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)

Services for December 2021

Sunday 5th 11.15am Holy Communion
Advent 2 Malachi 3: 1-4; Luke 3: 1-6

Sunday 12th 11.15am All Ages Service
Advent 3 Zephaniah 3: 14- end; Luke 3: 7-18

Christmas Service Times

Sunday 19th 11.15am Holy Communion
Micah 5: 2-5a; Luke 1: 39-55
6pm Carol Service

Friday 24th 6pm Christingle
11.30pm Midnight Communion
2 Samuel 7: 1-5, 8-11, 16: Luke 1: 67-79

Saturday 25th Christmas Day 10.30am Holy Communion

 Isaiah 52: 7-10; John 1: 1-14

Sunday 26th Boxing Day No service

Wednesday: 8am weekly service using the Book of Common Prayer

Link to our YouTube channel

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.