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 25 May to 2 June 2024

26 May 2024

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Wed 29 May 8:30am – Weekly online prayer meeting – more details here

It’s a quiet week this week, but we’ll be busy again next week with the D-Day Prayers on 6 June and our new Contemporary Worship on 9 June – as well as other regular services

2 June 2024

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SPOTLIGHT

Dear Friends,

This Sunday, 26 May, we celebrate Trinity Sunday, which has traditionally been the day a curate has often been given the challenge of clearly explaining a deep complexity, God three in one. One thing is clear is the unity and relational collaboration that we see in Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

It is these elements that are worth holding onto as we journey into a four week sermon series on forgiveness. For the vast majority of us there is a realisation that our words and actions have caused distress to others and vice-versa. We don’t have to spend too long to remember relationships that have soured and where despite our best efforts things remain broken. At the heart of this we need to hold onto the fact that God (powerfully depicted in the father figure in the prodigal son), seeks us out and wishes to forgive and bring reconciliation. The next four sermons may not be easy but we pray will be ultimately good for us all.

In connection with this, do come to hear Antoinette Mutabazi in Silsoe Church on Wednesday July 17th at 7.30pm as she tells her story of being a 12 year old girl who survived the Rwandan genocide in 1994 and now actively works for peace. This is an opportunity to invite people to hear a moving powerful story and have a sense of the power of forgiveness.

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.