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
Around the Benefice 24 September to 2 October
Church Vision Morning – 10am – 1pm Flitton Church Hall
Silsoe Harvest Supper – 7:30pm Silsoe Village Hall
Silsoe 9:30 am – Holy Communion with Rev Louise
Silsoe 1:00 pm – Baptism of Jake & Ava Blackwood and Oscar Swain
Flitton 11:00 am – Harvest Festival with Rev Simon
Flitton 2:30m – Baptism of Olivia Carr
Pulloxhill 11:00 am – Social Sunday
Flitton Harvest Supper & Auction of Produce – 7:30pm Flitton Church Hall
‘Pursue righteousness’, we are urged in the Bible. Such a straightforward imperative. Except that discerning the right thing to do, feels at times to be anything but straightforward.
There are competing demands on our time, our affections and our resources, as individuals and as faith communities. Sometimes, complex decisions and ethical dilemmas confound us. What is the right thing to do?
You may have thought that we, as your vicars, would tell you what to do. You may even have thought that we would unwrap a vision for the churches here that we have discerned ourselves.
If you were at ‘Vision Day’ on 24 September, you will know that we are here to discern a vision with you. It will take time. However, whilst we are listening to God with you for his direction, we will do the next good, kind, and courageous thing that he seems to call us to, and we encourage you to do the same.
If you are facing a personal situation that needs godly wisdom, perhaps ask ‘what would Jesus do here/about this/right now?’ and ask him to show you. Listen carefully to him. Ask him to give you courage. This is the very same process that will help us find the way as churches
With our love and prayers
Louise and Simon
Please also remember in your prayers
Those who have recently died, including
HM Queen Elizabeth II
Roderick (Rod) Banks
Those who are ill
Kara De Napoli
and their family & friends who mourn them
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 will be baptised on Sunday 25 September
who will be baptised in Silsoe Church on Sunday 2 October
If you have someone you would like our Congregations to include in their private prayers during the coming week, please email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
In the Coming Week
Silsoe 9:30 am – Harvest Festival with Rev Simon
Silsoe 1:00 pm – Baptism of Toby Geary
Pulloxhill 11:00 am – Harvest Festival – with Rev Simon, Rev Louise & Liz Coulson
Flitton 11:00 am – Morning Worship with Gillian Kern
Prayer Course begins – 7:30pm at the Vicarage
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.