion service 

    Rainbows Toddler Group (Wednesday)

    Calling all toddlers, on Wednesday mornings from 9.30am to 11.30am, we have fun, games, snacks & some songs in St Martin’s Church Hall.  Do bring your parent or carer along and join in the fun.  There is a charge of £2, but we think that’s a bargain, so do come along! Adults please bring a facemask.

    Craft Group (Thursday)

    The craft group has now restarted on Thursdays in St Martin’s Church with socially distanced tables of 6 max. The group meets from 10am until 12pm in church for chat and all sorts of crafts, just bring along a project you’d like to work on, we’d love to welcome you. Please bring a facemask

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    St Mart’s & St Bart’s KIDS ONLINE 

    We will be doing a bi-weekly Kids Online service.  As with our regular online service, this will be found on our YouTube channel
    When? Every other week on Sunday… 
    What is it? a 10-minute, child-oriented service, with worship, story and activity
    Please do spread the word and let us know what you think.

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    Users of St. Martin's Desford Church Hall 2022


    • Table Tennis – January – March 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


    • Rainbows (weekly Mums & Toddlers) 9.30am – 11.30am term time
    • Living Sober 6pm


    • Zumba 10am on 1st, 2nd & 4th Thursday
    • Forget me Not, on the 3rd Thursday 10.30am
    • Exercise Class 5.30 - 7pm
    • Yoga 7.30pm  on 1st, 2nd & 4th Thursday
    • Desford Wine Circle on 3rd Thursday 7.30pm


    • Tai Chi 2-3pm


    • Occasional bookings for parties etc

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    P.Stokes (Website Editor)
    Email: webmaster@stmartinsdesford.org.uk


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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

    St Martin's Church Desford PCC has adopted the Church of England's Safeguarding Policy Statement when putting into place measures to Safeguard Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults. Promoting A Safer Church