Desford St Martin church Martin Salmon

St Martin

We are a friendly 800+ year old active rural church which promises a warm welcome to all.

Desford, Leicestershire

Opening times

Each Sunday 10.30am, also 2nd and 4th Sunday at 8am.
1st Saturday 10.30am to 2pm for Charity Lunches.


Main Street

Reference to St Martin’s church occurs in the Matriculus of 1220 when Hugh de Grantmesnil a powerful baron who owned much land in Leicestershire, gave it to the Abbot of Ware, who was Proctor of the monks of St. Evroult in Normandy, France. The first Rector was recorded in 1246.

  • Captivating architecture

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Accessible toilets in church

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Dog friendly

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Non-accessible toilets in church

  • On street parking at church

  • Parking within 250m

  • Ramp or level access available on request

  • Steps to enter the church or churchyard

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Wifi

  • Church of England

  • Maintenance Grant, £3,000, 2018

  • Our Maintenance Grants funded urgent maintenance projects to help keep churches open.

Contact information

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