Marton Village, Warwickshire

St Esprit Church, Notices for December 2020

This has been a strange and difficult year, Christmas will be unlike any other and the New Year will hold new challenges.
More than 80 years ago, King George VI quoted from a poem by Minnie Louise Haskins in his Christmas broadcast. The words still seem appropriate for today;

And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year:
“Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.”

And he replied:
“Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the Hand of God.
That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way.”

So I went forth, and finding the Hand of God, trod gladly into the night.
And He led me towards the hills and the breaking of day in the lone East.

Although this poem is much quoted, so often the last line is omitted, but the last line makes all the difference!
We wish you all every blessing of the Christmas Season and look forward to when we can meet and worship together again.

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Easter morning at St Esprit Church

st esprit springPlease join our Easter celebrations at St Esprit, Marton!  Meet outside the church at 9.30am on Easter Sunday morning (27th March 2016) for a ‘sunrise’ start, followed by our family communion service and a late breakfast!  There will also be an Easter Egg hunt after the service.

Keeping our village church looking its best


We hope that you, like us, consider St Esprit Church to be the heart of our village and much loved by us all. For many years we have been, and continue to be, exceedingly grateful to our band of grass cutters and general maintenance folk, but the burden has become just too onerous and we have decided to supplement volunteer activity with, for example, a contract fortnightly mow / strim.  The annual costs for maintenance, including mowing and floodlighting, will be approximately £1800 and we are seeking pledges from village households to help us continue to keep our village church looking its best.

A pledge of £10 a month from 15 households would cover the costs, would you be willing to consider donating regularly or as a one off?   Please contact any member of the PCC for further information, or Jenny Walsh (Treasurer) for a gift aid form / church bank details