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 28 January to 5 February

Sunday
29 January

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Wed 1 Feb @ 7:30pm

Silsoe Vicarage – The Alpha Course – more details `

Thurs 2 Feb @ 9:00 am

Zoom Prayers – Morning Zoom prayers – more details

Fri 3 Feb @ 11:00am

Roy Pinnock’s Funeral – 11:00am at Barton Church

Sat 4 Feb – Silsoe Food Bank collection

Donations can be left in Silsoe Church porch

 

Sunday
5 February

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SPOTLIGHT

Dear Friends,

As I write this our vicars, Revs Simon and Louise will be in Jerusalem leading their band of pilgrims around the sites relating to Jesus’ life and ministry there. They will probably visit the Temple Mound, now dominated by a wonderfully exotic mosque, but the original site of the temple to which Mary and Joseph would have taken Jesus six weeks after his birth. Now, as then, the area will be crowded with people who work there, visitors from far and wide, the curious and the devout.

Just over 2000 years ago, in the midst of all the hubbub, the noise, the trading, the teaching and preaching an insignificant couple arrived with their newborn baby to make a presentation on behalf of their first born son. In the midst of all the clamour and crowds an elderly man and woman recognised the presence of God in their midst. A moment of inspiration, of prophecy and of affirmation. How strange, how disturbing and yet how exciting this must have been for those who heard and observed what happened. But did anyone notice what was going on? In the pressure of everyday life, everyone going about their business, focused on their own purpose of visiting the temple did anyone pay attention to the old man, the couple with a baby or the old woman? Did anyone overhear the conversation or understand what was being said?

How often are we aware of what is going on around us? So much of our time is focused on the task in front of us. And yet our world is full of God’s presence. I pray that we will have eyes to see, ears to hear, and consciousness to understand God’s work around us.

With love and prayers

Anna

Please also remember in your prayers

Those who have recently died, including

Roy Pinnock

and the family & friends who mourn them

Those who are ill

Alice Butler
Janet Buttery
Alex Culley
Jonah Darbyshire 

Kara De Napoli
Peter Dickens

 

Martin Keighley
Stella Lawton
Belinda Ledgerton
Margaret Moore
David Pilcher
Joan Preston

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 were  baptised on Sunday 25 September

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.

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.