to the Benefice of Flitton, Pulloxhill and Silsoe
in Central Bedfordshire - part of the Diocese of St Albans.
Our historic churches are situated in the heart of their communities, and we seek to be a living heartbeat of faith here. We follow Jesus and we want to share the good news of his love with all.
If you live in Flitton, Greenfield, Pulloxhill, Silsoe, Wardhedges and the surrounding areas, we are your local church, and we are here for you. We also extend a warm welcome to visitors from further afield.
We provide regular services of worship and prayer, and we offer opportunities to learn about and practice the Christian faith. We welcome people of all ages and from all walks of life.
Our local schools are very important to us and we are blessed to work closely with the teachers, staff and children.
The website is packed full of useful information from Sunday Services, activities and events, and helpful advice for those seeking baptisms, weddings and funerals.
Whether you are new or a regular member of the churches or community, we are glad that you are here, and we hope that you find what you are looking for.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can be of any assistance
Rev Simon and Rev Louise Moore, Vicars
01525 643478 RevSimon@3churches.uk RevLouise@3churches.uk
Around the Benefice 3 to 11 June
Silsoe 9:30am – Holy Communion with Rev Louise
Flitton 10:30am – All Age Holy Communion with Rev Simon
Pulloxhill 11:00am – Holy Communion with Rev Louise
A Message from Rev Simon & Rev Louise
Receiving the Common Cup for Communion – The shared chalice is now available to all who would like to receive. If you would prefer to receive the bread alone, please just return to your seat after receiving the wafer. Alternatively, wait until invited by the priest who will offer bread and wine by intinction as we have been doing at the end of the sharing of communion. The guidelines do not permit congregation members to dip their own wafers in the wine. We hope that you will enjoy this return to something you may have been missing greatly. Please do let us know if there are any questions around this that we can help you with.
Holy Communion Liturgy – We are using an updated version of the Holy Communion Service for the next few weeks. Please do give feedback on how you find this. After a while, we may change or adapt this according how it is experienced. This does not mean that we are replacing the liturgies that you are used to, but adding to the range of possible services.
From the Pulpit – Glory – Rev Simon
Listen to Rev Simon’s sermon preached at Silsoe Church on Sunday 21 May – ‘Glory’
Tuesday 6 June 10:00am – Flitton monthly church clean – cake & coffee at 11am
Wednesday 7 June – No Alpha Course this week
Silsoe 9:30am – Holy Communion with Rev Anna Garvie
Flitton – No service – Potato Race
Pulloxhill 11:00am – Morning Worship with Liz Coulson
Sunday 4 June is Trinity Sunday, which traditionally is the occasion when vicars having exhausted visual aids and illustrations to describe God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit handed the pulpit over to the curate to try and make sense of three in one! There isn’t space here to chronicle the deeper theological discussions that surround this profound mystery and reality, but here’s a few pointers.
Firstly unity, there is an intimacy and relationship that transcends our understanding that the Trinity portrays.
Secondly purpose, God desires to show his love through God given life, Jesus given death and Holy Spirit given presence.
Thirdly identity, the Christian church has declared from the outset it’s belief in three persons in the Godhead, equally divine and of equal status.
If the church were to focus fully on its unity, purpose and identity in God then love would be expressed more plainly . It is love that binds together in our Godly Trinity and life. The relationship depicted in the Trinity is an invitation to us all, to strive for harmony and to be of the same mind. It is a life’s work, but God is with us in this. So let us rejoice in the powerful imagery of the Trinity and desire to live it more fully in our lives.
Oh and don’t forget to pray for all those preaching this Sunday to bring a deeper understanding of God’s love to the world, curates especially!
With Love and Prayers
Simon and Louise
Please also remember in your prayers
Those who have recently died, including
and the family & friends who mourn them
Those who are ill
Kara De Napoli
Please also pray for
All the staff and residents at Taymer Nursing Home
We congratulate and pray for
Benjamin Worley and Esther Harris-Hines
who will be married in Pulloxhill Church on Saturday 20 August
Jake & Ava Blackwood
and Oscar Swain (Silsoe)
Olivia Carr (Flitton)
who were baptised on Sunday 25 September
If you have someone you would like our Congregations to include in their private prayers during the coming week, please email email@example.com by Friday of each week. Their name will then be shown here for the coming week and on the Pew Sheets for the services in church.
The common shared vision of the Benefice is
“Growing as beacons of Christ’s light in our communities”
and this supported by a set of values across all three churches:
Welcome Prayer Community Worship Friendship Christ centred
Each of the three Churches has their own specific opportunities and challenges but by working together and offering an appropriate range of worship options, the Benefice is able to deliver its vision and values and meet the needs of its congregations.