Welcome to St. Martin's Church Desford


    This Weeks Online Services Can Be Found
    On Our YouTube Channel

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    The following zoom meeting has been set up for our Advent group meetings.
    There is still time to order your book from Bible Reading Fellowship if you wish to join in

    Topic: Advent Meetings 
    Time: Dec 7, 2020 07:30 PM London
    Every week on Mon, until Jan 18, 2021, 7 occurrence(s)
    Dec 7, 2020 07:30 PM
    Dec 14, 2020 07:30 PM
    Dec 21, 2020 07:30 PM


    Meeting ID: 833 2748 8483

    Passcode: 267574


    Online Giving – Just Giving

    Since the Covid-19 pandemic resulted in lockdown back in March, it has been harder for St Martin’s to receive funds via fund-raising activities or collections during services.  This has had quite an impact upon the finances of the churches and so we wanted to setup a temporary giving page for each church on Just Giving.  These Just Giving pages will remain active from now through to the end of December…  

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    Operation Christmas Child Shoebox

    At this time of the year St. Martin’s would take part in the Operation Christmas Child Shoebox appeal – obviously this is not possible this year but we are conscious that the children are those that will miss out.

    However there is another way to take part if you still want to do a shoebox this year. There is the option to do one online where you pick and choose what you want to add in it and they make it up for you - you then pay £20 which includes everything in the box and a donation. Please try to take part so that the children like those that you have seen on previous videos receive a present this year

    On the link below select - Pack a Shoebox


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    Private Prayer

    The Church will be open for private prayer between 10.30 – 12pm Saturday 14th November – with usual precautions as before. An announcement re further weeks will follow after then.

    Lockdown & building closure as of 5.11.2020

    Further to the recent National Lockdown and our announcements in church last Sunday & Tuesday, sadly I have to confirm that we cannot hold any services in church or the church halls whilst in lockdown.  This means that all Sunday & Tuesday services are temporarily cancelled.  The government has indicated that they hope to lift the lockdown on 2nd December, but with the changing picture of covid-19 as it is this is not certain.  As such once the picture becomes clearer closer to that time we will advise further when services shall resume.

    During Lockdown

    Online Services - We will be continuing to run an online service each Sunday, this will be available from first thing Sunday Morning on our YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_B0Evb69xYeevGbVtX5tBA

    Monday Night Prayers - 7:30pm to 8:00pm for prayer, please do join us on Zoom… https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88198510430?pwd=WjZXTFZmMG5QZDA3cmFyc2VRSEF3UT09

    Wednesday Prayer Video -   Our weekly short prayer video can be accessed here


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    Indoor Sunday Services Continue
    After Currernt Lockdown Period (5.11.20)

    St Martin’s – 11.15am – due to the space and resulting capacity we do not currently envisage a need to book a seat, but please turn up early to avoid disappointment.

    1st Sunday – Holy Communion

    2nd Sunday – All Age Service

    3rd Sunday – Holy Communion

    4th Sunday – Encounter 

    Facemasks MUST BE WORN in church, please remember to bring one with you.  More details will follow next week in relation to the pattern of services (Holy Communion, All Age, etc…).  If you have any questions do get in contact with Gareth, Rob or one of the Wardens.

    Book of Common Prayer (BCP) Holy Communion

    We are continuing our weekly BCP service in each church on Tuesdays.  These services will last around 30 minutes, in line with government requirements a facemask must be worn.  

    St Martin’s, Tuesdays at 8am

    Due to Covid-19 restrictions we will not be able to give out books for use, but will instead seek to project all of the words.

    Monday Night Prayers – 

    We are continuing to meet on Monday evenings from 7:30pm to 8:00pm for prayer, please do join us on Zoom… https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88198510430?pwd=WjZXTFZmMG5QZDA3cmFyc2VRSEF3UT09 

    Regular links

    Sunday Online Service – each week from first thing Sunday Morning, here is a link to our YouTube channel…  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_B0Evb69xYeevGbVtX5tBA

    Thank you,

    Kind regards,

    Rev Gareth Hutchinson

    Mobile: 07739585150

    Email: Gareth@StMartsStBarts.org.uk

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    Parish News

    As we are unable to get the Parish News sent out to people in the usual way a copy can be
    found here free of charge for all on the link below.

    May Parish News

    June Parish News

    July Parish News

    August Parish News

    September Parish News

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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… 
    30th Aug, 13th Sep, 27th Sep
    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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    Online Sunday Zoom Social at 11:30am
    for 30-45 minutes

    A chance to catch up informally and chat with people from St Martin’s and St Bart’s.


    Meeting ID: 886 3834 1733
    Password: 649832

    Rev Gareth Hutchinson
    Mobile: 07739585150

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    Online Weekly Monday Night Prayers

    From Monday 6th July we’re starting up weekly online evening prayers.  This will be from 7:30pm for 20-30 minutes. It’s 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
    Password: eveprayers

    Rev. Rob Marsh 07557 536926

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    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)


    ccasional bookings for parties etc

    Messy Church: 4th Sunday in month 4pm 
    Awesome Youff in church 4pm

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


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    then please contact our local Safeguarding Officer Kay Smith
    07928 657736.

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