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 24 September to 2 October

Saturday
24 September

Church Vision Morning – 10am – 1pm Flitton Church Hall

Silsoe Harvest Supper – 7:30pm Silsoe Village Hall

Sunday
25 September

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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

Monday
26 September

Flitton Harvest Supper & Auction of Produce – 7:30pm Flitton Church Hall

SPOTLIGHT

Dear Friends,

‘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
Stuart Bridgman
Shirley Daniels

Those who are ill

Des Brazier 
Alice Butler 
Kara De Napoli
John Foolkes 
Stella Lawton
Joan Preston

 

Alex Culley
Jonah Darbyshire
Martin Keighley
Belinda Ledgerton

and their family & friends who mourn them

Please also pray for

All the staff and residents at Taymer Nursing Home

Wedding Rings

We congratulate and pray for

Benjamin Worley and Esther Harris-Hines
who will be married in Pulloxhill Church on Saturday 20 August

Silsoe Font

We welcome

Jake & Ava Blackwood
and Oscar Swain (Silsoe)

Olivia Carr (Flitton)

who will be  baptised on Sunday 25 September

and

Toby Geary
who will be baptised in Silsoe Church on Sunday 2 October

Flitton Font

If you have someone you would like our Congregations to include in their private prayers during the coming week, please email virtualvicar@3churches.uk 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

Sunday
2 October

Church image

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

Monday
3 October

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.