Thursday 11th November – with Desford Free Church we will be leading an act of remembrance at the War Memorial. This will start at 10.50am pausing for silence at 11.00am.
Midweek BCP – moving to Wednesdays
From October our midweek Book of Common Prayer Holy Communion service will be moving from 8am on a Tuesday morning to 8am on a Wednesday Morning. Please do feel very welcome to come along and share in Communion with us.
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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.
Online Advent Calendar
We have decided to create an on-line advent calendar to be shared via village facebook groups, our websites and links to the schools. To do this, we need your help!!!
We want to include short readings from the Christmas story, a short prayer, photos of past village events and similar things. The aim is to keep it to about 5 to 10 minutes total.
So would you read something? Do you feel you could lead a short prayer? Do you have photos that you have taken and are prepared to share of events in the village?
We will also use the advent calendar to promote our events and services for both Churches. If you feel you can help, please let Rob know email@example.com
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…
Meeting ID: 881 9851 0430
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.
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
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.
Users of the Church Hall 2021
(Times may vary due to changing Covid-19 rules)
Pre Diabetic Clinic every Monday 9am – 1.30pm (except bank hols)
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
Forget me Not - 4th 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
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