WELCOME
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 6 - 17 April 2024

7 April 2024

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Wed 10 April 8:30am – Weekly online prayer meeting – more details here

Wed 10 April 7pm – Alpha course at the Vicarage – more details here

14 April 2024

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SPOTLIGHT

Dear Friends,

We pray that the recent journey through Holy Week and the celebrations of Easter Sunday encouraged you in your faith and took you deep into the significance of the journey that Jesus made, due to his love for us.

This is what it is all about, a God who would lay down his life for you and me, regardless of our response. All that came together last Sunday was to point to this central glorious truth. Whether it was the sun breaking through the mist, flowers, egg hunts, quacking ducklings or bleating lambs there was so much to give thanks for. Without the resurrection there would be no celebration, because of the empty tomb and the risen Lord Jesus, quite rightly we can be joyful.

Our Gospel reading this Sunday (John 20:19-31) continues the journey of providing proof and reassurance that Jesus rose from the dead. Thomas is like us, full of uncertainty and doubt, wondering could it be possibly true? For each of us there can be an obstacle to believing, maybe suffering, stubbornness, self-sufficiency and simply never having explored the possibility. Today is the day to ask God simply; show me the reality of who you are.

With Love and Prayers

Simon and Louise

The common shared vision of the Benefice is

“Living  Our Faith, Loving Our Communities” 

and this supported by a set of values across all three churches:

Christ centred     Prayerful     Worshipful     Hospitable     Community focused     United

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.